At the February 11 Democratic Debate, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton had a spirited exchange about an unlikely topic: the 92-year old former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Sanders berated Clinton for saying that she appreciated the foreign policy mentoring she got from Henry Kissinger. “I happen to believe,” said Sanders, “that Henry Kissinger was one of the most destructive secretaries of state in the modern history of this country.”
Janet Biehl, author of a newly published book about Vermont social ecologist Murray Bookchin (Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin), speaks about 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.
In 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers and setting off the worst oil spill in US history. The images are unforgettable: The Gulf of Mexico on fire. Pelicans emerging from the water entirely covered in thick, black oil. Planes flying overhead, spraying more than a million gallons of an oil-dispersing chemical called Corexit in an attempt to control the spill.
As the debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement continues, many Americans are unaware that hundreds of exploitative foreign trade zones are already entrenched within the US, and most likely in their own part of the country.
"Who we are fighting for is every single peasant farmer – more than 200 million – on the planet. People are eager to join hands in building a global voice." - Elizabeth Mpofu of Zimbabwe, General Coordinator of the international peasant movement La Via Campesina.
When Bernie Sanders announced that he would seek the presidential nomination of the U.S. Democratic Party, few people took him very seriously. Hillary Clinton seemed to have so much support that her nomination seemed assured without difficulty. Sanders however persisted in his seemingly utopian quest.
The International Workingmen's Association -- sometimes called "The International," or "The First International," depending on your views concerning the legitimacy of its subsequent incarnations -- was formed in 1864 by representatives of numerous European socialist and workers' organizations, in order to coordinate strike activity and otherwise aid the working class in its struggle against capitalism.
“We interrupt this regularly scheduled program ...” Remember those television interruptions? They were often “just a test” back in the 60s and 70s and now are more likely an interruption about a severe storm or other potential crisis. Black Lives Matter, is this, the interruption of the regularly scheduled program.