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Administrator: Nazi Nostalgia in Croatia
Sep 26, 1999
When I visited Croatia three years ago, the book most prominently displayed in the leading bookstores of the capital city Zagreb was a new edition of the notorious anti-Semitic classic, "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion".
In contrast to organized labor's division over what should be done about the Kosovo crisis, the current mayhem and mass killing in East Timor has galvanized a powerful and unified response from unions internationally. Organized labor, and most especially
The war was launched to protect an oppressed ethnic minority, to punish a massacre, and to secure a New World Order. Which war was that? Why, Hitler's war of course, which came to be known as World War II.
It took some time, but I think I've come to understand why so many people favor school vouchers. I was hung up on the separation of church and state and worried about decreased funding for inner- city schools. But I've seen the light. My only question now
Albert: Prison Policy
Aug 10, 1999
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 let every
Author: The New Labor Internationalism
Jul 30, 1999
Must be around six months since I wrote an open letter to Barbara Shailor, new international relations honcha at the *new* AFL-CIO. Did the postman only ring once? Doesn't she have really important email and electronic lists scanned by an aide or intern?
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 organization
Author: The Saga of the Missing Footnote
Jul 06, 1999
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 to Yugo
Albert: Pacifica, Pacifica!
Jun 23, 1999
The current crisis at Pacifica was unleashed with recent firings of prominent and appreciated employees leading to irate listeners and employees demonstrating their opposition widely and militantly. Any progressive alternative institution has to utilize p
For seven days in June, from the 19th to the 25th, unions and their allies all over the US will be organizing hearings and forums, rallies and actions aimed at drawing public attention to the dismal state of labor rights, especially the most fundamental o
Jun 03, 1999
Ethnic Albanians are reportedly unique in one respect: they do not run away from bombing. The small province of Kosovo has been turned into a proving ground for advanced U.S. weaponry, but the Albanian inhabitants would not think of taking the kids across
Administrator: The Milosevic Indictment
May 29, 1999
Following World War II, a war crimes tribunal was held in Tokyo to try Japanese political and military leaders.
Administrator: The Restive Allies
May 24, 1999
The florid and reckless war rhetoric of British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his Foreign Secretary Robin Cook is the stuff British tabloids are made of.
Administrator: Organized Labor and the War in Kosovo
May 14, 1999
It's an alarming signal of the declining influence of organized labor that with the start of the bombing of Yugoslavia and the war in Kosovo, that neither the media nor the public at large demand to know labor's position on the conflict.
Author: Atlantic Alliance
May 11, 1999
How much longer do we have to endure the folly of Nato's war in the Balkans? In just 50 days, the Atlantic alliance has failed in everything it set out to do. It has failed to protect the Kosovo Albanians from Serbian war crimes.
Author: We Who Are About To Die
Apr 16, 1999
Two and a half years ago, I wrote the first of these columns for this paper, an attack on the pessimistic idea that the best we could hope for was Tony Blair. As a result, the following morning I was contacted by Robin Cook, who asked me to write jokes fo
With all the bleak news out of Kosovo and Yugoslavia, IÕve been trying to make contact with the independent union federation Nezavisnost.
Albert: Some Thoughts About the Bombings
Mar 26, 1999
Does it ring any bells for anyone else that bombing country A may not have anything to do with country A per se, at least in recent times? Once it begins, bombing almost never yields a sought outcome regarding the place bombed (save, of course, when one l
Administrator: Nato's Humanitarian Trigger
Mar 24, 1999
Nato's Humanitarian Trigger
Two weeks ago on Sunday, February 21st, at the fine age of 107 Bessie Cohen died. She was the last living survival of the horrific Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911.