Famine

Yemeni refugees

The World Hasn’t Had This Many People Dying of Starvation and Disease Since World War II The World Hasn’t Had This Many People Dying of Starvation and Disease Since World War II

And the United States is complicit in their death.

Apr 20, 2017 / Michael T. Klare

20 Million at risk of famine

Famine Could Kill 20 Million in Africa and Yemen—Why the Deafening Silence? Famine Could Kill 20 Million in Africa and Yemen—Why the Deafening Silence?

As with the threat to kick 24 million off health care here, unchecked power is bringing humanity to a grave crisis.

Mar 24, 2017 / Patrick Lawrence

Madaya children protest

Letter From Madaya, Syria, Under Siege by the Assad Regime for Nearly 2 Years Letter From Madaya, Syria, Under Siege by the Assad Regime for Nearly 2 Years

“I have nightmares. I see the people who died of starvation and who I helped to bury.”

Mar 22, 2017 / Houssam Muhammad Mahmoud

The Lethal Legacy of the Vietnam War

The Lethal Legacy of the Vietnam War The Lethal Legacy of the Vietnam War

Fifty years after the first US troops came ashore at Da Nang, the Vietnamese are still coping with unexploded bombs and Agent Orange.

Feb 25, 2015 / Feature / George Black

Uncommon Catastrophes

Uncommon Catastrophes Uncommon Catastrophes

Reconsidering how the Middle East was transformed by World War I.

Jan 26, 2015 / Books & the Arts / Tom Finn

Can the Climate Crisis Finally Force Us to Change Our Broken System?

Can the Climate Crisis Finally Force Us to Change Our Broken System? Can the Climate Crisis Finally Force Us to Change Our Broken System?

We've already lost a lot to climate change, and we'll lose more unless we take collective action.

Sep 18, 2014 / Rebecca Solnit

Can GMOs Help Feed a Hot and Hungry World?

Can GMOs Help Feed a Hot and Hungry World? Can GMOs Help Feed a Hot and Hungry World?

Not if activists succeed in making the genetic modification of food politically unsustainable.

Aug 13, 2014 / Feature / Madeline Ostrander

Totalitarianism, Famine and Us Totalitarianism, Famine and Us

Have histories of famines caused by totalitarianism become a distraction to the new politics of hunger?

Nov 7, 2012 / Books & the Arts / Samuel Moyn

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