Graphic Eugene Debs

Martha Sonnenberg reviews this new graphic biography of Eugene V. Debs and argues that the book’s strength lies in how it connects social theory to political activism.

War with China?

Michael Klare warns that, even if a shooting war doesn’t erupt, a long-term geopolitical war of attrition between the U.S. and China will have debilitating consequences for both sides.

Children in Trouble

Karen J. Greenberg reminds us that, despite we-are-not-them American exceptionalism, childhood is everywhere under threat and needs to be protected.

Bullshit Jobs

In this review of David Graeber’s Bullshit Jobs, Miki Kashtan explains what bullshit jobs are and how they can help us understand “the rightward turn of so many voters around the world.”

Love Knows No Borders

Cat Zavis reports on a recent interfaith action at the U.S.-Mexico border to demand respect for the human right to migrate and seek asylum, an end to the militarization of border communities, and an end to immigrant detention and deportation and the defunding of ICE and Border Patrol.

Violence, Morality and Religion

In an attempt to prevent violence, we have created institutions, namely, morality and religion––but, paradoxically enough, the most deadly violence has always been done in the name of these institutions. In this article, James Gilligan and James Vrettos ask why this is and what we can do about it.

Can You See Me?

CJ Rosenblatt writes about her interactions with a homeless Seattle woman: “While I was trying to save her, it was Liz who saved me from my growing cynicism and fear.”