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Commentary, July, 01 1999
Bronski's ZSpace page
The ferocity of the New York City police assault against Haitian immigrant Abner Louima in the summer of 1977 was so striking that, even in the current context of urban police brutality, it became emblematic of the sustained, sanctioned violence o...
Commentary, June, 30 1999
Hightower's ZSpace page
What-you say the election's not until next year? Yeah, well, technically that's true. The caucuses and primaries don't begin until February of 2000, but there are about 70,000 Americans who get an extra special vote, casting their ballots this yea...
Commentary, June, 29 1999
Landau's ZSpace page
What lessons have emerged from NATO'S self-proclaimed victory in Kosovo? Bombing supporters chanted "stop ethnic cleansing." Indeed, ethnic cleansing demanded a strong response. But those who shunned the flawed law and the UN backed a campaign to ...
Commentary, June, 27 1999
Halimi's ZSpace page
Now we know for sure that Ç Europe È does not exist. At least not in the hearts and minds of Europeans. Only two days after they concluded a war against Yugoslavia, decided and fought by the United States, the fifteen countries of the European Uni...
Commentary, June, 26 1999
Bohmer's ZSpace page
Mumia Abu-Jamal gave a memorable speech, recorded from Pennsylvania death row, to 8000 attendees, including more than 1200 graduating students, at the Evergreen State College graduation on June 11, 1999.
Commentary, June, 25 1999
Peters's ZSpace page
Providing temporary immunity to children could drive chicken pox disease into the older adult population where it can cause many more deaths and complications.
Commentary, June, 23 1999
Albert's ZSpace page
The current crisis at Pacifica was unleashed with recent firings of prominent and appreciated employees leading to irate listeners and employees demonstrating their opposition widely and militantly. Any progressive alternative institution has to u...
Commentary, June, 22 1999
Cagan's ZSpace page
This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village, NY. ... But what has grown into one of the major civil rights struggles is riddled with serious political problems.
Commentary, June, 21 1999
Shalom's ZSpace page
Are there alternatives to the dominant economic model that consigns increasing numbers of people to lives of misery? One such alternative is offered by the state of Kerala in southern India which has been the site of fascinating social experimenta...
Commentary, June, 20 1999
Wise's ZSpace page
Occasionally when I'm speaking to college students, attempting to inspire at least a few to commit themselves to social justice as a way of life and perhaps career, I'm asked the question for which there is no easy answer; the one that goes: "What...
Commentary, June, 19 1999
Solomon's ZSpace page
This summer begins with a large shadow hanging over one of the nation's pioneering radio stations. Half a century after listener-supported KPFA took to the airwaves in the San Francisco area as a unique experiment in media independence, the battle...
Commentary, June, 18 1999
Mokhiber's ZSpace page
"Just between you and me, shouldn't the World Bank be encouraging more migration of the dirty industries to the LDCs [least developed countries]?" So wrote Treasury Secretary-designee Lawrence Summers, then the chief economist at the World Bank, i...
Commentary, June, 17 1999
Landau's ZSpace page
As Kosovo atrocities dominate the headlines, I wait for some former national security maven to confess to US government crimes committed during the Cold War. We know the CIA assassinated people, fomented coups and destabilized countries we claimed...
Commentary, June, 16 1999
Raptis's ZSpace page
In the core of this "sophisticated and careful" planning one finds the need for a US occupation of the "Grand Area." The dictionary "definition" of occupation is: "The holding and control of an area by a foreign military force."
Commentary, June, 15 1999
Herman's ZSpace page
War, propaganda, and the proliferation of doublespeak have always gone hand-in-hand. As was the case during the Persian Gulf war, the NATO war against Yugoslavia witnessed a collapse of mainstream media integrity and a new surge of doublespeak in ...
Commentary, June, 14 1999
Burchill's ZSpace page
By propping up the Suharto dictatorship for over three decades, both sides of Australian politics clearly demonstrated what they thought about the prospect of democracy in Indonesia.
Commentary, June, 13 1999
Glass's ZSpace page
Diana is dead. Tony lives. Miracles have begun. The first on record comes, as so often with the Bible and Lives of the Saints, in the form of a cure.
Commentary, June, 11 1999
Dominick's ZSpace page
It has been a tense several days for those of us paying close attention to the war, as we evaluate both the status of so-called "negotiations" in Europe and that of the anti-war movement here at home.
Commentary, June, 08 1999
Peters's ZSpace page
Do you have mentors in your life? Are you anyone's mentor? Could we positively affect social change movements by building mentoring relationships into our political work? I think we could.
Commentary, June, 07 1999
Carter's ZSpace page
Since the school shootings in Littleton, the nation's print and broadcast media have unleashed a sensational outpouring of analysis and concern aiming to explain why boys kill and what can be done to save them. Once we get by the headlines, howeve...