No New Cold War

Can sanctions ever be just — let alone effective?

 *First published by Fellowship of Reconciliation* As a result of its brutal invasion of Ukraine, Russia is now the most sanctioned country in the world, leading one former Obama administration Treasury official to describe the situation as “financial nuclear war.” Western European countries, however, depend […]

Racial Justice and Decolonization

How the US Government Segregated America

by H. Patricia Hynes Originally published in Common Dreams For many years, I worked in Boston public housing with teams of residents, community organizations, public housing staff and other professors on reducing and removing the many asthma triggers that caused the highest rates of asthma […]

Peace and Climate

Fukushima: A Lasting Tragedy

Tens of years on, the United States, the largest owner of nuclear power plants, still promotes nuclear power as “safe and clean energy.” by H. Patricia Hynes  Then In 2011 the Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing tsunami devastated northeast Japan, taking the lives of […]

No New Cold War

Hope

by Pat Hynes We live in a time of diminishing hope with worsening climate crisis and insufficient will among those most responsible–major industrial countries–to radically reduce their emissions now, not a decade or three decades from now. We cohabitate with more than 13,000 nuclear weapons […]

Aerial View of the Pentagon in Virginia
Peace Economy

Prelude to Tax Day

by Pat Hynes Previously published in Common Dreams On Tax Day, there’s more than one elephant in the room, and they’re all in mansions. Elephants occupy the bulging mansions of 657 American billionaires, 43 of them new this past pandemic year. Their combined wealth soared […]