Adam Federman

Adam Federman, a former Russia Fulbright Fellow, has written for the Nation, Columbia Journalism Review, Earth Island Journal, Gastronomica, and Adirondack Life, and other publications. You can find more of his work at adamfederman.com.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 8:15am
Deep Undercover: Police Officer in UK Fathered a Child with an Activist as Part of an Investigation
What are the limits — if any — to undercover policing? At what point is a moral, ethical, or legal threshold crossed when an undercover operative insinuates himself into a targeted group or the lives of its members? Last Friday British media reported that the UK’s Metropolitan Police would pay £400...
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Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 9:30am
Unsafe at Any Speed: Will New DOT Regulations Prevent Another Oil by Rail Disaster?
Who is responsible for the series of oil train derailments and accidents that have occurred recently? A little more than one year since a train derailed in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people and destroying more than 40 buildings, this seemingly simple question remains at the heart...
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 1:11pm
Can Activists Win the PR Battle with the Fossil Fuel Industry?
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 11:50am
Is Homeland Security Spying on You?
Since 9/11 the United States has spent a staggering $791 billion on homeland security, according to Mattea Kramer and Chris Hellmann of the National Priorities Project. In a post for TomDispatch they describe the Department of Homeland Security, which was formally created in 2002, as a "miniature Pentagon." It brought together 22 existing government departments, a kind of bureaucratic black hole into which billions of taxpayer dollars are funneled.
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Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 8:19am
Return of the Wild: Will Humans Make Way for the Greatest Conservation Experiment in Centuries?
John Davis was roughly 5,500 miles into his 2011 trek from Southern Florida to the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec when he passed through the Adirondack Mountains, where he has lived for the last 18 years. He spent a couple of days sailing and hiking around the southern shore of Lake Champlain, including the Split Rock Wild Forest. The 4,000-acre bloc of state forest land is the centerpiece of what Davis hopes will one day be a wildlife corridor – the “Split Rock Wildway” – linking Lake Champlain with the Adirondack High Peaks farther west.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 12:02pm
Russia’s Winter of Discontent
In just under two months Russia’s increasingly diverse opposition movement has held three larger than expected rallies in the center of Moscow. Each one has defied expectations. The first, held one week after disputed parliamentary elections on December 4, was the largest demonstration since the collapse of the Soviet Union and drew an estimated 50,000 people onto the streets.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 2:38pm
Pressure Mounts on Khimki Developers
Russian activists have held off construction of a major highway through an old growth forest outside of Moscow much longer than most would have imagined. What began as a seemingly provincial standoff between an embattled newspaper editor and journalist— Mikhail Beketov —and the Khimki political elite has turned into a much larger struggle. (Beketov nearly paid with his life, however, his fingers smashed and his skull crushed. He remains brain dead and confined to a wheelchair.
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