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Glick: Conscience and Political Organizing
Sep 08, 2004
I think I've heard and read the word "conscience" more in the last couple of months than almost any time in my life. This has happened mainly in connection with the position Green Party Presidential candidate David Cobb has been putting forward in bat
Glick: Thinking Past November 2
Aug 10, 2004
Back in mid-January, when the possibility of a Ralph Nader independent candidacy of the type that he has since developed began to emerge, I wrote a column, "Don't Run Like This, Ralph." I critiqued an article written by his nephew, Tarek Milleron. One of
Gonsalves: Let's Keep It Real, Y'all
Jul 11, 2004
About a month ago, when Bill Cosby passionately vented his displeasure with out-of-wedlock births in black America, his observation did contain a nugget of truth. Too many young blacks are conceiving babies before they conclude childhood. Of course, the s
Gonsalves: The Myth Of Being 'Self-Made'
Jul 06, 2004
Having examined 160,000 resumes, ResumeDoctor.com "found that nearly half of all job seekers (49.6 percent) used at least one or more vague or inexplicit phrase to describe their workplace skills and experience."
Jun 23, 2004
What an emotional roller-coaster the Green Party Presidential nomination contest has been! What a fascinating development, Independent Ralph Nader choosing Peter Camejo, the 2002-'03 Green Party California gubernatorial candidate and, as the AP reported,
Grubacic: The Multi-Ethnic Dream
Jun 16, 2004
Admiral Gregory Johnson, the NATO Commander in charge of Kosovo, as recently as a week ago has linked the violent Albanian struggle for independence to "ethnic cleansingÓ Ð and expressed that the recent attacks against Serbs and Romas were "orchestratedÓ.
Glass: Americans must look through Iraqi eyes
Jun 10, 2004
On the videotape, the American hostage stands in front of a flag with Arabic writing on it. His appearance is of a man in shock. He speaks. "I hope to return home one day, and I want my family to know that these people are taking care of me, and provide m
Gonsalves: How To Skin A Rabbit
May 06, 2004
Little Tommy had just caught a rabbit. On his way home, walking down a dusty road carrying the furry, squirming little creature he tried to console his captured carrot-eater.
Gonsalves: The Problem Is The Solution?
Feb 15, 2004
Take the cliche - "thinking outside of the box"- and apply it literally.
Glick: Jesse Then, Ralph Now?
Dec 26, 2003
One of the most tragic decisions a United States progressive leader has made over the past 20 years was the decision Rev. Jesse Jackson made in 1989 to essentially shut down the National Rainbow Coalition. Is Ralph Nader on the verge of making a similar,
Gonsalves: Teaching nonviolent regime change
Dec 20, 2003
Peace, like freedom, is one of those things that everybody is "for." That's why when it comes to freedom, discerning wisdom requires that we ask: Freedom for whom (as in "free market" economics and "free trade" policy)?
Gonsalves: How To Boil Frogs To Taste Like Chicken
Dec 06, 2003
A good boiled frog recipe can be found in one of Daniel Quinn's lesser known novels, "The Story of B."
Gonsalves: Shafted: The Other Side of Free Trade
Nov 10, 2003
I think J.S. Mill was right when he said, "He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that." And so I try to familiarize myself with the case being laid out by those who hold the prevailing ideology of power.
Gonsalves: Bombarded with advertisements
Oct 08, 2003
Earlier this summer I was in Stanwood, Washington hanging out with a loosely affiliated group called the "Positive Futures Network."
Gonsalves: You can get killed for that!
Sep 03, 2003
Break out the champagne on Wall Street! A new report is out called "Labor Market Left Behind," co-authored by Economic Policy Institute senior economist Jared Bern-stein and the Institute's president, Lawrence Mishel.
Aug 26, 2003
The Serbian Government often likes to point out that the state of emergency had helped rid the country of the most lethal heritage of Milosevic's regime - the legitimacy of organized crime. To some degree, this statement is most probably true. During Milo
Grubacic: Global Movement
Aug 19, 2003
In preparing a book on anti-corporate globalization and international organizing, I have been interviewing activists around the world. Here are the results an interview with an Australian activist/scholar, Brett Neilson, author of Free Trade in the Bermud
Gonsalves: 'Give It Up, Turn It Loose'
Jul 29, 2003
'Give It Up, Turn It Loose'
Glick: A Green Party "Safe States" Strategy
Jul 09, 2003
Within and outside of the Green Party there is much discussion about whether or not the Greens should run a Presidential candidate in 2004. Some of the external opposition to it is from some of the same people who were opposed to the Nader/LaDuke campaign
Gonsalves: From Charity To Solidarity
Jul 07, 2003
Recently Dennis Halstead, John Kogut and John Restivo were released from prison after having spent 18 years in the big house for the 1985 rape and murder of 16-year-old Theresa Fusco.