Disasters of Oil
Joshua Frank probes the mounting swarms of earthquakes in fracking zones throughout the Midwest and the lengths Big Oil and state regulators have gone to conceal the obvious connections; REVOLUTIONS FROM BELOW: Daniel Edwards reports from South America on the persistence of radical movements in the wake of Hugo Chavez’s death; HOW THE BANKS WON THE FORECLOSURE CRISIS: Darwin Bond-Graham exposes how the banks continue to profit from the misfortune of homeowners; SUPPORT THE TROOPS, SUPPORT YOURSELF: Lee Ballinger on the plight of veterans in America; WHY DO WE NEED A BOOK INDUSTRY? M.G. Piety on the gatekeepers of publishing; LIFE AFTER THE BOMBS: Carmelo Ruiz-Marello returns to Vieques; MAGICAL HUMANISM: Cesar Chelala writes an intimate portrait of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. PLUS: Daniel Wolff on Jesse Winchester; Chris Floyd on Russia, Ukraine and Shock Therapy capitalism; Mike Whitney on why the Democrats deserve to lose the midterms; JoAnn Wypijewski on Mexicali’s masters of the machine and Jeffrey St. Clair on the economics of contempt.