Ebola virus particles
By Rebecca Gordon October 16, 2014

Like many people around the world, four-star Marine General John Kelley is really worried about Ebola.

But he’s not worried about the more than 4,000 people who have died of the disease in western Africa. And he’s only tangentially worried about people dying in this country. What is the real threat Ebola presents to the United States,...

"Hong Kong Add Oil" Image courtesy of kayancheung.tumblr.com
By Lynn Koh October 15, 2014

Thoughts on Hong Kong.  (I wish to thank Timmy Lu and Lucia Lin for their ideas and analysis)

Few actions could have been more brazen than the government's cancellation of talks last week with representatives of the Hong Kong Student Federation, one of the leaders of the weeks-long Occupy Central movement.  The movement, which has been calling for the resignation of the city's current Chief Executive and free elections for the next...

September 30, 2014

Dear readers and friends, 

Events from Iraq, Syria and Gaza to Ferguson and the U.S-Mexico border underscore why work against war and militarism rooted in a "race, class and gender" analysis is needed more than ever. So we wish we were writing to announce expansion of War Times efforts.  Unfortunately this is one of those times when a specific project needs to adjust and retrench so that its members – both as individuals and...

Felicia Gustin July 18, 2014

I think about the children in Gaza, the children coming across the Mexico - U.S. border, the children without water in Detroit, the children living with violence in Oakland.

I think about what kind of future our children face and what is our responsibility, as adults, to...

Gary Hicks July 13, 2014

by Pilar Rodríguez Aranda (Reposted from here.)

(To read this post in Spanish, scroll down.)

Everyday I read, listen to, and witness the decomposition of our “human” societies, and everyday I become more convinced there will never be a real change if we do not work...

Max Elbaum July 9, 2014

"In Gaza last night, while Israeli army forces launched military attacks by sea, air and via artillery shells, hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children were unable to sleep inside their roof-tinned homes, clinging to their parents, crying, and terrified. The shelling last...

Francesca Fiorentini July 2, 2014
"Dying In Misery" an Underrated "Hobby" Write Men of Supreme Court Justice

In back to back rulings the Supreme Court decided that "dying in misery" is its own vastly under-appreciated hobby. Whether pregnant and working minimum wage at a joyless arts and...

Rebecca Gordon June 18, 2014

June is Torture Awareness Month, so this seems like a good time to consider some difficult aspects of torture people in the United States might need to be aware of. Sadly, this country has a long history of involvement with torture, both in its military adventures abroad and...

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