Michael Kimmel, Nation Books: In an excerpt from his book Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era, Michael Kimmell examines the angry white male as a major force in the ferocious efforts to return the United States to a patriarchal society.
Andalusia Knoll, Truthout: Ahead of Honduras’ first legitimate election since 2005, Andalusia Knoll takes a look at the country embroiled in violence – particularly against indigenous people – since a 2008 coup.
Ted Asregadoo, Truthout: Mike Ludwig discusses his latest article on genetically modified organisms and how Hawaii is fighting against being a laboratory for the biotech industry.
Anita Kumar and Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy Newspapers: Iran and six world powers announced they had reached an interim agreement that would for the first time roll back portions of Iran’s nuclear program on the promise that some economic sanctions against Iran would be eased.
Brendan Fischer, PR Watch: The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is pushing a new “Obamacare kill bill” to thwart implementation of the Affordable Care Act on the state level by threatening to strip insurers of their licenses if they accept the federal subsidies to which they are entitled.
Million Belay and Bern Guri, Truthout: Agribusinesses and allies call for spreading GMOs in Africa to address hunger. The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa opposes this false solution, calling for a farmer-led movement to spread proven sustainable farming practices.
Lynn Parramore, AlterNet: While the American people have stood their ground against Social Security cuts, Washington has still not gotten the message. Lynne Paramore debunks the so called “facts” about Social Security’s affect on our national debt.
John LaForge, Huntington News: Thousands gather for a massive rally at Ft. Benning in the ongoing campaign to shut down the US Army School of the Americas which serves as a notorious training operation for Latin American officers and soldiers.
Peter Rugh,Occupy.com: “Movements that push for an alternative, more just, sustainable and democratic future are needed…The Anthropocene Epoch demands that we learn to live without killing and exploiting each other…It also demands that the voices of billions of poor and working peoples who stand on the front lines of climate change be heard,” writes Rugh on the future of the Environmental movement.
Warren Reed discusses how widening inequality in the US has hindered growth since the economic downturn; David Swanson details how citizens can fight drone warfare – which affects us all here and abroad – at the state and local level; Brad Parker writes that that Israel must acknowledge its “military occupation where systemic discrimination and persistent human rights violations are deeply entrenched and impunity reigns;” Paul N. Avakian gives a satirical look at the mass genocide case against Efraín Ríos Mont in Guatemala; and more.
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