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Znet Article, June, 26 2002
Weisbrot's ZSpace page
The head of the IMF's delegation to Argentina was recently cornered outside his hotel room by reporters from a popular, muck-raking television show. They handed him a set of large, plastic Halloween vampire teeth. "We found these lodged in Preside...
Commentary, June, 25 2002
Russell's ZSpace page
The 2002-2003 state budget winds blow cold in sunny California for low-income families, elderly, and disabled residents.
Commentary, June, 23 2002
Jensen's ZSpace page
Recently I was asked to reflect on the antiwar work of the past eight months, with an eye toward signs of hope. For those of us in that movement, it is easy to feel defeated these days. So, here's one small story to counter that.
Commentary, June, 22 2002
Bond's ZSpace page
South African president Thabo Mbeki made the cover page of the international edition of Time magazine in early June, with the misleading heading: `He has finally faced up to the AIDS crisis and is now leading the charge for a new African developme...
Commentary, June, 21 2002
Gonsalves's ZSpace page
One columnist called them kids with "open toe sandals and closed minds."
Commentary, June, 14 2002
Podur's ZSpace page
"It's disturbing to see how neatly nationalism dovetails into fascism. While we must not allow the fascists to define what the nation is, or who it belongs to, it's worth keeping in mind that nationalism, in all its many avatars-socialist, capital...
Commentary, June, 13 2002
Edwards's ZSpace page
Fromm was right. What, after all, is the difference between an active dissident and a mainstream "journalist of attachment", or one of our many indifferent citizens?
Znet Article, June, 12 2002
Roy's ZSpace page
While the rest of us are mesmerised by talk of war and terrorism and wars against terror, (can you go to war against a feeling?) in Madhya Pradesh a little life-raft has set sail into the wind. On a pavement in Bhopal, in an area called 'Tin Shed'...
Commentary, June, 10 2002
Glick's ZSpace page
Why do people become activists and organizers for positive social change? Even more importantly, why do they continue to live lives of activism even after they experience the difficulties of this line of work?
Commentary, June, 08 2002
Rebick's ZSpace page
Monday, June 3. Monique Simard and I watched from atop a hill. At first, the scene was not so strange: the tear gas, the people running away and back again. It was a little like the scene at the fence in Quebec City last April.
Znet Article, June, 06 2002
Street's ZSpace page
Thanks in part to recent disclosures that a minimally competent federal security establishment would have had reasons to know and act on intelligence predicting something like what occurred last September, conspiracy theorists are having a field d...
Commentary, June, 04 2002
Weisbrot's ZSpace page
Whoever dreamed up this tour had a sense of theater. Paul O'Neill, the straight-laced, tough-talking US Treasury Secretary, former corporate CEO, and foreign aid skeptic; with Bono, humanitarian, highly worshipped Irish rock star, in trademark wra...
Zmag Article, June, 01 2002
Berkowitz's ZSpace page
While William Bennett is busy forming Americans for Victory Over Terrorism, the Bush administration has come up with a new catch phrase that sums up part of its strategy for the War on Drugs....
Commentary, May, 27 2002
Monbiot's ZSpace page
The left, almost everyone agrees, is on the run. George Bush's seizure of power has dragged governments everywhere still further to the right. Most of the world's media are deeply hostile to progressive ideas. Now the war in Afghanistan has greatl...
Commentary, May, 24 2002
Albert's ZSpace page
The above question screams from mainstream newspapers. It froths from liberals' lips. What troubles me more, however, is that some leftists also find it important.
Commentary, May, 22 2002
Peters's ZSpace page
When is hopelessness a reasonable response to a terrible situation?
Commentary, May, 17 2002
Richard Du boff
Du boff's ZSpace page
France has finished two rounds of voting for President, with Jacques Chirac elected to another term (five years this time). In the second round on May 5, his opponent, neo-fascist candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen, garnered 18 percent of the vote--proba...
Znet Article, May, 17 2002
Said's ZSpace page
A few weeks ago, a vociferous pro-Israel demonstration was held in Washington at roughly the same moment that the siege of Jenin was taking place. All of the speakers were prominent public figures, including several senators, leaders of major Jewi...