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"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
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
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