As climate disruption advances, life in the fragile Arctic ecosystem is being irrevocably changed. Endangered species are on the brink, and melting permafrost could eventually release more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than humans have already emitted.
El Salvador has now surpassed its neighbor, Honduras, with the world's highest murder rate. But it's poor people who suffer the brunt of gang violence while the right-wing opposition and its private security firms exacerbate it and undermine progressive social programs for political gain.
"The lessons of 1954 and 1973 are very clear, and the victims of US violence will ignore them at their peril," writes Noam Chomsky in this excerpt from On Power and Ideology: The Managua Lectures.