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Commentary, August, 12 2000
Solomon's ZSpace page
It's always dangerous when politicians claim to be doing God's will. So, as the novelty fades from Al Gore's selection of Joseph Lieberman, journalists should ask some probing questions about the ticket's conspicuous piety.
Commentary, August, 11 2000
Herman's ZSpace page
In her August 1 speech before the Republican National Convention, Bush foreign policy adviser Condoleezza Rice explained to the audience that Bush "recognizes that the magnificent men and women of America's armed forces are not a global police for...
Commentary, August, 10 2000
Landau's ZSpace page
One of my friends mocks the drug war and sneers at President Clinton's request that Congress fund a new $1.2 billion military aid package for Colombia, so the Colombian military can better engage the iniquitous narco-traffickers. "You don't unders...
Commentary, August, 09 2000
Dominick's ZSpace page
Not since the Zapatista uprising in January, 1994, has my hope for radical social change been so reinvigorated as by the recent uprisings here in the North around the World Trade Organization, the IMF/World Bank, and the Organization of American S...
Commentary, August, 08 2000
Mokhiber's ZSpace page
Sometimes, it is important to think big.In an era where corporations trample across the globe with minimal restraint, and citizen movements around the world are on their heels, it is natural -- and necessary -- for those trying to check corporate ...
Commentary, August, 07 2000
Albert's ZSpace page
In lieu of attending the North American Anarchist Conference (NAAC), I was asked: Òwhat do you think of anarchism as an existing and potential ideology and movement?Ó Well, I think if anarchism were an ecology, it would be a tropical rain forest--...
Commentary, August, 06 2000
Edwards's ZSpace page
August 6 is the tenth anniversary of sanctions on Iraq...and we have two commentaries on the broad topic to deliver...
Commentary, August, 05 2000
Bronski's ZSpace page
It was, of course, to be expected. On July 17 an Army review concluded that no officers would be held responsible for the death of P.F.C..Barry Winchell who was murdered on July 5, 1999 by a fellow soldier at Fort Campbell, on the Tennessee-Kentuc...
Commentary, August, 04 2000
Glick's ZSpace page
There are a number of reasons why some of those who are left of center in the United States have not yet decided to support the Ralph Nader/Winona LaDuke Green Party independent Presidential campaign. Some have the usual "lesser of two evils" argu...
Commentary, August, 03 2000
Peters's ZSpace page
My daughter had been studiously observing the Stop and Shop employee who was bagging our groceries. As she left the store, she seemed perplexed about something. Finally, she asked her father, ÒDad, is bagging groceries a really bad job?Ó
Commentary, August, 02 2000
Weisbrot's ZSpace page
The electoral victory of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday, greeted with celebration by the country's poor majority, may have implications beyond Venezuela's borders.
Commentary, August, 01 2000
Cagan's ZSpace page
As the several thousand delegates to the Republican PartyÕs Nominating Convention were arriving in Philadelphia this weekend, protests were already in full swing. There is too much happening for me to report on it all, but the Independent Media Ce...
Commentary, July, 31 2000
Hightower's ZSpace page
"The truth will come out. They are killing me tonight. They are murdering me." These were the final words of Gary Graham, number 135 on the list of death row inmates executed in rapid-fire order on the watch of George W. Bush, who has averaged ...
Commentary, July, 29 2000
Herman's ZSpace page
In his op-ed column of July 23rd entitled "Saints and Profits," Paul Krugman shows once again why the New York Times put him on as a regular (for a more extended discussion, see my "Krugman On Economists As Hacks: Or, 'Mirror Mirror on the Wall',"...
Commentary, July, 28 2000
Russell's ZSpace page
July 26, 2000 marks the 10th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark disability civil rights bill intended to improve the lives of disabled Americans. Reactions and planned ADA 2000 events are mixed as to what the law ...
Commentary, July, 27 2000
Chomsky's ZSpace page
The latest AP report from Camp David (evening, July 25) begins: "The Middle East peace talks at Camp David collapsed Tuesday over rival claims to East Jerusalem. Disappointed, President Clinton said he tried several approaches but could not come u...
Commentary, July, 26 2000
Landau's ZSpace page
July 26, 1953. Fidel Castro leads 158 men to attack Fort Moncada, in Santiago de Cuba, the island's second largest military installation. Flashback. 1860. John Brown's raiders hit Harper's Ferry. Brown, like Castro, lost the battle. Both of these ...
Commentary, July, 25 2000
Said's ZSpace page
From Al-Ahram Weekly / Issue No. 491 The media has been bursting with all sorts of rumours, speculation, and some news about the Camp David summit, its progress, outcome, and meaning. Whatever happens as an immediate result of the negotiations, ...
Commentary, July, 24 2000
Wise's ZSpace page
In 1992, white supremacist Jared Taylor lamented the ostensibly growing influence of people of color in the U.S. when he wrote:"The old, standard history united Americans...It emphasized one point of view and ignored others. It was history about w...
Commentary, July, 23 2000
Schechter's ZSpace page
A long time ago, in the days when evil empires threatened freedom-loving peoples everywhere, there were a few men we were taught to fear. They led massive, top-down international networks of true believers committed to infiltrating our minds and w...