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Mass Fish Deaths in Vietnam Highlight the Country's Press Freedom Problem
Vietnam and Southeast Asia Analyst and Writer
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
Author and media critic
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
Professor of Sociology, Brandeis University
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
Print, broadcasting & web journalist; Author, 'The Media B...
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
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
Author, 'Troublemaker: A Memoir from the Front Lines of the Si...
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
Co-chair, Congressional Progressive Caucus; U.S. Representativ...
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
Author, "Ashes to Asheville."
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
Author of ten books, film producer
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.
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