Archive for ‘history’

December 12, 2016

Progressive Picks

As part of its commitment to providing independent information and resources to its readers, Truthout chooses a Progressive Pick every week: an independent book or DVD that we find thought-provoking and insightful.

Source: Progressive Picks

December 10, 2016

A hero of real news: Amy Goodman and “Democracy Now!” celebrate 20 years of fearless journalism in the age of lies – Salon.com

“Democracy Now!” was at Standing Rock before the mainstream media even knew about it — and that’s nothing new

Source: A hero of real news: Amy Goodman and “Democracy Now!” celebrate 20 years of fearless journalism in the age of lies – Salon.com

December 9, 2016

Diary of a Concentration Camp Survivor – Community – UTNE Reader

Follow one man’s journey to survive and document his time in a Nazi concentration camp.

Source: Diary of a Concentration Camp Survivor – Community – UTNE Reader

November 13, 2016

Archaeologists Just Discovered a Bronze-Age City in Northern Iraq | Foreign Policy

It took some digging, but there’s finally good news coming out of Iraq. Archaeologists announced this week that they discovered the remains of a Bronze…

Source: Archaeologists Just Discovered a Bronze-Age City in Northern Iraq | Foreign Policy

November 7, 2016

Medusa and Hillary Clinton: Why the Original ‘Nasty Woman’ Keeps Reappearing During the 2016 Election – The Atlantic

For centuries, the mythological Gorgon has been used to criticize powerful women. So it’s no surprise she’s re-emerged during this election cycle.

Source: Medusa and Hillary Clinton: Why the Original ‘Nasty Woman’ Keeps Reappearing During the 2016 Election – The Atlantic

November 3, 2016

How the Bit Was Born: Claude Shannon and the Invention of Information – Brain Pickings

“Information is what our world runs on: the blood and the fuel, the vital principle … transforming every branch of knowledge.”

Source: How the Bit Was Born: Claude Shannon and the Invention of Information – Brain Pickings

November 3, 2016

Folksplaining

This post contains a reference to creepy clowns, but don’t worry, folklorists are here to help.

Source: Folksplaining

October 24, 2016

How Revolution Became an Adjective – Politics – Utne Reader

Political revolt and the accumulation of more.

Source: How Revolution Became an Adjective – Politics – Utne Reader

October 16, 2016

Western contact with China began long before Marco Polo, experts say – BBC News

China and the West were in contact more than 1,500 years before European explorer Marco Polo arrived in China, new finds suggest.

Source: Western contact with China began long before Marco Polo, experts say – BBC News

October 10, 2016

What caused the Black Death and could it strike again? | Aeon Essays

Source: What caused the Black Death and could it strike again? | Aeon Essays