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 Ecology has become a very important issue on campuses this season, and this teach-in was the forerunner--a kind of model--for thousands of college and high school colloquia to be held on April 22, dubbed "Earth Day" by the sponsors. 

 Ask Brock Evans, Washington lobbyist for the Audubon Society, what he thinks of the liedown- in-front-of-the-bulldozer approach to 'environmentalism practiced by Earth First!, and he scoffs, "I want to know how many acres they've saved in the last few years." Earth First! founder Dave Foreman's response is, many acres have they given away?" In the sixteen years since the-first Earth Day, the most prominent environmental groups have become more savy and more pragmatic politically as they have blended into the Washington landscape.

A mass strategy to recruit the poor onto welfare rolls would create a political crisis that could result in legislation that brings an end to poverty.

Joseph Stiglitz's Freefall, Mark Weiss's The Whole Island and Robert Darnton's The Case for Books.

Climate scientist James Hansen's new book, Storms of My Grandchildren, looks at what's necessary to stop global warming.

Seven years after the shootings of Fred Hampton and Mark Clark by the Chicago police, a civil suit reveals the sordid details behind the assassination.

The government's campaign to get Fred Hampton began long before it finally succeeded in killing him.

When the Nazis began to impose their will on Denmark, the Danes showed one of of their own.

The Defense Department's own account of the Vietnam War holds the clues to our defeat.

Blogs

The history of US-Cuban relations in the last fifty-five years is the history of the loss of American prestige.

December 17, 2014

Alexander Cockburn, Jonathan Schell and others on “the habit of torture,” baked into society itself.

December 15, 2014

Americans today are a lot more familiar with his presidency than they think they are.

December 3, 2014

Authors Kevin Cooke and Dan Lehrer accurately foresaw in 1993 the debate over net neutrality we’re having today.

November 19, 2014

“Socialism is inseparable from democracy,” The Nation wrote in its 1989 editorial.

November 10, 2014

“Let us not fool ourselves in this hour of appraisal…”

November 5, 2014

Definitive assessments of Ronald Reagan and “the warrior state,” plus early looks at Bernie Sanders and Bill Clinton, and zeitgeist-defining essays on “cold war liberalism” and “the gay moment.”

October 24, 2014

A forerunner of The Guardian’s current series, “King or Queen for a Day.”

October 21, 2014

With a new film out about Webb, Kill the Messenger, we look back at Cockburn’s testament to the investigative reporter.

October 14, 2014