Henry A. Giroux, Truthout: The spectacle of neoliberal terrorism, violence and misery has become one of the major organizing principles of everyday life. Therefore, we must examine the significance of a range of old and new media apparatuses as powerful political and pedagogical forces that shape this spectacle.
Victoria Law, Truthout: Will the Global Commission on Drug Policy’s recommendations for decriminalization – along with government regulation of the drug market – suffice to stem the tide of the mass incarceration of people of color?
Zach McKoon, Truthout: It has been alleged in many circles that Western powers and their allies created ISIS, which a US-led coalition is now battling in Syria. How accurate is this claim?
Dean Baker, Truthout: There are positives to Eric Holder’s tenure as attorney general, but one really big minus is his decision not to prosecute any of the Wall Street crew whose actions helped to prop up the housing bubble. As a result of this failure, the main culprits walked away incredibly wealthy.
Shay Totten, Truthout: Author Mark Schapiro explains how climate change is affecting the cost of everything – and the wrong people are paying the price. His book takes readers on a journey to the front lines of a changing world, where the same chaotic forces reshaping our weather patterns are also transforming the global economy.
The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: As more and more species continue to die off, our planet is losing its interconnectedness and balance, and the web of life is becoming unraveled. Fortunately, there’s still time for us to prevent a complete disaster.
Alanna Mitchell, Environmental Health News: Sole descendants of the dinosaurs, birds have penetrated nearly every ecosystem on earth and then tailored their own size, habits and colors to each one, pollinating, dispersing seeds, controlling bugs, cleaning up carrion and fertilizing plants. But they are in trouble.
Nafeez Ahmed, Ceasefire Magazine: The rise of ISIS was both predicted and evitable, and the West’s current military campaign is already being used to neuter mass surveillance reforms at home and will likely produce further political destabilization in the region.
Valerie Tarico, Grist: Analysis of population trajectories and effects seems like an obvious and necessary part of the climate dialogue. But in recent decades, public talk about population has been taboo, even among people who are keenly aware of the issues.
In today‘s On the News segment: Activists take over Wall Street after the massive march for action on climate change; the Obama administration is standing up to corporate tax dodgers; Google finally drops ALEC; and more.
Marjorie Cohn, Marjorie Cohn’s Blog: Tariq Khdeir, a 15-year-old US citizen from Baltimore, came back alive from Jerusalem after being beaten and arrested by Israeli police – but only because his assault was caught on tape and because he was a US citizen.
Stella Paul, Inter Press Service: Increasing levels of violence across India due to ethnic tensions and armed insurgencies are taking their toll on women and cutting off access to crucial reproductive health services. This could have huge repercussions in India, home to more than 31 million women in the reproductive age group.
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Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: This country’s distribution of earnings and wealth has regressed at an accelerating pace, devolving into a feudal system.
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