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Barbara Ehrenreich
A Progressive Vision for Social Change

Political and economic trends point increasingly to the growth not of democracy but plutocracy, a system by and for the rich. The upper crust benefits at the expense of the...

Michael Parenti
The Hidden Ideology of the Mass Media

Mass media are owned by huge corporations that have a definite ideological agenda. Yet it is a staple verging on dogma that the mass media are independent, objective and liberal....

David Barsamian
Barsamian/Kronos Quartet in Concert

David Barsamian gave a spoken word performance accompanied by the Kronos Quartet in concert. “Beyond Zero: 1914 – 1918" presented a musical meditation marking the centennial of “the war to...

Noam Chomsky
There Are Plenty of Opportunities

In the immortal words of Howard Beale, the TV anchor played by Peter Finch, in the classic film Network,  “Things are bad, they’re worse than bad. I’m as mad as...  

Arun Gupta
Policing, Property & Evangelism

Large numbers of evangelical Christians in the United States are ardent nationalists and fervent believers in capitalism. They are an influential part of what is called the president’s base. Eighty-one...  

Sara Diamond
The Politics of the Christian Right

The Christian Right is a growing social force. It has built an extensive network of media and cultural institutions and has moved—in a major way—into politics. In some states it...

Nadine Strossen
The Right Turn of the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is at the center of numerous controversies ranging from freedom of speech to reproductive rights. No issue is more volatile than Roe v. Wade, which guarantees women...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Gender Equality

Currently the Supreme Court hangs in the balance with a 4-4 liberal conservative split. The former tends to view the Constitution as a living document, while the latter sees it...  

Cornel West
Love & Justice

From Tamir Rice to Akai Gurley the names of African American men and boys killed by police keep piling up. The lack of a grand jury indictment in the Michael...  

Todd Chretien + Stephen Cohen
Russian Studies Two-Pack

Todd Chretien - Red October: The Russian Revolution The upheaval and regime change in Russia in 1917 “shook the world” in the words of journalist John Reed. In place of the...

June Jordan
Poetry & Politics

June Jordan knows well the burdens placed upon the children of immigrants. It's part of what gave her the courage and conviction to observe the world with the unblinking eye...

Zachary Lockman
A Brief History of Zionism

Zion is the name of a hill in ancient Jerusalem where King David had his palace. The term Zionism was coined in the early 1890s and applied to the Jewish...  

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