The new plunder of Native lands
Ragina Johnson: "Corporate America's new drive to exploit natural resources, no matter what the impact on the environment or the rights of Native peoples... money-grubbing corporations and the politicians that serve them are working together to restructure the economy and restore stronger growth by turning to resource extraction...
May 16, 2013, 1:36pm
New Era Windows Cooperative Is Open for Business in Chicago
Laura Flanders: Meet the takers: They took over their factory, they took on their bosses, they took the initiative to form a worker cooperative and today they're taking the wraps off a brand-new worker-owned company: New Era Windows. It opened May 9 in Chicago...
May 10, 2013, 4:19pm
Just the Beginning of Canada's Filthy Tar Sands - A Qualitative Jump Down a Black Hole
Macdonald Stainsby: "The breakneck pace of tar sands development in Canada is well known; it is the sheer size of the multiple mines, in-situ plants, upgraders, pipelines, rail lines, refineries and more across all of North America that earned the nickname "the Gigaproject."...But it is Oil Shale...that is truly the ultimate prize for corporations the world over...
May 7, 2013, 2:05pm
The Greene Report for April 25, 2013 - Environmental Issues
Linda Greene: Radioactive Cesium in Fukushima: Radioactive cesium levels topping 100,000 becquerels per kilogram have been found in mud at the bottom of swimming pools at two high schools in and near Fukushima Prefecture, Japan....Under the law, the central government of Japan is required to remove mud and other materials with radiation levels of more than 8,000 becquerels.... 1 Million Comments Against Keystone Pipeline... Air Pollution and Birth Defects...
Apr 25, 2013, 2:27pm
Freed by Richie Havens - A Transcendent Musician
"Richie Havens was one of those artists who had that gift, that ability to see both the path of the discriminating mind and the world it has wrought and the way of the heart. And with his heart he said come this way, give me your hand, follow me.
Apr 24, 2013, 1:24pm
The U.S. chokehold on North Korea
David Whitehouse: North Korea's escalating threats are a response to new shows of force by the U.S. ... Barack Obama--who campaigned for the White House in 2008 on a promise to conduct direct talks with North Korea, in contrast to the belligerent rhetoric of the Bush years--seems to have followed an opposite trajectory since his first months in office...
Apr 11, 2013, 12:28pm
How Was Krugman So Wrong On Trade?
Dave Johnson: "Have our trade policies helped or hurt the country? You can look down at equations and models, or you can look up and see what is happening around you. Equations and models will tell you that "free trade" is a good thing. But if you look up and see what is happening around you ... "not so much" is such an understatement...
Apr 3, 2013, 12:30pm
The U.S. war machine unleashed in Iraq
Ten years ago this week, George W. Bush launched the invasion of Iraq. Bush and his administration of neoconservative hawks intended the second Iraq War as a stepping-stone to wider domination of the Middle East, and they claimed victory when the regime of dictator Saddam Hussein fell quickly. But within months, the U.S. faced a dramatic resistance to their attack, and 10 years later, the war and occupation represent both a setback for U.S. imperialism and a catastrophic human disaster...
Mar 19, 2013, 2:33pm
Remembering the Wounded Knee Occupation
"One of the most important such struggles began 40 years ago on February 27: the occupation of Wounded Knee in 1973 by Oglala Lakota elders and the American Indian Movement (AIM), who called for the impeachment of the corrupt tribal council president Dick Wilson, and for Congress to reexamine broken treaties...
Feb 27, 2013, 2:04pm
When will his nightmare end?
Bradley Manning should be renowned as a hero for his part in exposing U.S. war crimes to the world. Instead, as Nicole Colson writes, he's rotting in a military brig... ONE THOUSAND days in a military prison for the "crime" of alerting the American public to wartime atrocities. That's the dubious "anniversary" that Pfc. Bradley Manning will mark on February 23.
Feb 21, 2013, 4:40pm
COMPLEX ART OF PEACEMAKING
Mohawk Nation News: "According to Haudenosaunee stories, a male child was born whose destiny was to address the condition of continuous warfare. The story of this man, who would come to be called the Peacemaker, gave form and substance to a kind of revolution in thinking. Under the Peacemaker's guidance, the Haudenosaunee people developed a protocol to be followed when enemies first come together under a temporary truce. The protocol begins with a "condolence," a short ceremony...
Feb 18, 2013, 11:22am
Chinese New Year of the Snake
"2013 is the year of the black Snake begins on February 10th shortly after the New moon in Aquarius, the humanitarian of the zodiac. This 2013 year of Snake is meant for steady progress and attention to detail. Focus and discipline will be necessary for you to achieve what you set out to create... Ancient Chinese wisdom says a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means that your family will not starve...
Feb 10, 2013, 12:09pm
The kings of corporate welfare
Gary Lapon explains how Corporate America picks the pockets of U.S. taxpayers: "Perhaps the most outrageous of the government subsidies is the vast amount of public money--tens of billions of dollars from the federal government alone--handed to the oil and gas industry... Another major recipient of subsidies puts our health and safety at even greater risk: nuclear power. This industry literally wouldn't exist if not for government largesse... Another major recipient is agribusiness... The arms industry...
Feb 5, 2013, 12:16pm
'Mi lucha es tu lucha' - Occupy Sandy's collective recovery
Peter Rugh: "Occupy and allies continue to perform day-to-day relief functions and have begun to institute long-term recovery projects in affected areas. Meanwhile, a new storm has begun to gather. Fifty billion dollars from the federal government is expected to begin rolling into disaster areas in the coming months. Funds will be filtered through what Eddie Bautista, of the New York Environmental Justice Alliance (NYEJA), calls the "Disaster Industrial Complex"...
Feb 2, 2013, 11:31am
Revealed: how the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy
Naomi Wolf: "It was more sophisticated than we had imagined: new documents show that the violent crackdown on Occupy last fall – so mystifying at the time – was not just coordinated at the level of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and local police. The crackdown, which involved, as you may recall, violent arrests, group disruption... was coordinated with the big banks themselves.
Dec 29, 2012, 10:49am