(9 comments) SHARE Friday, September 8, 2017 A Chicken in Every Pot and a Cell Tower on Every Garage
Telecom companies are attempting to rush legislation through Congress and state legislatures that would allow them to install hundreds of thousands new cell towers throughout residential areas, with virtually no public or government oversight. This article looks at all the impacts of one such bill in CA.
(13 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 17, 2016 Buyer Beware: An Historical Look at Bayer's Unethical Practices
This lengthy investigation into the history of Bayer's unethical practices was prompted by the proposed expansion of its plant in Berkeley in the 90s. I'm republishing it now due to the proposed sale of Monsanto to Bayer AG. In addition to examining Bayer's major role during the Nazi period, the article looks at other human rights and environmental violations by the company.
(22 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 5, 2019 EMF Assault: Coming Soon to a Utility Pole Outside Your Home
The telecoms are unleashing a massive rollout of new cell towers, using a technology that has never been tested for health and safety. Unlike previous cell towers, these so-called "small cells" will be right next to our homes. This article discusses the myriad risks--potentially causing catastrophic fires, invading privacy, severe impacts on our health and to the environment. I also discuss ways people are fighting back.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 19, 2019 #MeToo! Believing Survivors and Exposing Freud's Assault on Truth
In light of #MeToo, people have begun to look more closely at how women's stories of having been abused get suppressed. Over 100 years ago, Freud became aware that many of his patients had been sexually abused as children, but was forced to abandon this belief due to the rejection of his ideas by his professional peers. In this interview, I talk to author Jeffrey Masson, former Freud Archives Director, about this topic.
(9 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 6, 2016 The Answer to the Question: Why on Earth Would Anyone Vote for Bernie?
With the general election a few days away, more and more details are coming out about the alleged crimes and corruption of both of the worser-of-two-evils candidates. Many who want to break up the duopoly are leaning towards voting for Jill Stein, but she does not have a chance of winning this time around. In this article I explain why Bernie still has a path to the White House, and why it is imperative that we vote for him.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, December 7, 2020 24 Activists Say Authors of Berkeley's 5G Laws Had Major Conflicts of Interest
In response to the federal mandate that is rolling out hundreds of thousands of dangerous 5G (fifth generation) cell towers into neighborhoods, residents in many cities are fighting back. In this article, 24 Berkeley activists describe how the laws there were written by attorneys who have a deep connection with the telecom industry, which resulted in laws that fall far short when it comes to protecting the community.