Under Our Skin: And Maybe Under Yours

UNDER OUR SKIN: AND MAYBE UNDER YOURS   (Purchase Under Our Skin and get the sequel, Emergence, free. December purchases, doubled!) CDC Is Not Enough Basic understanding of how tick born pathogens behave in the human host in advance of exposure could protect the quality of life you or your loved one's currently enjoy. Trusting … Continue reading Under Our Skin: And Maybe Under Yours

Long-Forgotten Research Unearths New Mystery About Lyme Disease

By Charles Piller Introduction On the top of a stack of documents in his garage was a mysterious note, penned boldly in red ink in the scientist’s unmistakable handwriting. “I wondered why somebody didn’t do something,” it said. “Then I realized that I am somebody.” _______________ Discovery sparks questions about factors that may make ailment … Continue reading Long-Forgotten Research Unearths New Mystery About Lyme Disease

Virus steals black widow poison gene to help it attack

By Bob Holmes Genetic Theft In one of the most unexpected genetic thefts ever, a virus that infects bacteria appears to have stolen the gene coding for the poison of the black widow spiders. The virus, named WO, probably uses the gene to help it attack its targets. Viruses often steal genes from their hosts. … Continue reading Virus steals black widow poison gene to help it attack

The Road From Damascus To Msyaf

By Eva Bartlett The last leg of the trip from Damascus to Msyaf followed a road which at times was 500 metres away from terrorist factions (including Ahrar al-Sham, Jaysh al-Islam, Jebhat al-Nusra and Da'esh [ISIS]) occupying Houla villages (including: Kafrlaha, Tel Dow, Tel Dahab, Aqrab, Taiba, Houla and Zara). Three large chimneys of the … Continue reading The Road From Damascus To Msyaf

Your Witness

May 27, 2016 I will be your witness. I will bear witness the way I was taught, the way I understand witness-bearing. As a perpetrator. Because I am a beneficiary of the system that steals from your body, and delivers to mine. I see my future. That soon I will be cannibalized, too. That doctors … Continue reading Your Witness

The Border Patrol is Getting Away with Murder

Update (6/1/2016): Six years after Anastasio Hernández Rojas’ death, there sadly remains no accountability for his brutal killing. In November 2015, the Department of Justice declined to bring criminal charges against any of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel involved in his death. More than six months later, CBP has not announced any administrative … Continue reading The Border Patrol is Getting Away with Murder

There Is Nothing Moderate About Depriving Syrian People Of Bread: U.S. Backed Rebel Farce

By Eva Bartlett Last night in an informal meeting with Minister of Reconciliation, Dr. Ali Haidar, he noted that the Syrian government continues to provide services (electricity, water, health care) to areas occupied by terrorists, like Raqqa, Idlib, Deir ez Zor. This speaks volumes about the Syrian government, that in spite of the presence of … Continue reading There Is Nothing Moderate About Depriving Syrian People Of Bread: U.S. Backed Rebel Farce

Palestine And Hillary, 'The Lesser Evil'

Lesser Evilism In the United States presidential race, we have officially entered into the moment of lesser evilism, which demands grudging support of the unappealing Democratic candidate in order to prevent the election of an even more deplorable Republican. Few things inspire such acrimonious debate among liberals and leftists. Rather than rehearsing the usual (and … Continue reading Palestine And Hillary, 'The Lesser Evil'

Tim Anderson: The Dirty War On Syria: Washington, Regime Change and Resistance

By Tim Anderson Introduction The following text is the introductory chapter of  Professor Tim Anderson’s  book entitled The Dirty War on Syria: Washington, Regime Change and Resistance. Although every war makes ample use of lies and deception, the dirty war on Syria has relied on a level of mass disinformation not seen in living memory. … Continue reading Tim Anderson: The Dirty War On Syria: Washington, Regime Change and Resistance

A Journalist's Journey To The Heart Of Syria

What life's really like in Syria? By Eva Bartlett Syria has long been celebrated not only for its rich historical and cultural mosaic but also for its modern culture, secularism, sheltering refugees from neighbouring countries—including Palestinian refugees who are treated as well as Syrians and with the same rights, and its socialist provisions for the … Continue reading A Journalist's Journey To The Heart Of Syria