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Mokhiber: Kennedy: Fascist America
Feb 05, 2005
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. wants to run for Attorney General of New York State.
Monbiot: America's War with Itself
Jan 13, 2005
I have a persistant mental image of US foreign policy, which haunts me even in my sleep. The vanguard of a vast army is marching around the globe, looking for its enemy. It sees a mass of troops in the distance, retreating from it. It opens fire, unaware
There has never been a moment like it on British television. The Vicar of Dibley, one of our gentler sitcoms, was bouncing along with its usual bonhomie on New Year's Day when it suddenly hit us with a scene from another world. Two young African children
Monbiot: Feeding Cars, Not People
Dec 12, 2004
If human beings were without sin, we would still live in an imperfect world. Adam Smith's notion that by pursuing his own interest a man "frequently promotes that of ... society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it" and Karl Marx's p
Mokhiber: Smedley Butler, Meet John Perkins
Dec 06, 2004
Remember Smedley Butler?
Monbiot: Religion of the Rich
Nov 29, 2004
"If Bush wins", the US writer Barbara Probst Solomon claimed just before the election, "fascism is possible in the United States."(1) Blind faith in a leader, she said, a conservative working class and the use of fear as a political weapon provide the nec
Mondragon: A Quick Visit
Nov 25, 2004
President Alvaro Uribe badly wanted to show Colombians his only recent success: Bush's re-election. But the US President had only three hours to visit the only supporter of his strategic project in South America.
Monbiot: The Paradox of Transition
Nov 06, 2004
There is one good reason for attending the Labour Party Conference. This is that it offers the last hope of unseating Tony Blair as Prime Minister. It won't happen through composite motions from the constituencies, or any of the other cumbersome and large
Mokhiber: Bobbleheads And Prop 64
Nov 03, 2004
Ralph Nader says that the greed of multinational corporations has no bounds.
Monbiot: Proliferation Treaty
Sep 29, 2004
Of course Iran wants the bomb, and the international system has given it everything it needs to build one.
Monbiot: A Thousand Dusty Codicils
Aug 25, 2004
If we have learnt anything over the past 18 months it is this: that the first rule of politics - power must never be trusted - still applies. The government will neither regulate itself nor be regulated by the institutions which surround it. Parliament ch
National Geographic Kids Under the Corporate Thumb
Monbiot: Think Inside The Box
Aug 06, 2004
Every year the figures inch downwards, and every year they are greeted as a triumph. Britain now has the best record for road safety in Europe. Only 3,508 people were killed on our roads last year, and only 171 of them were children. (1) Only 33,707 were
Monbiot: War x 4
Jul 14, 2004
Any government concerned about global security and climate change should be banning 4x4s.
Mondragon: Colombia Prophesies
Jun 09, 2004
On May 13, prices at the Colombian Stock Exchange suffered the largest fall in the exchange's history, of 6.17%. The accumulated loss of the previous two weeks (beginning April 27) in the IGBC (Colombia's version of the Dow Jones Index) was 21.5%. It was
Monbiot: Born Yesterday
Jun 07, 2004
Review of The Day After Tomorrow
Monbiot: Virginity Campaign
May 20, 2004
The flame of sexual liberation may soon have to be kept alive by us geriatric delinquents. A US evangelical group has announced that next month it will be recruiting British teenagers to its campaign against sex before marriage. In the States, over a mill
Marable: The New Racial Domain
Apr 30, 2004
The nearly forty million Americans of African descent find ourselves in an unprecedented situation, with the slow demise of affirmative action. The enemies of racial justice have not (yet) reinstalled "colored" and "white" signs at restrooms and restaura
Apr 14, 2004
Whatever you think about broadcast obscenity, it is hard to make the case that a disk jockey cursing causes greater social harm than someone who puts another person's life in danger.
Mondragon: The March of the Orcs
Mar 30, 2004
**In ÔThe Lord of the RingsÕ, the orcs are the foot soldiers of the evil lord Sauron. They are also the cannon fodder, doing the dirty work while their bosses look on.