Rebecca Gordon

Rebecca Gordon is a TomDispatch regular. She teaches at the University of San Francisco and is the author of Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States and the forthcoming American Nuremberg: The Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post 9/11 War Crimes (Hot Books, 2016).

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Don’t Try to Find a Home in Washington, D.C.

There is no single solution to the growing problem of unaffordable housing, but with political will and organizing action at the local, state, and federal levels it could be dealt with.

March 16, 2023

Rain and Heat, Fire and Snow

Over the last months, we Californians have experienced both historic drought and historic rainfall. The world as we knew it really is ending faster than some of us ever expected.

February 6, 2023

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The Rubble of Empire

How can you tell when your empire is crumbling? Some signs are actually visible from my own front window here in San Francisco.

January 21, 2021

Home, Sweet Kleptocracy

Every now and then, a book changes the way you see the world. It’s like shaking a kaleidoscope and suddenly all the bits and pieces fall into a new pattern.

November 25, 2015

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