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Commentary, July, 24 1999
Burchill's ZSpace page
In the 1850s, Karl Marx believed that the spread of capitalism, or what today we would call globalization, was transforming human society from a collection of separate nation-states to a world capitalist society where the principal form of conflic...
Commentary, July, 23 1999
Administrator's ZSpace page
There is one remarkable exception to the deregulatory trend in the United States. While politicians happily hack away at regulation, protective legislation, standards and governmental's ability to action on behalf of the whole community, one organ...
Commentary, July, 21 1999
Cagan's ZSpace page
For reasons I don't totally understand, I was somewhat late in getting on line. About five years ago the small organization I coordinated - the Cuba Information Project - went on line, but usually the other staff person handled the email communica...
Commentary, July, 19 1999
Bonpane's ZSpace page
In the wake of the Pope's visit to Mexico the press has been full of announcements about the death of liberation theology. Our recent experience in Chiapas indicated that such announcements are premature and marked by misinformation.
Commentary, July, 18 1999
Solomon's ZSpace page
Last Wednesday afternoon, radio journalist Aileen Alfandary stood on the sidewalk in front of the building where she has worked for many years. She looked out of place. The deadline for the KPFA evening news was fast approaching -- but all the doo...
Commentary, July, 17 1999
Shiva's ZSpace page
Over the past few years, Monsanto, a chemical company, has positioned itself as an agricultural company through control over seed the first link in the food chain. Monsanto now wants to control water, the very basis of life.
Commentary, July, 16 1999
Zinn's ZSpace page
The order came from above (I will not reveal the name, unless tortured) ): "Write something inspirational." The exact words were: "Inspire, please."
Commentary, July, 15 1999
Solomon's ZSpace page
Across the country, PBS stations are in denial. And if we think the programming they provide is worthy of the name "public television," then maybe we're in denial, too.
Commentary, July, 14 1999
Raptis's ZSpace page
Last year (1998) George Babiniotis, professor of linguistics at the University of Athens, compiled "The Dictionary of the Modern Greek Language." The dictionary was a much needed work, given the fact that all Greek dictionaries up to that time wer...
Commentary, July, 13 1999
Peters's ZSpace page
We are at my 7-year old daughter's annual check-up. After a peering in her ears and mouth, palpating her glands, and listening to her heart, the Doctor points at Zoe's crotch and asks abruptly, "Does anyone ever touch you here?" Zoe is taken aback...