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Commentary, March, 08 2000
Martinez's ZSpace page
Since Feb. 6, the Students of Color Coalition (SCC) has occupied the tower of the University of Michigan Union building to protest ongoing racist practices on a campus that claims to have a longstanding commitment to multiculturalism and diversity...
Commentary, March, 06 2000
Hartmann's ZSpace page
In January I made my first trip to New Mexico. My partner and I visited the ancient Pueblo cliff dwellings at Bandelier National Monument. Like many tourists before us, we were awed by the beauty of the Frijoles Canyon and the knowledge that an an...
Commentary, March, 05 2000
Albert's ZSpace page
We want to dignify work so we seek to equalize the empowerment effects of all jobs. But how?
Commentary, March, 04 2000
Shalom's ZSpace page
During the Vietnam War, the court martial trials of Lt. William Calley and other U.S. military personnel who massacred hundreds of unarmed civilians at My Lai was deeply contentious. Conservatives opposed the trials as besmirching the good name of...
Commentary, March, 03 2000
Carter's ZSpace page
Every year when the National Academy Of Recording Arts and Sciences celebrates its Grammy Awards, I gag at the notion that any of this music industry pomp and propaganda honors the best music of the past year. Although all of the big time entertai...
Commentary, March, 02 2000
Herman's ZSpace page
In mid-February of this year Saul Landau issued an "Appeal to All Progressives: Stop the Pacifica Bashing!" And he got some 40 liberals and leftists to sign on, many associated with The Nation and Institute for Policy Studies.
Commentary, March, 01 2000
Peters's ZSpace page
I live in a progressive diverse neighborhood where pre-schools stock copies of "Heather Has Two Mommies," but even where this love-makes-a-family consciousness has a strong voice, it does not seem to translate into how we talk to our kids about se...
Commentary, February, 28 2000
Rebick's ZSpace page
With memories of the Battle of Seattle still dancing in our heads and thoughts of the World March of Women against poverty and violence beginning to take shape, it might be a good time to think about how social movements actually develop.
Commentary, February, 27 2000
Albert's ZSpace page
The issue of Dignified Work has two primary components: (1) what is a just division of tasks for each person; and (2) what division of tasks do we need to adopt in order to have our work foster self-management?
Commentary, February, 26 2000
Wise's ZSpace page
When it comes to discussions of racism, or any other kind of "ism" for that matter, sometimes we miss the forest for the trees. Such was the case recently when it was reported that Atlanta Braves relief pitcher John Rocker had cut loose with a str...
Commentary, February, 25 2000
Marable's ZSpace page
In the Dred Scott decision of 1857, the Supreme Court turned down a petition for freedom from an enslaved African American. The author of the court's ruling, Chief Justice Roger B. Tawney, declared that blacks could never be granted equal protecti...
Commentary, February, 24 2000
Bond's ZSpace page
Divide-and-conquer is an all too familiar gambit of a ruling elite under stress. Thus Seattle demonstrators, together with a growing international movement struggling in the same spirit in many other sites, have found themselves subject to both re...
Commentary, February, 23 2000
Russell's ZSpace page
Being a veteran of the war for truth during the Kevorkian era of the assisted suicide debates, it astounds me when I see that some companions battling for social justice are still entangled in the Kevorkian-as-humanist illusion web.
Commentary, February, 22 2000
Bronski's ZSpace page
Quick. What is the worst threat to high school students across the United States today? Interpersonal violence among students? Guns in the hallways? Rampart drug and alcohol use? Shabbily low teaching standards that allow students to graduate bene...
Commentary, February, 20 2000
Albert's ZSpace page
Agreeing that self-management, or decision making input in proportion as one is affected, is a core goal for a participatory economic movement, what demands can we fight for today that will help move us toward self-management tomorrow?
Commentary, February, 19 2000
Gonsalves's ZSpace page
A few lingering thoughts on the whole WTO event: WTO supporters, which includes Clinton and his "liberal" media, say they are for freedom. Front-line and armchair protesters - not to be confused with the handful of vandals that destroyed property ...
Landau: Elian's Miami Family May Be Drunk Drivers And Criminals, But They Love Him And Believe In Freedom
Commentary, February, 18 2000
Landau's ZSpace page
Since last December, Eli‡n Gonzalez, the 6-year-old Cuban refugee boy, has become for those who love gossip about the living what Jon Benet Ramsey was for the morbid Enquirer readers. Who killed Jon Benet remains a police issue.
Commentary, February, 17 2000
Solomon's ZSpace page
Andrew Jackson won the White House in 1828 with a fresh approach to oratory. "Jackson was the first president to master the liberal rhetoric," wrote historian Howard Zinn, who called it "the new politics of ambiguity -- speaking for the lower and ...
Commentary, February, 16 2000
Weissman's ZSpace page
Imagine this: you study your entire life to reach the pinnacle of your profession. First, you secure an undergraduate degree in biology from Oregon State University. Then a PhD in developmental biology at Yale University. Then on to Indiana Univer...
Commentary, February, 15 2000
Weisbrot's ZSpace page
What are the limits to corporate greed in the year 2000? We may be about to find out. The pharmaceutical companies, whose rate of profit is more than three times the average of other corporations, have been using their enormous clout to block pres...