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Recent events in the West African nation of Cote d'Ivoire have provided yet fresh images to bolster general perceptions about Africa, that it is a continent plagued with crises of all sorts. If it is not famine, natural disasters, negative performance in
Monbiot: The Covert Biotech War
Nov 24, 2002
The president of Zambia is wrong. Genetically modified food is not, as far as we know, "poison". While adequate safety tests have still to be conducted, there is, as yet, no compelling evidence that it is any worse for human health than conventional food.
Marable: In Defense of Black Reparations
Nov 11, 2002
Throughout this year, the black reparations debate has become widely known, and it continued to attract increased national and international attention. In February 2002, CNN and USA Today commissioned the Gallup organization to conduct a national poll to
Monbiot: Unreality TV
Oct 28, 2002
For the past nine months, priests and tribal leaders in West Papua, the easternmost province of Indonesia, have been trying to warn the world that an Islamic fundamentalist movement is using their land as a training ground. Laskar Jihad is commanded by a
Mokhiber: Advertise This!
Sep 17, 2002
Corporations are gaining ground fast in their effort to assume all of the U.S. constitutional protections afforded human beings.
Sorry about the commentary that went out earlier -- it was an old piece. MAde amistake in the shuffle of new servers today, etc.
Monbiot: Corporate Phantoms
Jul 30, 2002
New findings reveal a web of deceit around GM food, in which the Prime Minister has now been caught. By George Monbiot.
Mokhiber: Stripping Away Big Pharma's Figleaf
Jul 08, 2002
Drug prices in the United States are out of control, and rising.
Monbiot: White Lies
Jun 28, 2002
In the Canadian fastness of Kananaskis this week, the messianic cult of empire will solemnly worship itself. The leaders of the G8 nations will declare that they have come to deliver the world from evil. They will announce that they are sacrificing themse
Mokhiber: Restorative Justice
Jun 20, 2002
Corporate and white collar crime have landed on the front pages of the nation's agenda-setting newspapers.
Mokhiber: The Age of Inequality
Jun 07, 2002
Here's the latest evidence of the startling growth of income and wealth inequality, in the United States and around the world:
Monbiot: A New Mobilisation
May 27, 2002
The left, almost everyone agrees, is on the run. George Bush's seizure of power has dragged governments everywhere still further to the right. Most of the world's media are deeply hostile to progressive ideas. Now the war in Afghanistan has greatly empowe
On April 18, 2002, the US Congress announced a new bill intended to raise the
Monbiot: Diplomatic Impunity
Apr 26, 2002
Tony Blair might believe he belongs to an international coalition, but George Bush has other ideas. Bush's international war against terrorism has not stopped him from waging a parallel war against co-operation.
Monbiot: A War Against the Peacemaker
Apr 20, 2002
On Sunday, the US government will launch an international coup. It has been planned for a month. It will be executed quietly, and most of us won't know what is happening until it's too late. It is seeking to overthrow 60 years of multilateralism, in favou
Mokhiber: Rotten To The Core
Apr 10, 2002
Frank Easterbrook and Daniel Fischel are University of Chicago law professors who believe that, when it comes to making profits, nothing -- not even the law -- should stand in the way. (For almost two decades, Easterbrook has also been a federal appeals c
Monbiot: Patent Nonsense
Mar 21, 2002
The most surprising aspect of the steel war launched by the United States last week is that anyone is surprised. For all the talk of increasing freedom, the only certain and consistent trend in global trade rules over the past ten years has been the drift
The abstention of more than half the citizenry; the vote for traditional parties of the extreme right; the continuing proportion in the legislature of 70% traditional bipartisan electoral barons, and the surprising growth of an alternative vote for the le
Monbiot: Race War
Mar 08, 2002
Those of us who opposed the bombing of Afghanistan warned that the war between nations would not stop there. Now, as Tony Blair prepares the British people for an attack on Iraq, the conflict seems to be proliferating faster than most of us predicted. But
Mokhiber: Wired for Business or Democracy?
Mar 06, 2002
While Internet stocks may have crashed, Internet optimists still abound.