From New Left Review, a new global depression? An interview with Richard Duncan, author of The Dollar Crisis: Causes, Consequences, Cures. "Big Organic": Wenonah Hauter looks at the big corporations who own your favorite organic brands. A look at why Walmart is freaking out over a Black Friday labor strike. On World Toilet Day, UN expert highlights links between lack of sanitation and persistent poverty. Fabio Liberti on why we need the Council of Europe. Republicans always talk tough about not raising taxes — now they know they have to cut a deal. Melanie Tannenbaum on we can’t blame everything on powerful men. Michael Koplow on how not to wage war on the Internet. The tunnels of Gaza are a lifeline of the underground economy but also a death trap; for many Palestinians, they have come to symbolize ingenuity and the dream of mobility. Phil Shannon reviews The Statue of Liberty: A Transatlantic Story by Edward Berenson. Are the controversial Toronto Zoo penguins not gay after all?