Mike Davis, a Nation contributing editor, teaches in the creative writing program at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of many books, including Prisoners of the American Dream, City of Quartz, Ecology of Fear and Planet of Slums.
I thought I might find a simple meme of the Wall Street protest. What I discovered was a desert flower brought to blossom by an activist tradition, coalition-building and old-fashioned grit.
I'm not capable of accurately describing the kindness, intensity and melancholy that were alloyed in Carl's character, or the profound role he played in deepening our commitment to the anti-war movement.
From Pearl Harbor to 9/11, every single chapter in the history of the extension of US power has opened with the same sentence: “Innocent Americans were treacherously attacked…”
Connecting the dots of the global economy, from the United States to the European Union to China.
The multinational mining giant Rio Tinto has uprooted unions, slashed wages and abused employees all over the world. Now workers at its California facility are fighting a lockout.
What Mexico, now the picture of hell to many of us, looks like through local eyes from a Chevy Silverado.
If these are near-to-the-end times, we must be as forthright about the need for disorder as were our populist and socialist ancestors.
As human actions change the planet in irreversable ways, will human bonds suffer irreversable damage, too?
Illegal immigrants are the invisible victims of the California
Abrupt climate change is rapidly turning the American West into a desert. But a culture in denial continues rampant suburbanization, fueled by the delusion that our water supply is inexhaustible.