From Monthly Review, Brett Clark (NCSU) and Richard York (Oregon): Rifts and Shifts: Getting to the Root of Environmental Crises; John Bellamy Foster (Oregon): Ecology and the Transition from Capitalism to Socialism; Jason W. Moore (Lund): Ecological Crises and the Agrarian Question in World-Historical Perspective; Victor Wallis (Berklee): Capitalist and Socialist Responses to the Ecological Crisis; and Anna Zalik (York): Liquefied Natural Gas and Fossil Capitalism. The curse of tribe: The fighting in eastern Congo is not just a scramble for China's mineral dollars; until the underlying tribal tensions are addressed, the region will never have peace. From Wired, secret geek A-Team hacks back, defends Worldwide Web; and an article on the decline and fall of an ultra rich online gaming empire. Jailhouse bloc: The real reason law-and-order types love mandatory-minimum sentencing? It's money in their pockets. The rise (and fall?) of a caffeine empire: A few years ago, no one would have predicted a site like www.SaveOurStarbucks.com. More and more and more and more and more and more on 2666 by Roberto Bolano (and from Bookforum, a review of Last Evenings on Earth, a review of Distant Star, a review of The Savage Detectives, and an excerpt from Nazi Literature in the Americas). Reparations, RIP: Cause of death: 9/11, public opinion, and the courts.