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For reasons I don't totally understand, I was somewhat late in getting on line. About five years ago the small organization I coordinated - the Cuba Information Project - went on line, but usually the other staff person handled the email communications.
Carter: Buena Vista Social Club
Jul 08, 1999
Because nearly all music heard in the United States is driven by dreams of fame and fortune, the sounds of the Cuban ensemble known as the Buena Vista Social Club are immediately startling. The melodies, rhythms, and songs of the group pull you in with a
Cagan: Report from the Front Line: Challenges to Proposed Millennium March for Gay Rights Growing
Jun 22, 1999
This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village, NY. ... But what has grown into one of the major civil rights struggles is riddled with serious political problems.
Carter: When Kids Kill
Jun 07, 1999
Since the school shootings in Littleton, the nation's print and broadcast media have unleashed a sensational outpouring of analysis and concern aiming to explain why boys kill and what can be done to save them. Once we get by the headlines, however, we fi
Cagan: Can We Keep A Movement Alive
May 20, 1999
If you read my commentary last month you know I recently was in the center of the organizing for a major march and rally against police brutality here in New York City.
Chomsky: Moral Principles and International Law
May 09, 1999
I'm afraid the first question is not a "genuine question," though there is a huge literature, for thousands of years, attempting to say at least something about these topics, without much success.
May 01, 1999
Pearl, Miss., West Paducah, Ky., Jonesboro, Ark., Springfield, Ore., Fayetteville, Tenn., Edinboro, Pa., and last week--Littleton, Colo. Seven school shootings in less than two years.
Cagan: A Movement Grows in NYC
Apr 25, 1999
On Thursday, April 15th tens of thousands of New Yorkers will march in yet another expression of outrage at the conduct of the New York City Police Department.
Cagan: What's Wrong With This Picture
Mar 25, 1999
The challenge for me in writing a commentary is to figure out which of many items I want to comment on. Every time I sit down to write this something different captures my attention.
Carter: Kazan and the Oscars and Us
Mar 25, 1999
Despite all the controversy stirred by the decision of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to give director Elia Kazan an honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, SundayÕs 71st Academy Awards ceremony passed with no disruption and little comme
George W. and his new friends in the leadership of the New York State Republican Party gathered at a fund raising dinner in mid-town Manhattan October 5th. They were all there: George W. Bush, George Pataki, Rudolf Giuliani, Al D'Amato and the rest of the
Chomsky: A Farewell to Oscar
Mar 17, 1999
On March 11, Oskar Lafontaine resigned his position as German Finance Minister and chair of the Social Democratic Party (SPD). His resignation elicited "euphoria" in "jubilant" financial markets, editorial offices, and news rooms.
Churchill: Wages of Cointelpro Still Evident
Mar 10, 1999
In 1980, former FBI Director L. Patrick Grey and Edward S. Miller, one-time head of Squad 47, the domestic counterintelligence unit in the FBI's New York Field Office, were convicted of having "conspired to injure and oppress the citizens of the United St
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