Slamming the door against the main victims of imperialist exploitation is impossible; microbes know no borders.
As we reflect on the 13th anniversary of the attacks that shook our nation, it appears that little progress has been made in the "war on terror."
But for the protests, this would not have received news coverage. The brutality is indicative of the treatment of people of color not just in the U.S. but hemisphere-wide.
Here's something troubling for environmentalists to contemplate: Have oil spills become so common, so normal, that the media only bothers to highlight the largest-scale disasters?
One year ago we all were stunned by the horrific event at a little elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
A number of things came together to contribute to this latest mass shooting; many of those factors must be dealt with, and soon.
After Rolling Stone magazine placed Tsarnaev Dzhokhar on their cover in a flattering rock star image, many protested saying it was a terrible move - and they may be right.
The end of October, a powerful snowstorm hit the East Coast, knocking out electricity for about two million homes and leaving at least three dead.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge provides a home to countless species of wildlife, some of which are endangered.
Perhaps most poignant are the perspectives of those for whom that era was a vital period in their growth: the youth of that decade.