“I didn’t even realize I had it.” 117-year-old nun survives Covid

A 117-year-old French nun who is believed to be Europe’s oldest person has survived COVID-19. The Gerontology Research Group, which validates details of people thought to be 110 or older, lists French nun Lucile Randon — Sister André’s birth name — as the second-oldest known living person in the world. French media reported that the nun tested positive for coronavirus in mid-January in the southern French city of Toulon. But just three weeks later, she is considered recovered. “I didn’t even realise I had it,” she told French newspaper Var-Matin. […]

Shocktroops of the New Fascism

(from Acorn #64) For a long time, our freedom and autonomy have been under attack from two sides. On one flank is the State, which uses physical violence to impose its rules on us, to insist that we never step outside of the cage it has built for us. On the other flank is Money Power, which constantly tries to manipulate and exploit us, to leech off our labour and to sell us the products and lifestyles from which it can profit. For a long time, too, there has been […]