• "Socially Responsible" Capitalism Still Feeds the Disease

    By Toshio Meronek, Truthout | News Analysis

    2014.9.16.Apple.MainThe Apple store on New York's Fifth Avenue. (Image via Shutterstock)

    Capitalism with a conscience? That's the idea behind so-called "socially responsible" investments - buying stocks in companies that are screened for criteria like good labor practices, sustainability and whether or not the company is involved in arms manufacturing.



  • Obama Declares Perpetual War

    Obama Declares Perpetual War

    By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout | News Analysis

    President Barack Obama escalated the drone war he has conducted for the past five and a half years by declaring his intention to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, or ISIL. Since August 8, Obama has mounted at least 154 airstrikes in Iraq. He will send 475 additional US troops, increasing the total number in Iraq to about 1,600. Obama announced he would conduct "a systematic campaign of airstrikes" in Iraq, and possibly in Syria.

  • The Great Avian Die-Off: Two Reports Point to Grim Future for US Birds

    The Great Avian Die-Off: Two Reports Point to Grim Future for US Birds

    By Patrick Glennon, Truthout | News Analysis

    Many Americans living today cannot conceive just how innumerable the passenger pigeon was. Until the late 19th century, the species' numbers were biblical in proportions. It flew in flocks up to a billion strong, stretching for hundreds of miles and blackening the sky with its immensity. For people living at the time, the prospect of such a creature becoming extinct would probably have been equally hard to conceive.