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Commentary, November, 17 1999
Peters's ZSpace page
The New York Times reported on October 25 the claim that the United States had "poured billions" into East Timor. The next day the Times ran a "correction," saying that in fact "Washington's foreign aid" to East Timor "has not amounted to billions."
Commentary, November, 16 1999
Cagan's ZSpace page
The brutal murder of Matthew Shepard in Wyoming a little more than a year ago focused national attention on a long-standing reality for many lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people: the widespread fear and hatred of people outside the ...
Commentary, November, 15 1999
Marable's ZSpace page
Twenty years ago, on November 3, 1979, five principled and dedicated activists for social justice-Cesar Cauce, Dr. Mike Nathan, Bill Sampson, Sandi Smith, and Dr. Jim Waller-were brutally murdered in Greensboro, North Carolina by the Ku Klux Klan....
Commentary, November, 14 1999
Herman's ZSpace page
Seth Mydans's October 31 piece on the Indonesian departure from East Timor, "A Calamitous Era Plays Out Quietly For East Timorese," with its admission that 200,000 had died in Indonesia's 24 year failed pacification effort, including its final "ra...
Commentary, November, 13 1999
Schechter's ZSpace page
An IPO a day seems to keep the market in play as Internet deals continue to hit the jackpot throwing up new e-commerce driven sites and throwing off a new crop of instant gazillionaires. Business schools across the world report their best students...
Commentary, November, 12 1999
Hightower's ZSpace page
In the roiling sea of communications technology that threatens to engulf us--phone calls, email, voice mail, faxes, the internet, laptops, etc.--it's good to seek refuge every now and again in the tranquility of nature, where the chirping you hear...
Commentary, November, 11 1999
Bonpane's ZSpace page
Just as a battered spouse who enables her partner to continue his abusive ways, so we, the people of Americas continue to enable the United States to be an incurable serial killer. The victims of the holocaust of the Third Reich have rightfully ta...
Commentary, November, 10 1999
Guellec's ZSpace page
Certain things should be "off limits to commerce" Healthcare in my view can be compared to Education which, so far, has not been totally privatized. If shareholders must be satisfied, then patients' interests will be compromised. The way managed c...
Commentary, November, 09 1999
Solomon's ZSpace page
If you're watching much television these days, you've probably seen a lot of commercials for online investing. Many large brokerage firms are now urging people to play the stock market via the Internet. So, in routine fashion, TV spots dramatize c...
Commentary, November, 08 1999
Landau's ZSpace page
"We have contained the spread of radiation from last week's nuclear accident," Japanese authorities assured their citizens. They blame the chain reaction on improper handling of materials by low level workers.
Commentary, November, 07 1999
Raptis's ZSpace page
Pnyx is the name of a low (357 feet high) hill about 450 yards to the west of the Acropolis in Athens. The word "Pnyx" means "tightly crowded together." The "crowding" refers to the male citizens (also known and as "demos") of classical Athens, wh...
Commentary, November, 06 1999
Naiman's ZSpace page
After President Clinton announced that he supports 100% cancellation of the debts owed by the poorest countries to the United States, some poll data suggested that people thought Clinton was being too generous.
Commentary, November, 05 1999
Burchill's ZSpace page
Sometimes statistics tell a grim tale. In the first weeks of September this year, 70% of all public buildings and private residences in East Timor were destroyed. At least 75% of the population of the territory was displaced, with over 260,000 peo...
Commentary, November, 04 1999
Marable's ZSpace page
On June 19, 1998, over two thousand African Americans gathered in Chicago to participate in the founding conference of the Black Radical Congress (BRC).
Commentary, November, 03 1999
Prashad's ZSpace page
I'm Part of Today's Unions, Ask Me Why
Commentary, November, 02 1999
Russell's ZSpace page
Presidential hopeful Bill Bradley has placed health care reform on the national agenda as well it should be. However, the Bradley plan does not go far enough to resolve real need and it protects the insurance industry - the very culprit which is u...
Commentary, November, 01 1999
Mokhiber's ZSpace page
The criminal element has seeped deep into every nook and cranny of American society. Forget about the underworld -- these crooks dominate every aspect of our market, culture, and politics. They cast a deep dark shadow over life in turn of the cent...
Commentary, October, 31 1999
Weisbrot's ZSpace page
It has become a truism that "there are no easy answers" to the world's most pressing economic and social problems. The phrase is often repeated by academics, policy wonks, and others whose occupation immerses them in the details of real or imagine...
Commentary, October, 30 1999
Raptis's ZSpace page
The U.S. (corporate or state) institutions that dominate the life of ordinary people in almost all countries, though impersonal, need some individuals who as part of a local elite promote the ideology and the goals of these institutions. The portr...
Commentary, October, 29 1999
Kissenger's ZSpace page
Mumia's legal team and the attorneys for the state of Pennsylvania were asked to a meeting this past Tuesday morning with federal judge William Yohn in his chambers to "get acquainted." This was expected and is usually the way a major case like th...