Stories by Arun Gupta

Arun Gupta is a co-founder of The Indypendent and the Occupied Wall Street Journal. He is writing a book on the decline of America empire for Haymarket books. subscribe to Arun Gupta's feed

Posted on: Apr 7, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Branding fruits and vegetables like soda and chips will only spread kids' bad eating habits.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2015, Source: TeleSur

The problem isn’t that we have too little oil. We have too much and are cooking the planet with it.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

New research shows just how disturbing labor conditions at Foxconn, the "Chinese hell factory," really are.

Posted on: May 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Walmart will turn organic food into another low-cost input that shortchanges consumers, workers and the environment for a fast buck.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2013, Source: YES! Magazine

Junk food may have captured the American palate, but a few simple ingredients and techniques can win it back.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2013, Source: Salon

The singer is named "creative director" of Bud Lite Platinum, one of many recent pop icons signing up with promoting big business.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2012, Source: The Progressive

Romney offers an easy-to-grasp explanation that speaks to white anxiety about the future.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Protests in Tampa and Charlotte have been swarmed by police and enveloped in surveillance.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2012, Source: The Guardian

It's impossible to satisfy all rights, every time, everywhere.

Posted on: May 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Is the government unleashing the same methods of entrapment against OWS that it has used against left movements and Muslim-Americans?

Posted on: May 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

How will the 99% Spring impact the Occupy Movement?

Posted on: Feb 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

New research goes beyond the New York Times to show just how disturbing labor conditions at Foxconn, the "Chinese hell factory," really are.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2011, Source: Salon

Protesters around the country have been cleared out of their occupied public spaces, but some of the smaller occupations could hold lessons for next steps.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

With the spread of political occupations to all 50 states today, lessons can be gleaned from past occupations for a movement that shows no signs of going away.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Americans here are beaten down. But in occupations around the country they have found a space where they can speak of their struggles, burdens and aspirations.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet

We all need to go down and join the occupation -- and not just by "liking" it on Facebook, signing a petition or retweeting protest photos.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The neoconservative ideas that shaped the war on terror have evaporated as the United States is battered by an economic depression that shows no end.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As Congress nears a vote on the various debt ceiling deals, let's look at the lies and misinformation that got us into this mess.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Why progressives need to think beyond the mantra of creating a "middle class America."

Posted on: Mar 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The collision between natural hazards and human society and economy is what creates a disaster.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The Right foments group resentment in increasingly apocalyptic terms, to people in need of easy answers in an era of widespread joblessness and uncertainty.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet

While the safety net is being withered by attrition, record corporate profits are deemed off-limits for discussion about closing the budget gap.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Why did a large number of adults vote against CA's prop 19? Because of the existing reform legalization.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Israel's official statements about the flotilla were terrible. But our media's treatment of the situation was just as bad.

Posted on: May 23, 2010, Source:

You name it, the right has opposed it: civil rights, school desegregation, women's rights, labor organizing, the minimum wage, LGBT rights, welfare, immigrant rights.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2010, Source: AlterNet

After two months, kids hated the new meals, milk consumption plummeted, and many students dropped out of the school lunch program altogether.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The rapid mobilization of U.S troops in Haiti was not primarily done for humanitarian reasons; we're likely to see a neoliberal economic plan imposed, at gunpoint if necessary.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet

You can always learn to say "Would you like fries with that?" But who wants to eat made-in-a-factory E. coli burgers, much less sling them?

Posted on: Aug 4, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Junk food is killing us slowly with diabetes, heart disease and cancer. But we can't stop because we're hooked, and the food industry is the pusher.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The confluence of factory farming, the boom in fast food and manipulation of consumer taste created processed foods that can hook us like drugs.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2009, Source: Indypendent

Economic contraction could provoke: confrontation between U.S. and China or an unraveling of the European Union.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2008, Source: Indypendent

We need to band together and organize powerful new movements across this country.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2008, Source: PINKtank

Just like the '30s, this unprecedented crisis has given us the opportunity to fix America and create a productive, sustainable economy for all.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2008, Source: Indypendent

Everything you ever wanted to know about the biggest economic meltdown since the Great Depression but were afraid to ask.