Tim DeChristopher is one of the leading climate activists in the US and a thorn in the side of the fossil fuel industry. In this exclusive Truthout interview, he discusses the moral agency and importance of direct confrontational civil disobedience for the climate justice movement.
Mega-mergers in the food and energy markets are allowing a handful of corporations to dominate market sectors. Their market dominance means that when it comes to influencing public policy, politically powerful companies call the shots. As a society, we will all suffer from these mergers.
This wild election might be the beginning of a trend. The political future of both parties hinges on two pernicious problems: growth -- or the lack of it -- and inequality. Pundits and parties who overlook the country's structural economic problems are certain to get another big surprise in the post-2016 electoral world.