Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling | David Bond

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Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling

David Bond

There is no longer any population or place on earth untouched by PFAS contamination. We are living through a toxic experiment with no control group

A sign at at a recreation area in Michigan warns anglers not to eat fish from the Huron River, due to high levels of PFAS. Photograph: Jim West/Alamy

A sign at at a recreation area in Michigan warns anglers not to eat fish from the Huron River, due to high levels of PFAS.

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Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling | David Bond

OpinionPollution

Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling

David Bond

There is no longer any population or place on earth untouched by PFAS contamination. We are living through a toxic experiment with no control group

A sign at at a recreation area in Michigan warns anglers not to eat fish from the Huron River, due to high levels of PFAS. Photograph: Jim West/Alamy

A sign at at a recreation area in Michigan warns anglers not to eat fish from the Huron River, due to high levels of PFAS.

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Why is the idea of ‘gender’ provoking backlash the world over? | Judith Butler

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Why is the idea of ‘gender’ provoking backlash the world over?

Judith Butler

Increasingly, authoritarians are likening ‘genderism’ to ‘communism’ and ‘totalitarianism’

Brazilian protesters denounced Judith Butler for promoting ‘gender theory’ in 2017. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian protesters denounced Judith Butler for promoting ‘gender theory’ in 2017. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images

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The End of an Era of American Gymnastics

Do not let her ballerina bone structure and ethereal hair-halo fool you into thinking 21-year-old Russian gymnast Angelina Melnikova is anything other than an absolute beast. Last Thursday, Melnikova returned to Japan—a scant two months after nabbing team gold and individual all-around bronze at the Tokyo Olympics—and hit great routines on all four events to claim the title of 2021 World All-Around Champion.

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The End of an Era of American Gymnastics

Do not let her ballerina bone structure and ethereal hair-halo fool you into thinking 21-year-old Russian gymnast Angelina Melnikova is anything other than an absolute beast. Last Thursday, Melnikova returned to Japan—a scant two months after nabbing team gold and individual all-around bronze at the Tokyo Olympics—and hit great routines on all four events to claim the title of 2021 World All-Around Champion.

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The fate of the planet will be negotiated in Glasgow

Almost every country in the world signed the 2015 Paris climate agreement, a monumental accord that aimed to limit global warming. But it was forged on a contradiction: Every signatory agreed that everyone must do something to address the urgent threat of climate change, but no one at the time pledged to do enough.
In the years since the agreement, the emissions that trap heat in Earth’s atmosphere have continued to rise.

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China’s Challenge to the Monroe Doctrine

Time magazine reported earlier this year that China is South America’s top trading partner. Chinese companies, according to correspondents Ciara Nugent and Charlie Campbell, invested nearly $13 billion in Latin America in 2019, while China is a major consumer of Latin American exports, purchasing “beef from Uruguay, copper from Chile, oil from Colombia, and soya from Brazil.” State-controlled Chinese tech companies (Huawei, ZTE, Dahua, Hikvision) have made inroads in Latin America, Time reports, that will allow “Beijing to dictate the rules of commerce for a generation.

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Bolsonaro faces ‘crimes against humanity’ charge over COVID-19 mishandling

by Matt Williams, The Conversation
A Brazilian congressional panel has recommended that President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with “crimes against humanity” over his alleged bungling of the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The near-1,200 page report, formally presented on Oct. 20, 2021, holds Bolsonaro culpable for worsening a crisis that has to date killed some 600,000 Brazilians, outlining how his failed policies allowed the virus to spread among the population. The president denies any wrongdoing.

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Everything That Went Wrong With Donald Trump’s New Social Network in the First 24 Hours

On Wednesday, former President Donald Trump announced plans to launch a new social media platform, called Truth Social, to “stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech.” The forthcoming app, which the announcement claims will have a beta launch in November and a wider rollout early next year, is the first project from the new Trump Media & Technology Group.

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Everything That Went Wrong With Donald Trump’s New Social Network in the First 24 Hours

On Wednesday, former President Donald Trump announced plans to launch a new social media platform, called Truth Social, to “stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech.” The forthcoming app, which the announcement claims will have a beta launch in November and a wider rollout early next year, is the first project from the new Trump Media & Technology Group.

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