Category: Features

Marsha Coleman-Adebayo: Justice for Emmanuel

As Emmanuel made his way to his mother’s vending stand, he could not have possibly imagined that within two hours, a Montgomery County police officer, Christopher Jordan, would end his life by shooting him in the forehead and the torso.

Nicolas J.S. Davies: The Record U.S. Military Budget

To listen to the Republican candidates’ debates, one would think that President Obama had slashed the U.S. military budget and left our country defenseless.

H. Patricia Hynes: Agent Orange: The Unfinished War in Vietnam

During the ten years of aerial chemical warfare in Vietnam, U.S. warplanes sprayed more than 20 million gallons of herbicide defoliants, chief among them Agent Orange.

Alfred W. McCoy: Grandmaster of the Great Game

Obama is revealing himself as one of those rare grandmasters with an ability to play that ruthless global game called geopolitics

Derek Ide: Retracing Toledo’s Radical History

In Toledo, isolation is the rule rather than the anomaly. This has not always been the case, however. Toledo has a long and radical history

Bruce Levine: Ten of the Worst Political Abuses of U.S. Psychiatry and Psychology

Psychiatrists and psychologists have been used by the U.S. CIA to facilitate mind control and torture

Immanuel Ness: U.S. Labor Law At 80

By embracing collective bargaining through the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) of 1935, or Wagner Act, organized labor deprived workers of their capacity to contest private and state power.

Chris Hedges: Master & Slave

John Malkin interviews Chris Hedges about the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the Occupy movement, Hedges recent book and more.

Jeremy Kuzmarov: The Revival of American Militarism

Jimmy Carter’s illness has prompted an array of retrospectives of the man and his presidency both positive and negative. Missing from many of these commentaries is the fact that his presidency was crucial to the revival of American militarism after Vietnam, even though Carter wants to be remembered as a peace president and spoke out Read more…

Denny Riley: The Saturday Before

On the Saturday before the Sunday of the Pride Parade, the Pride Celebration happened in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza and the surrounding grid of streets. From a stage in front of city hall live music blasted out over rows and rows of canopied booths where it appeared everything was for sale but washers and dryers. Booths purveyed savory ethnic dishes and ballpark food, healthy and not so healthy beverages, clothes, crafts, trinkets, sunglasses, hats, books, posters and miniature icons from India and little pipes

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