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Commentary, October, 16 2000
Guellec's ZSpace page
In the two years since the FDA began an experiment to let the mass media broadcast the prescription-drug message directly to consumers, the pharmaceutical industry has shelled out a whopping $1.3 billion per year on consumer ads. That dwarfs the $...
Commentary, October, 15 2000
Schechter's ZSpace page
As the United Nations opens its Millennial Summit in New York September 6 with an expected 150 heads of state in attendance, the world organization is trying to refocus its mission and revive its credibility. (Never mind the cost of staging the wo...
Commentary, October, 14 2000
Solomon's ZSpace page
The formula for American media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is simple: Report on the latest developments in the fragile "peace process." Depict U.S. officials as honest brokers in the negotiations. Emphasize the need for restraint ...
Commentary, October, 13 2000
Bronski's ZSpace page
Imagine my appalled surprise when I discovered that I was quoted as a "radical advocate of same-sex marriage" in, of all places, this month's Commentary -- the last place where I expect to be noticed. Also Ð and this is a telling detail Ð I am not...
Commentary, October, 12 2000
Chomsky's ZSpace page
A number of people in the ZNet forum system and elsewhere have raised questions about the prominent role they see assigned to US-NATO in the flood of commentary on recent events in Yugoslavia, "gloating over the victory of the opposition in Yugosl...
Graphic, October, 11 2000
Deutsch's ZSpace page
iraq, israel, palestine, palestians, iraqis, sanctions, colombia, foreign policy, apathy
Commentary, October, 11 2000
Mchombo's ZSpace page
Sam Mchombo It is a matter of fact that AIDS has taken its toll on human life, with various African countries amongst the worst hit. It has also placed incredible economic burdens on most of those countries which, given the soaring costs of avail...
Commentary, October, 10 2000
Shalom's ZSpace page
As the occupied Palestinian territories suffer their worst paroxysm of violence in years, with the casualties, as always, overwhelmingly Palestinian, the mainstream media, also as always, focus on peripheral questions, offer misleading answers, an...
Commentary, October, 09 2000
Author's ZSpace page
My first experience with Depo-Provera was as a young welfare mother. I had just finished my first post-partum check-up after having had my second child. The doctor pronounced me in great health and then pulled out a syringe and a vial. I am just g...
Commentary, October, 08 2000
Russell's ZSpace page
It is a tight labor market and tight labor markets traditionally threaten to give workers more bargaining power from which to secure significant wage increases. Wall Street and investors get nervous about tight labor markets. They reckon that the ...