North America

International Impacts of the U.S. Trend toward Legal Marijuana

Wells C. Bennett
October 2014

American attitudes toward marijuana policy are shifting. Recent polls suggest that the majority of Americans think marijuana use should be legalized. How might a shift in American marijuana policies affect the prohibitionist drug treaty system?

image[node-id]

Five Sites of Struggle and potential Transformation

Zoe Brent & Tanya Kerssen
October 2014

Across the United States, communities are fighting to defend the resources they need to produce food. How is corporate control of the food system undermining the livelihoods of farmers, farmworkers, fisherpeople, communities of color, and indigenous peoples in the US. Find in this brief numerous examples of community-based resistance, grassroots solidarity, and broad-based alliances that are resisting the corporate takeover of land and resources.

US drones strategy

October 2013

US policymakers don’t even claim that all the targets of their drone strikes are posing a threat to the US, Phyllis Bennis, director of the Institute for Policy Studies, told RT.

Land & Sovereignty in the Americas: Bob St. Peter, Maine

August 2013

Bob St. Peter, a landless farmer and the head of Food for Maine’s Future, knows first hand the struggles of family farms in America today.

Race, space and punishment in urban sociology

July 2013

Structural circumstances of deprivation and criminalization facing African-Americans and the racialized perceptions of criminality appear to be some of the salient features that recently led to a young black teenager being killed by neighborhood watch patrolman George Zimmerman.

Land & Sovereignty in the Americas: Monica White, Detroit, MI

July 2013

Monica White on the complex relationships and demographic changes in urban gardening and farming movement across Detroit.

Leaked mandate for EU-US free trade deal opens floodgate to multi-million Euro lawsuits by corporations

June 2013

The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US will open the floodgate to multi-million Euro lawsuits from corporations challenging democratic policies to protect the environment and public health, argues a new briefing by Corporate Europe Observatory and the Transnational Institute.

The right to say no

Pia Eberhardt, Emma Lui, Stuart Trew
May 2013

As European Union (EU) member states consider the implications of environmentally risky shale gas development (fracking), negotiations are underway for a controversial EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) which would grant investors the right to challenge governments’ decision to ban and regulate fracking.

Will Chuck Hagel's Appointment Actually Help the Anti-War Left?

January 2013

Hagel’s nomination engendered bitter, angry opposition from the moment it was floated as a trial balloon. And the fact that Obama went ahead with the nomination is a good indication that on at least some critical foreign policy issues, Obama is not prepared to allow either the pro-Israeli lobbies or the hard-core neoconservatives, in and outside of Washington, to determine whom he could and could not choose as Secretary of Defense.

Alternative Regionalisms and Struggles for Community

November 2012

"The U.S.-Mexican border es una herida abierta (is an open wound) where the third world grates against the first and bleeds". Gloria Anzaldúa

Syndicate content