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Commentary, October, 09 2000
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My first experience with Depo-Provera was as a young welfare mother. I had just finished my first post-partum check-up after having had my second child. The doctor pronounced me in great health and then pulled out a syringe and a vial. I am just g...
Commentary, October, 08 2000
Russell's ZSpace page
It is a tight labor market and tight labor markets traditionally threaten to give workers more bargaining power from which to secure significant wage increases. Wall Street and investors get nervous about tight labor markets. They reckon that the ...
Commentary, October, 07 2000
Cromwell's ZSpace page
When Chris Tuppen, a senior manager with British Telecom, was granted space a couple of years ago in a green pressure groupÕs magazine, he made a plea for business and the green movement to "settle their differences" and "work together". But what ...
Commentary, October, 06 2000
Prashad's ZSpace page
This crime was committed under the shadow of the State Assembly in Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh, India). For three quarters of an hour the guns of the police tore through the thousands of people, hundreds fell, two never to rise again. The streets co...
Commentary, October, 05 2000
Guellec's ZSpace page
Last Thursday, September 28,2000, the landscape for abortion really changed. It has been a long time coming. The pill called RU-486 was developed in 1980. and in 1982 the first successful human testing was reported in France. After 10 long years o...
Commentary, October, 04 2000
Weisbrot's ZSpace page
When President Clinton announced his trip to Colombia, he said his purpose was "to seek peace, to fight illicit drugs, to build its economy, and to deepen democracy."
Commentary, October, 03 2000
Rebick's ZSpace page
Gloria Steinem once quipped that she was going to ask for political asylum in Canada. Michael Moore too talks about how much more progressive is Canada than the U.S. And up until recently, they have been right. In the long shadow cast by free trad...
Commentary, October, 02 2000
Reinhart's ZSpace page
In today's setting, it is hard to recall that just a few years ago, only some fringe lunatics demanded Israeli control of 'Mount-temple'. Every time they tried to enter the place and pray, Israeli police would be there to block their entrance or d...
Commentary, October, 01 2000
Albert's ZSpace page
I think we have a problem. From Seattle through Prague and San Francisco, we have established an activist style needing some mid-course correction. WhatÕs the problem, you might ask? Thousands of militant, courageous people are turning out in ci...
Commentary, September, 30 2000
Zinn's ZSpace page
There came a rare amusing moment in this election campaign when George Bush (who has raised $150 million or thereabouts, anyhow, for his campaign) accused Al Gore (who has only raised $140 million or thereabouts, anyway, for his campaign) of appea...
Commentary, September, 29 2000
Herman's ZSpace page
There is no better place than foreign elections to observe the brazenness of U.S. interventionism abroad, its crude double standard as between targets and client states, and the mainstream media's propaganda service in support of their country's i...
Commentary, September, 28 2000
Schechter's ZSpace page
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: Poor NBC. They spent a small fortune to scoop up the rights to the Olympic Games, and now no one in the United States is watching. To get the games, they paid buckeroo bucks, even reportedly "donating" a cool million to the ...
Commentary, September, 27 2000
Administrator's ZSpace page
The first round of voting to elect the next President of Yugoslavia Presidential is to be held on September 24. If no candidate wins an absolute majority, there will be a runoff two weeks later. Because of the boycott by Montenegro, this will esse...
Commentary, September, 26 2000
Weisbrot's ZSpace page
PRAGUE, September 25-- With thousands of people converging from throughout Europe to demonstrate against the IMF and World Bank at their annual meetings, many people here in Prague are wondering what all the fuss is about. Security is tight, and r...
Commentary, September, 25 2000
Schechter's ZSpace page
Wonder what Mr. Survival of the Fittest Charles Darwin would be thinking as the surreality show "Survivor" moves from the realm of television into the arena of TV legend. CBS has cashed in already, and all l6 of the "survivors" of this staged sitc...
Commentary, September, 24 2000
Wise's ZSpace page
That I'm no Biblical scholar is an understatement of monumental proportions. And yet, recently I found myself--for reasons I'll explain shortly--thinking of the following verse from the book of Matthew, if memory serves:
Commentary, September, 23 2000
Raptis's ZSpace page
Can a rather routine visit of a US President to a small country be so important to deserve an "anatomy"? I think that an analysis of the events and the behaviors of the participants in these events before, during, and after the Clinton visit to At...
Commentary, September, 22 2000
Bond's ZSpace page
Here are two sentences in the concluding paragraph of Chomsky's September 17 ZNet Commentary (`Summits');, in which he champions the Havana South-South Summit of `G77' country leaders that took place in April: "African leaders pointed out that the...
Commentary, September, 21 2000
Naiman's ZSpace page
September 18th was the 150th anniversary of an infamous Act. In 1850, Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, making the federal government responsible for tracking down escaped slaves in the North and sending them back to slavery. The Act galvani...
Commentary, September, 19 2000
Randall's ZSpace page
This weekÕs mail brought a letter quite suddenly and unceremoniously informing me that my health insurance provider is discontinuing my group policy. "Your existing QualMed health care coverage will end on October 31, 2000. . . this is the only no...