Eisa Nefertari Ulen, Truthout: Trying to “prove” the historical foundations of family histories with a DNA test takes Eisa Ulen deep down the rabbit hole into communal histories rarely explored.
John W. Lawrence, Truthout: Co-op business development pioneers in New York City recently shared their successes and discussed their needs in building infrastructure and planting the seeds of a democratic work movement.
Frances Fox Piven, HarperCollins: One of more than 30 top progressive thinkers who contributed to the new book,Imagine Living in a Socialist USA, Frances Fox Piven argues that the guarantee of a universal income would facilitate a new economic fairness and stability to a financial system careening out of control.
Ted Asregadoo, Truthout: Tony Kashani discusses our pre-conceived notions of “America” and how that lends itself to an exclusionary ideology; an ideology that Bob Dylan has apparently opposed – but in which he participates, in a starring role as a pitchman for Chrysler.
Dan Beeton, Center for Economic Policy and Research: While some in Washington foreign policy circles may attempt to portray the leaders of this new wave of protests in Venezuela as persecuted pro-democracy heroes, they in fact have histories of supporting anti-democratic and unconstitutional efforts to oust the government.
Norman Solomon, Norman Solomon’s Blog: Amazon is hosting a huge computing cloud for the CIA’s secrets – a digital place where data for mass surveillance and perpetual war are converging. The company now has the means, motive and opportunity to provide huge amounts of customer information to its new business partner.
Rania Khalek, Electronic Antifada: Earlier this month, eight of the LAPD’s highest ranking officers toured Israel’s private security firms and drone manufacturers. It’s likely that the grant that paid for the trip came from the Department of Homeland Security.
Kristin Moe, Yes! Magazine: Local landowners and environmentalists who have long opposed the pipeline project are celebrating the decision.
Max Eternity, The Eternity Group: How wise is it to continue squandering the immeasurable power of speaking truth to power – denying one’s individual and collective power in order to prop up the Obama socio-political illusion?
Erika Lundahl, Yes! Magazine: A growing number of towns and cities have found a practical solution to homelessness through the construction of tiny-house villages – and housing officials are taking notice.
Carolina Drake talks about the continuing legacy for her generation of growing up in Argentina during the economic crisis; Public Citizen reports NSA and DHS have finally acknowledged the right to sell parody merchandise using their images; New Partners reveals the Obama administration’s TPP trade officials received hefty bonuses from big banks; the staff at the Center for Economic Policy Research skewer Thomas Friedman’s enthusiasm for “free trade” and ignorance of economics; Libi Uremovic talks about the difficulty of obtaining government records in spite of sunshine and transparency laws; and more.
The BuzzFlash commentary for Truthout will return soon.
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