Dahr Jamail, Truthout: In spite of announced clean-energy policies, the world isn’t moving anywhere near fast enough to have a chance at mitigating the ever-more alarming impacts of anthropogenic climate disruption in any real way.
Niall McLaren, Truthout: The Anglophone world has recently erupted into rage over the threat of fanatical jihadist terrorists trying to overturn our way of life. However, our tightly interwoven governments fail to see how we have contributed to the rise of Islamist fanaticism.
Kate Baldwin, Truthout: Some say Facebook’s and Apple’s policy of paying for egg freezing for women employees reveals an increasing submission to inflexible work structures that prioritize manhood over momhood.
Laura Gottesdiener, TomDispatch: Detroit is really two cities. One is comprised of wealthy enclaves. The other is made up of the rest of the 139-square-mile urban expanse, populated by longtime residents who have fought for decades to survive in an environment that has become increasingly uninhabitable.
Dean Baker, Truthout: There is something grating about seeing a prominent economist refer to the US public as “stupid.” After all, the country and the world have suffered enormously because the leading lights of the economic profession were oblivious to the largest bubble in history.
Robert Naiman, Truthout: Though the war is three months old, Congress still has not debated and voted to authorize use of military force in Iraq and Syria. Now, the Pentagon wants $5 billion.
The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: Know that when you see an ex-general on the air, or an advertisement for a company that makes weapons of war, it’s all about influencing the US public to support wars, not for the good of the country, but for the profits of the weapons industry.
Richard D. Wolff, Truthout: Traditional capitalism yields recurring crises of unemployment and deepening economic inequalities, which often have provoked transitions to traditional socialism and fascism. Yet most societies that opted for the latter systems have transitioned back. Today‘s crisis capitalism moves again toward those transitions, but something different is emerging.
Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog: On November 13, more than 600 people filled the Lakeshore High School gym for a public hearing on a drilling permit for the first hydraulic fracturing site in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. It was the first public hearing for a drilling permit that anyone can remember.
Aisha Maniar, One Small Window: Former. Lt. Col. Barry Wingard, who represents Fayiz Al-Kandari, a remaining Kuwaiti prisoner held at Guantánamo, speaks about what the release of another Kuwaiti prisoner means and what lies ahead for Al-Kandari and the other 147 Guantánamo prisoners.
Sikivu Hutchinson, The Feminist Wire: The disfiguring images and messages that young black girls consume are ones that we as black women – feminist, womanist or somewhere in between – have not been vigilant enough in challenging on the ground.
Jaisal Noor, The Real News Network: A recent Truthout investigation has uncovered systemic abuse by police officers who’ve remained on the force while the city has paid out millions in settlements. Chicago police have one in a thousand chance of being held accountable for alleged abuse.
James Risen Says He Will Not Reveal a Confidential Source Whatever Supreme Court Rules
Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: Risen understands that to release the name of a confidential source is to eliminate any journalistic checks and balances on the governmental abuse of power.
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