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Steven l. Strauss
Media Spin &the Israeli Occupation
On Second Street
Slippin' & Slidin'
Farm Bureau Is a Front
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Palestinian Bantustan by Ian Urbina
Just weeks ago President Clinton was negotiating a final status peace agreement in the Israelis and Palestinians. What seemed like a sudden deterioration in the region belies th... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Economy is Doing Fine, It's Just the People That Aren't by Paul Street
L. Street On the eve of the millennial elections, set to occur in the persistent glow of a record-setting economic expansion, Americans are being told that they've “never had it so go... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Politics of Reading and Dyslexia by Steven l. Strauss
Steven L. Strauss If you can't read, you may have missed some recent reports on “breakthroughs” in reading and dyslexia. If we are to believe the words of Sally Shaywitz, M.D., co-dir... More / Printer Friendly Version
Media Spin &the Israeli Occupation by Norman Solomon
Norman Solomon The formula for American media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is simple: Report on the latest developments in the fragile “peace process.” Depi... More / Printer Friendly Version
After LA: Organizing to Win by Eric Schwartz
Eric Schwartz In the nine months since our unexpected victory at the World Trade Organization summit, thousands of people have converged on Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and Los Angel... More / Printer Friendly Version
37.7 Seconds, Part IX by Lydia Sargent
By Lydia Sargent I have been writing in this column for the last 10 months about the experience of reading current feminist sociobiology and evolutionary psychology where t... More / Printer Friendly Version
Revolutionary Afghan Women by Kathleen Richter
Most Americans are by now aware of the abysmal human rights abuses perpetuated in Afghanistan by the ultra fundamentalist Taliban regimepublic amputation is the punishment for robbery... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Mental Illness Excuse by Charlotte Morrison
When Raymond Alves left prison at the end of his seven-year sentence last March he triggered a nationwide hunt. Because Alves is a convicted sex offender, New Jerseys recently enacted... More / Printer Friendly Version
Agent Orange by Richard Alan-leach
Media coverage of the April 22 Earth Day enviro-fest contained a curious omission, given that the same month coincided with the 25th anniversary of the fall of Saigon (April 30). While noti... More / Printer Friendly Version
CWA-Verizon by Leon Lazaroff
The extraordinary thing about the August telephone workers strike against Verizon Communications was that 87,000 operators and line technicians refused to work for 18 days not over the pock... More / Printer Friendly Version
none by Dean Baker
University of Chicago Press, 2000 Review by Edward Herman This fine book contends, and demonstrates compellingly, that the only crisis Social Security faces is posed by ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Venezuela's Foreign Policy by Steve Ellner
Steve Ellner Typically, State Department officials grit their teeth when Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez challenges U.S. foreign policy, but occasionally he provokes a sharper reacti... More / Printer Friendly Version
Toxic Wastes and the New World Order, Part 1 by Mitchel Cohen
Twelve years ago, the soon-to-be infamous barge, the Khian Sea, left the territorial waters of the United States and began circling the oceans in search of a country willing to acce... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Great Folk Scare Continues by Sandy Carter
Carter Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music, Volume Four, Various Artists (Revenant) Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still, The Warner Collection Volume One, Various Ar... More / Printer Friendly Version
Farm Bureau Is a Front by Bill Berkowitz
When singer/songwriter Willie Nelson took the stage in mid-September in Bristow, Virginia, kicking off the 15th annual Farm Aid concert, he once again called the nations attention to ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Why Not Create A Shadow Government? by Michael Albert
Michael Albert As you read this, the presidential elections are over. Without doubt the new president, minutely different from the old president, is waiting eagerly to commit domestic... More / Printer Friendly Version
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BIKES - Bikes Not Bombs is holding its 24th annual Bike- A-Thon and Green Roots Festival in Boston, MA on June 3, with several bike rides, music, exhibitors, and more.
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LEFT FORUM - The 2013 Left Forum will be held June 7-9, at Pace University in NYC.
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CUBA/SOCIALISM - A Cuban-North American Dialog on Socialist Renewal and Global Capitalist Crisis will be held in Havana, Cuba, June 16-30. There will be a 5-day Seminar at the University of Havana, plus visits to a co-op and educational and medical institutions.
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NETROOTS - The 8th Annual Netroots Nation conference will take place June 20-23 in San Jose, CA. The event features panels, trainings, networking, screenings, and keynotes.
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IWW - The North American Work People’s College will take place July 12-16 at Mesaba Co-op Park in northern Minnesota. The event will bring together Wobblies from across the continent to learn skills and build one big union.
PEACESTOCK - On July 13, the 11th Annual Peacestock will take place at Windbeam Farm in Hager City, WI. The event is a mixture of music, speakers, and community for peace. Sponsored by Veterans for Peace.
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