Steve June 30, 2020

June 30 (UPI) — Children born to mothers who had depression during or after pregnancy are nearly twice as likely as others to develop the disorder later in life, an analysis published Tuesday by JAMA Network Open found. In general, the risk was slightly higher for children of mothers with perinatal depression than those whose […]

Steve June 30, 2020

Comment: As a non-white activist, I was excluded from Greenpeace publicity. This was not an isolated incident and the movement needs to change I was the only non-white activist at a protest against a coal plant in Germany. I was left out of pictures shared on social media by Greenpeace Germany. This happened less than […]

Steve June 30, 2020

Turkey has defended a homophobic tweet from the head of its largest humanitarian agency claiming that members of the LGBT+ community “violate healthy creation”. Kerem Kinik, chairman of the Red Crescent Society of Turkey, made the comments on Twitter on June 28 as the world celebrated International Pride Day. “We will not let you step […]

Steve June 30, 2020

Bob’s Burgers has finally announced that the character of Marshmallow, a Black trans sex worker, will no longer be voice by a white cisgender man. The cartoon has a questionable history of trans representation, despite Marshmallow often being heralded by the show’s creators as a symbol of LGBT+ inclusivity. Marshmallow has, until now, been voiced […]

Steve June 30, 2020

Employees at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have raised concerns over the appointment of an official with a deeply homophobic record. Merritt Corrigan was recently appointed by Trump as deputy White House liaison at USAID despite her troubling record on LGBT+ issues. Her history of homophobic comments initially surfaced earlier this month, […]

Steve June 30, 2020

Reprinted with permission from TomDispatch In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Washington has initiated its largest spending binge in history. In the process, you might assume that the unparalleled spread of the disease would have led to a little rethinking when it came to all the trillions of dollars Congress has given the Pentagon in […]

Steve June 30, 2020

William L. Laurence earned the nickname “Atomic Bill” several times over. He was a Pulitzer-winning New York Times science reporter who became embedded with the Manhattan Project and followed its creation of the first atomic bombs at several sites around the United States. As the first use of the new weapon against Japan neared, seventy-five summers ago, […]

Steve June 30, 2020

“American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan,” claims the New York Times. More controversially, the authors write that US president Tweety McTreason was briefed on the assessment (he denies it) and the piece’s tag line says that his administration […]

Steve June 30, 2020

For some reason, Claudia Conway’s TikTok account was the subject of much trending on Twitter this morning. Looking at some of her videos though it’s not hard to see why. If anything they make her father George’s Tweets seem rather tame in comparison. In one she shared her absolutely filthy 1-star reviews of various Trump […]

Steve June 30, 2020

CNN’s New Day had a segment about the sudden spike in virus cases that are leading to a halt in reopenings. “In the past week, 36 states showing an increase in coronavirus cases, so with the July 4th holiday weekend approaching, many of the states are worried they could see a spike on top of […]

Steve June 30, 2020

U.S. health experts want to test a different way for women to fight cervical cancer from the comfort of their homes and move the country closer to eradicating a disease that kills more than 4,000 Americans each year. First, use a tiny brush to briefly swab the vagina and collect cells. Then slide the swab […]