Have you verified the "White Helmets". They are portrayed as heroes by NBC, CBS, PBS, etc. This is the group that claims to have witnessed Syrian atrocities and saved lives. However, it has been revealed that it is a propaganda group, funded by US and UK at $100 million, staging gas attacks and other atrocities in Syria.
Eva Bartlett, a Canadian journalist, explains what she saw in Syria. Jimmy Dore spoon-feeds us, as a mainstream journalist challenges her.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9F-cHc5Qog
I don’t understand what David Barouh is doing on this list. Does he have any knowledge whatsoever about Science, much less Science for the People ? Certainly what he has to say about Russia in comparison with Hillary Clinton is despicable nonsense.
As one of the founders of Science for the People, and a former list moderator, I am deeply disturbed by many of the recent posts.
Two further points:
First, Contrary to Claudia’s memory, I don’t recall any specific rules barring discussion of “partisan politics.” Indeed, it’s unclear to me how that would make any sense for a specifically political organization such as SftP. Even if that is —rather oddly—interpreted to mean no specific backing of either of the two major American parties, it still could hardly be beneficial to the overall discussions’ cogency. Given that we now have one party almost uniformly opposed to everything SftP has stood for, it seems especially unworkable now.
Second, in reference to the supposedly international character of this list—a rather small proportion outside the US in fact—it is relevant that anti-democratic, anti-human, anti-environment tendencies are evident in a growing number of countries, from Brazil to India to Turkey to Hungary and Poland, and including here, tendencies certainly deliberately abetted by Russian actions. They deserve international opposition.
Michael via iPhone, so please ecuse misteaks.