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Author: The Rules of Engagement
Aug 30, 2003
As July turns into August, the thoughts of repressed white men turn to...marriage?
In a rather dramatic move, the Argentinean Congress voted today (21 August) to invalidate two laws, passed by the same Congress in the mid-1980s, that exonerated lower-grade military from the crimes of the last dictatorship (1976-1983) and impeded new tri
Author: Compulsive Shopping
Aug 22, 2003
The irony could hardly be more profound.
Author: Brazil: What Happened to the Left?
Aug 04, 2003
For those who have worked for over 20 years to build what is considered the largest left party in the world, the new Lula government in Brazil is simply frustrating.
Albert: Vision: Problem or Solution
Jul 28, 2003
In a recent interview, asked what a better future would look like, Arundhati Roy replied...
I have stopped reading newspapers these days. It makes me feel like a puppet on a string. The papers say black is white and white is black. They tell me armed occupation is liberation and genocide brings prosperity. They tell me old civilisations must be
Progressives, people of color, and women advocates, stuck in the doldrums of Bush's America, should look toward Scotland and Wales for relief. Grounded in new "full representation" voting systems that provide multi-party democracy, elections this May show
Author: TimorÕs Tutorial in Oil Politics
Jun 13, 2003
At an international conference on regional security, held in East Timor last year, the frustration of many Timorese officials was obvious. It was just over two years since East Timor had voted for independence from Indonesia and been ravaged by its scorch
Ainger: Eviction 2020
Jun 09, 2003
The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in India has seen the future of
May 29, 2003
SARS is just over 6 months old and already it is difficult to say anything new about the disease. Medical researchers lunged into action in record time, and the media has been by their side all the way, marveling at the coordinated work around the globe a
After Carlos Menem pulled out from the ballotage, NŽstor Kirchner formerly a governor of a Patagonian province will take office the 25th of May as ArgentinaÕs new president. Kirchner, who had obtained only 22% of the vote in the first round, is not necess
Author: Congo Still A Sensitive Subject
May 14, 2003
While the Texan ranger, George W. Bush and his loyal companion, Tony Blair were on their murderous mission in Iraq, the Congo war that has been going on for four years, and is reported to have killed more than 3-million people in that country, came to an
Albert: Albert Interviewed for The Socialist Worker
May 11, 2003
(1) (Judy Cox:) What are your fundamental criticisms of capitalism?
Author: The "Youth Bulge":
May 06, 2003
In an article analyzing the 9/11 terrorist actions, Newsweek asks, "Why do they hate us?" Under the heading "The Politics of Rage," the article comments on possible reasons for terrorism in the Arab world. It reads, "Arab societies are going through a mas
On Sunday 27th April, almost one and a half years after the rebellion of December 2001, the first round of the presidential elections was held in Argentina. From that year to the present, Eduardo Duhalde has been in office as a provisional president elect
Author: First Imagine It And Then Build It
May 02, 2003
One of the most famous and political of modern paintings, Picasso's Guernica, powerfully expresses the horror of modern war. On the occasion of U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's address to the Security Council in February to persuade them of the need
Author: Brukman Evicted
Apr 23, 2003
"We don't want eviction, we don't want police repression, we want dignified work for the workers of Brukman and Zanon," echoes throughout the streets of Buenos Aires as thousands mobilize to defend the worker occupied clothes factory, Brukman. For 16 mon
Administrator: The Battle of Baghdad
Apr 12, 2003
The fall of Baghdad has been proclaimed, though there is still fighting in various parts of the city. At this point, one can't tell how long resistance will continue. Historically there have often been cases of foreign occupiers defeating large scale enem
Author: Boeing Demo!
Apr 01, 2003
Direct Action at Boeing Plant in St. Charles, Mo. on March 23rd By James Benkard March 27, 2003
Azulay: Civil Unrest
Mar 03, 2003
A final response to the series of commentaries discussing civil disobedience, non-violence, anIn his Feb. 6, Z Net Commentary entitled "True Resistance/What Nonviolence Is," Gordon Clark, Iraq Pledge of Resistance Coordinator, presents a definition of nonviolent civil disobedience that is very heavy on ideology and weak on utility. In doing so he exposes many tendencies preached and practiced by some activists that clash with effective strategies of resistance. d resistance.