In this week’s OtherWords editorial package, Emira Woods puts Charles Taylor’s war crimes in Liberia and Sierra Leone into context and David Elliot delivers a moving college commencement address to today’s debt-ridden grads. Get all this and more in your inbox by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. If you haven’t signed up yet, please do.
- The Strange Case of Charles Taylor / Emira Woods
This long-awaited verdict against the former Liberian strongman brings some measure of justice to a region ripped apart by brutality, greed, and proxy wars.
- Shortchanging America / Chuck Collins and Scott Klinger
Verizon is the poster child for corporate irresponsibility.
- The Class of 2012’s Choice / David Elliot
Today’s graduates must change the world if they don’t want to wind up flipping burgers.
- Walmart’s Arrogance / Chris Tilly
The Walmex bribery scandal casts a spotlight on the retail giant’s many offenses in North America.
- Declaration of War / Donald Kaul
Republican firebrands want to set Romney’s agenda.
- ALEC’s Comeuppance / Jim Hightower
Not only have the people rebelled, they’ve also organized and mobilized.
- U.S. Torturers are Still Awaiting Arrest / William A. Collins
Prosecution is an effective cure for torture.
- Graduating into Debt / Khalil Bendib