How the Mohawks Responded to Historical Plagues © by Doug George-Kanentiio, Akwesasne Mohawk When I was growing up on Akwesasne Mohawk Territory there were social habits which reflected an historical response to the devastating communicable diseases which came close to wiping out our ancestors. Beginning in the early 17th century illnesses such as smallpox and influenza struck the Iroquois hard.... Read more →

Reprinted from The Onion under Fair Use. Top U.S. Health Experts: ‘Hold On To Your Fucking Seats Because This Bitch Hasn’t Even Thought About Starting Yet’ /12/20 2:29PM • SEE MORE:VOL 56 ISSUE 10 CORONAVIRUS STANFORD, CA—In response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, top U.S. health experts warned the nation Thursday to hold onto their fucking seats, because this bitch... Read more →

Reprinted under Fair Use from Intelligencer. CORONAVIRUS MAR. 18, 2020 The Leader of the Free World Gives a Speech, and She Nails It By Justin Davidson @JDavidsonNYC Image from Getty Images. Angela Merkel doesn’t do drama and she doesn’t give speeches on TV. So the mere fact that the German chancellor faced the camera across a desk and spoke to... Read more →

Reprinted with permission from Ugo Bardi and Cassandra's Legacy, whose motto is: Always plan for the worst case hypothesis. Wednesday, March 18, 2020 The doom that came to Florence by Ugo Bardi Where once had risen walls of 300 cubits and towers yet higher, now stretched only the marshy shore, and where once had dwelt fifty millions of men now... Read more →

Pas grand chose à se mettre sous la dent. La crue de la Glane... de Henri Coldebouef (Not much to get under your tooth. The flood of the Glane...) Also, see the review The Balck & White Photography of Henri Coldeboeuf, Photographer. And, more of his work here and on his FaceBook page. Read more →

Reprinted under Fair Use. Get Ready, A Bigger Disruption Is Coming The Covid-19 pandemic reflects a systemic crisis akin to the seminal crashes of the 20th century. By Pankaj Mishra March 16, 2020, 9:00 AM EDT Image: Some history lessons are hard to learn. Source: Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive (This is the first in a two-part series.) As global supply... Read more →

Reprinted with permission from the Middle East Forum. Iran Can't Hide Its Dystopian Hellscape by Seth Frantzman The Jerusalem Post March 14, 2020 Excerpts of article originally published under the title "Iran's Rouhani Warns Media, Seeks to Suppress Coronavirus Coverage." Image: A satellite image from early March of mass burial plots for coronavirus victims in Qom, Iran. (Maxar Technologies) Iran's... Read more →