December

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Gun madness, solutions and people’s movements

Hundreds huddled in the rain struggling to keep their candles lit as the bells peeled 26 times. It should have been 28 times.

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Ten of the worst things said in 2012

Sometimes the quotes are bad because they are stupid, sometimes because they are wicked, and sometimes because they are just incomprehensible.

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10 favorite food websites in 2012

All things relating to the food we eat: where is comes from, who does the work, what are the issues and what we can do to be informed and take action.

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Global capitalism: The gift that keeps on taking

What should we be teaching people, most especially the youth about the holiday season?

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Is Syria situation spinning out of control?

The news from Syria is not good.

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Profits are driving force behind gun epidemic

Bushmaster, manufacturer of the semi-automatic rifle used to kill 20 small children and six teachers, is a multi-million-dollar firm.

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The fiscal cliff and odd bedfellows

If we are to believe the leaks on the deal being cut for the fiscal cliff, it appears that Obama's agenda was narrow-restore fiscal sanity by upping the tax rates on very high earners.

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Guns, profits and Sandy Hook

Unless there is a sustained public movement to curb guns as a source of profit, the corporate profit drive will continue to push guns and oppose common sense regulations just to make money.

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Systemic violence and mass shootings

While we mourn the victims of the heinous shootings in Newtown, Conn., it is important to pause for a moment to reflect on what this violence means.

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Hostess "betrayal": the case of the missing wages

The Wall Street Journal tells the story of how Hostess Brands, Inc., took its workers wages and used them to cover its own expenses.

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