Stories by Mike Davis

Mike Davis is author, most recently, of the kids' adventure, 'Land of the Lost Mammoths' (Perceval Press, 2003) and co-author of 'Under the Perfect Sun: the San Diego Tourists Never See' (New Press, 2003). He is currently working on a book about the recent political earthquake in California, 'Heavy Metal Freeway' (to be published by Metropolitan Books). subscribe to Mike Davis's feed

Posted on: Sep 13, 2011, Source:

Enmired in wars with phantoms, Washington has been blindsided by every major trend of the last decade. We may be going deeper into the darkness than any of us dare to imagine.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2011, Source:

The new recession that the Republicans are engineering will put into doubt all three pillars of McWorld: American consumption, European stability, and Chinese growth.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2010, Source: The Nation

The multinational mining giant Rio Tinto has uprooted unions, slashed wages and abused employees all over the world. Now workers at its California facility are fighting a lockout.

Posted on: May 5, 2009, Source:

A shotgun seat-rider's account of what Mexico actually looks like through local eyes from the other side of the border.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2009, Source: Comment Is Free

Animal husbandry now more closely resembles the petrochemical industry than the happy family farm.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2008, Source:

We are now at a crash site, and our priority should be to save the victims. Here's how we do that.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2008, Source:

The Obama campaign's national security priorities may be at odds with its domestic policy goals, namely the financial crisis.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2008, Source:

A striking report from the front lines of science suggests we're officially entering a period in which humanity may simply outrun history itself.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2007, Source:

Seeing an opportunity for land development, conservative California politico Pete Wilson adds fuel to the wildfires -- and is honored for it.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2007, Source: Sierra Magazine

The World War II home front was the most important and broadly participatory green experiment in U.S. history. Is it a model we should use today?

Posted on: Apr 16, 2007, Source:

The Arctic is not the only theater of unequivocal climate change and polar bears aren't the only heralds of a new age of chaos. Global warming is already affecting the U.S.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2006, Source:

The formidable history of car bombs reveals a force the American military may not be able to beat.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2006, Source: The Nation

Despite promises of a substantive debate on urban poverty, plans to reconstruct New Orleans are falling into the hands of a white elite.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2005, Source: Mother Jones Online

Hurricane Katrina may prove to be the biggest 'urban-renewal' project black America has seen.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2005, Source:

While we wait for the oft-predicted tipping point in the war on Iraq, an actual tipping point has been creeping up on another front -- climate change.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2005, Source:

Why didn't the Navy or Coast Guard immediately airdrop life preservers and rubber rafts in flooded districts? Why wasn't such life-saving equipment stocked in schools and hospitals?

Posted on: Aug 30, 2005, Source:

Scientists and health officials around the world are preparing for a catastrophic outbreak of avian flu. But are they too late?

Posted on: Sep 26, 2004, Source:

The onset of Hurricane Ivan demonstrated that little progress has been made toward addressing racial inequalities in Louisiana.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2004, Source:

The end of the American textile industry is indicative of a larger trend: fewer jobs and a society of discarded laborers.

Posted on: May 28, 2004, Source:

Is there a U.S. master plan for the control of oil in an age of diminishing supply and soaring prices? Obvious questions, but don't ask a Democrat.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2004, Source:

The American military has long been preparing for a grim future fighting in the sprawling slum cities of the Third World. Now, it seems, that future is rushing toward us.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2004, Source:

Two great thinkers delve into Mel Gibson's 'Passion' and see signs of hate, imperialism and a Jesus defined by violence.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2004, Source:

Avian flu, the latest disease to threaten our global well-being exemplifies a deeper terrorism that cannot be stemmed by bigger and better missile defense or airline security.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2004, Source:

The barriers being erected to stem the flow of immigrants in Europe and the United States represent a destructive new world (b)order.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2003, Source:

The Tiger Force atrocity in Vietnam was the third major war crimes revelation in the last few years to encounter apathy in the media and indifference from Washington.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2003, Source:

Climate, ecology, and stupid urbanization have conspired to create the ingredients for one of the most devastating wildfires in California history.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2003, Source:

California's extraordinary recall election can tell us a great deal about the emerging landscape of American politics.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2003, Source:

Each extreme summer that passes inches us closer to the precipice of catastrophic environmental change.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2003, Source:

A simple piece of artwork by Marcos Ramirez calls out America's history of violence, and detonates patriotic ire in Pennsylvania.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2003, Source:

Regardless of the outcome in October, the recall battle has already illuminated some of the new terrain of California politics.