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The Maori People of Tauranga staged a 150-year commemoration of a victory in the last major battle against the British in a losing effort from the New Zealand Wars, that resulted in significant confiscation of their lands and autonomy.

Maori War Dance Commemorates Battle Victory Against British

The Maori People of Tauranga staged a 150-year commemoration of a victory in the last major battle against the British in a losing effort from the New Zealand Wars, that resulted in significant confiscation of their lands and autonomy.

Orson Welles, the cinematic genius who ended his days selling cheap wine, was both noble and feeble, titanic and pathetic, sacred monster and profane clown, says Peter Conrad. We take samples from his oeuvre, his noir thriller The Stranger and his stylistic fragmentation, Othello.

Orson Welles: Tragic Hero, Sacred Monster, Profane Clown

Orson Welles, the cinematic genius who ended his days selling cheap wine, was both noble and feeble, titanic and pathetic, sacred monster and profane clown, says Peter Conrad. We take samples from his oeuvre, his noir thriller The Stranger and his stylistic fragmentation, Othello.

The Brazilian government’s militarized efforts to clean up Rio de Janeiro’s notoriously dangerous favelas is giving hope to some people living there, while others question the violent tactics and the whether it will make a difference. We provide counterpoint to Joshua Hammer's recent investigation.

Rio’s Favela Pacification: Militarized Gentrification With Benefits?

The Brazilian government’s militarized efforts to clean up Rio de Janeiro’s notoriously dangerous favelas is giving hope to some people living there, while others question the violent tactics and the whether it will make a difference. We provide counterpoint to Joshua Hammer’s recent investigation.

When it comes to fighting pollution, global warming and our climate crisis, Gov. Brown is big on talk, weak on action, supporting fracking and refinery expansion.

Governor Brown: Climate Leader or Climate Loser?

When it comes to fighting pollution, global warming and our climate crisis, Gov. Brown is big on talk, weak on action, supporting fracking and refinery expansion.

L.A. City Councilman Paul Koretz wants the city to set new, higher goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, that would slash citywide emissions 80% from 1990 levels by 2050.

Clean Energy: LA Councilman Pledges Serious Greenhouse Gas Cuts

L.A. City Councilman Paul Koretz wants the city to set new, higher goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, that would slash citywide emissions 80% from 1990 levels by 2050.

The fate of a proposed nuclear waste facility near the Canadian shores of Lake Huron is left to the "democratic process" within a small Ontario nuke-dependent town, while failing to consult the 40 million people whose drinking water could be affected.

Ontario: Nuclear Waste Repository Proposed for Great Lakes

The fate of a proposed nuclear waste facility near the Canadian shores of Lake Huron is left to the “democratic process” within a small Ontario nuke-dependent town, while failing to consult the 40 million people whose drinking water could be affected.

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