A new issue of E Magazine is out. Simon Caney (Oxford): Two Kinds of Climate Justice: Avoiding Harm and Sharing Burdens. Michael Loadenthal (George Mason): The Earth Liberation Front: A Social Movement Analysis. Geoff Berry (PIA): The Utopian Dreaming of Modernity and its Ecological Cost. Torben C. Rick (NMNH), Patrick V. Kirch (UC-Berkeley), and Jon M. Erlandson and Scott M. Fitzpatrick (Oregon): Archeology, Deep History, and the Human Transformation of Island Ecosystems. Susana Sanz-Caballero (UCHCEU): Children’s Rights in a Changing Climate: A Perspective from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. How much should we value nature's benefits to people? That question is causing a fundamental rift within the discipline. Pilita Clark reviews Foreclosing the Future: The World Bank and the Politics of Environmental Destruction by Bruce Rich. Climate change will force Pacific Islanders to flee — should the U.S. be forced to take them in? Nora Caplan-Bricker wonders. Isaac Chotiner on how there's one big difference between GMO skepticism and climate-change denial. The introduction to Rethinking Private Authority: Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance by Jessica F. Green. Jeffrey Ball on ending energy subsidies: Environmental no-brainer, political no-winner. Mark Leon Goldberg interviews Todd Wilkinson, author of Last Stand: Ted Turner’s Quest to Save a Troubled Planet. Climate change madness: The fate of the planet now depends on Kickstarter. Former energy secretary Steven Chu on climate, politics and his toughest decisions. A look at why solar radiation management geoengineering and democracy won't mix.
James Angel and Douglas M. McCabe (Georgetown): The Ethics of Payments: Paper, Plastic, or Bitcoin? Kendra Koivu (New Mexico): Organized Crime and the State: The Political Economy of Illicit Markets. The three leakers and what to do about them: David Cole reviews Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy by Rahul Sagar and Fighting for the Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Battles by James C. Goodale. Would America be a better place if its public figures behaved like Francois Hollande, Segolene Royal, Valerie Trierweiler, Nicolas Sarkozy, Jacques Chirac and Francois Mitterrand, and if its people took as relaxed a view of sex as the French do? Make journalists testify: Eric Posner on why the press is wrong to demand a reporter’s privilege for James Risen. Lindy West on why we must not shut up about how women are treated on the Internet. With a community of creators uncomfortable with the value of virality, an audience content to watch grainy dashcam videos, and platforms that discourage sharing, is a hit-machine for audio possible? From TPM, a look at the sheer level of attempted sabotage down at the ground level in GOP-run Obamacare rejectionist states. Jonathan Chait on the death of the death of Obamacare. Alice Robb on the four stages of fame: How celebrities learn to accept — and regret — their popularity. What to do with old airports? To landscape architects, it's a delightful question. Felix Salmon on when patient money is big money.
From the Journal of Politics in Latin America, Felipe Amin Filomeno (UFSC): How Argentine Farmers Overpowered Monsanto: The Mobilization of Knowledge-users and Intellectual Property Regimes; and Gilles Serra (CIDE): Demise and Resurrection of a Dominant Party: Understanding the PRI’s Comeback in Mexico. Are Mexico's Zapatista rebels still relevant? Twenty years after the uprising, activists say Zapatistas have influenced radical movements around the world. Benjamin T. Smith on teachers, education reform, and Mexico’s Left. The challenge of global capitalism and the political recipes to get out of the crisis: Raffaele Marchetti interviews Joao Pedro Stedile of the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST). Ellen Brown on public banking in Costa Rica: A remarkable little-known model. The introduction to We Created Chavez: A People's History of the Venezuelan Revolution by George Ciccariello-Maher (and on ten theses on Venezuela, the commune, and the state). Natalia C. Del Cogliano and Mariana L. Prats on the future of Kirchnerism in Argentina. Rosie Gray on how Ecuador rebrands itself as the home of Internet freedom — meanwhile, an “ongoing assault” on the press. George Anglitoiu on Cuba, the yesterday island of failed communism. When did Cuba stop being sexy? Glimmers of hope in Guatemala: Stephen Kinzer reviews From Silence to Memory: Revelations of the Archivo Historico de la Policia Nacional. From Public Books, Anthony Peter Spanakos on Latin America's Left: Between demos and kratos.