DeRay McKesson's entering Baltimore's mayoral race is as much a part of the movement for Black lives as those taking to the streets in Ferguson, Baltimore and elsewhere.
For most of human history, life-saving drugs were a public good. Now they're only good for shareholders. It's time to reestablish medicines as a public good.
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Tom Engelhardt, cofounder of the American Empire Project and author of The United States of Fear as well as The End of Victory Culture, runs the Nation Institute's TomDispatch.com. His latest book, coauthored with Nick Turse, is Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001-2050.