Greta Browne and Guy Gray "If the poor of this country knew what is being planned for them, there wouldn't be enough streets to fit all the people protesting against it." Brazilian theologian Leonardo Boff From our viewpoint on a small farm in the interior of Brazil, with limited access to the internet and other media, we watch the unfolding of a frightening phenomenon. … [Read more...] about Far Right Pulls the Wool Over Voters Eyes
Faramarz Farbod Editors' note: A centerpiece of the Trump administration's Middle East policy is targeting Iran. (For greater details, see the Notes from the Editors.) Consequently, Iran is again in the eye of the storm and one hears frequently from official sources that Iran is a dangerous threat to the interests of the US and its close allies in the region. While the … [Read more...] about Lets Not Forget: the CIA Overthrew Mossadeq in Iran
Margaret Kimberley Whether Democrats are openly obstructionist corporatists like Pelosi, or liberal sounding like Warren, they will not consider any meaningful systemic reforms. The next presidential election in the United States is now just one year away. In January 2020 the process begins with the Iowa caucuses followed quickly by the New Hampshire primary and contests … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren and the Trap for Black Voters
Elizabeth Oram My father was a tenured professor at a large southern university. His income provided a secure, middle class life for our family of four in the 1960s. But my father was not brilliant or ambitious and I am certain that were he a PhD job seeker in today's academic "marketplace," our family would have known neither security nor abundance. He would have been among … [Read more...] about What professors and Fast Food Workers Have In Common
Michael D. Yates Today, the world faces multiple crises. Foremost among them is an impending environmental catastrophe, marked by rapidly rising temperatures and sea levels, widespread extinction and diminution of species, poisoned air, contaminated and polluted water, including our oceans, the loss of soil elasticity, and worsening desertification. We are rapidly reaching a … [Read more...] about If Capitalism Must End, What Should Replace It?
by Martin Boksenbaum Two lines from T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Hollow Men” meant little to me until thinking about how to talk about what needs to be done, what we need to do, to address the climate crisis. Although certainly not what T.S. had mind, those lines have considerable relevance for thinking about the character of current protest movements in the United States, no … [Read more...] about Climate Action, Structure, Power