This just in . . .

With The People’s Climate March Behind Us, What Do We Do Now?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The climate action weekend built around the People’s Climate March proved that the climate movement has broad popular support and millions are ready to mobilize. These are two ingredients necessary to achieve climate justice. Also needed is a strategy that is widely understood so people recognize their work is connected to a larger movement and their actions are more effective.

Why Obama Must Bomb ISIS

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Obama and Congress are unable to choose diplomacy and humanitarian aid over war with ISIS for several interrelated reasons. Surprise as to the lopsided authorization for Obama's direct war against ISIS and indirect war against al Assad evaporates in light of this analysis. Reasonable observers may have thought that thirteen years of experience, pain, shame and waste would be sufficient to at least teach officials what to avoid this time. Yet here they go again.

Eric Holder's Uneven Tenure

Thursday, September 25, 2014

In social justice terms, Eric Holder’s tenure as the U.S. Attorney General was uneven and inconsistent. While the Department of Justice was more responsive to civil rights violations, such as police shootings of minorities, than the previous administration, the Department hesitated to launch investigations on controversial cases until community pressure compelled it to.

Gorgeous global march shows how to win the climate fight

September 25, 2014

Huge environmental action in New York teaches us that the answer to change lies with the grass roots.

The massive People’s Climate March, the most hopeful, diverse, photogenic, energizing, and often hilarious march I’ve joined in 52 years of activism — and one of the biggest, at 400,000 strong — has delivered a simple messag​e: we can and will rid the planet of fossil fuels and nuclear power, we will do it at the grassroots, it will be demanding and difficult to say the least, but it will also have its moments of great fun.

The Global Jobs Crisis, Inequality, & the Ghost of Keynes

Thursday, September 25, 2014

21st century global capital has thus evolved multiple ways to reduce wages today. But the biggest contribution to wage-earnings reduction for working households, the biggest impact, derives from the chronic rise in the millions of unemployed, the growing percentage of ‘contingent’ (part time, temp, contract) and ‘low quality’ jobs, and the millions forced into the ‘shadow economy’ of intermittent, occasional work, still lower paid, or even worse.