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Pariotic Taurine Excreta

Ian Williams | Posted 05.07.2014 | World
Ian Williams

Vladimir Putin's actions in Crimea are perilously close to tearing up rules that have kept us "the peoples of the world from the scourge of war."

Here's 30 Billion Reasons Why Mexican Trucks Are No Joke

James P. Hoffa | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

This is not the time for America to be signing off on new trade deals that could worsen the problem. The appeal made by Mexican truckers will only be a drop in the bucket of what is to come if this 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal comes to fruition.

The 121st Anniversary of the Overthrow Recognized in Hawai'i

Catherine Bauknight | Posted 03.23.2014 | Hawaii
Catherine Bauknight

During the weekend of January 17-19, 2014, commemorating the overthrow on January 17, 1893, many groups are working to re-establish the recognition of the Kingdom of Hawaii, others are meeting to discuss options they believe are in the best interest for a sustainable future for Hawai'i.

Where Do We Go From Here? The Future of Native Hawaiian Self-Determination Hanging in the Balance

Trisha Kehaulani Watson | Posted 02.08.2014 | Hawaii
Trisha Kehaulani Watson

In the 25 years that have passed since the promulgation of the Native Hawaiian Education Act, countless Hawaiians have utilized that opportunity to educate themselves. The aupuni palapala has been rekindled. The lāhui na'auao reignited.

Drone Summit Demands End to Strikes, Surveillance

Daniel Medina | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Daniel Medina

Within view of the U.S. Capitol and just a little more than a mile from the White House, hundreds of of anti-drone proliferation activists, academics, lawyers and concerned citizens from all over the world gathered this weekend for the second annual drone summit.

Growing Strength to Grow Food: Haitian Farmers Win Annual U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance Prize

Beverly Bell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Beverly Bell

By Beverly Bell, Other Worlds The US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) works to end poverty, rebuild local food economies, and assert democratic contr...

Obliterating Chemical Weapons Eliminates both a Silent Killer and a Threat to the Concept of Exclusive State Sovereignty

Scott Sigmund Gartner | Posted 11.27.2013 | World
Scott Sigmund Gartner

Driven by horrific pictures and statistics and the visceral fear of invisible death, the world's attention focuses on the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

"The Revolution is Going to be Fought With The Hoe": Agriculture and Environment in New Mexico

Beverly Bell | Posted 08.24.2013 | Green
Beverly Bell

By Beverly Bell and Tory Field Spring cleaning of the acequia that irrigates Sol Feliz farm. Acequias are a traditional irrigation system used throug...

Governor Snyder, A Table-for-One

Farah Ahmad | Posted 03.29.2013 | Detroit
Farah Ahmad

Detroit under the helm of an Emergency Manager may bring back a public bus system and city lights, but what about some of the other things on the table, like Detroit's democracy and sovereignty? When you give something up, sometimes it never returns to the table.

Angst Over Extinction

Arthur Goldwag | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Arthur Goldwag

Totalizing, programmatic hatreds are what Freud would have called thanatopsic obssessions -- they are driven by a fear of one's own extinction.

Indigenous, Queer, and Organizing

Coya White Hat-Artichoker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Coya White Hat-Artichoker

I have the honor of working with the First Nations Two Spirit Collective.  We are a group of activists who identify as indigenous and are doing work in the queer community to create space for First Nations people.

Russian Democracy Has a Pulse, Now It Needs a Heart

Harris Silver | Posted 03.31.2012 | World
Harris Silver

I think this case redefines how we can think about the bigger ideas of citizenship and sovereignty and is a window into the state of democracy in Russia. Let's talk about citizenship first.

Hanukkah's History: Challenging But Full Of Meaning

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Perhaps it is because of an awkward duality in our historical narratives that we often retreat to the broader themes and rituals of Hanukkah rather than the complexities of its underlying history.

Who is "We"?

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

There are two major conditions affecting America today, conditions from which flow much else which troubles the nation. First, large, multi-national...

US Withdrawal From Iraq: Good for America, or Good for Iran?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 12.23.2011 | World
Haggai Carmon

The Iranians are motivated to tear Iraq up not only because of the Iraqi oil; in the Middle East, injury to honor is never forgotten and must be avenged.

Intifada Beyond Palestine

Ismael Hossein-zadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ismael Hossein-zadeh

To sum up, the long pent-up grievances of the Arab/Muslim world are exploding not just in the faces of local dictators such as Mubarak of Egypt but, perhaps more importantly, against their neocolonial/imperial patrons abroad.

Our Forgotten "Presidents"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In between the Declaration of Independence and George Washington's inauguration, there were 16 (or perhaps 13, or maybe just eight) men who were called "president".

Karzai Blasts Opium Drug Raid As Violation Of Afghan Sovereignty

LA Times | Laura King, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday denounced a large-scale drug raid in which U.S. forces and Russian drug agents took part, calling it a viola...

You Say You Want a Constitution?

Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir

The Beatles' song "Revolution" has been in my mind all day. That's because this morning I woke up as a newly elected representative to the country's new constitutional assembly.

Finding Meaning in the Egyptian Elections

عمرو حمزاوي | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
عمرو حمزاوي

Will this year's elections be freer, fairer, more transparent, and more participatory than the 2005 elections? Indications right now suggest they will not.

US-Pakistan Negotiations Leave Out Pakistani People

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Mull

The whole Strategic Dialogue is a farce. We're not accomplishing any of our national security goals in the AfPak region, we're actually making our problems worse!

State Rights Pushed By State Legislatures Amid Health Care Overhaul

New York Times | KIRK JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Whether it's a correctly called a movement, a backlash or political theater, state declarations of their rights -- or in some cases denunciations of f...

Rebuilding Haiti, with A Rwandan Twist

Salena Tramel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Salena Tramel

Haiti's development plan shouldn't be identical to that of Rwanda, but what the two countries do have in common are local solutions to unthinkable problems.

Happy Thanksgiving(?)

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paula Gordon

This and every second Monday of October, an entire First World nation takes the day off to cherish all that is best. Today is Thanksgiving Day. In Canada.

A War Tax: A Strategic, Fiscal and Political Imperative

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Without a draft, and without a war tax, 99.9% of Americans do not have to sacrifice at all to continue the war. It is too easy for war to become, for 99.9% of us, more like a video game played out on television.