This is an excerpt from the just released 2nd edition of Noam Chomsky’s OCCUPY: Class War, Rebellion and Solidarity , edited by Greg Ruggiero and published by Zuccotti Park Press.  Chris Steele interviews Chomsky.
The one thing we cannot have in our ridiculous ongoing modern prohibitionist state is a criminal justice system that punishes the criminals in law enforcement as harshly as it punishes those at whom the laws are aimed, and on whom the law principally falls.
Because I write about race and racism in the United States, I’m often asked some variation of this question: are things better now?
By Samuel Oakford Reprint
On May 23, shortly after wrapping up negotiations on the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) 958- million-dollar loan – its second in three years – to keep Jamaica out of default, the fund’s mission chief in the country…
By Ramy Srour
WASHINGTON, Nov 20 2013 (IPS) – Growing income inequality will pose a major threat to social stability in countries around the globe, according to a new report by the World Economic Forum.
By Desmond Brown Reprint
KINGSTOWN, Nov 12 2013 (IPS) – Weary of sky-high electricity prices, St. Vincent is following in the footsteps of another, decidedly un-tropical island nearly 4,000 miles away in its quest to harness clean geothermal power.
Castro says Cuban officials recreated the circumstances of Kennedy’s shooting after the assassination. “It wasn’t possible for one man to do,” he says.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves maintained his criticism of the Constitutional Court ruling in the Dominican Republic that could render, stateless, thousands of Haitian descendents in that Spanish-speaking country.