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06.03.2021

The Attack That Never Happened: Cuba and the U.S. Fantasy of Sonic Attacks

The Attack That Never Happened: Cuba and the U.S. Fantasy of Sonic Attacks

They called it “sonic attacks,” “health incidents,” and “Havana syndrome.” In September 2017, the United States government decided to withdraw all nonessential personnel and their families from their country’s embassy in Cuba. This decision was based on alleged inexplicable noises whose causes were unclear. Word spread that… »

06.03.2021

There Is Only Us

There Is Only Us

“There is no us vs. them…there is only us.” -Hal Strickland “It is so tempting to personify good and evil, to locate each in the person of whomever appears most conspicuously in the dramas offered for our consumption. One side holds Donald Trump in exactly the same way that… »

06.03.2021

Reporting Terrorism & Violence: Media Profits and Pitfalls

Reporting Terrorism & Violence: Media Profits and Pitfalls

Over the last century, terrorism seems to have become a widespread issue in the world. News of violence is frequently talked about in the media, and it seems as though these actions are becoming more prominent and widespread. Is this because it is occurring more and more frequently, or are… »

02.03.2021

Experts Say J&J-Merck Deal—Though Welcome Step—Does Not Get to ‘Heart of the Matter’ on Vaccine Apartheid

Experts Say J&J-Merck Deal—Though Welcome Step—Does Not Get to ‘Heart of the Matter’ on Vaccine Apartheid

“Our elected leaders are choosing to allow a few Big Pharma companies to maintain their monopoly control over these drugs in order to maximize their profits.” By Kenny Stancil In response to the Biden administration’s brokering of a deal wherein pharmaceutical giant Merck will utilize excess manufacturing capacity to produce the coronavirus… »

02.03.2021

Jodie Foster said …

Jodie Foster said …

Tuesday night at the Golden Globes the Best Actress award went to Jodie Foster. She used the opportunity to talk about the importance of the film The Mauritanian, in which she plays attorney Nancy Hollander, and to raise up the beauty of Mohamedou Slahi. She was able to talk about… »

01.03.2021

Black Lives Still Don’t Matter in America

Black Lives Still Don’t Matter in America

A welcome change in national leadership in the U.S. means little for the scourge of racism infecting the nation—unless words are matched by action. By Sonali Kolhatkar There is a scene in the new film “Judas and the Black Messiah,” directed by Shaka King and produced by Ryan Coogler, in… »

28.02.2021

Women’s History Month: Interview with Silvia Navarro Perramon (IATI 2021)

Women’s History Month: Interview with Silvia Navarro Perramon (IATI 2021)

By Jhon Sánchez For the last three years, Pressenza has supported the International Theater Art Institute (IATI) during the celebration of Women’s History Month. On this occasion, IATI will bring short plays by three Latinx Bilingual women. We had the opportunity to talk with Silvia Navarro Perramon, one of the… »

26.02.2021

Face 2 Face with Brian Ferguson

Face 2 Face with Brian Ferguson

LIVE SHOW: Sunday, February 28th at 1 PM EST On this show we are speaking with Brian Ferguson, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Rutgers University Newark. Brian Ferguson’s research on the origins of war, going back to the beginning of human history and our closest ape relatives, suggests war… »

26.02.2021

U.S. House Passes Historic Equality Act Protecting LGBTQ People

U.S. House Passes Historic Equality Act Protecting LGBTQ People

The U.S. House has passed landmark legislation that amends the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected groups. The Equality Act extends discrimination protections for LGBTQ people at the workplace, in housing, education, among other areas. This is Democratic Congressmember Mondaire Jones of New York —… »

25.02.2021

A Minimum Wage? A Fake Debate

A Minimum Wage? A Fake Debate

By Richard D. Wolff Capitalism’s “conservative” defenders yet again oppose raising the minimum wage. They fought raising it in the past much as they tried to prevent the Fair Labor Standards Act (1938) that first mandated a U.S. minimum wage. The major argument opponents have used is this: setting or… »

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