Arun Gupta

Arun Gupta

Arun Gupta is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York and has written for dozens of publications including the Washington Post, the Nation, the Guardian, The Progressive, In These Times, and Telesur English. He is the author of the upcoming “Bacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction: A Junk-Food-Loving Chef’s Inquiry into Taste” (The New Press)

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Sunday, December 18, 2016
Thanks, Trump! We Now Have Two Opportunities for Bold Progressive Reform
If Donald Trump’s election as president was an earthquake that leveled progressive expectations, then his transition has slammed into the political landscape with equal force. Trump is staffing his administration with far-right billionaires , conspiracy theorist generals , and extreme ideologues ,...
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Saturday, November 12, 2016
How Cities Can Protect People Threatened By Trumpism
The disbelief, shock, and anguish that Donald Trump is now president-elect is giving way to waves of protests. Tens of thousands are hitting the streets in cities large and small, blocking roads, and rejecting Trump’s blatant racism, misogyny, and Islamophobia. There is also a chance to create...
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Monday, September 26, 2016
The Left Underestimates the Danger of Trump
I know we just had the fifth anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, but there is little to celebrate at such a grim moment. That being the likelihood Trump may very well win. If he does, Black Lives Matter will be declared a domestic terrorist outfit, just like the Earth Liberation Front was under Bush...
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Saturday, February 20, 2016
The Hidden, Very Good Reason for the $10 Oil Tax
Going for broke with his final budget, President Obama recently proposed a $10-a-barrel tax on oil to fund a $32 billion annual investment in low-emission vehicles, public transit, and urban planning. It’s a bold proposal that could steer the economy toward a low-carbon future and revives the idea...
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Saturday, November 30, 2013
Forget the Food Industry: Rediscover the Pleasure of Buying, Cooking, and Eating Real Food
As a graduate of New York’s French Culinary Institute and former chef, I’m obsessed with great food. I can remember the first time I tasted chocolate mousse, pine nuts, and avocados. Years, even decades later, I can recall the succulence of fresh prawns on the Pacific coast of Guatemala, and the fiery savoriness of street food in India.
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Thursday, July 05, 2012
The Philadelphia National Gathering Reveals Occupy's Law of Entropy
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Wednesday, June 06, 2012
In Wisconsin, An Ominous Crucible of US Politics
Forget the old saw, "All politics is local." There is a kettle's worth of tea leaves to read in Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's triumph over Democratic challenger Tom Barrett .
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Cleveland Occupy Arrests are the Latest in FBI's Pattern of Manipulation
Like real-life Avengers, the FBI and 23 separate police agencies joined forces and pounced on a band of villains hell-bent on sowing chaos in a sleepy Midwest suburb earlier this month.
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Tuesday, May 01, 2012
How to Rebrand Occupy
By all measures the Occupy movement is a powerful brand. It has thousands of spin-offs such as occupy our homes, occupy money, occupy the hood, occupy gender equality and occupy the food system. It has powerful name recognition, snagging “word of the year” honors in 2011. And now ardent supporters are manning the ramparts to defend its integrity.
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Thursday, December 01, 2011
Arundhati Roy: 'The People Who Created the Crisis Will Not Be the Ones That Come Up With a Solution'
Sitting in a car parked at a gas station on the outskirts of Houston, Texas, my colleague Michelle holds an audio recorder to my cellphone. At the other end of the line is Arundhati Roy, author of the Booker Prize-winning The God of Small Things, who is some 2,000 miles away, driving to Boston.
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