Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz wrote this for Just Transition, the Fall 2017 issue of YES! Magazine. Tracy is the editorial and creative director at YES! She serves on the board of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association.
Raj Patel wrote this article for Just Transition, the Fall 2017 issue of YES! Magazine. Raj is the author of “Stuff and Starved” and “The Value of Nothing” and a professor at the University of Texas at Austin. His work has appeared in The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times.
The United States bears its share of responsibility for this crisis that is destroying Ukraine and placing the world in "unprecedented danger," as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' new Doomsday Clock statement calls it.
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