All Articles on Arundhati Roy

A shrine to George Floyd and others is pictured in the newly created Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), in Seattle on June 11, 2020. Views
Prolonged Uprising Is the New Normal
This is the new normal. Let’s keep it up.
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Novelist and activist Arundhati Roy and 350.org co-founder and author Bill McKibben were both featured in a "60 Minutes" segment that aired Sunday night. (Photo: CBS News/60 Minutes) News
Arundhati Roy and Bill McKibben Argue Covid-19 an Opportunity for Humanity to Get Off Dangerous Path
If the world is able to "flatten the carbon curve" in the same way it is now desperately trying to flatten the infection rate curve "then people might look back in 50 years at this time and thank us, you know, instead of curse us."
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Creating a Home through the Green New Deal
A review of Bruno Latour's Down to Earth
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Why is war a top-down directive rather than a collective, public decision? (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
War's Unanswered Questions
For those who already know that war is not only hell but utterly futile, the raw question hovering over these potential new exercises in mass murder transcends the obvious question: How can they be stopped?
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Arundhati Roy at Harlem's Apollo Theater, Sunday, May 12, 2019. Views
U.S. Attack on Iran Would Be "Biggest Mistake It Has Ever Made"
Over these last few years, given the wars it has waged and the international treaties it has arbitrarily reneged on, the U.S. government perfectly fits its own definition of a rogue state
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Kashmir Is Potentially The Flashpoint For A Future Nuclear War
Narendra Modi has demonstrated to the world that Kashmir is potentially the most dangerous place on earth, the bestselling Indian author wrote
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If Trump is impeached it will be because the powers- that-be have concluded  that he’s no longer a reliable tool for lining their pockets and advancing the empire. (Photo: Sean Gallup via Getty Images) Views
The Infantile Politics Of Compulsive Trump Bashing
Trump bashing, as smugly gratifying as it might be, only obscures some basic truths and handicaps our thinking about the best way to unite and struggle against a common enemy
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'No Is Not Enough': Naomi Klein's Anti-Trump Guide Becomes Best-Seller on First Day
New book calling for progressives to assert alternative vision to thwart Republican president finds hungry audience
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No Moral Superpower: Arundhati Roy, Edward Snowden, and the Crimes of Empire
When Arundhati Roy was preparing, in 2014, for a trip to Moscow to meet Edward Snowden, she was troubled by two things. One of them was the fact that the meeting was arranged to take place at the Ritz-Carlton, a beacon of luxury, celebrity, and unfettered greed — a symbol, in short, of what Roy has...
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If Nature Is Sacred, Capitalism Is Wicked
In his remarkable study When Corporations Rule the World, David Korten recounts a meeting he attended ahead of the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The meeting was led, Korten notes, by indigenous leaders who were anxious about the direction in...
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