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Glick: Leftists and Popular Movements
Aug 04, 2000
There are a number of reasons why some of those who are left of center in the United States have not yet decided to support the Ralph Nader/Winona LaDuke Green Party independent Presidential campaign. Some have the usual "lesser of two evils" arguments, w
My wise uncle told me that the real meaning of Globalization â€œis to make the world safe for the American and other multinational corporations to penetrate and take over as much as the worldâ€™s economy, country by country, as possibleâ€. He is right, and this is why the once sacred Canadian healthcare model is in trouble right now.
My wise uncle told me that the real meaning of Globalization Òis to make the world safe for the American and other multinational corporations to penetrate and take over as much as the worldÕs economy, country by country, as possibleÓ. He is right, and thi
There is no question, absolutely none, that of the four "name recognition" Presidential candidates--Bush, Gore, Nader and Buchanan--Ralph Nader is far and away the most progressive. He will be on the ballot in almost all of the states. As distinct from 19
Guellec: A Single Payer System for the U.S.?
Jun 29, 2000
Americans are not correctly informed about the Canadian system. This may or may not be a conscious media effort, but I want to set the record straight. Healthcare delivery in Canada reflects the countryÕs principles, in particular universal entitlement an
Gonsalves: Stubborn facts versus thick skulls
Jun 18, 2000
Sean Gonsalves Whoever coined the phrase Òfacts are stubborn thingsÓ has apparently never come across drug war advocates Ð a self-righteous bunch, undeterred by trivial matters of fact.
Glick: History and Communications
Jun 13, 2000
A few weeks ago I received a letter from someone who quoted Karl Marx as having once said, "History moves with the speed of communication." This quote struck me.
Guellec: Death in America
May 24, 2000
Most people do not take hunger in America seriously, but add this to cutbacks in food stamps, the daily need for insulin, and low wages, and then we really have a life-threatening situation here. If diabetics donÕt eat, they can develop ketoacidosis, a po
Gonsalves: Joseph Campbell's Mythical Soup
Apr 27, 2000
Joseph Campbell reminded us how important myths are in shaping human culture and our own individual world-views. Of course, mythology cannot be truly understood in the narrow way it is commonly (mis)used today. In contemporary popular lingo a myth is an u
Guellec: Denial of Food and Medicine
Apr 26, 2000
The embargo is driving Cuba toward crisis and is causing significant suffering and death. Obtaining licenses from the departments of Commerce and Treasury to sell goods to Cuba (Cuban Democracy Act of 1992) on a contract-by-contract basis is a laborious p
Glick: The Non-Violent Army
Apr 19, 2000
For those of us who believe that fundamental change is needed in the United States and the world, there is a new development that we all need to welcome, understand, support and work with: the non-violent army.
April 4th is the 32nd anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee. This is an important date for the country and for me personally. It was quite literally the killing of King which jolted me into the life of activ
Guellec: HMO Execs Debate How to Heal Their Image
Apr 07, 2000
Quietly HMO top brass have been meeting in Texas to find ways to improve Òtheir battered public image.Ó They are divided as to how to do this. The three big ones United Health Group, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Humana suggest industry wide changes t
A public opinion poll released by the New Jersey City University in early February had some unexpected findings regarding the views of Hudson County residents about American-Cuban relations. In huge headlines The Jersey Journal declared: Hudson to Elian:
Gonsalves: This is not a campaign issue?
Mar 11, 2000
Thanks to the state department and our "adversarial" free press, even those who consider themselves well-informed about foreign policy have tremendous gaps in their knowledge when it comes to our policy in Iraq.
Five of the world's 10 leading causes of disability are psychiatric depression, alcohol abuse, bipolar mood disorder, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. These disorders have genetic determinants and physical correlates. In the past 40 years
Gonsalves: The Debate Over Institutional Values
Feb 19, 2000
A few lingering thoughts on the whole WTO event: WTO supporters, which includes Clinton and his "liberal" media, say they are for freedom. Front-line and armchair protesters - not to be confused with the handful of vandals that destroyed property - say th
Georgakas: Blacks in Antiquity
Feb 10, 2000
A few years ago Martin Bernal's Black Athena stimulated considerable commentary about the role of blacks in antiquity. Many leftists applauded Bernal's perceptive analysis of the racism of many nineteenth century German scholars without understanding the
Jan 31, 2000
Damaris Urena and Marcus Cruz are today January 4th mourning the loss of their 4-month old baby. It did not have to happen. According to the Daily News the family's ordeal began December 15th at about 5 a.m. when the baby awoke with a high fever complaini
Guellec: End of Century Musings
Jan 12, 2000
Malaysia is being pushed to modernize and this is attracting multinational companies and putting pressure of their healthcare system. The country's extensive public healthcare system can no longer provide free care on demand, promoting an expansion to the