Dahr Jamail, Truthout: This month’s climate disruption dispatch explains how the planet is being impacted by anthropogenic climate disruption and provides another sobering reality check, demonstrating how rapidly our world is moving toward an unsurvivable state.
Henry A. Giroux, Truthout: Michael Brown’s killing by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri is symptomatic of “the neoliberal killing machine” that’s emerging all over the world.
Renata Bessi, Santiago Navarro F. and Translated by Miriam Taylor, Truthout: The emigration of men to the United States threatens indigenous systems of governance in Mexico. When men leave, the weight of activities in small towns falls on women, but despite this, women are still fighting for space in the political arena.
Wade Davis II and Michael Jennings, The Feminist Wire: We all should be angry that Mike Brown was shot, killed and put on display for all in his neighborhood to see. We can’t just stop at being angry though; we must make sure that this never happens again.
Stephanie Canizales, The Conversation: When it comes to access to services, unaccompanied child migrant workers transition into young adulthood under impoverished and exploitative conditions, without the support of parents and guardians. The need for support services is great, but their availability is sparse.
Dean Baker, Truthout: Martin Feldstein and Robert Rubin, two extremely prominent political figures who got rich off the housing bubble, are now taking time from their busy schedules to call on the Fed to raise interest rates and destroy millions of jobs.
Eduardo Galeano, TomDispatch: Mirrors is a history of humanity in 366 episodes, from our first myths to present day. Here is an excerpt of some famous figures and events from Eduardo Galeano’s book.
The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: When it comes to government, it’s not about how big or small it is; it’s about how effective or ineffective it is. Be it the Works Progress Administration or the GI Bill, “big government” programs helped build this nation and can be a force for good.
Kali Ma, The Hampton Institute: The purpose of hierarchy in a socioeconomic system is not to create opportunities but to protect the supremacy of the ruling elite by controlling people’s autonomy and dividing the working class through social and economic stratification.
Anton Woronczuk, The Real News Network: Increasingly it seems that as Israel’s energy issues have become more pronounced, its repeated military incursions into Gaza appear to be linked to the interest in dominating and exploiting these offshore reserves.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance: Many have written about the militarization of the police and the disproportionate impact they have on people of color, but now more Americans are seeing this reality and cannot escape it.
Fabiola Ortiz, Inter Press Service: Davi Kopenawa, the leader of the Yanomami people in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, who is internationally renowned for his struggle against encroachment on indigenous land by landowners and illegal miners, is now fighting a new battle – this time against death threats received by him and his family.
Most US Voters Have Nearly Zero Impact on National Policy, New Study Concludes
Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: Allan J. Lichtman, a professor of history at American University, claims a new study confirms – to adapt Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address – “that government of the people, by the people, for the people” is perishing from the United States.
Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Shot at Least Six Times
Police Threaten Reporters in Ferguson: “Get the F–k Out of Here”
The Carnage of Capitalism
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National Guard Ordered Onto Streets of Ferguson, Missouri
Ousted Chief Accuses Border Agency of Shooting Cover-Ups, Corruption
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