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Peters: Selling, Stalking, and Shaming
Feb 08, 2004
Superbowl 2004 offers a revealing window into how our culture views sex and sexuality. Namely, sex is a tool for persuading you to consume, for oppressing and demeaning others, and for making people feel guilty and confused about something that should be
People argue that the first world imposes its models on the third world. But sometimes the influence runs in the other direction...
While George Bush hailed the newly ratified Afghan charter as a vehicle that "will serve the interests and just aspirations of all of the Afghan people," Afghan women have reason to be more circumspect.
Prashad: Politics at the Venue: the WSF in Mumbai
Jan 11, 2004
The World Social Forum opened in India at least a year ago. That's when the debates within the Left about the nature of the WSF started. Marxists, liberals, and others began to argue about the utility of the WSF, its role within India, the problem of fund
Podur: Ten Years On In Chiapas
Jan 02, 2004
January 1, 2004 will be the 10th anniversary of the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, Mexico. In 2004, it will be 20 years since the founding of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, or EZLN (1).
Prashad: The Canard Of BushCo Multilateralism.
Nov 11, 2003
The UN finally caved. The vote took place in the Security Council on October 16: 15-Love in favor of the US resolution no. 1511. Russian President Putin took less than an hour to convince France's Jacques Chirac and Germany's Gerhard Schršder to join the
Peters: The Class Divide
Oct 26, 2003
In her book, Bridging the Class Divide, Linda Stout mentions an incident when low-income activists created a brochure that included the quote, "Something has got to be wrong when the government spends so much money on the military and nothing on me!" Some
Podur: After the Common Sense Revolution
Oct 16, 2003
After 8 years in office, the Ontario Tories were finally thrown out on October 2, 2003. They were replaced by a Liberal majority government that won 72 seats to the Tories's 24. The social democratic NDP, after a strong campaign, won 7 seats. As is virtua
Prashad: Always the Sepoy
Oct 14, 2003
In mid-September, India Abroad splashed its front page with this headline: "I would love to have Indian troops in Iraq, Bush tells India Abroad." The context for veteran political affairs correspondent Aziz Haniffa's story is a fund-raiser that raised $1.
Pilger: The Fall And Rise Of Liberal England
Oct 11, 2003
In his latest New Statesman article, John Pilger describes how the public arbiters of liberal England embraced the Blair 'project', notably the four wars he has engaged Britain in, and how their message, like Blair himself, has now been shunned by the maj
Pilger: Lies and More Lies
Sep 24, 2003
EXACTLY one year ago, Tony Blair told Parliament: "Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction programme is active, detailed and growing.
Peters: Toys for Empire
Sep 16, 2003
Toys for Empire
Podur: From Aguascalientes to Caracoles
Sep 13, 2003
For some 10 years, the Zapatistas have inspired people all over the world. The Zapatistas' 'Autonomous Municipalities', in particular, have been models of community organization and democratic self-governance. These municipalities managed to provide not o
Prashad: Namaste Sharon
Sep 10, 2003
Israel's Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, will be in India for the second anniversary of the September 11 attack on the United States. He will arrive on September 9 in New Delhi, travel to Bangalore and Mumbai, and then go to a Sixteenth Century synagogue in
Pilger: Who Are The Extremists?
Aug 24, 2003
Who Are The Extremists?
Prashad: Affirmative Action and the F16
Aug 13, 2003
Over the years, stuck in debates over affirmative action, inevitably someone asks a version of the following question: "Why should white men face discrimination now because of past wrongs of slavery and Jim Crow?"
Podur: Road Map Theatrics
Aug 12, 2003
On August 3, 2003, the Associated Press reported on the progress of the road map. Some of the 'wanted men' of Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades were to be packed off to Jericho from Arafat's compound in Ramallah. It is not always clear what a Palestinian has to d
Peters: Courting the "Middle Class"
Jul 10, 2003
As we approach election year 2004, it is tempting to lead with the rallying cry, "Dump Bush." Besides the obvious reasons why it would be preferable to unseat this frat boy with his finger on the button, many progressives believe that the slogan appeals t
Pilger: The Unravelling Of Tony Blair
Jun 04, 2003
In his latest article for the Daily Mirror, John Pilger argues that the "high crime" of the invasion of Iraq that "will not melt away" and says the catalogue of Tony Blair's deceptions are now being revealed by the day, unravelling what was left of his cr
After the conquest of Iraq, George Bush held a press conference where he