January 2016

North Korea’s Nuclear Ambition and the U.S. Presidential Campaign

The Point of the Spear: Nostalgia in Oregon’s Militia Movement

Is a $15 an Hour Minimum Wage Adequate?

Turkey’s War Against the Kurds

The Geopolitics of Cheap Oil

The Unviability of an Islamic Caliphate: Ethnic Barriers

Pierre Boulez, An Appreciation: Music and Revolution

The Rationality of the Malheur Gunmen: Fighting for the White Future of This Country

Saudi Arabia: the West’s Chosen Islamist Head-Cutters

The Disingenuous Apologies for Israel’s Assault on Palestinian Education

Making the World Safe for Predatory Capitalism

The Point of the Spear: Nostalgia in Oregon’s Militia Movement

Making 2016 More Peaceful

Palestine After Abbas: The Future of a People at Stake

The Many Hypocrisies of the Oregon Standoff

Gun Violence: Obama’s Best Shot

Girls’ Education is Key To Alleviate Poverty

2016: A Year of Barbarism?

Pennsylvania’s Barbaric Protocol for Non-Treatment of Prisoners with Hep-C

On Women, Coding and Capabilities

From Waco to Burns: Chicken Wings and Militiamen

Red China to Red Planet: “The Martian” and the Renminbi

Sacred Trees, Christmas Trees and New Year Trees:  a Vision for the Future

A Paler Shade of Green: Obama and the Environment

Kosovo: NATO’s Success Story?

DHS Immigration Raids Reverse Policy of Deporting Felons, Not Families

Lessons We Can Learn from the Electoral Setback in Venezuela

Demanding the Impossible: Saying “No Compromise” in the Climate Movement, And Meaning It

The Malheur Wildlife Refuge Occupation: a Skirmish Among Colonizers

Legacy Building = Deceit + Chicanery

The Execution of Nimr Al-Nimr: One More Reason to Re-evaluate the Toxic U.S.-Saudi Alliance

Canada’s Record of Accepting Refugees, from Chile and Vietnam in the Past, to Syria Today

Does Bernie Sanders’ Imperialism Matter?

US Enabled Saudi Arabia’s Crackdown on Pro-Democracy Protesters

Bribery over Humanity: The UK, Saudi Arabia and the UN Human Rights Council

Somali Union Workers Fired for Wildcat Strike

Showdown in the Malheur Marshes: the Origins of Rancher Terrorism in Burns, Oregon

Who’s Being Fined? Not Corporate Criminals

Low-Hanging Fruit: the Fight for Food Security

The Legacy of Montaigne

When Facts Fail: Can We Change Hearts and Minds?

Terrorism, American Style

Korea: the Reunification Guessing Game

Attacks on Hoffman Report From Military Psychologists Obfuscate Detainee Abuse

The Refugee Conundrum

Invitation to a Beheading: Saudi Arabia’s Enablers

Wall Street Kicks Off 2016 With a Faceplant

How ISIS Learns From Its Defeats

Why Sanders Will Not be the Democratic Nominee, No Matter What Happens in the Primaries

Saudi Arabia’s Mad Head-Choppers