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Staff Favorites

Tom Hayden
A Global Warning

The winds of political change blow from all directions. For many decades they’ve blown hardest from the Right – a corporate-friendly, conservative agenda involving endless war and military spending and...  

Max Rameau
Gimme Shelter: The Housing Crisis

Anatole France, Nobel Prize winner wrote, “The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and...  

Khurram Parvez
Kashmir: Telling the Story

Kashmir is one of the most protracted and bloody occupations in the world—and one of the most ignored. Under Indian military rule human rights abuses and atrocities are routine. The U.S. refuses...

Eqbal Ahmad
Terrorism: Theirs and Ours

Terrorism is the scourge of the era. It is a fearsome symbol conjuring images of nasty-looking, bearded men brandishing AK-47s. The media focus only on the terrorism of official enemies...

Naomi Klein
The Radical Leap

Political organizers are aware of “wedge issues” that divide us and “web issues” that bring us together. What could be more unifying than saving the planet? The Earth is heating...  

Stephen Bezruchka
Health Care Inequalities

First program: In Sickness & in Wealth Income and wealth inequalities have huge health impacts. What are the health advantages of being rich as compared to being poor? You’ll live...

Nader Hashemi
The Broken Politics of the Middle East

From Yemen to Iraq and from Libya to Syria, the Middle East is drenched in chaos and violence. The bright promises of the Arab Spring uprisings have disappeared into a...  

David Korten
A New Story

Since the beginning of time people have been telling stories from Gilgamesh in Iraq to The Odyssey in Greece. These tales convey lessons and societal values and warnings about arrogance....  

Michael Moore
Downsize This!

The award-winning director of Roger and Me and TV Nation takes you on an uproarious ride through the political landscape. No candidate escapes his brilliant wit. Throughout the humor and...

Barbara Ehrenreich
The End of Caring

The politics of the Clinton-Gingrich era have rewritten the social contract and have shredded portions of the safety net. The poor and needy are lectured about responsibility and character. The...

Noam Chomsky
Turkey and the Middle East

Turkey threatens and jails journalists and dissidents. It bombs the Kurds. Chomsky has sharp criticisms of the autocratic regime of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Despite grotesque human rights violations,...

Barbara Ehrenreich
Kicking People When They're Down

The rise in New York’s poverty rate as a result of the ongoing recession has pushed nearly half of the city’s population into the ranks of the poor or near-poor....  

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