Global Heating Worsens Despite Pandemic

CO2 levels hit record high despite pandemic lockdowns Scientists calculate that emissions must fall by half by 2030 to give a good chance of limiting global heating. https://www.nationofchange.org/2020/11/24/co2-levels-hit-record-high-despite-pandemic-lockdowns/ © by Marlee Kokotovic, Nov 24, 2020 - NationofChange While the Covid-19 pandemic led to a slight decrease in carbon dioxide emissions, it is not enough to make a measurable impact on the climate crisis we are facing. CO2 emissions hit a record high in 2019 and have continued to climb, according to a report from the World Meteorological [...]

Self-Care in a Pandemic

How to Manage Self-Care During COVID-19 by Stephanie Haywood Lately, you may have heard a reference or two to Maslov’s Hierarchy of Needs. It’s a simple but powerful psychological idea - before we can focus on creativity, actualization, or even joy, we must focus on survival. Right now, the whole world is stuck at the bottom of this hierarchy: We are all in survival mode. To put it lightly, this isn’t great for us. However, you can make life easier by recognizing this and addressing your survival [...]

By |2021-01-04T16:47:44-05:00December 1st, 2020|Commentary, COVID-19, Food, Health|0 Comments

Oatmeal Recipes from Ultra-Athletes

Oatmeal Is Still the World's Best Performance Breakfast https://www.outsideonline.com/2242911/oatmeal-still-worlds-best-performance-breakfast [Excerpt] Sure, it's old fashioned. But it's also nutritional rocket fuel, and athletes are making it taste great. Here's how.     In a world of green juice and chia seed pudding, this age-old dish is the original, and perhaps most powerful, super-food, especially for athletes competing at the highest levels. “I’ve asked a lot of elite endurance athletes about their breakfast foods, particularly before races, and oatmeal comes up again and again and again,” says Matt Fitzgerald, endurance coach, [...]

By |2020-12-01T20:47:33-05:00December 1st, 2020|Food, Health, Sports|0 Comments

Letter to the Editor: Promote Cultured Meat to End Animal Slaughter

To the editor, President-elect Joe Biden, who won the endorsement of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, should support federal funding for cultured-meat research. For readers who aren't aware, cultured-meat is grown from cells, without slaughtering animals. There is no greater crime than what we do to nonhumans in food production. We kill over a trillion aquatic and land creatures every year for this purpose. According to the Population Reference Bureau, only about 107 billion humans have ever lived. The amount of suffering our food system produces is [...]

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COVID Cases Rising Again in L.A. County

Last week, county officials reported that a technical error had slowed their data reporting systems. After the issue was a resolved, backlogged cases were included in counts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Even after accounting for the backlog, L.A. County has gone from about 940 new cases per day at the beginning of October to, as of last week, nearly 1,200 new cases per day, said Barbara Ferrer, the L.A. County director of public health. This week, that's up to as many as 1600 per day, and [...]

“Fortified” and “Enriched” Foods try to Put Back what Processing and Refining Took Out

Fortified and Enriched Foods https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/fortified-and-enriched-foods In some cases, fortified or enriched foods are helpful. They can fill in the gaps and increase a particular vitamin and mineral consumption that would otherwise be less than the recommended value. But it’s also easy to get too much. These foods can contribute to nutrient overdoses. Be aware of how much of each nutrient you are eating. Don’t forget to include foods that don’t come with a nutrition label, like dark leafy greens. Keep an eye on serving sizes to make [...]

By |2020-10-29T17:52:03-05:00October 29th, 2020|Bella De Soto, Capitalism, Food, Health, Health, Poverty|0 Comments

Book Review: The Role of the Revolutionary Poet

The Role of the Revolutionary Poet in Society and a Strategic Vision for the 21st Century by Mark Lipman (Vagabond Books, ISBN 13: 978-1-936293-39-1, 2020, $18.50) reviewed by Michael Novick This volume of essays and poems is by the former poetry curator of Change Links, Mark Lipman, who is the founder and editor of Vagabond, editor and publisher of a number of award winning poetry anthologies, including The Border Crossed Us (an anthology to end apartheid), and a member of the Revolutionary Poets Brigade and 100 Thousand [...]

Health Corner: Make Easy Kimchi At Home

How To Make Easy Kimchi at Home by Emily Han https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-easy-kimchi-at-home-189390 The first few times I tried kimchi it was not, I must admit, my favorite food. Then I met my Korean-American partner, Gregory, moved in with his mom — a superb cook — and within a few months I was wholly converted. These days my mouth waters at the slightest whiff of pungent, fermented cabbage and I’ll eat it with everything from fried rice to dumplings, summer rolls, or, ahem, straight out of the jar. I [...]

By |2020-09-02T01:30:57-05:00September 2nd, 2020|Food, Health|0 Comments

Mumia Abu-Jamal: Children of the Corn

CHILDREN OF THE CORN {col.writ.7/13/20} © 2020 by Mumia Abu-Jamal   When we think of politicians, we too often see them as great, even mighty figures, seemingly larger than life. That’s because of how the media projects them - and far too often, protects them. But in times like these, times of plague, crises, massive failures of institutions, and yes, of death, we begin to see them differently. For some, the spell is broken. We see them as they are, flawed beings, driven by ambition and hunger [...]

In Memoriam: Mimi Soltysik

Mimi Soltysik, a committed socialist with the Socialist Party USA, passed on June 28, 2020 from fatal liver cancer. Born September 30, 1974 in Reading, PA, he was the son of Mark S. and Beverly M. (Camilli) Soltysik. His loving wife and partner of 13-1/2 years is Lynn M. Lomibao. Mimi was a 1992 graduate of Schuylkill Valley High School. He received his BS in Political Science from Troy University, Troy, Alabama and Master of Public Administration from Cal State Northridge. At the time of his passing, [...]

Letter to the Editor

MSW Students Concerns Regarding Youth's Mental Health During Covid-19 The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting multiple areas of youths’ lives including social, mental health, and emotional well-being.  Many youths across our nation received little to no information about the COVID-19 virus prior to the stay at home orders being put into place.  Additionally, youths did not receive prior notice about possible changes to their daily routines and intended school disruptions.  New challenges arose when school and home life were forced to coexist in the same place. Socialization is [...]

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