A Political and Literary Forum
While Japanese and U.S. officials celebrate a demilitatization in the pacific islands, Okinawans protest persistent military colonialism.
Daniel Akihiro Iwama
The U.S. Department of Defense is ramping up the militarization of Guam. If we hope to withstand the forces of predatory global capitalism, we need to begin articulating alternatives.
In a new book of lyric essays, poet Cole Swensen answers a call issued by theorists Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel: to reimagine the globe in terms of the fragile surface ecosystems that support all life.
On life in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan—one of the most polluted cities in the world.
Erica X Eisen
Can today’s crises inspire action at the scales required to think about planetary sustainability?
A new “solar homesteading law” could harness rays of sun that fall on roofs and parking lots in cities and advance the aims of energy democracy.
David McDermott Hughes
If many marine mammals are on the verge of extinction, it is not for lack of environmental activism, but because we are entangled in a global financial system that it does not seem possible to transform.
Alexis Pauline Gumbs
First, segregation blocked this Florida community from equal education and other public goods. Then the military–industrial complex sickened residents and destroyed their property.
James Manigault-Bryant, Ruby Bagwyn, José Constantine
The pandemic holds important political lessons for the climate crisis, but they must be taught.
A transcript of our panel discussion on the Green New Deal and our new book Climate Action.
Joshua Cohen, Edward J. Markey, David G. Victor, Alyssa Battistoni, Thea Riofrancos, Robert C. Hockett
Biden may have rejoined the Paris Agreement, but diplomacy isn’t enough. To decarbonize the economy, we must integrate bottom-up, local experimentation with top-down, global cooperation.
Charles Sabel, David G. Victor
Biden should rejoin the Paris Agreement, but diplomacy isn’t enough. To decarbonize the economy, we must integrate bottom-up, local experimentation with top-down, global cooperation.
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