Stories by Geov Parrish

Geov Parrish is a Seattle-based columnist and reporter for Seattle Weekly, In These Times and Eat the State! He writes the Straight Shot column for WorkingForChange. subscribe to Geov Parrish's feed

Posted on: Nov 27, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The National Parks Service is considering a proposal to allow private companies to own the genetic resources of plants and animals in our parks.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2006, Source: AlterNet

This summer, the Bush-appointed National Labor Relations Board may vote to destroy the union memberships of millions of Americans.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2006, Source: AlterNet

MLK Jr. is a legend not because he believed in diversity but because he took risks and spoke truth to power.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The acclaimed critic of U.S. foreign policy analyzes Bush's current political troubles, the war on Iraq, and what's really behind the global 'war on terror.'

Posted on: Dec 26, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The 10th annual list of the year's most overhyped and underreported stories.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2005, Source: AlterNet

It's a sordid tale of Washington corruption and crony capitalism at its worst. Here's a primer to help you understand this growing scandal.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2004, Source:

Be it out of political expediency or sheer delusion, George Bush is stubbornly clinging to his head-in-the-sand vision of Iraq.

Posted on: May 5, 2004, Source:

What is now widely viewed as a sentimental tribute to family -- Mother's Day -- was originally a call for women to wage a general strike to end war.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2004, Source:

The reigning octogenarian queen of the D.C. press corps speaks her mind on the Bush White House and the media.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2004, Source:

Were Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive today, he would be at risk for being imprisoned indefinitely, without charges or access to legal counsel, as an 'enemy combatant.'

Posted on: Jan 3, 2004, Source:

They told us they'd lie to us. They were telling the truth. Witness our annual list of the year's most overhyped, underreported and misreported stories.

Posted on: Dec 25, 2003, Source:

Despite rising conflict worldwide, peace is closer than you think; if we’re willing, much of the rest of the world is ready.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2003, Source:

A federal appeals court ruling rejects the detention without charges of American citizen Jose Padilla as an 'enemy combatant.'

Posted on: Dec 7, 2003, Source:

How to slow the planet's human-caused changes is an issue that transcend borders, domestic economies, and the stubbornness of one or another elected official.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2003, Source:

The War On Drugs is a failure, irrational and has served as a pretext for a vast expansion of intrusive state powers.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2003, Source:

Headlines only hint at problems and challenges facing American occupation of Iraq.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2003, Source:

On the Democratic presidential hopefuls' plans -- or lack of them -- for Iraq

Posted on: Aug 25, 2003, Source:

Like it or not, California has a solid record as a cultural trendsetter for the nation. That's why the recall vote is a matter of national importance.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2003, Source:

A congressional study that shows low power stations pose little or no threat to existing radio broadcasters.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2003, Source:

All current evidence suggests that the world is now being run by 7-year-olds -- the Bush bunch. They stay at home, watch TV and play army all day.