Sunday, July 25, 2021

Writing as Resistance

Doomed writers buried their accounts of the Warsaw ghetto in the hope that they could teach whoever unearthed the documents about good, evil, indifference and the importance of the truth as an act of resistance. They have left us a trove of papers on how to construct a life of meaning.

The trials of land and water protectors in a world on fire

“Life on Earth can recover from a drastic climate shift by evolving into new species and creating new ecosystems … humans cannot.”

A simple rule change could trigger mass vaccine demand plus head off other insurrections

What property-driven, rights-oriented society allows protesters to both spread disease AND violate sacred boundaries?

Forget the badgering of hack politicians. Consumer boycotts & eco-smart investing deliver more clout.

Imagine the convergence when boycotts and selective stock investments boost targeted street actions

Why new infrastructure is a national imperative

A long-term infrastructure program is now a national imperative, essential to protect Americans from failing bridges and dams, ensure the steady flow of commerce and jump-start an economy hobbled by COVID-19.

Report card: Six months into Biden’s presidency

It’s not clear—will Biden get America back to where it was before Trump?

Nasa’s second nuclear vision

Is America’s future in space nuclear?

The world is uniting for international law, against US empire

“We oppose the extraterritorial application of unilateral measures.“

Player or pawn? Luke Harding’s Russiagate ‘scoop’

The reporter’s involvement in the persecution of Assange alone would be enough to make people question his honesty.

‘Stop interfering’: Ethiopia’s opportunity after the election

The level of condescension and interference displayed by the U.S. and others has angered many Ethiopians.