The top 10 per cent of Americans now control more than 70 per cent of the country's net worth.DonkeyHotey Under a CC Licence

Wall Street wants your gratitude

Our US columnist Mark Engler is riled by the shamelessness of the financial élite.

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NI 454 - Co-operatives - July, 2012
Not all Jews back Tel Aviv
policy. Ultra-Orthodox
protesters outside the
Republican convention
earlier this year.Eric Thayer / Reuters

Why American Jews are falling out of love with Israel

Outspoken scholar Norman Finkelstein speaks to Hazel Healy about his latest book Knowing Too Much.

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NI 453 - Protection racket - June, 2012
Homeless in San
Francisco. Many
Americans are in
denial about their
dependence on
the state.Franco Folini Under a CC Licence

Now is not the time to hate the state

Many Americans are in denial about their dependence on social spending, says Mark Engler.

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NI 452 - Mental health - May, 2012
Obama's broken resolutions Wonderlane Under a CC Licence

Obama's broken resolutions

Unfulfilled promises may come back to haunt Obama this election year, says Mark Engler.

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NI 450 - Time for a fair economy - March, 2012
Packed in: at an overcrowded California prison, inmates are housed in the gym.Lucy Nicholson / Reuters

America: Life in Prison Nation

Around 2.3 million US citizens are behind bars - a number that dwarfs any other country, reports Mark Engler.

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NI 446 - Nature's defenders - October, 2011
One of the unemployed millions: a homeless woman in San Francisco.Franco Folini under a CC Licence

The US is not teetering on the edge of bankruptcy

As Obama ushers in a new debit-limit bill, Mark Engler explains how the argument ‘We’re broke’ is used to justify the demolition of social safety nets.

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NI 444 - The changing face of masculinity - July, 2011
Tea and paranoia Brian Snyder / Reuters

Tea and paranoia

Politicians in the US and Australia play the anti-immigration card.

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NI 443 - The far right gets respectable - June, 2011
Palm trees in the snow Alex Habermehl; futureatlas.com (Bill O'Reilly); Eccentric Scholar (palm trees) both under a CC Licence.

Palm trees in the snow

There are no palm trees in Wisconsin – but there’s a red-faced newsreader at Fox News.

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NI 443 - The far right gets respectable - June, 2011
Class war Jason Scragz under a CC Licence

Class war

Are the rich winning the class war?

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NI 442 - Climate change denial - May, 2011
Warning: drink at your peril! Tap water drawn from aquifers that have been contaminated by fracking is so full of toxic chemicals that it can be set alight.www.gaslandthemovie.com

Fracking the world

Hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’ – Big Oil’s newest way to extract natural gas from an exhausted planet – comes with a terrible environmental price tag. Joyce Nelson digs deeper.

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NI 442 - Climate change denial - May, 2011
When the US is involved in, say, Iraq or Afghanistan, that's called ‘stabilization’. If Iran tries to increase its influence, that's destabilization.Mohammed Ameen/Reuters

New book by Noam Chomsky

Beware Americans talking ‘stability’, warns Noam Chomsky.

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NI 441 - China - makers of the miracle - April, 2011
Taboo economics

Taboo economics

Marc Engler has a taboo solution to the US’s economic woes.

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NI 441 - China - makers of the miracle - April, 2011
The US military budget

The US military budget

Overcoming empire is not a spectator sport.

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NI 440 - Up in arms - March, 2011
Photo by Rich Anderson under a CC Licence.

The hole in America's middle

Mark Engler's regular column from the magazine

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NI 439 - Who's pushing politicians' buttons? - January, 2011
Jesse Jackson on regrets, rejoicing and racism

Jesse Jackson on regrets, rejoicing and racism

The Baptist minister and US civil rights activist talks to Rowenna Davis about regrets, rejoicing and racism.

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NI 438 - Zero carbon world - December, 2010
Okinawans battle to close US bases

Okinawans battle to close US bases

Okinawa currently hosts 75 per cent of US military facilities in Japan

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NI 438 - Zero carbon world - December, 2010
A syrup-covered globe sends a message to the White House and BP. Larry Downing / Reuters

That petrol emotion: BP's 'cleanup' of the Gulf of Mexico

Adam Ma’anit peers beyond the smoke and mirrors at BP’s ‘clean up’ of the Gulf of Mexico.

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NI 437 - Humans vs. Nature - November, 2010
There may be trouble ahead… President Obama in pensive mood.Ron Sachs / ABACA USA / Empics Entertainment

We need to bust the pendulum, not see how it swings!

Our new columnist Mark Engler considers the impact of the US midterm elections.

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NI 437 - Humans vs. Nature - November, 2010
In the 1980s and 1990s Blankenship used scab labour and armed guards, the closure of union mines and a plethora of intimidation tactics to break the labour movement in the coal fieldsCAROLYN KASTER / AP / PRESS ASSOCIATION IMAGES

Don Blankenship

Big coal equals big profits, so Don Blankenship doesn’t worry too much about pollution.

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NI 435 - Seed savers - September, 2010

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Co-operatives July, 2012
Protection racket June, 2012
Mental health May, 2012
Time for a fair economy March, 2012
Nature's defenders October, 2011
The changing face of masculinity July, 2011
The far right gets respectable June, 2011
The far right gets respectable June, 2011
Climate change denial May, 2011
Climate change denial May, 2011
China - makers of the miracle April, 2011
China - makers of the miracle April, 2011
Up in arms March, 2011
Who's pushing politicians' buttons? January, 2011
Zero carbon world December, 2010
Zero carbon world December, 2010
Zero carbon world December, 2010
Humans vs. Nature November, 2010
Humans vs. Nature November, 2010
Seed savers September, 2010
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