Thursday, February 29, 2024

Leaked emails: ‘Independent’ SAGE crushed dissent over COVID restrictions

On November 21st 2022, The Grayzone exposed how the Independent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (iSAGE), which relentlessly sought to influence public perceptions and...

Philanthrocapitalism and Corporatocracy: The Great Global Coup d’état

Introduction Last September 14th, a corporate news outlet, Politico.com, published an article regarding the extent of the control that two private foundations — the Wellcome Trust and...
Tyrant Boot

Engineering Compliance: From Climate to Covid and Back Again

Introduction From early in the pandemic, commentators were quick to make connections between Covid-19 and climate change. In March 2020, for example, Scientific American explained...

The Covid-19 Pandemic: Destroying Human Bonds and Health as Central to a Larger Agenda

As of this writing, the world approaches the second anniversary of the declared Covid-19 pandemic. In these two years, we have collectively experienced what...

Between Administration and Society: Camus, Plagues, and Coronavirus

Abstract: This article examines the relevance of Albert Camus’s novel, The Plague, for understanding the rationales and actions taken by state actors in the CoVid-19 crisis. Because...

Symposium: Prospects for Rights in the COVID-19 Times

Editors’ Note: There is no shortage of scholars who have come out publicly to say that the story of COVID-19 is a story about...
Joe Biden and Boris Johnson at G7 Summit

Cockup or Conspiracy: Understanding COVID-19 as a ‘Structural Deep Event’

(Updated July 2023 based upon article originally published by PANDA in March 2022) It has been three years since COVID-19 emerged as a dominant and,...

Minimization of Harm

I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically, the claim of consensus has...

The Serpent and the Staff: Symbols of Safety and Security in the Propaganda of...

Introduction Understanding the bizarre social and economic transformations afoot in the world today requires a considerably wider view of history than is presented in contemporary...
Freedom of Expression Denied

Threats to Freedom of Expression: Covid-19, the ‘fact checking counter-disinformation industry’, and online harm...

(Also published by PANDA and at PANDA substack) We are living through an era in which freedom of expression is evaporating. Numerous scientists have been...