Category: US

Melissa M. Valle: Let’s Talk About Race (in Latin@ Communities)

They say that the Devil’s greatest trick is convincing the world he didn’t exist. While I’m not a religious person, I find something alarming about the notion that a sinister force is exacting its will on humanity while successfully going undetected, and therefore uncontested. Racism in Latin America has a similar invisible, but insidious, sort Read more…

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Julian Assange: ‘I hope there’s much still to come’

The Wikileaks co-founder says the internet can be both a tool of political empowerment and the road to dystopia

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Karen J. Greenberg: Fighting the Last War

Will the War on Terror Be the Template for the Ebola Crisis?

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David Swanson: Public Says No to Silencing Prisoners’ Speech

I would not have guessed that people cared so much and so well about U.S. prisoners

Lauren McCauley: Dark Money Spending in Key Senate Races ‘Shattering’ Records

Unknown donors and big-monied, outside groups are pouring record amounts of cash into key Senate races

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Charles Glass: In the Syria We Don’t Know

It took less than a year for the armed militias that coalesced into the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Islamic Front to displace the pro-democracy demonstrators

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Paul Krugman: Amazon’s Monopsony Is Not O.K.

What matters is whether it has too much power, and is abusing that power. Well, it does, and it is

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Noam Chomsky: Official: The US is a Leading Terrorist State

An international poll found that the United States is ranked far in the lead as “the biggest threat to world peace today,” far ahead of second-place Pakistan, with no one else even close

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Jeremy Brecher: Our Climate is a Public Trust

Can an ancient legal principle with roots in Roman law serve as a tool for the climate protection movement?

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David Swanson: On Killing Trayvons

Stand-your-ground murders are facilitated by racism; and racist propaganda that blames the victims protects the killers after the fact

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