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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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