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Glick: No More Oil Wars; Clean Energy Now!
Aug 22, 2006
As a new front in the Middle East powder keg opens up in Lebanon, as Iraq descends into what can only be called civil war, as the Taliban makes a comeback in Afghanistan and as the U.S. continues to rattle its sabers at Iran and Syria, it might make sense
Glick: Upping the Ante
Jul 18, 2006
"Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are those who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its waters. . . Power concedes nothing with
Grubacic: Self-Management Returns To Serbia?
Jul 16, 2006
Listserves and inboxes all over the world have been filled with the following plea for global solidarity with the workers of the Serbian factory Jugoremedija, a factory that is resisting privatization while organizing to run the workplace themselves. The
Glick: The Great Turning
May 18, 2006
"Rather than give in to despair in this often frightening time, let us rejoice in the privilege of being alive at a moment of creative opportunity unprecedented in the human experience. Peace and justice for all and a sustainable relationship to the plane
Gonsalves: Can You Do The Hustle?
May 10, 2006
The word for this week is "death tax," which is the loaded term used by opponents of what is properly called the estate tax.
Glick: Si, Se Puede!
May 07, 2006
I got a sense of how large the April 29th March for Peace, Justice and Democracy was a little after 1 pm on Saturday. While helping to get things organized down at Foley Square for the end-of-march grassroots action festival, I overheard on a police walki
Gonsalves: The Logic of Withdrawal
Apr 11, 2006
As we enter the third year of the U.S. occupation of Iraq, the phrase for this week is ''exit strategy'' -- a euphemism for failure in Iraq, based on a growing awareness (finally) across the political spectrum that the Bush administration's pre-emptive in
Grubacic: The Departure of the Balkan Clouseau1
Feb 15, 2006
In ancient times and during the middle ages, enlightened people spoke de mortuis nihil nisi bene - nothing ill of the dead. This polite habit can be explained by the fact that the middle ages saw nothing of the Ibrahim Rugova phenomenon. Reporter Gojko Be
Glick: Victory in Montreal, But. . .
Jan 17, 2006
"The Earth's climate is nearing, but has not passed, a tipping point beyond which it will be impossible to avoid climate change with far-ranging undesirable consequences. These include not only the loss of the Arctic as we know it, with all that implies f
Gindin: Year of Living Democratically
Jan 01, 2006
Late on the night of December 18, Evo Morales became South America's first indigenous President. No less frightening for his detractors in the United States,, he is an open admirer of Fidel Castro and Hugo Ch‡vez. Evo is the most recent in a long line o
Grubacic: A "New Phase" in the Balkans[i]
Dec 17, 2005
The scandal which erupted after the recent Guardian interview with Noam Chomsky - that "exercise in defamation that is a model of the genre" (Chomsky) - is not, at least at first glance, completely unexpected: the Balkans, we can say with some pride, are
"Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers."
Glick: A Party of the People
Oct 29, 2005
30 years ago I became an active member of the first of a number of "third party" organizations that I have been part of over the last three decades. It was then called the National Interim Committee for a Mass Party of the People, shortened a year or so l
Glick: Building Unity at a Time of Possibility
Jul 20, 2005
"Narrow approaches are a dead-end for our movement. . . What is needed is an approach that can appeal to millions of people, that connects with and draws strength from the deep-seated traditions of struggle for justice among the peoples who make up this c
Glick: Deep Throat and the Power of the People
Jun 19, 2005
There is no question that former top FBI guy Mark Felt's decision to provide information to Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward in the early '70s was one important part of what led to Richard Nixon's eventual resignation from office in August of 1974. B
Glick: Strengthening Democracy?
May 14, 2005
About a month ago the Center for Democracy and Election Management at American University in D.C. announced that on April 18th at A.U. a "private commission," the Commission on Federal Election Reform, co-chaired by Jimmy Carter and James Baker III, would
Glick: A Clean Energy Revolution
Apr 09, 2005
Several years ago I heard a prominent progressive leader make a statement to the effect that he didn't have time to be discouraged in the face of all that's wrong in this world. Lucky him.
Glass: Bashar Assad: The Syrian sphinx
Mar 01, 2005
When Syria's young president, Bashar Assad, contemplates the forces ranged against him, he may recall that his father faced greater odds and won.
Gonsalves: Don't Lose Sight Of The Real Scandal
Jan 11, 2005
I'm a dawg. But I don't like red herring. The word smiths at Merriam-Webster define a red-herring argument or fact as "something that distracts attention from the real issue."
Glick: Four More Years
Nov 10, 2004
One of the first thoughts I had after I learned that Kerry was conceding to Bush was of something the late Dave Dellinger once said. I was with him in a group that was on a hunger strike in the summer of 1972, protesting the escalation of the war on Vietn