Selected Articles: A Psychological Perspective on the Role of Power and Money

A Psychological Perspective on the Role of Power and Money

By Rod Driver, February 09 2021

This post summarises more key psychological issues which have serious negative consequences for modern societies, and then discusses the implications for how we deal with these issues in future. In particular, it emphasises the need to question everything.

We’ve Turned Teens into Lockdown “Lab Rats”

By Timandra Harkness, February 09 2021

While the disease dominating the world is vanishingly unlikely to kill anyone under 25, there is a parallel epidemic of anxiety and depression crushing its way through young minds. The Royal College of Psychiatrists is warning that the psychological damage caused by the last 12 months could last for years.

Mass Manipulation – How It Works

By Peter Koenig, February 09 2021

“Influence”, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say “yes” – and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion.

South Africa Halts Rollout of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine

By Matthew Herper, February 09 2021

South Africa is halting its rollout of the AstraZeneca-University of Oxford Covid-19 vaccine, the country’s minister of health said Sunday, following a new analysis that suggests the shot “provides minimal protection” against mild disease caused by the new coronavirus variant circulating in South Africa.

Urgent Warning on COVID-19 Vaccine-related Deaths in the Elderly and Care Homes

By UK Medical Freedom Alliance, February 09 2021

In our Open Letter of 23 November 2020, addressed to the MHRA, JCVI and Matt Hancock[i], we outlined our concerns of potential public health risks from a mass roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccines because of only limited short-term safety data and no long-term safety data. In this letter we draw to your attention the mounting evidence that the public health risks we identified may be materialising.

US Supported “Nazism” in Ukraine. Censorship in the US, West, and Ukraine

By Stephen Lendman, February 09 2021

Colonized and controlled Ukraine is a de facto US-installed Neo-nazi dictatorship in Europe’s heartland — bordering Russia and six other countries. Obama/Biden bear full responsibility for replacing democracy in 2014 with iron-fisted governance over the rule of law.

Canada Backs Revival of Duvalierism in Haiti

By Yves Engler, February 09 2021

The ghosts of dictators “Papa Doc” and “Baby Doc” Duvalier still haunt Haiti. Canada seems willing to support a return of their methods in the Caribbean nation.

The Biden Administration: The Return of Neoliberal Madness?

By Black Alliance for Peace, February 09 2021

The picture started to be formed in Biden’s first 48 hours but now it is crystal clear: The Biden Administration intends to pick up exactly where the Obama/Biden Administration left off in 2016 with an aggressive assertion of U.S. military power to offset its declining global economic, political, and moral position.

Open Letter from 40+ Economists Regarding Ecuador and the Dollar

By Prof. James K GalbraithJayati Ghosh, and Mark Weisbrot, February 09 2021

As economists, we share a general concern when economic issues are widely misunderstood in political debates that can determine policy, sometimes with lasting consequences. This appears to be a problem in Ecuador at the moment, in the heat of an election campaign.

Review: 10 Years After NATO’s War on Libya and Africa: Slouching Towards Sirte

By Robin Philpot, February 09 2021

The war on Libya and Africa began 10 years ago on Feb. 15, 2011. Nine months later, the most prosperous country in Africa was devastated, masses of Libyans were killed, the Libyan leader Muammar Gadafi was brutally assassinated while US Secretary of State chortled “We came, we saw, he died.“

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