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Author: Health Olympics
Sep 05, 2004
We watch the Olympics with fascination as countries compete to win the most gold medals and be 'the best.' But surely athletics are not the only important area for comparing achievements.
The Bush administration brought a political fundamentalism into the mainstream of American politics in the aftermath of September 11. The president and his team did so by strategically choosing language and communication approaches that were structurally
Chavez won and he won big. According to preliminary results, which have been ratified by all international observers, the lead over the opposition was about 15% - 57% in favor of Chavez and 43% against. Of course, the opposition, as a result of being misl
Author: HIV, War & Sexuality
Aug 16, 2004
Five days of non-stop jaw, jaw, jaw at the recently concluded International AIDS Conference in Bangkok and my head was buzzing with the terminology of war, war, war. There is a 'battle' being waged against HIV/AIDS, there are people 'combating' the pandem
Author: Human Rights Horrors in Haiti
Aug 04, 2004
On July 19th, the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti released a nineteen-page report: 'Human Rights Violations in Haiti: February - May 2004.'  One is immediately struck by the copious documentation and graphic detail of the report, and this
Author: Cuba-u.s. Relations During The War On Terror
Jul 17, 2004
On 9/11 when terrorists used passenger jets to attack the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, Cuba became the first country to express sympathy and offer aid to the United States. That morning President Fidel Castro was giving a speech at the inauguration of a
Ali: This Is Not Sovereignty
Jul 03, 2004
Nothing will change in Iraq after June 30 - except in the make-believe world of George Bush, writes Tariq Ali.
Author: Reagan: The ÔPerformingÕ Politician
Jul 02, 2004
A man who prolonged the Cold War by turning the heat on the Soviet Union. A man who talked glibly of freedom and democracy but supported some of the worst dictators in Latin America and Asia. And a man who made the privatization of government a religious
How will the history of the US-led military aggression against Iraq be told? In many ways this question for tomorrow was answered yesterday: it's done. The history that glorifies military aggression, racism and state violence has been written. It is being
Fox to Guard Henhouse Subject to Periodic Review by Fox
Author: Haiti and the Insanity of Official Denial
May 26, 2004
As many as nine peaceful demonstrators were killed in Haiti on May 18th, as tens of thousands of people took to the streets despite the risk [and reality] of violent repression by international forces and a militarized Haitian police force. These demonstr
Arnove: Out Now
May 16, 2004
Recent developments in Iraq -- from the exposure of torture and murder of Iraqi detainees to the killing of hundreds of civilians in Falluja -- underline a simple point: the United States has no business occupying Iraq and should leave immediately.
Author: Getting There
May 04, 2004
It's the most difficult part of going to work each day for most, if not all, working-class people. I don't mean the physical act of transporting yourself, though that can be a pain in the ass too if circumstances are wrong. I mean the emotional act of g
The current â€œnegotiationsâ€ in which the U.S. is engaged with the mujahedeen in Falluja boil down to this: the mujahedeen are to relinquish their â€œheavy weaponryâ€ (ie, turn in their rocket propelled grenade launchers) to the U.S. military.
Author: El Salvador Election
Mar 21, 2004
Why Wait Until After the Election to Begin the Coup?
Arnove: Two Occupations
Mar 17, 2004
Some in the antiwar movement have been reluctant to take up demands around the occupation of Palestinian lands, fearing it will alienate some of those who opposed the invasion of Iraq or who might today be won to opposing its occupation.
The invasion of Iraq and the Hutton report are two sides of the same coin: the former shows that policies are made by a tiny cabal of people around the prime minister, impervious to public influence; the latter shows that this cabal is protected from seri
Albert: The Nader Controversy
Feb 28, 2004
Whenever a leftist runs for office there are various possible aims. For example:
Author: The Tower of Gabble
Feb 21, 2004
February 2004 - I have reflected in recent times on all the useful words that Development has taught me. It seems to me this is something Civil Society needs to ponder, right from the Grassroots to Emerging Leaders. At some point, a Knowledge-Based Societ
Author: Decision-Time in Venezuela
Feb 20, 2004
The deadline came and went and not too much happened. According to some in Venezuela's opposition and within the government, February 13th was going to be the big day Ð either the national elections council (CNE) would rule in favor of a referendum or all