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Commentary, July, 17 2001
Raptis's ZSpace page
Genoa: The G8 Summit What follows is a short report on the situation in Genoa as of July 8, 2001. The coordinator of the protest movement against the G8 Summit at Genoa is the Italian organization Genoa Social Forum (GSF).
Commentary, July, 16 2001
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When they challenged the power of the White House by claiming the right to publish the Pentagon Papers, the nation's two most influential newspapers took a laudable stand. During the three decades since then, praise for their journalistic courage ...
Commentary, July, 14 2001
Pilger's ZSpace page
The young people who have had the courage to take to the streets on every continent, and were among the 20,000 protesters at Gothenburg (June 25), should take satisfaction from the panic of new right politicians like Blair and Berlusconi. Abuse an...
Commentary, July, 12 2001
Bond's ZSpace page
In South Africa, three interesting processes related to "sustainable development"--that ghastly phrase, denoting an allegedly more eco-friendly capitalism, often with a few "polluter-pays" regulations and social safety- net provisions added to ort...
Commentary, July, 11 2001
Brutus's ZSpace page
IF YOU WERE planning a holiday in South Africa's east-coast resort of Durban before the warm winter season is over, you'd be well advised to steer clear of the city during the last few days of August and the first week in September.
Commentary, July, 10 2001
Shah's ZSpace page
While outrage over the Taleban's requirement that Afghan women wear a head-to-toe veil continues, a new comprehensive study shows that the majority of Afghan women consider the Taleban's dress codes a non-issue, and many choose to wear the burqa o...
Commentary, July, 09 2001
Wise's ZSpace page
If intellectual gymnastics were an Olympic sport, we white folks would be the team to beat. Especially whites from the suburbs, who go to amazing and tortured lengths to convince others (and perhaps themselves) that their wish to steer clear of bl...
Commentary, July, 06 2001
Cromwell's ZSpace page
David Cromwell talks to John Pilger about his forthcoming television documentary, The New Rulers of the World, which examines the real meaning of the 'global economy', including the virtually unknown and bloody history of how globalisation took ro...
Commentary, July, 05 2001
Herman's ZSpace page
The politicization of the system of global justice has reached new heights over the past decade, with the U.S. Godfather asserting his firmer hegemonic position with an arrogance that is a throwback to Secretary of State Richard Olney's statement ...
Commentary, July, 04 2001
Chomsky's ZSpace page
European observers find it "a paradox" that "a country willing to spend more than $100bn on an unproven project to blow up incoming nuclear warheads as they enter the atmosphere would opt not to pay less than a thousandth of that amount to help pr...
Commentary, July, 03 2001
Chomsky's ZSpace page
At the end of June,, the UN Conference on Disarmament concludes the second of its year 2001 sessions. Prospects for any constructive outcome of disarmament efforts are slim. Discussions have been blocked by US insistence on pursuing ballistic miss...
Commentary, July, 02 2001
Raptis's ZSpace page
On October 21, 1999 my wife and I attended the presentation of the latest book of a friend, in downtown Athens. After the presentation, at around 12 midnight, the author invited five or six of us to dinner at a nearby tavern. My wife was not feeli...
Znet Article, July, 01 2001
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Over the course of the last few decades,the socialist left throughout the industrialized West has been challenged to become more inclusive by an array of activist social movements including the women's movement, the Civil Rights and anti-racist mo...
Commentary, June, 29 2001
Bagdikian's ZSpace page
Last year the Republicans tried to cast a wider and more punitive net over anyone who violated what they said were "classified secrets." It is a move that is either naive to the point of uneducable ignorance or it is cynical to the point of conte...
Commentary, June, 28 2001
Prashad's ZSpace page
A few years ago I traveled around rural West Bengal to study the gains made by the Left Front government, notably as a result of the experiments in the devolution of power. By then I knew the statistical advances almost by heart. West Bengal has t...
Commentary, June, 27 2001
Landau's ZSpace page
We live in the best of all possible worlds. Indeed, we export our way of life zealously to those who havenÕt yet tasted its rewards, especially to residents of China, India and Brazil, the big markets as we now know them. When systemic problems ar...
Commentary, June, 26 2001
Shalom's ZSpace page
On June 20, 2001, the International Labor Rights Fund filed lawsuit in Federal District Court in Washington, DC, on behalf of eleven anonymous villagers from the Indonesian province of Aceh -- seven John Does and four Jane Does who fear for their ...
Commentary, June, 25 2001
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Genetic Tampering by Naomi Klein Europeans would be forgiven for thinking that the war against genetic tampering in the food supply has been all but won. There are labels in the supermarkets aisles, there is mounting political support for organi...
Commentary, June, 23 2001
Healy's ZSpace page
A funny thing happened on the way to the Third United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries in Brussels: the representatives of rich country governments suddenly discovered that their restrictions on market access for poor countries' goo...
Shah: The New Yellow Peril: China-Bashing for New Defense Spending Fuels Hate Against Asian Americans
Commentary, June, 22 2001
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Senator Feinstein surprised the civil rights organizers who threw her an informal wine-and-cheese shmoozer a couple months ago with an impromptu speech warning of the gathering speed of anti-China sentiment in Congress and the impending fallout fo...