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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
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."