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Commentary, January, 11 2000
Wise's ZSpace page
You know you're in trouble when Ronald Reagan starts to sound progressive. And you really know you're in trouble when so-called progressives make him sound that way, thanks to their own pathetic gesticulations on one or another issue.
Commentary, January, 10 2000
Chomsky's ZSpace page
The new year opened with familiar refrains, amplified by the numerology: a chorus of self-adulation, somber ruminations about the incomprehensible evil of our enemies, and the usual recourse to selective amnesia to smooth the way. A few illustrati...
Commentary, January, 09 2000
Hightower's ZSpace page
In a courtroom, an attorney asked the witness, "Sir, What's your IQ?" The fellow responded, "Well, I can see pretty well, I think."
Commentary, January, 08 2000
Hartmann's ZSpace page
Conservative anti-immigrant and population control forces are once again threatening to take control of the Sierra Club, one of the nation's most influential environmental organizations. A September 26 resolution by the Board of Directors changed ...
Commentary, January, 07 2000
Herman's ZSpace page
With a column on trade and globalization in the New York Times of January 2 ("Once And Again"), MIT economist Paul Krugman announces his new status as a Times columnist under the heading "Reckonings."
Commentary, January, 06 2000
Prashad's ZSpace page
No Farewell for This Admiral: Reflections on Diego Garcia
Commentary, January, 05 2000
Mokhiber's ZSpace page
At the end of the millennium, W.R. Grace should be considered a candidate as one of the world's most rapacious corporate predators. Of course, if you have seen the movie A Civil Action or read the book by the same title, you are aware of the inju...
Commentary, January, 04 2000
Russell's ZSpace page
The short five year history of the World Trade Organization (WTO) shows that the WTO is most interested in building a new global economic order of free trade unfettered by environmental, and labor regulations which protect people over corporate in...
Commentary, January, 03 2000
Marable's ZSpace page
More than a century ago, conservative black educator Booker T. Washington proposed a strategy for black advancement within capitalism. The founder of both Tuskegee Institute and the National Negro Business League, Washington cautioned African Amer...
Commentary, January, 02 2000
Zinn's ZSpace page
I have been asked to imagine this situation: "The progressive third party movement has captured the White House, 60% of Congress and 30 Governorships. What do we do now?"
Commentary, December, 31 1999
Naiman's ZSpace page
Public education in the United States has been subjected to vigorous criticism. Some criticize it in the hopes of improving it, and some criticize it in order to undermine it. If one accepts the principle that every citizen of our society has the ...
Commentary, December, 30 1999
Gonsalves's ZSpace page
In my last column, I quoted espionage expert Phillip Knightly. "An intelligence service thrives on threat," he wrote in "The Second Oldest Profession." The same could be said about the rest of the defense industry.
Commentary, December, 29 1999
Reinhart's ZSpace page
In Israel, there is a feeling of a great historical moment. Finally, after much pressure and diplomacy - the story goes - Asad agreed to turn to the road of peace. In the expected peace agreement, Syria will get back all of the Golan Heights, and ...
Commentary, December, 28 1999
Prashad's ZSpace page
No one can guess the horror of Ms. Rachna Katyal as she sits aboard the Indian Airlines plane (IC-814) in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Recently married, Ms. Katyal was on her way home to Delhi from a honeymoon in Kathmandu when her plane was hijacked fo...
Commentary, December, 27 1999
Administrator's ZSpace page
The recent Report of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on Kosovo is subtitled: "As Seen, as Told". The part of the report covering the mayhem that went on during the NATO bombing, between March 24 and June 10, is "as t...
Commentary, December, 26 1999
Solomon's ZSpace page
It's a pro-democracy movement. And it's global. The vibrant social forces that converged on Seattle -- and proceeded to deflate the WTO summit -- are complex, diverse and sometimes contradictory. Yet the threads of their demands form a distinct w...
Commentary, December, 24 1999
Albert's ZSpace page
Social struggle will never be perfectly choreographed but we can at least have broad norms regarding movement process that benefit all involved constituencies.
Commentary, December, 23 1999
Peters's ZSpace page
A recently released study finds that children from poor families are better off if they spend more time in day care starting at an earlier age. The Abecedarian Project (named for the first four letters of the alphabet), conducted at the University...
Commentary, December, 22 1999
Zinn's ZSpace page
In the year 1919, when the city of Seattle was brought to a halt by a general strike - beginning with 35,000 shipyard workers demanding a wage increase - the mayor reflected on its significance:
Commentary, December, 21 1999
Guellec's ZSpace page
The right of the patient to direct his or her medical care and health outcome, known as patient autonomy, and the right of society to control and allocate "limited resources", known as distributive justice will certainly collide. In an ideal world...