Category: Features

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Noam Chomsky: Outrage

Disregard for Palestinian life in the West helps explain not only why Palestinians resort to violence, but also Israel’s latest assault.

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Seth Sandronsky: For Whom the Bail Tolls

According to the Prison Policy Institute, there are 330,000 people in state or federal prison for drug offenses. The U.S. bail bonds industry does $2 billion annually.

Naomi Oreskes: A Green Bridge to Hell

Why fossil fuels can’t solve the problems created by fossil fuels

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Paul Street: Confronting Institutional Evil

“It has become fashionable among some U.S. ‘progressives’ to attribute contemporary social problems to the misbehavior of ‘sociopaths’–people who have no conscience

Craig Hughes: From The Bottom Up

An interview with David Wagner on poverty, homelessness, activism, and social welfare

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Peter Van Buren: This Land is Not Your Land, this Land is Their Land

The cumulative effects of years of inequality

Paul Rosenberg: Mismanagement, Abuse in Charter Schools

The predictable perils of turning education into a poorly regulated business

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Paul Street: Democracy Incapacitated

The United States was largely pre-capitalist at the time that the U.S. Constitution was set up—something that ought to remind us in its own way that the barriers to genuine popular governance/sovereignty cannot be reduced simply to capitalism, however centrally the profits system stands as a barrier to democracy at home and abroad.

Paul Gottinger: Where is Egypt’s Revolutionary Movement?

An interview with Abdulla al-Arian

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Jack Rasmus: Economists Discover Inequality (But Have Yet To Explain It)

The overall share of incomes from Capital is rising at the expense of workers

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