The “Urbee” 3D-Printed Car: Coast to Coast on 10 Gallons?
Max Eternity, Truthout: With the advancement of 3D printing in sight, an environmentally sustainable revolution in design and manufacturing is poised to take center stage.
George Lakoff: In Politics, Progressives Need to Frame Their Values
Mark Karlin, Truthout: George Lakoff talks about his latest effort to convince progressives to “frame” their political language and appeals based on deep-seated and active values.
A Day With Jesse Jackson and a Look at the Failures of American Capitalism
David Masciotra, Truthout: At age 73, Jesse Jackson is still pushing to level the playing field and create a society of equal opportunity for all Americans.
Scholarship, Mentor Program Helps Children of Incarcerated Parents Go to College
Eleanor J. Bader, Truthout: Yasmine Arrington, the 21-year-old founder of Scholar Children of Incarcerated Parents, or ScholarCHIPS, was 3 years old when her father went to prison and a high school student when she founded the philanthropic program that helps children of incarcerated parents go to college.
How Did We Get Here? Reflections on the 2014 Midterms
Donald Kaul, OtherWords: The 2014 midterms were a disaster for the Democratic Party: They lost every election that was possible to lose and a few that weren’t. The election was an even greater disaster for the people of the United States.
Truthout Interviews Dahr Jamail on Electromagnetic Radiation War Games in Washington State
Ted Asregadoo, Truthout: Dahr Jamail talks about the Navy’s plan to conduct war games involving electromagnetic radiation in a protected park and forest in the state of Washington.
Seven Ways the Military Wastes Our Money
Laura Gottesdiener, AlterNet: From scandals to military golf, here are seven absurd ways the military wastes our money – and none of them have anything to do with national defense.
Is the Grass-Fed Really Greener? Beef Production in the Americas
Maria Alicia Nuñez, Council on Hemispheric Affairs: Most people are not aware that beef production is directly responsible for producing vast levels of greenhouse gases and expanding deforestation, especially in the Amazon forest region.
Efforts to Curb Destructive Palm Oil Plantations Brings Together Strange Bedfellows
Richard Schiffman, Earth Island Journal: Will corporations and activists join forces to end deforestation in Indonesia? Some environmental groups remain wary of corporate motives, and plan to carefully monitor the developments on the ground in Indonesia.
Eight Main Street Job Creators Who Are Rebooting the Economy, Starting With Those Who Need It Most
Mary Hansen, YES! Magazine: From the Deep South to the West Coast, these entrepreneurs are making sure jobs and dollars grow – and stay – in places hardest hit by hurricanes, poverty and gentrification.
David Ragland, Wayne Adams, Mahdis Azarmandi and Mark Lance describe how the militarization of Ferguson creates a self-fulfilling prophesy of violence; Ed Kinane offers pointers for social justice activists; the Center for Constitutional Rights hails the release of five men from Guantánamo; David Swanson writes on why the film Watchers of the Sky is beloved by the US corporate media because it opposes genocide, not war; Swanson also speaks with Truthout’s Maya Schenwar about her new book Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better; Susan Sered describes how Long Island’s geographic separation from the mainland has made it a prime location for isolating social outcasts over the years; Lawrence Wittner looks at how the historical record doesn’t bear out the contention that the United States’ wars have defended the US public’s freedom; the Government Accountability Project announces Rep. Jim Moran’s call for the pardon of CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou; Bill Blunden explains to Forbes magazine that NSA spying is not about stopping terrorism; Nathan Fuller suggests your conspiracy theorist friend isn’t looking so paranoid anymore; Blair Koch details how an oil company vice president and former Halliburton fracking lobbyist assaulted an EnviroNews chief outside of a public meeting; Victor Menotti explains why the Keystone XL pipeline topped the agenda of what he calls the new “Koch Congress”; and more.
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Republicans Renew Push for Drilling in Alaska Wildlife Refuge
Ohio Republicans Want to Ban Abortion Before Many Women Even Know They’re Pregnant
Ferguson Announcement Does Not Appear Imminent
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How a Strange, Secretive, Cult-Like Company Is Waging Legal War Against Journalists
Read the Article at The Nation
Hazards of Open Pits for Storing Wastewater From Fracking Is Focus of New Study
Read the Article at InsideClimate News
Senate Keystone “Yea” Votes Took Six Times More Money From Oil and Gas Industry Than Opponents
Read the Article at Open Secrets Blog
Court Rules Michigan Has No Responsibility to Provide Quality Public Education