Climate Change-Fueled Food Crisis Could Kill Half a Million by 2050

Originally Published on Common Dreams
by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Farms and farmers have long been "in the crosshairs of climate change."
More than half a million people could die in the next few decades as a result of climate change, according to new research published Wednesday in The Lancet.

The Poisoning of Flint Was Not an Accident - It Was a Crime

By William Rivers Pitt

Originally published in Truthout

Filters and bottled water stacked up on a truck to be delivered to residents in Flint, Michigan, January 7, 2016. At every major decision point over more than a year, officials at all levels of government acted in ways that contributed to Flint's tainted water crisis and allowed the public health emergency to persist for months.

How Activists Won Reparations for the Survivors of Chicago Police Department Torture

How Activists Won Reparations for the Survivors of Chicago Police Department Torture

A history of the movement to make Chicago pay for the crimes of former police commander Jon Burge.

Originally published in In These Times

BY Flint Taylor

Full Text of TPP Released...And It's Horrible

(Originally published in Common Dreams, for more resources, click here)

Written by Jon Queally

It's a disaster for people, the planet, democracy, and the future of the global economy.

That was the immediate assessment of informed critics as world governments, including the United States, on Thursday morning made the full text of the controversial TransPacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) available to the public for the first time.

How to confront friends who wear offensive Halloween costumes

(Originally published on Mashable, for more resources, click here)

Written by Katie Dupere

In the days leading up to Halloween, revelers are putting the finishing touches on their costumes. For some, that means perfecting their sugar skull makeup, hot-gluing feathers onto their homemade headdresses and dusting off their sombreros.

Yes — among all the tricks and treats, cultural appropriation is an undeniable problem this time of year.

This Is What It Sounds Like When Israeli Security Shoots Palestinian Kids

Israel has killed 1,952 Palestinian kids since 2000. Start there to understand current events.

In West Jerusalem, a Palestinian man deliberately rammed his car into Israelis standing at a bus stop and emerged from the vehicle with a meat cleaver to hack at his victims.

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Bombing Hospitals All in a Day's Work

The destruction of the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, with 22 dead so far, including doctors, other staff and patients, capped a week that also saw the bombing of​ another hospital in Afghanistan, plus the U.S.-backed Saudi Arabian bombing of a wedding party in Yemen set up in tents far out in the desert, away from anything remotely military. (What IS it about wedding parties that U.S. and allied bombers keep hitting them?).

Beyond the Non Profit Industrial Complex

(Originally published on, for more resources, click here)

"I’m very much afraid of this 'Foundation Complex.' We're getting praise from places that worry me." - Ella Baker, June 1963

"I want us all to be real creative about our tactics and strategies to dismantle the empire." - Joo-Hyun Kang, The Revolution Will Not Be Funded Conference, 2004


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