June

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Have cell phones made bees buzz off?

The bee population has decreased dramatically since 2006, and some scientists believe they have located the reason: cell phones.

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The battle for economic recovery

Two recent government reports cut through all the rhetoric and posturing, expose the heart of the ongoing economic crisis.

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Filmmaker asks: "Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up?"

Saul Landau's new film abot the Cuban Five holds the position that our government has been jailing the wrong "terrorists."

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Book spotlights Cuban victims of U.S.-sponsored terror

This is a shocking book. Keith Bolender's "Voices from the Other Side" offers testimony from Cuban victims of U. S. terror.

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Will capitalism survive the zombies?

On June 8, people in zombie attire showed up at a Special Olympics event in Madison, Wis. in order to protest an appearance by Gov. Scott Walker, said the Zombie Rights Campaign. They held a calm and silent protest against Walker's anti-worker stance.

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Gloomy about the economy? The solution is stimulating

Calls for austerity fill the media and the political corridors of power, but it's akin to pouring gasoline on a fire.

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“Bride Flight”: South Seas film for grownups

This is a highly recommended movie. It's an excellent, well-crafted feature and  a realistic slice of life, albeit in an unusual milieu.

Say no to austerity politics

When I heard this past week that no new jobs stimulus, WPA-type program or mortgage relief is on the table at the White House, I felt stunned.

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Fairness in taxation: Do it now

Passage of the Fairness in Taxation Act would be an excellent way to observe the 10th anniversary of the disastrous Bush tax cuts.

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Republican-dominated flash mob draws support, criticism

Republican operatives seem to have found a new organizing tool: dancing in the dark at the Jefferson Memorial.

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