>The Threat to the Planet

>by Jim HansenThe New York Review of Books (July 13 2006)The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earthby Tim Flannery (Atlantic Monthly Press, 357 pages, $24.00)Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Changeby Elizabeth Kolbert (Bloomsbury, 210 pages, $22.95)An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency … Continue reading >The Threat to the Planet

>The US psychological torture system is finally on trial

>America has deliberately driven hundreds, perhaps thousands, of prisoners insane. Now it is being held to account in a Miami courtby Naomi KleinGuardian (February 23 2007)Something remarkable is going on in a Miami courtroom. The cruel methods US interrogators have used since September 11 to "break" prisoners are finally being put on trial. This was … Continue reading >The US psychological torture system is finally on trial

>Army Acts to Curb Abuses of Injured Recruits

>by Ralph BlumenthalThe New York Times (May 12 2006)The Army has shaken up a program to heal recruits injured in basic training after soldiers and their parents said troops hurt at Fort Sill were punished with physical abuse and medical neglect.The program, which treated more than 1,100 injured soldiers last year at five posts, normally … Continue reading >Army Acts to Curb Abuses of Injured Recruits

>The Changing Climate on Climate Change

>by Joseph E StiglitzThe Chosun Ilbo (February 21 2007)The message, it seems, has finally gotten through: global warming represents a serious threat to our planet. At the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, world leaders saw climate change, for the first time, topping the list of global concerns.Europe and Japan have shown their commitment to … Continue reading >The Changing Climate on Climate Change

>Global Warming: It’s All About Energy

>by Michael T KlareForeign Policy In Focus (February 15 2007)www.fpif.orgFinally, after years of effort by dedicated scientists and activists like Al Gore, the issue of global warming has begun to receive the international attention it desperately needs. The publication on February 2 of the most recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), … Continue reading >Global Warming: It’s All About Energy