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Monbiot: The End of the Enlightenment
Dec 21, 2001
The pre-Enlightenment has just been beaten by the post-Enlightenment. As the last fundamentalist fighters are hunted through the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, the world's most comprehensive attempt to defy modernity has been atomised. But this is not,
Mokhiber: The Cipro Rip-Off and the Public Health
Dec 03, 2001
Confronted with the prospect of bioterrorism on a massive scale, the Bush administration and the pharmaceutical industry have colluded to protect patent monopolies rather than the public health.
Monbiot: Making Generosity Redundant
Nov 23, 2001
They thought it was all over. After civilisation's victory in Afghanistan, where the lion now lies down with the lamb, there was, almost all the newspapers agreed, nothing left to discuss. All that needed to be done was to remind those who had questioned
Marable: The Failure of U.S. Foreign Policies
Nov 20, 2001
The bombing campaign against the people of Afghanistan will be described in history as the "U.S. Against the Third World." The launching of military strikes against peasants does nothing to suppress terrorism, and only erodes American credibility in Musli
Mokhiber: Kill, Kill, Kill
Nov 19, 2001
In a recent interview with the Pakistani newspaper Dawn, Osama bin Laden justified the killing of innocent Americans this way :
The armchair warriors have proved no more merciful in victory than the Northern Alliance. Yesterday's Sun turned over two pages to an editorial titled "Shame of the traitors: wrong, wrong, wrong ... the fools who said Allies faced disaster".
Monbiot: Trade Piracy Unmasked
Nov 12, 2001
Just as woodworkers used to drink in the Carpenter's Arms, or farmhands in the Jolly Ploughman, the trade negotiators from the world's richest nations have found their way to their own hallowed ground.
Mokhiber: How Wall Street Created a Nation
Nov 05, 2001
Oviodio Diaz Espino was working as a corporate lawyer at J.P. Morgan in New York when he went to a Christmas Party in 1997. At the party, Diaz met a movie producer, Webster Stone. Stone noticed Diaz had a foreign accent and asked him where he was from. D
Monbiot: Backyard Terrorism
Nov 01, 2001
"If any government sponsors the outlaws and killers of innocents," George Bush announced on the day he began bombing Afghanistan, "they have become outlaws and murderers themselves. And they will take that lonely path at their own peril." I'm glad he said
Monbiot: Genocide or Peace
Oct 02, 2001
Peace has been declared before the war has begun. Those who advocated the obliteration of Kabul and Baghdad have retreated in the face of insuperable complexity. Many of those who argued against aggression have relaxed as the threat of carpet bombing or n
Mokhiber: The Wartime Opportunists
Sep 24, 2001
Corporate interests and their proxies are looking to exploit the September 11 tragedy to advance a self-serving agenda that has nothing to do with national security and everything to do with corporate profits and dangerous ideologies.
Monbiot: Hell's Grannies
Aug 20, 2001
Ariel Sharon's decision not to blast the Palestinians out of existence after last week's suicide bombings is, at first sight, mystifying. While jets blew up the Palestinians' police station in Ramallah and Israeli soldiers occupied their East Jerusalem
Mokhiber: Corporate Globalization and the Poor
Aug 09, 2001
George Bush has thrown down the gauntlet, issuing a public challenge to the anti-corporate globalization movement. When hundreds of thousands last month demonstrated against the G-8 meeting of rich country leaders in Genoa, Italy, George Bush decried the
Monbiot: Stealing Europe The great European dream has been subverted by corporate power
Jul 25, 2001
"If people did not sometimes do silly things," Wittgenstein observed, "nothing intelligent would ever get done." In a world in which intelligence is banned from public life, baring our buttocks at George Bush is one of the few means we possess of expressi
Mokhiber: You Don't Know Jack
Jul 15, 2001
The clock is running out for Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric. It is also winding down for Don Morrison, a dairy farmer in upstate New York.
Mokhiber: A Call to Defy Corporate Domination
Jun 17, 2001
Since 1953, the percentage of unionized workers in the United States has declined from 26 percent to less than 14 percent. Yet, given the choice of joining a union or not, 48 percent of workers in this country say they would join. So, why isn't the numb
Monbiot: Big Business vs Big Ideas
Jun 16, 2001
If Gordon Brown was serious yesterday about creating an environment for "business dynamism" like that of the United States, he could do no better than to champion the entrepreneurial work of Conwy Council in North Wales. Conwy has done as all business peo
Mokhiber: Every Nook and Cranny
May 21, 2001
We've heard it said that commercialism will keep expanding its frontiers until every boundary has been smashed and non-commercial values are completely extinguished.
Mokhiber: Ari the Evader
May 03, 2001
Ari Fleischer is a nice guy. He likes baseball. We like baseball. That's about where the similarities end. Fleischer is the most recent in a long unbroken line of press secretaries of corporate presidents of the United States.
Mokhiber: Stop the Torture Trade
Apr 23, 2001
Torture predates the development of the corporation. But corporations are entangled in the modern-day commerce in devices of torture. In a new report, Amnesty International shines a spotlight on the makers of law enforcement equipment and how their devic