Prime Day, Amazon’s yearly deal-hawking hoopla for its swindled subscribers, begins on June 21. And there’s never been a better occasion to cancel your Prime membership and boycott Amazon and all its subsidiaries (which include AbeBooks, Amazon Studios, Audible, Book Depository, ComiXology, Goodreads, IMDb, Twitch, Whole Foods, Zappos, and dozens more).Read more
Why Don’t We Put the Head of the Sackler Family in Jail for Life?
For two decades Purdue Pharma peddled the falsehood that OxyContin, the painkiller at the heart of the deadly opioid epidemic, was safe and non-addictive. “More people in the United States died from overdoses involving opioids in 2017,” in Nature’s account, ”than from HIV- or AIDS-related illnesses at the peak of the AIDS epidemic.”Read more
Who Will Win the Planetary Endgame?
Our world is being carved into two spheres of influence. For now, those spheres are limited merely to economic competition. But as the the tension mounts, there is a real possibility that the China-vs-U.S. face-off could spill over into an all-out war — a global fight for worldwide hegemony — maybe even World War 3.Read more
A Powerful Moment for Palestinian Unity
Benjamin Netanyahu’s days as a free man are numbered.His opponents in the Knesset are conspiring to end his criminal 12-year premiership (the longest in Israel’s history) by forging an unlikely “change” coalition of small-party ultranationalists, centrists, some leftists and even Islamists.Read more
Fuck You, Bezos!
Jeff’s no longer the richest person on Earth: he recently had to settle for a paltry second-place position behind French silver-spooner Bernard Arnault. Nonetheless, he’s living larger, and more obscenely, than ever.Read more
Napoleon: Cancel or Commemorate?
On the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s death, French President Emmanuel Macron condemned the empreror’s reinstatement of slavery in 1802, saying it was a “a betrayal of the spirit of the Enlightenment”. It was the first time that...Read more
No Cease-fire for Apartheid in Israel, No Cease-fire for Injustice Worldwide
Since the cease-fire, the mainstream media has all but gone silent on the suffering in Gaza. But don’t take that silence for a resolution. Despite the pause in the fighting, not even Al-Aqsa mosque, a holy house of worship, has been let alone. Even...Read more
Social Media Is Silencing the Voices of Oppressed Palestinians
Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are cracking down on voices decrying Israel's vicious oppression of Palestinians, shutting down accounts and silencing dissent.Read more
Art or Insult?
Vice recently ran an article in which photographs of Cambodians disappeared by the genocidal Khmer-Rouge regime were colored and altered to appear as if smiling.Read more
We Must Not Abandon Myanmar!
As the remaining shreds of Myanmar's long-troubled democracy disintegrate, atrocities are being committed against civilians. But where is the rest of the world?Read more