Ultraculture Journal
Ultraculture Journal
Gas Prices

The Geopolitical Saga at the Heart of Dropping Gas Prices

The recent drop of gas prices has come as a blessing to consumer. However, it also comes as a result of a geopolitical headache. On Columbus Day, gas prices in the United States dropped to an average of $3.20—the lowest that they have been for the holiday in four years. International Business Times reports: The […]

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WikiLeaks Releases New TPP Intellectual Property Draft

WikiLeaks releases a new version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership intellectual property chapter, available now from their site The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a wide-ranging trade deal between 12 countries along the Pacific Rim, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Japan, Australia and several others. Its critics are claiming that, among other nightmares, it will […]

Monsanto vs. the World
Monsanto vs. the World
United Nations General Assembly

United Nations Report Finds Mass Surveillance is ‘Corrosive’

The United Nations Special Rapporteur finds that mass surveillance is “indiscriminately corrosive of online privacy” Glenn Greenwald reports that the the United Nations Special Rapporteur (their top counterterrorism and human rights official) has given a formal report to the United Nations General Assembly that mass surveillance violates international privacy rights, and argued that “Bulk access technology is […]

Wal-Mart

Walmart Heirs Using Fortune to Fight Rooftop Solar

A new report finds that the Walton family—heirs to the Walmart fortune—are using their money to fight the transition to rooftop solar. A new report has found that the Waltons—heirs of the Walmart fortune—are impeding America’s transition to a clean energy future. The report, published by the Institute for Local-Self Reliance (ILSR), reveals that since 2010 […]

CIA Iraqi Forces

The CIA Should Stop Arming People… Says CIA Report

A recent report by the CIA has found that the agency’s arming of foreign rebels has had calamitous results A study by the Central Intelligence Agency has determined that the agency’s many past attempts to covertly arm foreign rebels had a “minimal impact on the long-term outcome of a conflict,” The New York Times reported […]

X-37B

The X-37B, the World’s Most Secret Spacecraft, Comes Home

The X-37B, a gigantic unmanned space shuttle, is returning to Earth after a two-year mission—and nobody knows what it was doing up there The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle—a US Air Force unmanned space shuttle—has been in orbit for the last two years. And nobody in the public knows what it’s been doing up there. It’s […]