The variety of the craft-brewing wave sweeping the US makes drinking beer more fun than ever. But as this trend spreads, there’s another revolution going on that’s concentrating most of the world’s beer into the hands of just a few mega-corporations.
The United States is in serious decline. Everything is going wrong. And in the panic, they are like a driver of a powerful automobile who has lost control of it, and doesn’t know how to slow it down.
Today it often feels as though we are hopelessly mired in apocalyptic thinking, both in our social movements and in popular culture. From Hollywood blockbusters to art house dystopias, and from hip-hop lyrics to “serious” literature, images of irreversible climate chaos, interminable warfare, and total societal collapse seem increasingly inescapable.
Destination Île-à-Vache is a government-driven tourist project planned for a small island off the northern coast of Haiti. Groundbreaking on the project occurred in August, 2013, without the inclusion or participation of the community.
Netanyahu’s war-turned-genocide in Gaza has backfired badly - his strategy has helped resurrect Hamas, the very movement he tried desperately to crush.
Dave Zirin’s new book is an engaging and timely resource that examines how the World Cup and Olympics have each become a “Neoliberal Trojan horse” which serve as “incredibly effective tools for reorganizing an economy on neoliberal grounds.”
A hazard facing mass movements is the NGO-ization of resistance. In the long run, NGOs are accountable to their funders, not to the people they work among.
It is not pleasant to contemplate the thoughts that must be passing through the mind of the Owl of Minerva as the dusk falls and she undertakes the task of interpreting the era of human civilization, which may now be approaching its inglorious end.