The best way to respond to the Republican debates is to look away from the distractions and instead peer through the threadbare curtain concealing the fundamentals of Republican ideology.
Once the march is over, the blockades removed, the tear gas dissipated -- another fight is only just beginning, one that may last for years, require thousands of dollars and endless hours of work, and which may determine whether protestors go to prison or go free.
More that half of the US foreign military spending for 2016 goes to Israel. As in all things, Israel gets special treatment by the US allowing Israel to spend 25% of its gift from the US to pay itself for buying weapons from its own weapons industry.
Our farmer-managed seed systems in Africa are being criminalized and displaced by a very aggressive green revolution project of corporate occupation by big multinational companies. This violent agrarian transformation is facing profound objection.
There are three longer-range challenges where choices must be made, choices made more complex by the attacks: the COP21 meeting, upcoming regional elections in France, and the wider conflicts in the Middle East.
Janet Biehl, author of a newly published book about Vermont social ecologist Murray Bookchin, will be speaking in Burlington, VT on November 19thabout her recent visit to Rojava, Kurdistan where Kurdish men and women have organized themselves into a democratic autonomous region based in part on principles advanced by Bookchin.
From the end of this month through early December, much of the world’s attention will be focused on Paris, the site of the upcoming round of UN climate negotiations. This is the twenty-first time diplomats and heads of state will gather under the umbrella of the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change.
"Traditional, small-holder peasant agriculture is done by women. Women are the ones who save the seeds – the soul of the peasant population. This is to honor what women have inherited from their ancestors: the conservation of seeds as part of their knowledge to care for the whole family and nourish their communities." - Mariama Sonko, farmer and organizer in Senegal.