New and Noteworthy 2022

Current topics

  1. REPOST from last week: The American polity is cracked, and might collapse. Canada must prepare (text)
  2. Bernie FINALLY Fed Up On Biden & TURNS On Him | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
  3. Silicon Valley’s quest to live forever could benefit humanity as a whole — here’s why (article)
  4. Vehicle Residency: Homelessness We Struggle to Talk About (article)
  5. Jimmy Dore compares himself to MLK, says we should ally with Boogaloo (video)
  6. MLK Three Evils Speech — Militarism, Racism and Poverty (text/video)
  7. 8 Fears Holding the Left Back (video)
  8. Florida could shield whites from ‘discomfort’ of racist past (text)
  9. Starving Afghans Use Crypto to Sidestep U.S. Sanctions, Failing Banks, and the Taliban (text)

January 9, 2022 to January 15, 2022

  1. The American polity is cracked, and might collapse. Canada must prepare (text)
  2. Greg Abbott’s Promise to Eliminate Rape Is Holding Up About as Well as You’d Expect (text)
  3. Study Identifies ‘Structural Failures’ That Increase Homelessness (text)
  4. Ukraine: What Does it Have to Do with Black Folks? (text)
  5. Racism has cost the U.S. $16 trillion, Citigroup finds (text)
  6. Emma Watson SMEARED For Pro-Palestine Posts (video)
  7. Ale asked me to forward this podcast to you with a note that people should start listening at 58:40.
  8.  Malm, Andreas: Climate, Corona, Chronic Emergency (2020) -book
  9. – review/critique of Malm
  10. Muddled, top-down, technocratic: why the green new deal should be scrapped | Aditya Chakrabortty | The Guardian
  11. The lethal folly of humanitarian interventionism – spiked (

January 2, 2022 to January 8, 2022

  1. The Corporate Plan to Murder Medicare Runs Through Medicare Advantage (text)
  2. Assessing de Blasio’s Housing Legacy: Why Hasn’t the “Most Ambitious Affordable Housing Program” Produced a More Affordable City? (text)
  3. “Innocence Isn’t Enough”: Arizona Urges the Supreme Court to Send Barry Jones Back to Death Row
    • For historical context, the Supreme Court has long been concerned that “too much justice” would “upend the criminal justice system” because “disparities in sentencing are an inevitable part of our criminal justice system.” McCleskey, 481 U.S. at 308, 317. (not my editorializing; the American Bar Association reading SCOTUS opinions).
  4. Free speech, free press and overall openness and transparency are key to Swedish society.
  5. Humans waging ‘suicidal war’ on nature – UN chief Antonio Guterres
    • (this IS my editorializing (JS)) Humans (mostly rich ones) and corporations are waging a war on nature which harm humans (especially, poor ones), animals and plants
  6. David Pakman is Liberal Propaganda (video)
  7. How Denmark invented Social Democracy (video)
  8. Another Voice: Buffalo tenants need protection from Good Cause bill (text)
    Clearer headline: NY tenants need protection provided by a Good Cause bill
  9. Eric Adams’ New Jail Commissioner Pushes Out Acclaimed Head of Investigations (text)
  10. Manhattan D.A. Acts on Vow to Seek Incarceration Only for Worst Crimes (text)
  11. A Year Later, Progressives Warn ‘Another January 6’ Is Coming If Voting Rights Not Secured (text)
  12. What Do You Call a Failed Insurrection? PRACTICE (text)
  13. Corporate Profits Drive 60% of Inflation Increases (text)
  14. Noam Chomsky: GOP’s Soft Coup Is Still Underway One Year After Capitol Assault (text)
  15. Meme that Proves Facebook Is Run by the Dumbest People on the Planet

Dec. 26, 2021 to January 1, 2022 Happy New Year!

  1. Why A UN Torture Expert Changed His Mind On Assange (video)
  2. Ralph Nader Radio Hour: Inspiring Activists! (podcast)
  3. EPA finds PFAS are more toxic than previously thought (text)
  4. Whitewashing Black-owned homes is no answer for real estate racism (text)
  5. 25 Years of Democracy Now
  6. Why New York’s Billionaires’ Row Is Half Empty (video)
  7. 2021: The Year Of The Worker (video)
  8. Leftist YouTubers PAID to Spread Pro-War Propaganda (video)
  9. Cities vowed in 2020 to cut police funding — but budgets expanded in 2021 (article)
  10. Afghanistan War Pays Off BIG For Generals Who Lied (video)
  11. In Response to My Viral Musk Tweet Reply: Fixing Wealth Inequality (article)
  12. What Employers Need to Know About Colorado’s New Equal Pay Act (article)
  13. California Appeals Court Says Bail Companies Must Follow Consumer Protection Laws (article)
  14. Why Facebook Whistle-Blower Frances Haugen Thinks She’ll Outlast Mark Zuckerberg (podcast)
  15. Ungerrymandered: Michigan’s Maps, Independently Drawn, Set Up Fair Fight (text)
  16. How the NY Times covered white, male VP’s before Kamala Harris (text/audio)
  17. A SWAT Team DESTROYED This Woman’s Home—City Refused to Pay for Damage (video)
  18. If you don’t fight for democracy when it’s under attack, you can lose it almost overnight. (video)
  19. Anti-Meritocracy in Media: CNN Birdbrain Breaks Down 2024 Dem Favorites For President | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
  20. Boosters Could DAMAGE Your Immune System – Say NY Times & Scientists (video)
  21. Backdoor Privatization Scheme Poses A Threat To Medicare (podcast)
  22. Meme of the week: The Koch brothers own a lot of real estate. But their best investment may be the Manchin they bought in West Virginia

Earlier Posts:

Jan. – Dec. 2021

Jan. – Dec. 2020

July – Dec. 2019
Jan. – June 2019

July – Dec. 2018
Jan. – June 2018

July – Dec. 2017
Jan. – June 2017

July – Dec. 2016
Jan. – June 2016