Category Archives: Inter Press Service

The criminalization of poverty

I didn’t used to see tents when I moved to Koreatown two years ago, but when the city of Los Angeles revealed that there’s been an 85 percent increase in people living in such makeshift shelters during that time I … Continue reading

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On vultures and Chelsea Manning

I had two pieces published recently that I have yet to tell you to read. They are: 1) A piece for Al Jazeera English on the bipartisan transphobia that followed the announcement that the whistleblower known as Bradley Manning wishes … Continue reading

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The money behind the smearing of Argentina

My two-part investigation into the money behind a recent campaign painting Argentina as a “bad actor” and BFF of Iran has now been published by Inter Press Service. Check out part one and then read part two to find out … Continue reading

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‘A Global Empire, Yet a "United States of Fear"’

In my latest piece for Inter Press Service, I review Tom Engelhardt’s new collection of essays, United States of Fear, and opine on militarism in America. Give it a read.

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"Lawmakers, ‘Experts’ Spin Tales of Iranian Terror in Latin America"

Check out my latest piece for Inter Press Service on attempts by congressmen and career militarists posing as dispassionate experts to cast Iran’s relations with Latin America as a “clear and present danger” to the United States.

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Obama and McCain on Latin America

While I never got around to dissecting Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention (short take: a whole lot of talk about “change” and “hope”, with the same — albeit well-delivered — proposals for U.S. intervention around the … Continue reading

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"When You Have To Leave America To Be Free"

On Friday, I attended an event here in Washington aimed at raising awareness of the case of Dr. Sami Al-Arian, a Palestinian activist and former college professor who the Bush administration has accused of raising funds for the Palestinian Islamic … Continue reading

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