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Monbiot: Mad Cows Are Back
Apr 07, 2001
It should have been dead and buried years ago. But somehow the spectre of BSE keeps rising from the grave. In Britain, where billions of pounds have been spent and millions of cattle slaughtered to stamp out the disease, new cases continue to emerge. The
Marable: Public Education and Black Empowerment
Apr 04, 2001
I recently was keynote speaker at the National Caucus of Black School Board Members, held during the sixty-first annual National School Boards Association in San Diego. I met hundreds of dedicated, progressive African-American community leaders who serve
Mokhiber: House Call
Mar 30, 2001
Recently, we have become friends with Matt Hahn, a young medical doctor who lives in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. Dr. Hahn is a conventional doctor in many ways -- his clinic is littered with little notepads supplied by drug companies, and he
Mokhiber: Corporations: Different Than You and Me
Mar 06, 2001
Corporations are fundamentally different than you and me. That's a simple truth that Big Business leaders desperately hope the public will not perceive. It helps companies immeasurably that the law in the United States and in many other countries confer
Monbiot: How the Superstores Gave Us Foot and Mouth
Mar 04, 2001
"You enterprised a railroad through the valley," John Ruskin charged the railway companies in 1889. "The valley is gone, and the gods with it; and now every fool in Buxton can be at Bakewell in half-an-hour, and every fool in Bakewell at Buxton." God know
Longtime fugitive from justice Marc Rich has become the most notorious recipient of a presidential pardon since Richard Nixon. President Clinton issued a pardon for the commodities trader in the final hours of his tenure in office.
Monbiot: No Blood Please, We're British
Feb 21, 2001
The British approach to gynaecology was encapsulated in the furious whisper I once heard in the pub, from a man arguing bitterly with his girlfriend: "I don't want to talk about menstruation. Period." We might be obsessed by sex, but our distaste for its
Mokhiber: The Corporate Conservative Administration
Feb 11, 2001
Compassionate conservativism? Try corporate conservativism. It's corporate conservatism that is going to be the defining feature of the Bush White House. Pushing beyond the corporate corrupting frontiers blazed by the Clinton administration, the Bush te
Mokhiber: Business Power and Mobility
Jan 30, 2001
The election season makes it patently clear how Big Business is able to transform its financial resources into political power via campaign contributions.
Mokhiber: Pardon Me?
Jan 20, 2001
Sometime within the next two days, in the last hours of his presidency, Bill Clinton will exercise his Constitutional power to grant clemency to a lucky group of federal convicts.
Monbiot: Dying of Consumption
Jan 12, 2001
The modern industrial economy works like this: resources are dug from a hole in the ground on one side of the planet, used for a few weeks, then dumped in a hole on the other side of the planet. This is known as the Creation of Value. The Creation of Valu
Marable: Two on the Election
Jan 08, 2001
We have just witnessed, in the United States, the massive and wholesale theft of the presidency. Yet the fraudulent political dynamics that propelled loser George W. Bush into the White House have happened before. A political philosopher once observed tha
A few weeks ago, we received an invitation to attend an event at the Library of Congress. Coca-Cola was about to make an "historic contribution" to the Library of Congress, and the Library, and Coca-Cola, were inviting reporters to cover the event. We ac
Monbiot: Big Business, As Seen On TV
Dec 23, 2000
Our liberty could scarcely be entrusted to a more rackety bunch. Journalists are, quite rightly, almost universally reviled. But the freedom of a nation depends in large measure on the freedom they enjoy. If reporters are forced to show the world not as i
For years, Genentech Inc.'s clotbuster drug tPA has been used to treat heart attacks.Last year, the American Heart Association published guidelines for physicians advising that tPA be used to treat strokes. Whether these new guidelines will help stroke p
Monbiot: The Massacre Starts Tomorrow
Dec 01, 2000
There's an odd component of globalisation, which I find myself at a loss to explain. We are, we're assured, living in a global village, whose people are daily brought closer together. Yet we hear ever less about what is happening in distant parts of the w
On October 29, the people of the East African nation of Tanzania went to the polls to elect a new government. The elections returned the incumbent, Benjamin Mkapa, of the ruling party of Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) to a second term in office. The elections
Monbiot: Reality Re-Asserts ItselfT
Nov 14, 2000
Just as floods and tornadoes were laying waste to our homes, we earthlings watched the launch of an exciting new venture. Three cosmonauts were blasted into orbit, to pioneer the permanent inhabitation of space. Humanity is already making plans for its es
Mokhiber: Ford/Firestone: Homicide?
Nov 04, 2000
In 1998, in Corpus Christi, Texas, 17-year-old Matthew Hendricks was on his way to pick up his girlfriend. He was driving a Ford Explorer. The tread ripped off one of the Ford's Firestone's tires, causing him to lose control. He was thrown from the vehicl
Marable: â€œEducation Works, Prisons Donâ€™tâ€
Nov 01, 2000
â€œEducation Works, Prisons Donâ€™tâ€ was the call to action that attracted hundreds of concerned New Yorkers at a Harlem teach-in, sponsored by United New York Black Radical Congress, on October 27-28, 2000. The teach-in brought together students, parents, teachers, community activists, and leaders from politics, unions and religious institutions.