As climate crisis worsens, collective action is our best hope

It also feels incredibly frustrating. I feel surrounded by countless individuals of vast socioeconomic privilege who are motivated purely by self-interest instead of investing in the future of the planet. People with the power to make dramatic structural changes to our energy, food and water systems and ensure a livable future for all people. So where is their sense of urgency?
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We need to use technology to combat fake news

It wasn’t too long ago that Ronald Reagan famously declared Berkeley “a haven for communist sympathizers, protesters and sex deviants.” Weaponizing UC Berkeley in our national culture war is not a new phenomenon. Unfortunately, what we experienced in early 2017 was different. When Milo Yiannopoulos came to deliver a speech
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Quentin Tarantino and desensitization to violence

There seems to be a sentiment among moviegoers that cinema presents us with a completely apolitical experience. The word “entertainment” is often thrown around in defense of movies with tenuous moral premises. People say, “It’s mere entertainment,” or, “It’s just fun.” Seen in this light, movies are an escape from
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