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Commentary, August, 17 1999
Landau's ZSpace page
Juan Gabriel Valdes, Chile's new foreign minister, will meet with Secretary of State Madeline Albright to ask her to help return Augusto Pinochet to Chile. Since last October, British authorities have held Pinochet on a request from the Spanish Ju...
Commentary, August, 16 1999
Weisbrot's ZSpace page
Should countries have the right to set health and safety standards for the food that their citizens eat? Should they be allowed to exclude foreign-produced foods that don't meet national standards? Or should these questions be decided by the World...
Commentary, August, 15 1999
Halimi's ZSpace page
Few countries publish as many books and articles on media criticism as the United States. Logically, all of this good work has little to no effect on the shaping and publication of news. Any adequate criticism, which describes media indoctrination...
Commentary, August, 14 1999
Shalom's ZSpace page
In the present dreary political climate, another court decision against affirmative action might not warrant special comment. But a ruling last month by a Federal District judge in Savannah, Georgia, is worth considering if only because it illustr...
Commentary, August, 12 1999
Wise's ZSpace page
There is no question so irrelevant as the one to which all or nearly all can respond in like fashion. Thus, asking people their views on child molestation, or whether or not they'd like the schools to be "better" has always seemed absurd: like ask...
Commentary, August, 10 1999
Albert's ZSpace page
About 25 years ago I was at a dinner party with a bunch of leftist economics faculty and grad students, and I posed a hypothetical question to engender some dinner debate. If you had only two choices, I asked, would you open all prison doors and l...
Commentary, August, 09 1999
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As part of a U.S. State Department special envoy, Tony Lake, former national security adviser to President Clinton, recently met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, Eritrean President Isayas Afewerki and Organization of African Unity (OAU)...
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, 01 1999
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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, 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, 19 1999
Bonpane's ZSpace page
In the wake of the Pope's visit to Mexico the press has been full of announcements about the death of liberation theology. Our recent experience in Chiapas indicated that such announcements are premature and marked by misinformation.
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 ...
Commentary, July, 06 1999
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On June 3, the Serb Parliament voted 136-73 to ratify the terms of a cease-fire with NATO. The document had been hand-delivered to Slobodan Milosevic the previous day by the Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari and the Russian Special Representative...
Commentary, July, 02 1999
Solomon's ZSpace page
Every modern presidential contest generates a lot of discussion about how the nation's most prominent journalists cover major candidates. But there's not much analysis of how candidates get along with the media conglomerates that employ those jour...
Zmag Article, July, 01 1999
Edward s. herman and david Peterson
Peterson's ZSpace page
How The New York Times Protects Indonesian Terror In East Timor
Commentary, July, 01 1999
Bronski's ZSpace page
The ferocity of the New York City police assault against Haitian immigrant Abner Louima in the summer of 1977 was so striking that, even in the current context of urban police brutality, it became emblematic of the sustained, sanctioned violence o...
Commentary, June, 30 1999
Hightower's ZSpace page
What-you say the election's not until next year? Yeah, well, technically that's true. The caucuses and primaries don't begin until February of 2000, but there are about 70,000 Americans who get an extra special vote, casting their ballots this yea...
Commentary, June, 29 1999
Landau's ZSpace page
What lessons have emerged from NATO'S self-proclaimed victory in Kosovo? Bombing supporters chanted "stop ethnic cleansing." Indeed, ethnic cleansing demanded a strong response. But those who shunned the flawed law and the UN backed a campaign to ...