Monthly Archives: May 2011

IN WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK

Like invisible ink encoded in our genes Spring, irrepressible, suddenly emerges baked in the sun. Global warming, tornadoes, nukes, imperialist wars, collateral damage for a few minutes slip out of mind, out to sea with bin Laden’s body and Fukushima’s rods. We have too few moments uncluttered. Remember how joyous life could be? Recharge those […]

Guest Post
THE OSAMA bin LADEN EXCEPTION

by GLENN GREENWALD reprinted from Salon When I first wrote about the bin Laden killing on Monday, I suggested that the intense (and understandable) emotional response to his being dead would almost certainly drown out any discussions of the legality, ethics, or precedents created by this event. That, I think, has largely been borne out, […]

FUKUSHIMA – SIX YEARS AGO, MARCH 11th, 2011

A Hard Rain’s A-Fallin’ Is It Too Late to Save This Planet? O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! – William Shakespeare Julius Caesar, Act 3, Scene 1 “In the generation of nuclear energy, manmade hazards seem unavoidable, but bankruptcy strikes us as a needless […]