Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson is a freelance writer, photographer and photojournalist. Originally from Virginia in the USA, he covers social justice issues globally.


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InfoWars Coughs Up Another Furball

Brittany Spears’ “Oops I Did It Again” could apply to a recent post on the notorious Alex Jones site. Notorious for sucking in naive, gullible and Google-challenged people, InfoWars seasons its posts with just enough truth to make the rest believable. Oops. They did it again. On November 201, 2016, the conspiracy theory site InfoWars posted a…

Wild Conspiracy Theories That Were True

ATTENTION Trump Supporters: Take off your tin-foil hats for a second, because sometimes an insane-sounding conspiracy theory actually turns out to be true. From the government making up an enemy attack to justify war to “mind control” experiments, some stories are hard to believe until declassified documents or investigations prove they actually happened. Here are…

Poison in Your Mouth: Mercury-Free Dentistry

100 Million Americans have it in their bodies, right now, reeking havoc in every cell. 72 tons of it is placed directly in the mouths of North Americans each year. It can contribute to major chronic degenerative diseases including heart disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism, chronic fatigue syndrome, kidney disease, and other neurological diseases,…

A Real-Life G.I. Jane (Video)

“Persons with a limited world view have told me there are some things I can’t do,” says Army Lt. Christie Plackis,  the Army’s fourth female diver. The only voice she listened to was hers: reminding her that failure wasn’t an option. Q. What did you gain from the experience? It was encouraging when a male…

How To Protest North Carolina’s Anti-Transgender & Pro-Discrimination Law, Because HB2 Must Be Stopped

In a shocking step backwards, Republican lawmakers in North Carolina have passed House Bill 2 (HB2), a statewide legislation that legalizes discrimination against LGBTQ individuals. The bill comes as a response to, and overturns, a city ordinance against discrimination put in place in Charlotte last month. HB2 makes it illegal for transgender people to use…

The Air Force’s New $1 Trillion Fighter Jet Has a Software Bug So Stupid It’s Amazing

Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen of Illinois famously said, “A billion here and a billion there. Pretty soon you’re talking about real money”.  Dirksen may have had the F-35, the Pentagon’s latest boondoggle in mind. The future is — yesterday? The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Pentagon’s next-generation fighter program that costs $400 billion for the first…

A Guide to Help NGOs Make Change Happen

    July 2015 brought civil society funding into the limelight. Azim Premji gave away almost half his stake in Wipro to his charitable foundation, which supports The Azim Premji Foundation and Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiative. This was overshadowed by the government’s hot pursuit of Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand’s NGO with allegations that they…

Hackers for Hire

Once considered outlaws and trouble makers, hackers have now gone mainstream. And not just mainstream, but actively sought for employment by leading intelligence and law enforcement agencies globally. As discussed during the recent RSA Conference, experts are recommending that the United States hire at least 10,000 experts over the next several years. The same experts…

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