http://www.commondreams.org/feed/views_rss en They Are Watching You: The National Security State and the U.S.-Mexican Border http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/22-7 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Todd Miller </div> </div> </div> <div class='node-body'><p><span class="image-full" style="width: 540px"><img alt="" border="0" src="/sites/commondreams.org/files/imce-images/border-security.jpg" style="width: 540px; height: 357px;" title="(Image: Elbit Systems of America, LLC)" /><span class="caption">(Image: Elbit Systems of America, LLC)</span></span>With the agility of a seasoned Border Patrol veteran, the woman rushed after the students. She caught up with them just before they entered the exhibition hall of the eighth annual <a href="http://www.bordersecurityexpo.com/" target="_blank">Border Security Expo</a>, reaching out and grabbing the nearest of them by the shoulder.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/22-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:44:47 +0000 jon 104664 at http://www.commondreams.org Don't Let the Torturer Play Censor http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/22-6 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Noa Yachot </div> </div> </div> <div class='node-body'><p><img alt="The CIA Doesn't Torture GIF" src="https://aclu.global.ssl.fastly.net/files/imce_images/blog_images/ACLUTorture-2.gif" style="width: 540px; height: 324px;" title="(Credit: ACLU)" /></p> <p>In a matter of weeks, the public could finally have access to information the CIA has been trying to keep secret for years. That is, unless the CIA decides otherwise.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/22-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:28:54 +0000 jon 104657 at http://www.commondreams.org Elizabeth Warren’s Needed Call for Student Loan Reform http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/22-5 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Katrina vanden Heuvel </div> </div> </div> <div class='node-body'><p><span class="image-full" style="width: 540px"><img alt="" border="0" src="/sites/commondreams.org/files/imce-images/2014-01-29-ew-thumb.jpg" style="width: 540px; height: 293px;" title="Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been Washington's loudest critic against a student loan regime that profits on the backs of students. (File)" /><span class="caption">Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been Washington's loudest critic against a student loan regime that profits on the backs of students. (File)</span></span>As commencement season approaches, graduating students will soon hear words of wisdom from speakers offering experience, advice and inspiration.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/22-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:41:29 +0000 jon 104647 at http://www.commondreams.org 'Fuck Earth Day': Let This Year's Be The Last http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/22-4 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wen Stephenson </div> </div> </div> <div class='node-body'><p><span class="image-full" style="width: 540px"><img alt="" border="0" src="/sites/commondreams.org/files/imce-images/earth_day_1970_img.jpg" style="width: 540px; height: 351px;" title="Over 20,000 people attended the first Earth Day observance in Philadelphia, April, 1970. (AP Photo/Bill Ingraham)" /><span class="caption">Over 20,000 people attended the first Earth Day observance in Philadelphia, April, 1970. (AP Photo/Bill Ingraham)</span></span></p></div><p><a href="http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/22-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:24:56 +0000 jon 104646 at http://www.commondreams.org The Change Within: The Obstacles We Face Are Not Just External http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/22-3 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Naomi Klein </div> </div> </div> <div class='node-body'><p><span class="image-full" style="width: 540px"><img alt="" border="0" src="/sites/commondreams.org/files/imce-images/drought_rtr_img_0.jpg" style="width: 540px; height: 358px;" title="&quot;If the ideas that rule our culture are stopping us from saving ourselves,&quot; says author and activist, &quot;then it is within our power to change those ideas.&quot; (Image, via The Nation)" /><span class="caption">&quot;If the ideas that rule our culture are stopping us from saving ourselves,&quot; says author and activist, &quot;then it is within our power to change those ideas.&quot; (Image, via The Nation)</span></span>One of the most disturbing ways that <span class="mandelbrot_refrag"><a class="mandelbrot_refrag" data-ls-seen="1" href="http://www.thenation.com/section/climate-change?lc=int_mb_1001">climate change</a></span> is already playing out is th</p></div><p><a href="http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/22-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:01:48 +0000 jon 104645 at http://www.commondreams.org Where Have All the Green Jobs Gone? http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/22-2 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michelle Chen </div> </div> </div> <div class='node-body'><p><img alt="" border="0" class="image-full" src="/sites/commondreams.org/files/imce-images/housebuilding_ap_img.jpg" style="width: 540px; height: 351px;" title="Volunteers construct an environmentally friendly home for Central Valley Habitat for Humanity.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/22-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:57:41 +0000 jon 104644 at http://www.commondreams.org On Earth Day, an Economics for People and Planet http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/22-1 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Helena Norberg-Hodge </div> </div> </div> <div class='node-body'><p><span class="image-full" style="width: 540px"><img alt="" border="0" src="/sites/commondreams.org/files/imce-images/green_economy_not_greed_economy.jpg" style="width: 540px; height: 247px;" title="(Photo credit: Lilly Rothrock / cc / Flickr)" /><span class="caption">(Photo credit: Lilly Rothrock / cc / Flickr)</span></span>Much has changed since the first Earth Day in 1970. Not only have our ecological crises come into sharper focus, it has also become obvious that we need to rescue not just the Earth, but also its people from the clutches of an economy gone mad.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/22-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:33:31 +0000 jon 104643 at http://www.commondreams.org Solar Warriors vs. the Black Snake of Tar Sands http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/22-0 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winona LaDuke </div> </div> </div> <div class='node-body'><div><img alt="" border="0" class="image-full" src="/sites/commondreams.org/files/imce-images/henryredcloud.jpg" style="width: 540px; height: 360px;" title="Henry Red Cloud.</div></div><p><a href="http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/22-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:17:48 +0000 jon 104641 at http://www.commondreams.org Government = Protection Racket for the 1 Percent http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/22 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bill Moyers </div> <div class="field-item even"> Michael Winship </div> </div> </div> <div class='node-body'><p><img alt="" border="0" class="image-full" src="/sites/commondreams.org/files/imce-images/bankers.jpg" style="width: 540px; height: 304px;" title="JP Morgan Chase &amp; Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon, left, and Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein leave the White House in Washington in 2009 following a meeting between chief executives and President Barack Obama.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/22" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:13:55 +0000 jon 104640 at http://www.commondreams.org Trying Not to Give Peace a Chance http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/21-8 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ray McGovern </div> </div> </div> <div class='node-body'><p>The unnecessary and regrettable conflict between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine brings to mind sad remembrances of important junctures at which I watched &ndash; as a citizen and a CIA analyst &ndash; chances for genuine peace with Russia frittered away.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/21-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:36:48 +0000 andrea 104634 at http://www.commondreams.org