Published on Truthout, 14 May 2018. More than eight years after BP’s oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico began, untold numbers of Gulf Coast residents remain sick from the spill and the toxic chemicals used in the cleanup effort, and many of them have already died. However, the company is refusing to pay out
Published on Truthout, 7 May 2018. As the world becomes increasingly dystopian and dependent on technology, artist and printer Myrna Keliher reminds us to stop, pay attention to the shape of letters and words, be moved by poetry, and perhaps even to head for the hills. Read the full story on Truthout.
Interview on CounterSpin, 2 May 2018. CounterSpin interview with Dahr Jamail on Antarctic ice
Published on Truthout, 30 April 2018. With millions of civilians living in close proximity to military bases around the US, military aircraft accidents are a largely hidden but ever-looming threat. Warplanes, which are not regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration, regularly have mechanical malfunctions, and crashes are not uncommon. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 22 April 2018. April saw a flurry of climate events with temperature records being set across Asia as the Earth enters an era of “mega-fires.” Extreme weather events cost the US $3 billion in the first three months of this year. And in an extreme act of protest against fossil fuels, one
Published on Truthout, 16 April 2018. Inspired in part by the Swords to Plowshares movement, a small collective is transforming weapons into shovels to be used for ceremonial tree plantings at sites impacted by violence. The creators of the project hope that by turning tools that harm the world into ones that heal it, we
Published on Truthout, 5 April 2018. A new study shows dramatic changes in some major Antarctic glaciers as the ice is being melted from below by unusually warm ocean water. The rate of melting is far more rapid than previously thought and scientists now fear that their worst-case sea level rise projections may come true
Published on Truthout, 2 April 2018. Half of all plants and animals in global forests are forecast to disappear by 2100. The Arctic is in meltdown as human-caused global warming threatens to melt more than one-third of all glaciers. And the biosphere is convulsing as runaway climate disruption marches on under the business-as-usual approach of
Published on Truthout, 27 March 2018. I witnessed firsthand John Bolton’s acts of mass murder in Iraq. Now the man who has been calling for war against Iran and North Korea for years, who worked to derail the UN’s weapons inspections in Iraq, and who thinks murdering 5 percent of Iraq’s population was a good
Published on Truthout, 26 March 2018. While the military, along with state and federal governments, promotes the idea that military bases bring jobs and money to local economies, a close analysis shows that they actually cost communities tens of millions of dollars annually. Read the full story on Truthout.