Rebecca Burns, Truthout: Housing rights organizations say a new federal housing program has deepened the pain of homeowners and tenants by handing their fates over to hedge funds and investment groups that have no interest in keeping residents in their homes.
Marcus Raskin, Haymarket Books: For the casual observer, Chomsky seems to hold that on the one hand, there is science and analysis, and on the other hand, there are those desired values that we hold dear and preach about through different social means, writes Marcus Raskin in the forward to Chomsky’s book, Masters of Mankind.
Lindsay Fitzclarence, Truthout: Australia has been involved in nuclear power politics since the 1940s as both a weapons test site and a source of base fuel uranium.
Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, Truthout: The texts of early Buddhism provide us with a psychological model of how the sense of urgency arises and how it can be channeled into effective action. This sense is necessary to confront climate change.
Anastasia Pantsios, EcoWatch: Monsanto announced this week that it is opening a new facility in Mexico to research and develop new hybrid types of corn resistant to disease and climate conditions – but the reception hasn’t been particularly warm.
Ted Asregadoo, Truthout: Ted Asregadoo talks to author and research scholar at the University of Illinois’ Center for African Studies James Kilgore about what the movement against mass incarceration can learn from those combatting climate change.
W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times: With US and allied aircraft now bombing Islamic State and Al Qaeda positions in Iraq and Syria, many analysts foresee a boost to bottom lines for munitions manufacturers, weapons producers and other military contractors.
Jeff Bryant, Campaign For America’s Future: Students who are alarmed to know they’re not allowed to learn about civil dissent and protest have quite rationally chosen to protest.
Barbara Koeppel, Consortium News: Daniel Ellsberg, the former Defense Department official who leaked the Pentagon Papers exposing the Vietnam War lies, is alarmed at the many parallels between Vietnam and President Obama’s new military campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
Marjorie E. Wood, OtherWords: Addressing inequality head-on will put our nation’s wealth back where it belongs – with all of us.
Paul Thomas deconstructs the cruel practices of Southern Christianity; Kayly Oberquestions the absence of risk analysis from government response to climate change;Michaela Wade discusses the growing and extreme divide between rich and poor in San Francisco and simultaneous loss of the city’s famous whimsical character and charm;Reprieve calls for transparency in the Guantanamo force feeding trial; Nozomi Hayasereviews Julian Assange’s new book, When Google Met WikiLeaks; Melissa Fisher and John Lawrence report on potential for worker co-ops in New York City; Darius Shatahmasebianalyzes New Zealand’s National Party’s record in light of its recent electoral victory; Les Kishler discusses the art and science of deep gardening; Dr. Marc Gopin argues professionals should return some of the benefits of their professions to society; Erin Niemela criticizes the use of polls as a “rally around the flag” tactic during wartime; Edward Tick talks about mentally-ill veteran Omar Gonzales, who scaled the White House walls, and how we need a new paradigm in treatment of US veterans; Public Citizen releases a new report excoriating extra-judicial trade tribunals; Acronym TV confronts white privilege in the climate justice movement; and more.
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