Christopher D. Cook

Christopher D. Cook

Christopher D. Cook is an award-winning journalist and author of "Diet for a Dead Planet: Big Business and the Coming Food Crisis" (2006). Cook has written for Harper's, The Economist, Mother Jones, The Christian Science Monitor, Common Dreams and elsewhere. See more of his work at www.christopherdcook.com.

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U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) talks to reporters during a break in opening arguments in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, on charges of inciting the deadly attack on the US Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, February 10, 2021. (Photo: Joshua Roberts/Pool/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Republicans Are Now the Party of Lawlessness and Disorder
If it was not clear before, the Senate impeachment trial has laid bare and unmasked Republican Party leaders as a group of political cowards who talk tough yet support lawlessness, anti-constitutional mayhem, and anarchy. The barren naked truth, revealed starkly by this trial, is that the...
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Protesters gather inside the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
We Must Not Allow Violent Pro-Trump Insurrection to Usher in New Anti-Protest Laws
The organized insanity and manufactured chaos that was President Donald Trump’s January 6 insurrection has cast a massive grim cloud over the nation. How we respond will define us as a nation for decades to come—whether Presidents are held accountable for inciting violence and insurrection, and...
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We cannot afford an old-school agriculture secretary who maintains today’s disastrous status quo when the job calls for a bold change agent. (Photo courtesy of Barna Kovács, Unsplash) Views
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Biden’s Agriculture Secretary: Heitkamp Is the Wrong Choice
As president-elect Joe Biden weighs agriculture secretary candidates to steer America’s food and farming policies, an important question looms: will his pick reflect his ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make agriculture more sustainable and socially just? Or, will he bow to...
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Trump's anti-worker, pro-corporate agenda provides a direct reality check on the myth that the career businessman is any kind of "populist." (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Monday, November 02, 2020
Trump Is the Anti-Worker President
Despite his relentless claims of being a “pro-worker” president, Donald Trump has in fact gutted worker safety and health protections and refused to enforce rules to keep workers safe amid a deadly pandemic that has killed more than 230,000 Americans and infected thousands of supposedly “essential...
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It's Biden, or four more years of Trumpian nightmare, death, and brutality. (Photo: Ron Adar / Echoes Wire / Barcroft Media via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Why the Left Must Choose Biden
America is gravely ill and entering the ER, and this election is triage. That’s the inescapable reality we all must confront as we prepare for the Nov. 3 election. This election is not a battle of ideals, it is a fight for our lives and our very existence as a people, a nation, and a planet. Facing...
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"Democrats’ failure to confront corporate power and interests was a dominant theme throughout the convention," writes Cook. (Photo: Movement for a People's Party/ YouTube Screengrab of The Peoples Convention - August 30, 2020) Views
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
New People’s Party Rises Amid Grim Election Options
In a surreal year that has spiraled from surging hopes for a Bernie Sanders presidency to today’s pandemic-hemmed fear and a tight election between centrist Democrats and fascistic Republicans, now may be just the right time for a new political party. As voters face a dismal “lesser of two evils”...
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Militant labor actions are set to engulf the country this May Day. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)  Views
Friday, May 01, 2020
Get Ready for Mass Strikes Across the U.S. This May Day
Toiling amid a pandemic and a callous response from corporate America and the federal government that is exposing millions to deadly hazards and deepening poverty, workers across the country are rising up, planning hundreds of strikes and sickouts for International Workers’ Day on May 1. May Day...
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Whoever wins the presidency, the millions of people who voted and worked for Bernie Sanders will need to plow their energies and talents into creating serious political pressure to win gains for climate action, health care access, people power, workers’ rights, corporate accountability, and much more.  (Photo: Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Beyond Bernie: The Next Challenge for Progressives
With a deep sigh opening his “Thank you” video to supporters on April 8, following a brutally bizarre Wisconsin primary clouded by voter suppression and endangerment amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Bernie Sanders ended his once mightily promising bid for the presidency. It’s another sad, tough...
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Remember hearing at the debates that we can’t afford health care or saving the planet? (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Where’s the Money for Health Care and Saving the Planet? Well, We Clearly Have It.
With an unprecedented $2 trillion economic stabilization package at last finalized , and a flood of cash and credit emanating from the government to stem the dual crises of pandemic and economic meltdown—now more than $3.5 trillion and counting—America’s priorities and vast resources are being...
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Democratic presidential hopeful Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders addresses a rally at The Saint Paul River Centre on March 2, 2020 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on the eve of "Super Tuesday" Democratic presidential primaries. (Photo: Kerem Yucel / AFP / Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
On Super Tuesday and Beyond, 10 Reasons to Vote for Bernie Sanders
In the fiercely heated run-up to Super Tuesday, as corporate Democratic centrists began to coalesce around Joe Biden, many progressives remained split and undecided between senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The divide threatens to force a brokered convention at which the Democratic...
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