What About Diego? What the Torture Report Missed
Environment / Human Rights / Politics / War

What About Diego? What the Torture Report Missed

The Senate Torture Report released in December 2014 reads worse than even the foulest imaginings of Hieronymus Bosch: sleep deprivation, isolation and sensory deprivation, forced nudity, rectal feeding and rectal rehydration, waterboarding, beatings, threatening detainees with the rape of their mothers and harm of their children, chaining detainees to the ceiling for days clothed in … Continue reading

Where the F*** Are YOU? Are You Coming?
Civil Rights / Education / Environment / Human Rights / Politics / Revolution / War

Where the F*** Are YOU? Are You Coming?

The following is a re-post of an article by Anna Kaminski at CodePink. My organization at American University – the US Foreign Policy Activist Cooperative – is now partnering with CodePink to fight the very issue that Anna addresses in her piece. It is vital that we build the next generation of activists. The University … Continue reading

International Peace Day – Changing the Narrative
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International Peace Day – Changing the Narrative

I spent International Peace Day in one of the best ways possible – eating pizza while having a round-table with other peace activists on how we can work for peace and against violence, militarism, war, and greed. The round-table was led by two bastions of peace activism in the US – Barbara Wien and David … Continue reading

Environment / Human Rights / Politics / Revolution

REBLOG: People’s Agreement of Cochabamba

Originally posted on World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth:
World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth April 22nd, Cochabamba, Bolivia PEOPLE’S AGREEMENT Today, our Mother Earth is wounded and the future of humanity is in danger. If global warming increases by more than…

Capitalism & Climate Change – Part IV: Geoengineering and Sustainable Energy
Environment / Human Rights / Politics / Revolution

Capitalism & Climate Change – Part IV: Geoengineering and Sustainable Energy

Capitalism dominates the globe. It has become so enmeshed into the cultural narrative that it seems almost axiomatic. Private owners (of capital) control the means of production. The goal: build profits. The best part about it is that if everyone pursues self-interest, the market will grow and society will benefit. The invisible hand helps the … Continue reading

Capitalism & Climate Change – Part III: Commodifying Nature & the Market-Based Approach
Environment / Labor / Politics / Revolution

Capitalism & Climate Change – Part III: Commodifying Nature & the Market-Based Approach

Capitalism dominates the globe. It has become so enmeshed into the cultural narrative that it seems almost axiomatic. Private owners (of capital) control the means of production. The goal: build profits. The best part about it is that if everyone pursues self-interest, the market will grow and society will benefit. The invisible hand helps the … Continue reading

IMMEDIATE CALL TO ACTION from Mercy for Animals!
Animal Rights / Environment

IMMEDIATE CALL TO ACTION from Mercy for Animals!

  From Mercy for Animals: “Walmart’s annual meeting is on Friday, June 6, and all eyes will be on the company and its relationship with consumers. Can you increase the pressure on Walmart to address gestation crates by calling their corporate headquarters?  Other big companies, including Target, McDonald’s, and Costco all committed to phasing out gestation … Continue reading

Capitalism & Climate Change – Part II: The Externality Problem
Environment / Politics / Revolution

Capitalism & Climate Change – Part II: The Externality Problem

Capitalism dominates the globe. It has become so enmeshed into the cultural narrative that it seems almost axiomatic. Private owners (of capital) control the means of production. The goal: build profits. The best part about it is that if everyone pursues self-interest, the market will grow and society will benefit. The invisible hand helps the … Continue reading

Capitalism & Climate Change – Part I: The Growth Problem
Culture / Environment / Politics / Revolution

Capitalism & Climate Change – Part I: The Growth Problem

Capitalism dominates the globe. It has become so enmeshed into the cultural narrative that it seems almost axiomatic. Private owners (of capital) control the means of production. The goal: build profits. The best part about it is that if everyone pursues self-interest, the market will grow and society will benefit. The invisible hand helps the … Continue reading