a new black arts movement news reported headlines May 21st

a new black arts movement news reported headlines May 21st
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few headlines. we are revolutionaries, we study to inform our action, we act to validate our study. what's on your reading list?
CIA helped apartheid south africa imprison Nelson Mandela...figure that
http://www.salon.com/2016/05/17/how... "It has long been suspected that the CIA played a role in the apartheid South Africa regime’s arrest and 27-year imprisonment of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela. It has now been confirmed.Donald Rickard, a former U.S. vice-consul in Durban, South Africa who worked as a CIA agent, admitted that he tipped off the apartheid regime with Mandela’s location in 1962, the British media reported this week.Rickard said the U.S. helped arrest the anti-apartheid leader because he was “the world’s most dangerous communist outside of the Soviet Union.” The U.S. feared Mandela was about “to incite” a communist revolution against the apartheid regime, and could align with the Soviet Union." eyes on Brazil white supremacist patriarchs on the rise...
http://www.salon.com/2016/05/20/exp... "Brazil’s president says she has been deposed in a “coup,” as a dire political crisis is unfolding in the country. The Senate vice president also says the interim head of state has put the elected president “under siege” by the military.For weeks, the country’s right-wing opposition has waged a coordinated campaign against the left-wing President Dilma Rousseff.Although Rousseff has not been charged with a crime, Brazil’s legislature voted to suspend her from office over accusations that she tampered with government accounts in order to hide a budget shortfall — a non-impeachable offense that she says numerous other governments have done.Temer immediately replaced Rousseff’s progressive and diverse cabinet with right-wing, all-white, all-male members — the first time since 1979 that no women have served in Brazil’s presidential cabinet." “It seems to me that this interim and illegitimate government will be very conservative in every aspect, one of which is the fact that it is a government of white men, without blacks, in a country that in the last census in 2010 — and I think this is very important — more than 50 percent of the population self-identified as being of African origin,” Rousseff said. U.K gets black studies...congrats for getting up to speed for the 21st century, you're only a few days late to the party
http://www.theguardian.com/commenti... "Black studies is also vital because it not only aims to change the face but also the nature of universities. Any approach rooted in the experience of black populations will quickly realise the serious issues of discrimination and exclusion faced across the globe. We therefore cannot be content to gain access to academia and we have to ensure that black studies can be used to connect the university into the struggles to improve conditions in the wider society. Hare had the ambition that “black education would become an instrument for change”, focusing on not just understanding but overcoming the problems. Our black studies course will not only teach a broader range of knowledge, it will equip students to be engaged in organisations off campus that are at the frontline of working to deliver services and transform communities.Black studies is long overdue in British higher education and we invite you to join the movement to transform British higher education."
Sanders to be VP for Clinton? hmmm
http://www.salon.com/2016/05/21/hil... "It’s time to bury the hatchet, Democrats. Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders need to accept that Hillary Clinton has the nomination all but sewn up, and Clinton’s supporters need to stop counting delegates long enough to face the fact that Sanders won the policy debate, hands down. With the end of the primary season just weeks away, the two candidates need to brush themselves off, shake hands, and begin quietly preparing to take on Republican nominee Donald Trump together – with Clinton at the top of the ticket and Sanders as her running mate."
womyn being called crazy or let go in military who speak out about sexual abuse
http://www.salon.com/2016/05/20/pri... "The 124-page report, “Booted: Lack of Recourse for Wrongfully Discharged US Military Rape Survivors,” found that many rape victims suffering from trauma were unfairly discharged for a “personality disorder” or other mental health condition that makes them ineligible for benefits. Others were given “Other Than Honorable” discharges for misconduct related to the assault that shut them out of the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system and a broad range of educational and financial assistance. The consequences of having “bad paper” – any discharge other than “honorable” – or being labeled as having a “personality disorder” are far-reaching for veterans and their families, impacting employment, child custody, health care, disability payments, burial rights – virtually all aspects of life." natural vibes are back with mushrooms assisting in mental healthand marijuana substituting for dangerously prescribed opiates. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/may/17/magic-mushrooms-lift-severe-depression-in-clinical-trial?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+morning+briefing+2016&utm_term=172654&subid=17323013&CMP=ema_a-morning-briefing_b-morning-briefing_c-US_d-1 It took 30 months to get the drug, which had to be specially packaged into capsules for the trial by a company which was required to get a licence to do so. All the regulatory approvals took 32 months, Nutt said. “It cost £1,500 to dose each person, when in a sane world it might cost £30.” "The researchers said they did not know whether the effect of the drug was caused by chemical changes in the brain or whether the psychedelic experience, which people describe as spiritual or mystical, gives them a new perspective. Either way, they said psilocybin offered hope for those who had been depressed for an average of 18 years - the majority of the volunteers had been depressed most of their lives." http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/may/17/nfl-medical-marijuana-eugene-monroe-baltimore-ravens?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+morning+briefing+2016&utm_term=172654&subid=17323013&CMP=ema_a-morning-briefing_b-morning-briefing_c-US_d-1 "Monroe’s physicians had prescribed him oxycodone, and although his body needed relief from severe pain, the side effects of the painkiller were horrible. He felt like a “zombie” – sluggish, lethargic and always in a fog. He avoided developing a dangerous opioid addiction, but many other athletes, particularly professional football players, are not so lucky.That’s why Monroe has become an unlikely advocate for medical marijuana, an alternative painkiller that the National Football League continues to ban despite growing evidence that cannabis is significantly safer than opioids, could reduce opioid dependence and could even diminish the long-term effects of brain injuries.In March, Monroe became the first active NFL player to openly call for the use of cannabinoids to treat chronic pain and sports injuries, and this month he escalated his campaign with the launch of a personal website dedicated to the cause and an $80,000 donation to medical marijuana researchers.""Studies have also demonstrated that cannabis is safe and effective for treating chronic pain – without serious side effects – and that states with medical marijuana have lower opioid overdose mortality rates than states that still outlaw pot.Also of note is research suggesting that cannabidiol, a cannabis component, can act as a short-term “neuroprotective”, meaning marijuana could potentially help protect players from a brain disease that afflicts many in the NFL."
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/21/h... "After years of relentless growth, the number of opioid prescriptions in the United States is finally falling, the first sustained drop since OxyContin hit the market in 1996.For much of the past two decades, doctors were writing so many prescriptions for the powerful opioid painkillers that, in recent years, there have been enough for every American adult to have a bottle. But for each of the past three years — 2013, 2014 and 2015 — prescriptions have declined, a review of several sources of data shows."In the past, prescribing of opioids was limited, often aimed at the pain that comes after surgery or with terminal illnesses like cancer. But it took off in the 1990s, as drug companies and medical experts argued that opioids could be used to treat chronic conditions like back pain without addicting patients. Medical residents began learning that pain was the “fifth vital sign” — a body function to be assessed after temperature, heart rate, respiration rate and blood pressure — and that opioids could help mitigate it safely. Sales of the drugs exploded, rising to nearly $10 billion in 2015, from $1 billion in 1992, according to IMS." 5 lessons America has failed to learn from the Iraq War
http://www.salon.com/2016/05/17/5_w... It’s a Limited Mission — POOF!No Boots on the Ground — POOF!We’re Winning — POOF!It’s Up to the Iraqis — POOF!Same Leadership, Same Results — POOF!
Sanders said to release Oscar Lopez if he becomes president
https://berniesanders.com/prepared-remarks-puerto-rico/ "I say to President Obama: Let him out! Free Oscar Lopez Rivera. He has done his time. He must be given a chance to enjoy his freedom as we enjoy our own.And if you do not do this, I will. Oscar Lopez Rivera’s incarceration violates the principles of justice, democracy, and respect for human rights. To keep him in prison for such a long time is wrong.As president, I will pardon Oscar Lopez Rivera and allow him to return to Puerto Rico as soon as possible. He has been in solitary confinement long enough."
tylenol makes you less empathetic to others pain
http://www.salon.com/2016/05/16/study_tylenol_might_be_making_you_apathetic_partner/?source=newsletter “These findings suggest other people’s pain doesn’t seem as big of a deal to you when you’ve taken acetaminophen,” said co-author Dominik Mischowski. “Acetaminophen can reduce empathy as well as serve as a painkiller.”In two double-blind studies, the researchers measured the reactions of subjects “reading physical or social pain scenarios, witnessing ostracism in the lab, or visualizing another study participant receiving painful noise blasts,” finding that the group given acetaminophen were less likely to experience “perceived pain, personal distress, and empathic concern.”
nanoparticles in your baby's formula
http://www.salon.com/2016/05/21/the... "The good news is that, according to preliminary studies from ASU researchers, hydroxyapatite needles don’t last long in the digestive system.This research is still being reviewed for publication. But early indications are that as soon as the needle-like nanoparticles hit the highly acidic fluid in the stomach, they begin to dissolve. So fast in fact, that by the time they leave the stomach – an exceedingly hostile environment – they are no longer the nanoparticles they started out as."

