Robert Jensen, Truthout: The human species must acknowledge that any future that allows us to retain our humanity will jettison capitalism, patriarchy and white supremacy – and be based on an ecological worldview.
Kari Lydersen, Haymarket Books: In an excerpt from her book, Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago’s 99%, author Kari Lydersen describes how mental health advocates occupied and protested the closing of a city clinic that fell mercilessly to Emanuel’s budget ax.
John Pilger, Truthout: Suppressing racist truths, while venerating Australia’s servile role in the colonial wars of Britain and the United States, has almost cult status in Canberratoday.
Don Fitz, Barbara Chicherio and William Smith, Truthout: At the October March Against Monsanto in St. Louis, scores of police from half a dozen municipalities were there, some with dogs. Growing demands for reparations to the victims of Monsanto’s crimes will be heard at a “People’s Hearing on Monsanto: Crimes and Reparations.”
The Daily Take, The Thom Hartmann Program: Republicans have to build a motley coalition of single-issue voters under the GOP elephant umbrella, because if they were honest about their governing philosophy, they would lose every single election.
Mike Ludwig, Truthout: Voters rejected GMO food labeling in Washington on Tuesday after months in which labeling was leading in the polls and before Monsanto and processed food companies and markets inserted unprecedented millions of dollars into the campaign to defeat the measure.
Tom Weis, Truthout: Now – not after the tar sands spigot is turned on – is the time to support the efforts of courageous Texas landowners who could stop Keystone XL’s administration-approved southern leg in its tracks.
Ann Jones, TomDispatch: Embedded with soldiers in Afghanistan, Jones writes, “There were only kids in uniform, most of whom by that time knew that they hadn’t known what they were getting into, and now were struggling to keep their illusions and themselves alive.”
Mary Bottari, PR Watch: The Economic Policy Institute has documented a systematic attack by the American Legislative Exchange Council, not only on unionized workers but on the 90 percent of the American workforce with no union representation.
Robert Naiman, Truthout: If you would rather our leaders keep the planned Pentagon cuts that may constrain our future ability to bomb, invade and occupy other people’s countries, rather than cut Social Security and raise taxes, tell Congress.
Melissa Omlinson, Campaign for America’s Future: “What do ‘we people’ want, Governor Christie? We want our schools back. We want to teach. We want to be allowed to help these children to grow, educationally, socially and emotionally.”
Richard D. Wolff, Economic Update / Truthout: Richard D. Wolff gives an economic update on big banks’ manipulation of the foreign exchange market, Ireland paying for bank bailouts, Big Pharma being guilty of “recklessly endangering health,” and more.