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Mass Fish Deaths in Vietnam Highlight the Country's Press Freedom Problem

Helen Clark | Posted 07.02.2016 | World
Helen Clark

MELBOURNE, Australia -- In the wake of Vietnam's toxic fish scandal, the freedom to report thoroughly on environmental issues might be waning.

Noam Chomsky Continues to Inspire

Jeff Cohen | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Jeff Cohen

I saw Noam Chomsky as my mentor -- way before we ever met. When I was in college in the late 1960s/early '70s, he was already a guiding light for me, an exemplar of how those with privilege and principles should live our lives.

Letter to Occupy

Gordon Fellman | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Gordon Fellman

Positive social change does not come from only wishing for it or spending just a few months on it. There is no greater task for any of us -- all of us -- than figuring out how to survive the political and environmental crises of this era.

The Stories That Set A World Ablaze

David Tereshchuk | Posted 02.27.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

I'm disappointed to be still waiting for American media to fully recall the place in our own country of self-immolation as citizen protest.

OWS at Valley Forge

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Once the Arab Spring broke loose, people began asking me why this country was still so quiet. I would always point out that no one ever expects or predicts such events. Nothing like this happens until it happens, and only then do you try to make sense of it retrospectively.

The Movement Next Time

Bill Zimmerman | Posted 12.20.2011 | Fifty
Bill Zimmerman

We veterans of the Sixties have become encrusted with doubt. I'm putting mine aside and going to Wall Street. This kernel of activism might spawn a powerful populist movement, and if it does, I want to help it along.

Occupy Wall Street's Real Demands

Rep. Keith Ellison | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Rep. Keith Ellison

We don't need concrete demands to sympathize with the frustration and anger that Americans feel. The Occupy Wall Street movement is the grassroots activism we need to pay attention to -- and it is the start of action.

Eldridge Cleaver, Beaver Cleaver, and Cops Chasing My Mom

John Shore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Shore

Chief amongst the mighty and majestic mysteries of my life is how in the name of Methuselah I could be 52 years old. One minute I'm playing in a meadow, the next I'm lying awake fretting about my cholesterol.

The Antiwar Protester Who Set Himself on Fire Under Robert McNamara's Window

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Norman Morrison, a Quaker from Baltimore, handed his infant daughter off to a bystander, doused himself with kerosene and set himself ablaze under McNamara's window at the Pentagon.