Bolivia and Tulsi Gabbard

Bolivia and Tulsi Gabbard

Bolivia is dealing with the contentious results of a recent election and, as The Nation reports, “Even if this fraud thing falls apart, I don’t know if people who are protesting against the results will accept the results, because there’s so much...
From privatized electricity to climate change

From privatized electricity to climate change

As California moves to outlaw private prisons, there are still services that could benefit with de-privatization, in this case, electricity. The Nation reports that PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric), the electricity provider for two million Californians,...
From Saudi Arabia to economic shifts

From Saudi Arabia to economic shifts

On Oct. 3, Journalist Nermeen Shaikh spoke at Ithaca College about the fallacies and distortions of mainstream media and how independent news outlets like Democracy Now! were providing an urgently needed corrective. In her lecture, she covered critical...
From impeachment to Blackwater

From impeachment to Blackwater

The Nation’s media critic Eric Alterman contextualizes the Trump-impeachment news through the lens of three new books. “In his book American Carnage, Tim Alberta, a former reporter for National Review now with Politico, tells a straightforward tale,...
From landmines to dictatorship

From landmines to dictatorship

“A major legacy of the US war on terror in Afghanistan, which began in October 2001 and shows little sign of actually ending anytime soon, will be the “explosive remnants of war”—a term for all the landmines and un-exploded bombs and other weaponry that have...
From meritocracy to social media

From meritocracy to social media

“We don’t need to cleanse our meritocracy of undeserving people or upgrade our meritocrats; we need to dismantle the whole system. Even when it works, Markovits argues, meritocracy is a primary driver of inequality in America.” The...