Politics


Animal Food Checkoff Programs and the Economics of Meat Production

By David Robinson Simon

Animal food checkoff programs are benefiting the animal food production industry, but not the consumers.


Teenagers in Space (The Secret History of G.I. Joe, Part 2)

by Tom Engelhardt

How warfare reentered childhood.


The Secret History of G.I. Joe (Part 1)

by Tom Engelhardt

Barbie, Joe, Darth Vader, and making war in children's culture.


Undercover Agents Infiltrated Tar Sands Resistance Camp to Break up Planned Protest

by Adam Federman

As activists and TransCanada face off, the Department of Homeland Security and local police make clear which side they're on: the oil industry's.


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The Backyard Shock Doctrine

by Laura Gottesdiener

The landscape of Wall Street's creative destruction.


Investing in a Resilient Future

By Suzanne Lindgren

Slow Money founder Woody Tasch talks about investing in the future and Slow Money’s new offshoot, Gatheround.


Art Created From Undocumented Immigrants’ Discarded Objects

By Robert Neustadt, special to Utne Reader

Artist Valarie James repurposes the discarded objects of Latino undocumented immigrants in order to expose the humanitarian disaster in the U.S.-Mexico Border.  


Climate Activists, Eco-Terrorism, and the Green Scare

By Adam Federman, from Earth Island Journal

Working directly with energy industry groups and private security firms, the government has broadened the legal definition of terrorism and now targets climate activists.