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    An Unfinished Revolution

    A former student activist reflects on a life of dissent. Standing in CJ Brune’s cavernous library on the south side of Lawrence, Kansas, it’s hard not to get caught up in history. Along with hundreds of books on everything from Afghan geopolitics to radical feminism, the walls are adorned ...

    The Case for Hope, Continued

    Rebecca Solnit on injustice, struggle, and the hope that pushes us to action. “Everything is in motion,” she writes, “and sometimes we are ourselves that movement.”As in 2004 and 2008, Rebecca Solnit and her blue-state henchwomen and men will probably invade northern Nevada on election ...

    The Myth of Journalism’s Golden Age

    The crisis in journalism today shouldn't obscure mainstream media's long history of masking the truth and acquiescing to power. From the Vietnam War to credit default swaps to climate change, in many ways American journalism brought crisis on itself. This article originally appeared at ...

    The Enemy-Industrial Complex

    From right-wing think tanks to Homeland Security to the “drone lobby,” a lot’s riding on the constant threat of global terrorism. Here’s how it all started.   This article originally appeared at TomDispatch. The communist enemy, with the “world’s fourth largest military,” has ...

    Living with No Future

    After a decade of war, Iraq is a cauldron of sectarian violence, state-sponsored terrorism, and humanitarian crisis. Now a U.S. client under the autocratic and corrupt Maliki government, Iraq has little chance to escape the vicious cycle of violence and injustice.  This article originally ...

    Men Who Kick Down Doors: Tyrants at Home and Abroad

    Secretive, paranoid, and aggressive, our militarized, hyper-masculine political culture feeds violence abroad and in the home. As John Stuart Mill argued, the subjection of nations has everything to do with the subjection of women. This post originally appeared at TomDispatch. Picture this. A ...

    Noam Chomsky: Challenging Empire

    This post originally appeared at TomDispatch.  For more than half a century, Noam Chomsky has been a relentless voice for justice, democracy, and universal human rights. Having revolutionized modern linguistics in the 1950s, Chomsky turned his attention to the Vietnam War in the ...

    So Many People Died

    This post originally appeared at TomDispatch. Pham To looked great for 78 years old. (At least, that’s about how old he thought he was.) His hair was thin, gray, and receding at the temples, but his eyes were lively and his physique robust -- all the more remarkable given what he had lived ...

    Toxic Trash Pits Take Toll on U.S. Soldiers

    Did the United States poison tens of thousands of its own soldiers in Iraq with fumes from burning toxic trash? Before you consider it an outlandish suggestion, I suggest you read J. Malcolm Garcia’s moving account in the Oxford American of two American soldiers who made it back from their ...

    An All-American Nightmare

    This post originally appeared at TomDispatch***How about a moment of silence for the passing of the American Dream?  M.R.I.C.  (May it rest in carnage.)No, I’m not talking about the old dream of opportunity that involved homeownership, a better job than your parents had, a decent pension, ...

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