Tag: THE TOP 25 CENSORED STORIES OF 2018-2019

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20. Scientists Accelerate Coral Reef Regrowth with Electricity20. Scientists Accelerate Coral Reef Regrowth with Electricity

The conservation group Reef Ecologic is using electrical currents to stimulate regrowth of damaged coral reefs, Alice Klein reported for New Scientist in September 2018. Coral reefs are crucial components of ocean ecosystems around the world, and damage to them from climate change and destructive fishing practices has been widely reported. Damaged coral regrows slowly, […]

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21. Court Ruling Provides “Blueprint” to Reform Excessive, Discriminatory Policing in Schools21. Court Ruling Provides “Blueprint” to Reform Excessive, Discriminatory Policing in Schools

It is no wonder that school districts feel pressure to protect children. Between January 2015 and March 2019, there were 97 school shootings in 31 states that ended in the deaths of 94 people. Yet in January 2019, a state court in California ordered the Stockton Unified School District to rein in its use of […]

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22. Violence Rises after End of Mandated Monitoring in California’s Juvenile Detention Centers22. Violence Rises after End of Mandated Monitoring in California’s Juvenile Detention Centers

What has changed in the three years since court-mandated monitoring of California’s juvenile detention centers ended? As Samantha Michaels reported for Mother Jones, despite some good news—such as an overall decrease in the numbers of incarcerated youth—the situation is still “pretty grim,” and violence in the state’s juvenile detention centers has worsened significantly since court […]

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23. New Programs Make School Food Systems More Equitable23. New Programs Make School Food Systems More Equitable

School lunches are big business. As Korsha Wilson reported for YES! Magazine in November 2018, school districts nationwide spend a total of approximately three billion dollars annually on food contracts, most of which are with corporate food suppliers. As Beth Hopping, cofounder of the Food Insight Group, told YES! Magazine, “The wealth in the food […]

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24. Class Explains Millennials’ “Stunted” Economic Lives24. Class Explains Millennials’ “Stunted” Economic Lives

While pundits and politicians explain downward mobility among millennials in terms of that generation’s unrealistic expectations, indulgent spending, and antipathy toward adulthood, sociologist Victor Tan Chen explained that the Great Recession “stunted millennials’ economic lives at a critical age” and that class inequalities—not “lousy values”—best explain many millennials’ poor economic prospects. “Thanks in part to […]

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25. Google Screenwise: Consenting to Surveillance Capitalism25. Google Screenwise: Consenting to Surveillance Capitalism

Google has further blurred the lines between market research and corporate invasion of privacy with the introduction of Google Opinion Rewards, a survey app for Android and iOS users that allows them to earn “rewards.” In exchange, Google gets access to the phone screens and web browser windows of the app’s users. Rather than fooling […]

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10. Pentagon Aims to Surveil Social Media to Predict Domestic Protests10. Pentagon Aims to Surveil Social Media to Predict Domestic Protests

The Pentagon aims to use social media surveillance “to preempt major anti-government protests in the US,” Nafeez Ahmed reported for Motherboard in October 2018. While the Pentagon has been funding Big Data research to determine how social media surveillance can help predict the outbreak of conflict, terrorism, and civil unrest in the Middle East and […]

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12. New 5G Network Spurs Health Concerns12. New 5G Network Spurs Health Concerns

The prevalence of wireless technologies has spawned a telecommunications revolution that increasingly exposes the public to broader and higher frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum as we transmit data through a variety of devices. The telecom industry is promoting the replacement of the current cellular network, known as 4G, with a new generation of higher frequency […]

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13. Corporate Food Brands Drive Massive Dead Zone in Gulf of Mexico13. Corporate Food Brands Drive Massive Dead Zone in Gulf of Mexico

The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is the result of water polluted with manure and fertilizer runoff from major beef-producing states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska. Dead zones are areas in a body of water that lack sufficient oxygen to support marine life. Covering approximately 8,000 square miles, the Gulf of […]

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