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  • Autism Nation: America's Chemical Brain Drain

    By Dr Brian Moench, Truthout | News Analysis

    MRIs of an autistic child's brain before and after pivotal response treatment at Yale University in New Haven, Ct., April 3, 2014. (Photo: Christopher Capozziello / The New York Times) MRIs of an autistic child's brain before and after pivotal response treatment at Yale University in New Haven, Ct., April 3, 2014. (Photo: Christopher Capozziello / The New York Times)

    Last month, leading scientists warned of a "silent pandemic," citing strong evidence that "children worldwide are being exposed to unrecognized toxic chemicals that are silently eroding intelligence, disrupting behaviors, truncating future achievements and damaging societies." These "brain" toxins - heavy metals, fluoride, chemicals like PCBs, toluene, solvents, flame retardants, BPA, phalates and pesticides - are found in the furniture you sit on, the clothing you wear, the air you breathe, the food you eat and soil your kids play in. And this short list of chemicals and compounds is just the tip of a very large toxic iceberg.

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  • C.L.R. James: Back in Style, Black in Style - a Review and a Comic!

    C.L.R. James: Back in Style, Black in Style - a Review and a Comic!

    By Paul Buhle and Milton Knight, Truthout | Book Review

    C.L.R. James in Imperial Britain opens up the issue of the Third World struggle in an elegant and memorable way.

    This marks the first appearance of excerpts from C.L.R. James, a Graphic History, a comic art book in process, drawn by distinguished African American artist Milton Knight, edited by Paul Buhle.

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  • Out-of-Control Transit Costs in Boston or Attack on Public Services?

    Out-of-Control Transit Costs in Boston or Attack on Public Services?

    By Ellen Dannin, Truthout | News Analysis

    Rumors that the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority's bus costs are out of control have reached a fever pitch lately, thanks to claims by Greg Sullivan, current Pioneer Institute Research Director and former Massachusetts Inspector General, and the circulation of the ALEC-affiliated Pioneer Institute's 2013 report on the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority's (MBTA) bus maintenance costs.

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