Joe Macaré, Truthout: “This is our small effort to pull liberals a little bit back toward the left.” Allison Kilkenny and Jamie Kilstein tell Truthout about their new book, why independent media is so needed, why you shouldn’t sneer at vegans and what’s wrong with “The Daily Show.”
William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: In a move even The Onion couldn’t make up, the Susan G. Komen foundation has taken “pinkwashing” breast cancer to a new level by partnering with drilling firm Baker Hughes to promote pink fracking drill bits. Fracking, of course, releases chemicals into the environment that are linked to cancer.
Dan Falcone and Saul Isaacson, Truthout: Noam Chomsky discusses education and indoctrination, the 1960s, the Powell memorandum, democracy, the creation of ISIS, the media and the way “capitalism” actually works in the United States.
Sarah Rosenblatt, Truthout: The corporate media and politicians have decided there is an “obesity epidemic” and focus on weight loss as the cure-all, ignoring societal oppression. In the meantime, food corporations find cheaper and cheaper ways of producing poor-quality food.
Tasasha Henderson, Truthout: For many black women like Marissa Alexander, defending themselves from domestic violence can lead to the loss of their freedom. In Marissa’s case, we see a combination of intimate partner violence and state violence that so often sets a double-trap for black women.
Lynn Stuart Parramore, AlterNet: If you are poor or nonwhite, inequality is in the air you breathe, says James K. Boyce, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and director of the environment program of the Political Economy Research Institute.
Michael T. Klare, TomDispatch: Until recently, the use of the term “the oil weapon” has largely been identified with the efforts of Arab producers to dissuade the United States from supporting Israel by cutting off the flow of petroleum. But the US has now flipped the script and is using it to its own ends.
Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co.: The last time society was as unequal as it is today was during what Mark Twain called the Gilded Age. But expecting the rich not to flaunt their wealth is unrealistic.
Laura Carlsen, CIP Americas Program: Mexican indigenous leaders are accusing President Enrique Peña Nieto of portraying himself as a champion of indigenous rights in the international forum while violating them at home.
Peter Hart, OtherWords: When 300,000 people marched in New York City for the People’s Climate March, the mainstream media barely noticed. They also fail to report that the future of this planet depends on eliminating fossil fuels as a major energy source. This is a new form of climate change denial.
New Support Center Opens for Scientists Under Attack by Deniers, Corporations and Government
Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: The media-amplified legitimatization of anti-science, anti-fact proponents of destroying the earth has successfully confused and neutralized much of the US population.
The Audacity to “Fart in the Elevator” and the Lingering Anger Over the AIG Bailout
Charles P. Pierce | White Cops, Black Teenagers and the Death of Ambiguity
Sweden and the Waking of Eco-Integrity
Strange Twists in Senate Races Shake GOP Confidence
US Will Screen Travelers From Africa for Ebola
This Is How Judges Humiliate Pregnant Teens Who Want Abortions
Americans for Prosperity’s Trail of Voter Misinformation Goes Far Beyond North Carolina