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. Cook has written for Harper's, The Economist, Mother Jones, The Christian Science Monitor and elsewhere. See more of his work at www.christopherdcook.com.

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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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Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders addresses his supporters at a campaign rally at the Charleston Area Convention Center. The South Carolina Democratic primary will be held in three days. (Photo: Paul Hennessy / Echoes WIre/Barcroft Media via Getty Images) Views
Friday, February 28, 2020
Bernie Sanders Is the Unity Candidate
As a Bernie Sanders nomination and presidency become increasingly viable (if not downright likely), his widening popularity signifies something bigger—a palpable yearning and movement across America for a unifying politics based on universal needs that can bring Americans together around common...
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The American public is hungry for progress. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, January 30, 2020
2020 Election Must Focus on Voter Needs and Future
One of the few things most voters agree on is that political campaigns too commonly devolve into personality feuds rather than substantive, issue-driven debates. That’s unfortunate, because most voters have concrete needs and issues propelling their votes in 2020. Perhaps they are among the 28...
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Michael Bloomberg's presidential run is a gambit to stifle progressives. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Centrists Don’t Want "Party Unity"—They Want to Defend the Wealthy
As the Democratic caucuses and primaries hurtle ever closer, Democratic centrists ranging from billionaire Michael Bloomberg to former President Barack Obama are waging a frantic war to stifle more progressive candidates, i.e. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. If the Democratic establishment’s...
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KTVU Reporter Heather Holmes got a ride with the Blue Angels—and did nothing but PR for the Navy. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Monday, October 14, 2019
The Problem With the Blue Angels
Each October, a couple weeks before the faux frights of Halloween, the Bay Area is treated to a truly terrifying aerial bombardment. Air force jets shred and scream through the sky and dive-bomb in acrobatics that come perilously close to buildings, neighborhoods, and thousands of people. In an era...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during a rally at Howard University May 13, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Only Bernie’s Green New Deal Answers Greta’s Call for Action
In a bit of reverse parenting, the young climate strikers are teaching the rest of us an embarrassingly obvious lesson in moral clarity and courage. Mobilizing more than 7 million people across 185 countries September 20–27—with about 1,000 actions in the United States alone—youth struck a...
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Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) co-chair Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) Views
Saturday, December 08, 2018
The Democrats Need a Clear Economic Vision. Here's Where to Start
As the newly Democratic-controlled House of Representatives enters office in January, the People's Budget presents an immediate opportunity for Democrats to support a bold, concrete plan for creating living-wage jobs and rebuilding America's corroded and unsustainable infrastructure.
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