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This seventeen-minute video features the Dandelion Manifest I did yesterday at the University of Pennsylvania’s tech accelerator campus in the Gray’s Ferry neighborhood of Philadelphia. Pennovation was developed on the site of the former DuPont Marshall Labs, where research into paints and chemical coatings was carried out through the second... Read more
20 days ago
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Last Thursday evening I joined my friend Jennifer Bennetch for an informational picket and revocation of consent outside the offices of Project Home on Fairmount Avenue in Philadelphia. This forty-minute clip includes my revocation of consent on site followed by a twenty-minute discussion providing context with slides. Jenn’s astute, on-the-ground... Read more
24 days ago
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I put together a presentation to warn California educators, parents, and elected officials about Boston Consulting Group’s ties to compulsory dyslexia screening legislation. See the consulting firm’s July 2020 white paper, The Economic Impact of Dyslexia in California. This is the cost-offset analysis that will be used to justify future... Read more
25 days ago
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Whereas human beings on this planet have experienced a year of collective trauma; Whereas our understanding of the nature of this trauma varies widely; Whereas the elite have sought to pit us against one another as they consolidate power; Whereas people are rightly confused, fearful, and anxious; We therefore propose... Read more
1 month ago
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I read a first draft of this piece on social media a few days ago and immediately asked my friend Tad if he would be willing to allow me to publish it here as a guest post. I am honored to share it with you now. I have been struggling... Read more
1 month ago
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While more people are starting to talk about geo-fencing and medical passports, not enough grasp how blockchain identity and digital currency will interface with social impact investing to create an augmented reality prison-planet structure to profit the global elite. Their transhumanist “game” intends to harvest natural life forces as data... Read more
1 month ago
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This is the transcript of the speech I gave as part of the Worldwide Freedom Rally in New York City held at Union Square Park on March 20, 2021. It was wonderful to see so many of you and to hug you. What an incredible weekend. Spring is on the... Read more
1 month ago
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People are growing increasingly concerned about the roll out of medical status “pass” systems around the world. Those who follow my work understand the broader intent behind coerced adoption of biometric digital identities is to link individuals and communities to smart sensor networks, digital currency, and impact investing – human... Read more
1 month ago
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Guns & Butter investigates the relationships among capitalism, militarism and politics. Maintaining a radical perspective in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, Bonnie Faulkner reports on who wins and who loses when the economic resources of civil society are diverted toward global corporatization, war, and the furtherance of a national... Read more
1 month ago
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This is a translation into Norwegian from a blog post I wrote, Two Paths Diverge: Follow The Red One, in September 2019. Veien deler seg i to. Følg den røde. 20 September, 2019 WRENCHINTHEGEARS. Oversatt av Hege Solbakken. Vi tilhører en lang tradisjon i kampen for urfolks frihet. Vi føyer... Read more
1 month ago
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“We persist in a shared vision of love, compassion, kindness, and collaboration for the good of all.” Ann I’ve been doing revocations of consent since last summer when I drove back from South Dakota with an armful of sage and a prayerful conviction to speak the truth and refuse this... Read more
1 month ago
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This past week many people on social media have been expressing concern about a video promoting the Los Angeles Unified School District’s adoption of a health-screening data portal that was developed by Microsoft in partnership with Anthem Health, the country’s largest membership health system. Anthem is affiliated with Blue Cross... Read more
1 month ago
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About Wrench In the Gears

Wrench In the Gears is published by Allison Hawver McDowell, a researcher, writer, speaker, and activist from Philadelphia, focused on elucidating the broad and far-reaching implications of society’s shift toward a ‘fourth industrial revolution’ (4IR) via the nonprofit industrial complex and pay-for-success financial systems, how it is shaping and re-defining everything from culture, education, the environment, down to humanity itself.