The prosecution of CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling is more about retaliation and ass covering than security or justice. Marcy Wheeler has been covering the political fallout of the Sterling case at her blog emptywheel.
You don’t need to read Tristes Tropiques by Claude Lévi-Strauss to feel the ocean breeze, dodge rich people and drink the world’s greatest rum. Dave Buchen has it all figured out.
Aung San Suu Kyi is no longer a political prisoner, but Burma’s leadership still bars the path to a democratic reality. Writer Rena Pederson covers the story of Suu Kyi and Burma’s resistence movement in the new book The Burma Spring: Aung San Suu Kyi and the New Struggle for the Soul of a Nation.
By ignoring minor offenses, New York police are inadvertently disproving dominant narratives about crime, safety and law enforcement, but raising questions about labor actions. Journalist Michelle Chen covers the story in her Nation blog piece Police Unions Don’t Serve the People. Can the Labor Movement Force Them To?
On the fifth anniversary of a disaster that killed hundreds of thousands of people, Brian Mier recalls his trip to the aftermath of post-quake, pre-aid Haiti.
The future demands a new political consciousness. We can’t just wait for neoliberal economics to tear apart society and then build from scratch.
Cultural critic Henry Giroux published his thoughts in the Truthout analysis article Authoritarianism, Class Warfare and the Advance of Neoliberal Austerity Policies.
Jeff Dorchen ignores the rules of space and time to reheat coffee and write a poem about the end of the universe.