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Glick: The U.S. Left Turns a Corner
Jul 11, 2007
"It is beautiful to see us coming together as I've never seen before." Ruben Solis
Glick: Making History in Atlanta
Jun 22, 2007
Experience shows that history, like nature, does not move in a linear way, in a straight line. It is characterized by long periods of time when, on the surface, little seems to be changing. Then, all of a sudden, big changes can happen, much more quickly
Glick: Up South, All White, Confused and Scared
May 09, 2007
One year ago a Berrien County, Michigan jury was unable to reach a verdict in a "voting fraud" trial in western Michigan of Rev. Edward Pinkney, a leader in the struggle for jobs, housing, good schools and justice in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Benton Harbor
In its rush to proclaim a supervised independence for the "embattled and violent" region of Kosovo, the international capitalist community is ignoring and covering up a tragedy of Roma people in this colonized region, a tragedy for which they are responsi
How will we bring about significant change in the USA? There are a number of things that need to happen, but one bottom-line, essential requirement is the coming together of a critical mass of organizers and activists into a grassroots-based, politically
Glick: Impeachment Spring 2007
Mar 16, 2007
Faced with the maddening intransigence of Bush and Cheney and the unsurprising timidity of Pelosi and Reid when it comes to the war and related issues, it's time for the entire progressive movement to unite RIGHT NOW in a collective, urgent campaign for t
Grubacic: State building in Western Balkans
Mar 09, 2007
I was reading an EU journal today, I think it was the Frankfurter Rundschau, when a curious article attracted my attention. European defense ministers are meeting in German town of Wiesbaden to discuss "State Building in the Western Balkans". Javier Solan
"The best science tells us we have ten years to fundamentally transform our economy and lead the world in the same direction or else, in the words of NASA's Jim Hansen, we will face a 'totally different planet.' We're calling for 80 percent carbon cuts by
Glick: Peace, Justice AND a Clean Energy Revolution
Mar 05, 2007
"We have a foreign policy that is foreign to our core values, domestic policies that are wreaking havoc at home, and an environment that is being destroyed."
Grubacic: Eisenhower's Mistake: A Tale of an Astonishing Letter to the Former German Chancellor
Feb 18, 2007
The first time I heard of Willy Wimmer was during the NATO "freedom through bombs" campaign in Serbia in 1999. "Never before so few lied so thoroughly to so many, as in connection with the Kosovo war", he famously observed. "People died for this". Wimmer,
Glick: Barack Obama: Progressives Beware
Jan 29, 2007
"Such wisdom might help us move beyond ideological bickering and serve as the basis of a renewed effort to tackle the problem of inner-city poverty. We could begin by acknowledging that perhaps the single biggest thing we could do to reduce such poverty i
If you read the mainstream press last week, there is a probability that you have read that, in Serbia, that "pivotal Balkan State", people went to the polls for a "crucial election", the most important one since the fall of "deceased strongman" Slobodan M
"Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism and militarism. . ."
Glick: Crisis and Opportunity
Jan 09, 2007
"I am firmly convinced that the passionate will for justice and truth has done more to improve (the human condition) than calculating political shrewdness which in the long run only breeds general distrust."
Glick: Thoughts on Strategy
Dec 25, 2006
It is instructive to think about a few key differences between where the country and the progressive movement are at right now, several weeks after the 2006 mid-term Congressional elections, and where we were at the same time after such elections in 2002.
(On Monday I was arrested after being perched with Paul Burman for four hours on a foot and a half wide ledge about 25 feet up over the main entrance to NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in Silver Spring, Md. We had unfurled a ban
Glick: It Isn't (Always) Nice
Oct 27, 2006
It was the fall of 1969, 37 years ago, at the height of the Vietnam war. I was doing anti-war community organizing in Lancaster, Pa., having left college that spring at the end of my sophomore year. Before doing so I had publicly returned my Selective
What do Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, South Korea, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norw
Glick: No More Oil Wars!, Part 2
Sep 21, 2006
It is maddening, if not surprising, to keep hearing George Bush, Condoleeza Rice, John Bolton, Tony Snow and their ilk laying the entire blame for what is happening in Lebanon and northern Israel on Hezbollah, Syria and Iran as the bombs continue to fall
Glick: Labor Day 2006: Power to the People?
Sep 04, 2006
A couple of days ago the Gallup News Service released a report on the attitudes of U.S. Americans toward unions. By a two to one margin, people said that they view unions positively, a margin that's been relatively steady for 20 years. However, in the wor