Chris Crass, Truthout: Here are six critical lessons for social justice organizing from Harry Potter to help you develop your magic, build our liberation movement and defeat the Voldemorts of this world.
Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co.: Thanks to the botched rollout ofHealthcare.gov, Republicans’ delusions seemed confirmed by reality. Now that things are getting better, however, you can already see their rage building.
Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company: Bill discusses the work of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which has just released a moving video urging people to speak out against firearms violence.
Patrick O. Strickland, Truthout: When President Obama denounced world leaders who praised Nelson Mandela while crushing dissent and resisting reform in their own countries, he should have had a look in the mirror.
Michael Pirsch, Truthout: International New York Times reporter Thomas Fuller downplays the seriousness of the corruption and brutality of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his allies in the present government and dismisses the democratic character of the protests against them.
Ted Asregadoo, Truthout: Maura Stephens explains to Ted that not only do Walmarts get tax breaks after hoodwinking communities into thinking they’ll be a boon to the neighborhood, the public ends up supporting the lucrative store forever when its paltry wages force employees to go on public assistance.
Paul Kiel, ProPublica: How does a $1,000 loan turn into a $40,000 debt? It’s what can happen when high-cost lenders use the courts to collect.
Beth Buczynski, Care2: Connecticut legislators are patting themselves on the back for the first GMO labeling law in the US, but upon inspection, this legislation is meaningless.
Paromita Pain,Occupy.com: Empowered by its volunteers, Hollaback! has become a worldwide movement that uses mobile technology to end street harassment.
Lee Camp discusses how most of us are enslaved in a neo-feudal system and don’t even know it; James Zogby takes a look at Iranian adults in an effort to better understand their political priorities and expectations; Hakim talks about Afghan victims of war; Shepherd Bliss shines a light on the invisible injuries of returning veterans; Bruno Giuliani tells of the fight for freedom in Tunisia; and more.