When I was in junior high, I read the Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov. It laid out a vision of the rise and fall of empires that had a profound impact on my understanding of macro-history. Reading Andre Gunder-Frank’s ReOrient: Global Economy in the Asian Age in college provided me factual underpinnings for my understanding [...]
When a frack-quake cracks the Washington monument just as a memorial for civil rights and anti-war organizer Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is about to be unveiled in the nation's capital, we hope vacationing members of Congress take note.
The "compromise" approved by the House today and expected to pass the Senate tomorrow is an atrocity. It is a rich man's coup of our democracy. Consider this: absolutely no tax increases are included in the bill. It creates a "super Congress," with authority to slash social services when the country is still reeling from
by Medea Benjamin U.S. Corporal Gregory S. Stultz, 22, of Brazil, Indiana, died on February 19, 2010 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. According to icasualties.org, Stultz’s death marks the grim milestone of 1,000 American soldiers killed in Operation Enduring Freedom. This week has also been a grim one for civilian casualties as [...]
CODEPINK Phoenix recently joined a Teabaggers/Screamers/Deathers Healthcare Rally as “Billionaires for Wealthcare.” The irony just flies over many of the protesters’ heads. Check it out: