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, 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, 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.
Published on Truthout, 29 November 2017. A campaign that began more than a decade ago has resulted in students at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor passing a resolution calling for an investigation of investments with Israeli companies involved in Palestinian human rights violations. It’s a good sign against the backdrop of an overtly pro-Israel government.
Published on Truthout, 17 July 2017. Former nuclear industry senior vice president Arnie Gundersen, who managed and coordinated projects at 70 US atomic power plants, is appalled at how the Japanese government is handling the Fukushima nuclear crisis. “The inhumanity of the Japanese government toward the Fukushima disaster refugees is appalling,” Gundersen, a licensed reactor operator
Published on Truthout, 10 July 2017. As members of Congress return today after their July 4 break, they are hoping to rapidly conclude their attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The health bill overhaul, one of Trump’s consistent campaign promises, has been vexing his administration and angering the general US population. In fact, only
Published on Truthout, 3 May 2017. “The police and military have always been the arm of the state to facilitate Indigenous dispossession and normalize it,” Nick Estes, cofounder of The Red Nation, tells Truthout. Standing Rock is only one modern example of a tactic that has been used by the settler state against Indigenous peoples
Published on Truthout, 17 April 2017. Decades after the Weather Underground disbanded, its members are still fighting for justice, and they have some words of wisdom for those of us engaged in today’s political struggles. Former members of the radical resistance group share their perspectives on resisting empire under the Trump regime. Read the full
Published on Truthout, 10 March 2017. The evisceration of Wisconsin under Gov. Scott Walker is essentially a blueprint for how to transfer the country’s social, physical and environmental infrastructure to corporate power. This blueprint is being followed nearly to the letter by the Trump administration. If you think things are bad now, take a closer