A Review of “Alternative Truths,” a Guest Blog by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

24 Jun

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A Review of “Alternative Truths,” a Guest Blog by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

24 Jun

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Elizabeth Ann Scarborough is a Nebula winning science fiction/fantasy writer and editor  She recently read and reviewed Alternative Truths, the political satire anthology from B Cubed Press, and was kind enough to give me permission to reprint her review as a guest blog.

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In The Wind Between the Worlds, Robert Ford, an RAF radio operator unfortunate enough to be helping the Tibetan government set up radio links between the settlements when the Chinese invaded described his treatment as a prisoner. His captors softened him up with sleep deprivation and starvation, and with sessions of yelling at him that what he believed was lies and what he thought was wrong was true. They kept repeating the lies they wanted him to believe, substituting them for any real news until he was confused about what was true and what was not. By the end of his stay…

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Folsom Hunger Strike began May 25, 2017 – Your support is needed

3 Jun

END PRISON OPPRESSION!

Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity

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On May 16th, inmates at Old Folsom State Prison made contact with the outside world to announce that they would begin a hunger strike on May 25th. This announcement comes in response to ongoing mistreatment, dehumanization, and unbearable living conditions at Old Folsom State Prison.

Hunger strikes are a last resort, a measure taken by those who truly have no other way out. They often come with high risks and heavy costs to prisoners. Incarcerated people commonly face disciplinary actions, retaliation by prison officials, abuse, and further denial of their basic human rights during hunger strikes- simply for exerting their free will and resisting their mistreatment.

The danger of these threats is compounded by the long-term health consequences and extreme physical weakness that accompany starving yourself in an environment that provides woefully inadequate medical care. In short, these prisoners…

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Not One Penny More to the Rich!

16 Jan

The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun Writer, Dandelion Salad January 15, 2017 When times are bleak and darkness deepens, ancient yearnings of humanity stir in our hearts. We long for …

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The Global Solidarity Campaign

29 Oct

The Red Warrior Camp calls on all People from around the world to take action and join the Global Solidarity Campaign. If you live on this land, breathe the air and drink water, this is your fight …

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Abby Martin and Lawrence Wilkerson: The US Empire Is Ready To Collapse

13 Dec

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Abby Martin and Lawrence Wilkerson: The US Empire Is Ready To Collapse

12 Dec

Source: Abby Martin and Lawrence Wilkerson: The US Empire Is Ready To Collapse