bell hooks vs. Beyoncé:

http://www.salon.com/2016/05/17/bell_hooks_vs_beyonce_what_the_feminist_scholarly_critique_gets_wrong_about_lemonade_and_liberation/?source=newsletter "One of Beyoncé’s most noted critics of late has been famed feminist scholar bell hooks. A legend in the world of feminism, hooks has devoted her career to writing, speaking and educating about the intersections of race, class and gender, focusing on how these intersecting identities influence oppression. As a black woman with expertise in gender studies and how the images of women, notably black women, influence our experiences, Dr. hooks is most certainly qualified to critique how the superstar’s art affects women. And the influence that comes with Beyoncé’s position as one of the most prolific entertainers of our time has the side effect, however unfair, of opening her up to public scrutiny. Yet while hooks’ discussions of the singer’s power and how she wields it are expected and perhaps even warranted, when shielded by reverence the feminist giant continues not only to analyze but target Beyoncé, with a passionate, often hypocritical contempt that reduces what should be thought-provoking evaluations to social media fodder and anecdotal evidence of women’s propensity for spite.
Dr. hooks’ brutal criticism of Beyoncé was first widely noted when she participated in a panel discussion in May 2014. Of Knowles, hooks first proclaimed, “…I don’t think you can separate her class power and the wealth, from people’s fascination with her. That here is a young, black woman who is so incredibly wealthy….” She further mused, “One could argue, even more than her body, it’s what that body stands for — the body of desire fulfilled, that is wealth, fame, celebrity, all the things that so many people in our culture are lusting for, wanting.” But the hardest blow came when hooks labeled Beyoncé’s influence on not only “anti-feminist,” but “assaulting” and “terrorist.”"
who rules the world
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/... "States, of course, have complex internal structures, and the choices and decisions of the political leadership are heavily influenced by internal concentrations of power, while the general population is often marginalized. That is true even for the more democratic societies, and obviously for others. We cannot gain a realistic understanding of who rules the world while ignoring the “masters of mankind”, as Adam Smith called them: in his day, the merchants and manufacturers of England; in ours, multinational conglomerates, huge financial institutions, retail empires and the like.Still following Smith, it is also wise to attend to the “vile maxim” to which the “masters of mankind” are dedicated: “All for ourselves and nothing for other people” – a doctrine known otherwise as bitter and incessant class war, often one-sided, much to the detriment of the people of the home country and the world."
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