Monthly Archives: December 2011

LISTEN GORE: SOME INCONVENIENT TRUTHS ABOUT THE POLITICS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS

BY MITCHEL COHEN Barack Obama, like Al Gore and other Democrats supposedly concerned with saving the environment, propose false solutions for what they call the “energy crisis” we’re facing. They want to: 1) Build new nuclear power plants and centralized (so that they could meter it) “sustainable energy” projects; 2) Utilize coal gassification, liquification technologies […]

WHERE THE CRISES INTERSECT: LAWRENCE SUMMERS, AL GORE, AND U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL & ECONOMIC POLICY

Introduction OBAMA’S WINTER OF NEO-LIBERAL DISCONTENT by MITCHEL COHEN President Obama’s chief economics adviser, Lawrence Summers, left the cabinet a year ago as rebellions against the neoliberal, austerity and anti-democratic programs he authored washed over Tunisia, Egypt, and Europe. But hopes for a shift in government policy were dashed, as President Obama continued to pursue […]

Guest Post
Arrested in Los Angeles — A Terrifying Ordeal in a Police State

by PATRICK MEIGHAN My name is Patrick Meighan, and I’m a husband, a father, a writer on the Fox animated sitcom “Family Guy”, and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica. I was arrested at about 1 a.m. Wednesday morning with 291 other people at Occupy LA. I was sitting in […]

Mexico Rising: Follow the Yellow Brick Road

The waves of “Occupy Wall Street” that have swept over the U.S. this Autumn (“The American Fall”) provoked me to dig out and post articles I wrote five years ago from the first occupation of this millenium. In 2006, gigantic waves of protest swept over Mexico following the theft of the national election, culminating in […]