Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Nick Turse: Castle Black

The United States dominates the world through its military power. Due to government secrecy, our citizens are often ignorant of the fact that our garrisons encircle the planet.

November 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

LaDonna Brave Bull Allard: We Stand in Solidarity with Rojava, an Example to the World

Since 2012, around 5 million people – Kurds, Arabs, Assyrians, Turkmen, Yazidis and others – have built the autonomous region of Rojava, demonstrating how a multi-ethnic society can respectfully coexist beyond the constraints of nation state, patriarchy and capitalism.

November 5, 2019 · 2 Comments

Iman Chahin Sharba: Prior to the Departure

Before I was killed by a matter of minutes I was combing the hair of my daughter And braiding her plaits With a pair of tweezers in the shape of … Continue reading

May 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

Video: Glenn Greenwald with Tom Engelhardt

. . In this one hour video recorded on September 27, 2017 at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico, investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald talks about his work. Afterwards, … Continue reading

March 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

W.J. Astore: Happy 4th of July! And a Global War on Something

I live in a fairly posh area of America.  A place where people have vacation “cottages” with pools, a “destination” place for some, especially in July and August.  July 4th … Continue reading

July 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Appellate Court Judge Janice Rogers Brown: Democracy Is Broken and Congressional Oversight is a Joke

A senior judge has today described American democracy as “broken” and Congressional oversight a “joke” in failing to check the US drone killing program. In a concurring opinion in the … Continue reading

July 3, 2017 · 2 Comments

Adam Johnson: US-Led Airstrike Kills as Many Civilians as Nice Attack–But Gets Scant Coverage in US Media

A coalition airstrike reported on Tuesday that killed at least 85 Syrian civilians—one more than died in the Nice attack in France last week—wasn’t featured at all on the front … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

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