The Never-ending Alchemy of Hidden Debt

The Never-ending Alchemy of Hidden Debt

Corporations hide their balance sheet debt routinely, with their lenders, advisors, auditors, rating agencies and media sycophants abetting their collective efforts in maintaining the image of not only solvency, but of nonstop growth.  Trouble is, sometimes this banal financial alchemy catches up with them, and then crises happen, whether limited to the firm, or in […]

The Hidden Predispostion Black Nationalist Girls’ Biased Activism

The Hidden Predispostion Black Nationalist Girls’ Biased Activism

In times of great injustice, independent media is crucial to fighting back against misinformation. Support grassroots journalism: Make a donation to Truthout. Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the historical contributions of black people in the United States. Too often, however, this history focuses on black men, sidelining black women and diminishing their […]

Camera spots hidden oil spills and may find missing planes

Camera spots hidden oil spills and may find missing planes

Any oil here?Mlenny/Getty By David Hambling There are thousands of oil spills each year in US waters alone. One major source is illegal dumping of oil in harbours when ships empty their bilges, typically at night to avoid detection. However, a new kind of polarising camera can now spot offenders immediately. Its ability to detect […]