Greece vs. the Euro: A Financial Coup d’Etat?

A week after Greek voters said No to a third bailout package, Twitter lit up with the hashtag #ThisIsACoup. We asked economist Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director of CEPR and author of “Failed: What the ‘Experts’ Got Wrong about the Global Economy,”…

Faces Of The Student Debt Crisis In America

America’s $1.2 trillion in student loan debt is more than just a number – it’s a weight borne by millions of students, often for decades. Some have no degree to show for it and are on a “debt strike.” Others…

AJ+ – Real Estate Lawyer On San Francisco’s Housing Crisis

The dizzying cost of rent and the spike in no-fault evictions is the talk of the town in San Francisco. Real-estate lawyer Daniel Bornstein specializes in helping landlords evict tenants. AJ+ asks him why there’s a housing crisis and who’s…

AJ+ Asks Michael Watts: Who Are Boko Haram?

The origins of armed group Boko Haram and their critique of Nigerian corruption and extreme poverty in the face of vast oil wealth is explained by Michael Watts, Professor of Geography and Co-Chair of Development Studies at the University of…

Video Slideshow: Kanaval in Cap Haitian and Milot, Haiti

Video Slideshow: Kanaval in Cap Haitian and Milot, Haiti

Here’s a video slideshow of Haiti’s national Kanaval, held in the northern city of Cap Haitian in mid February 2013. I took a tap tap north from Cite Soleil and another from Cap Haitian to the town of Milot, took…