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Commentary, August, 05 1999
Brecher's ZSpace page
A funny thing happened on the way to the New Millenium: the Old Millenium crashed. According to economist Paul Krugman, "Never in the course of economic events -- not even in the early years of the Depression -- has so large a part of the world ec...
Commentary, August, 04 1999
Prashad's ZSpace page
May, 1998. India and then, Pakistan, tested nuclear devices of questionable ferocity to launch themselves as nuclear power States. Both countries made diplomatic bids to join the discriminatory nuclear bargain currently being flogged to the world ...
Commentary, August, 02 1999
Mokhiber's ZSpace page
When Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman wanted to address the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to rave about the biotech industry and its wonders, he called Gene Grabowski.
Commentary, August, 01 1999
Glass's ZSpace page
The London media world is under fire and taking shelter. Prime Minister Tony Blair's head flack, Alistair Campbell, has challenged the patriotism of the British press. It's as if Sid Blumenthal had questioned the loyalty under fire of the New York...
Commentary, July, 31 1999
Peters's ZSpace page
Although there is no medical proof that there is such a thing as Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), over 3.5 million children in the United States are diagnosed as having some form of it.
Commentary, July, 28 1999
Georgakas's ZSpace page
Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign to become the senator for New York offers the New York Green Party a unique opportunity to focus national attention on truly progressive solutions to our health and environmental problems.
Commentary, July, 27 1999
Dominick's ZSpace page
Five years ago this month, I installed a tiny telecommunications program in my 386 laptop computer, plugged in a 2400bps modem (yes, I said 24 hundred ), and logged onto ZNet, and that conglomeration of silicon and wires we call the Internet, for ...
Commentary, July, 26 1999
Herman's ZSpace page
My feeling that the government in Washington represents illegitimate authority ebbs and flows, but it has gathered strength over the past few years, and even months. One reason is the blatant further dollarization of the electoral process, with Bu...
Commentary, July, 24 1999
Burchill's ZSpace page
In the 1850s, Karl Marx believed that the spread of capitalism, or what today we would call globalization, was transforming human society from a collection of separate nation-states to a world capitalist society where the principal form of conflic...
Commentary, July, 23 1999
Administrator's ZSpace page
There is one remarkable exception to the deregulatory trend in the United States. While politicians happily hack away at regulation, protective legislation, standards and governmental's ability to action on behalf of the whole community, one organ...
Commentary, July, 21 1999
Cagan's ZSpace page
For reasons I don't totally understand, I was somewhat late in getting on line. About five years ago the small organization I coordinated - the Cuba Information Project - went on line, but usually the other staff person handled the email communica...
Commentary, July, 18 1999
Solomon's ZSpace page
Last Wednesday afternoon, radio journalist Aileen Alfandary stood on the sidewalk in front of the building where she has worked for many years. She looked out of place. The deadline for the KPFA evening news was fast approaching -- but all the doo...
Commentary, July, 17 1999
Shiva's ZSpace page
Over the past few years, Monsanto, a chemical company, has positioned itself as an agricultural company through control over seed the first link in the food chain. Monsanto now wants to control water, the very basis of life.
Commentary, July, 16 1999
Zinn's ZSpace page
The order came from above (I will not reveal the name, unless tortured) ): "Write something inspirational." The exact words were: "Inspire, please."
Commentary, July, 15 1999
Solomon's ZSpace page
Across the country, PBS stations are in denial. And if we think the programming they provide is worthy of the name "public television," then maybe we're in denial, too.
Commentary, July, 14 1999
Raptis's ZSpace page
Last year (1998) George Babiniotis, professor of linguistics at the University of Athens, compiled "The Dictionary of the Modern Greek Language." The dictionary was a much needed work, given the fact that all Greek dictionaries up to that time wer...
Commentary, July, 13 1999
Peters's ZSpace page
We are at my 7-year old daughter's annual check-up. After a peering in her ears and mouth, palpating her glands, and listening to her heart, the Doctor points at Zoe's crotch and asks abruptly, "Does anyone ever touch you here?" Zoe is taken aback...
Commentary, July, 11 1999
Schechter's ZSpace page
When Dr. W.E.B DuBois predicted the question of color would become the problem of the twentieth century, he was writing before the advent of television, the proliferation of the mass media, and the many uses (and abuses) of the idea of racial prof...
Commentary, July, 10 1999
Landau's ZSpace page
The US government has released the first batch of documents relating to the violence unleashed between 1973-1990 by General Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship in Chile. Reading some of the memos, cables and intelligence reports, I was shocked -- the ...