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Chris Winters: What the Pandora Papers Tell Us About Ourselves

Globally, anywhere from $5.3 trillion—about 6.25% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product—to as much as $32 trillion has been thought to be held in offshore tax havens.

October 20, 2021 · 1 Comment

Rebecca Gordon: Seeing the Future

For the sake of the world, let us hope that this time Cassandra will be believed.

October 19, 2021 · 3 Comments

Earl S. Braggs: Such is the Love Story of Sally

It was not the first time that Thomas Jefferson asked
her to dance.

October 19, 2021 · 4 Comments

La Via Campesina: Food Sovereignty | A Manifesto for the Future of Our Planet

Food Sovereignty promotes justice, equality, dignity, fraternity and solidarity. Food Sovereignty is also the science of life.

October 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

Angele Ellis: Dances of Death | In Tango Below a Narrow Ceiling, an experimental young Syrian poet makes his book-length debut in English

What would happen in this vast dagger
If America stopped eating human flesh
For three days?

October 15, 2021 · 6 Comments

Lourdes Medrano: Growing Food and Latino Culture in Tucson’s Barrio Centro

In a long-abandoned school playground, a small-scale farm is planting seeds for a more equitable and sustaining food system in a neighborhood where fresh, affordable food is hard to come by.

October 14, 2021 · 6 Comments

Jose Padua: A Short History of Monsters and Everything Else that Gives Substance to the Dream

in deference to the perverse dreaming
of the dwindling numbers of the upwardly mobile as
they trash and burn their merry way to their new luxury
condominiums decorated in beautiful pastel colors.

October 14, 2021 · 2 Comments

Bryan Farrell: ‘The only way out of Libya is by sea’ — How migrant rescuers are making history in the Mediterranean

While governments fail to meet basic humanitarian requirements, rescue organizations like Sea-Watch are taking life-saving action on the frontlines of the European migrant crisis.

October 12, 2021 · 2 Comments

Gregory Djanikian: The Aestheticians of Genocide

Along the Euphrates, some women
died in their own blood, and some,
holding their children close,
threw themselves into the river

October 12, 2021 · 4 Comments

Jon Queally: ‘To Change Course of History,’ US Climate Movement Takes Aim at Biden White House

Five days of direct action and civil disobedience are planned this week to denounce “broken promises” and demand ambitious action against the planetary threat.

October 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

Rosaly DeMaios Roffman: When Christina Called

And when he was little and screamed 
because the circus in town was rained out
she then told him to wait–to please wait–
that old issue of trust in the steady gods

October 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

Myths and Facts About Male Sexual Abuse and Assault

Cultural myths surrounding the sexual abuse and assault of boys and men can be serious obstacles to understanding and healing, so it’s important to learn just how wrong they are.

October 9, 2021 · 3 Comments

Karen J. Greenberg: Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

Accountability for the mistakes, miscalculations, and lawless policies of the war on terror has proven not just elusive, but inconceivable.

October 8, 2021 · 1 Comment

Video: Happiness Family Farm

Rosata, her husband, Prosper, and son, Japhety, work year-round on their small farm to harvest fresh fruits and vegetables for the Portland community.

October 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

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