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30.10.2020

Fantasmas: Puerto Rican Tales of the Dead Conversation with Charlie Vazquez

Fantasmas: Puerto Rican Tales of the Dead Conversation with Charlie Vazquez

By Jhon Sánchez In 2010, I met Charlie during Festival de la Palabra, a Puerto Rican celebration of Hispanic literature in New York and San Juan. By 2015, Charlie edited two of my essays published in Bronx Memoir Project, as well as accompanying me to enjoy plantains, roasted pork, and… »

29.10.2020

Activists Around the U.S. Are Using Street Art to Protest Trump

Activists Around the U.S. Are Using Street Art to Protest Trump

Street art is a tool for activists in the era of Trump and social distancing. By April M. Short “Defund the wall—fund our future.” This is the message painted in giant yellow letters as a street mural that fills the entire block’s worth of asphalt in front of the… »

29.10.2020

Armistice Day Is Coming

Armistice Day Is Coming

November 11, 2020, is Armistice Day 103 — which is 102 years since World War I was ended at a scheduled moment (11 o’clock on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 — killing an extra 11,000 people after the decision to end the war had been reached… »

28.10.2020

Dear “President-elect Biden”

Dear “President-elect Biden”

Please start with the easiest problem to solve Editor’s note: The author’s assumption that Joe Biden will be elected president is of course his own. By Alan Robock Here is a letter I intend to mail in November. But I want you to know about it… »

27.10.2020

Science & The Arts: A Call for Climate Action to the Global Community

Science & The Arts:  A Call for Climate Action to the Global Community

Six years ago, I was in search of meaningful, inspirational films for my high school Italian class. A series of contacts allowed me to meet a powerhouse couple in Rome, Italy during a planned school trip. Paolo Bianchini and Paola Rota of Alveare Cinema srl (http://www.alvearecinema.it/) create social projects… »

26.10.2020

Troops Out of Germany and Down a Rabbit Hole

Troops Out of Germany and Down a Rabbit Hole

By David Swanson I read this nightmare fantasy in the Financial Times: “Of course, a second term for Mr Trump would have a wholly different impact on US-German relations than would a Joe Biden presidency. It is conceivable that a victorious Mr Trump would push hard to end US wars… »

26.10.2020

What Will Happen If Trump Gets Re-elected?

What Will Happen If Trump Gets Re-elected?

By Dr. Partha Banerjee And there is still a high chance that Trump will get re-elected, especially if white voters with no college education turn out in huge numbers on November 3, and at the same time Biden voters — college-educated, affluent, and/or African-American and Latino voters do not do… »

24.10.2020

Trump Lies; The Numbers Don’t

Trump Lies; The Numbers Don’t

“All governments lie,” legendary, independent journalist I.F. Stone wrote in 1965, critiquing official U.S. statements on the “progress” of the Vietnam War. He added, speaking of President Lyndon Johnson, “It is dangerous to trust anything he says.” Half a century later, President Donald Trump is taking lying to a whole… »

23.10.2020

Vote for Land Justice

Vote for Land Justice

By Jean Willoughby Voting is such a powerful tool for impacting our communities that it’s often said that “your vote is your voice.” If that statement strikes you as naïve, consider the resources invested in voter suppression in just the past decade, in which partisan and racial gerrymandering reshaped the… »

21.10.2020

This is What We Really Need. ASAP

This is What We Really Need. ASAP

Our “modern” society is facing many challenges, each one as important as the next: the environment, economy, violence, health, education, security, energy, food, concentration of capital, unemployment, etc. It seems every social leader and politician has plans to respond to these challenges and knows exactly how to solve them. For… »

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