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Russell: The Social Movement Left Out
Sep 02, 2002
It is disheartening, to say the least, when I can still pick up a book or read a call for unity to fight for social justice which omits or does not give equal weight to the disability social movement against oppression.
Russell: Supremes Disable, Part 2
Aug 24, 2002
In March, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said the Supreme Court's 2001-2002 term will likely be remembered as the ``disabilities act term'' for all the cases dealing with the civil rights law.
Listening to Elouise Cobell of the Blackfeet Nation on Democracy Now (April 29) describe how native Americans have been cheated out of their government-run trust fund income by the federal government it occurred to me that Native American people and disab
Raptis: Rebuilding the Twin Towers
Jul 27, 2002
"What was the aim of the construction of the Great Pyramid-none! In essence, it was a structure without any meaning... This 'urge' to use technology to create huge monumental structures, which one could call the 'pyramid syndrome, continued to prevail in
Randall: Language as Weapon
Jul 16, 2002
We grew up on the adage ÒSticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.Ó
Jul 03, 2002
The Gaza strip is a perfect realization of the Israeli vision of "separation". Surrounded with electric fences and army posts, completely sealed off the outside world, Gaza has become a huge prison. About one third of its land was confiscated for the 7,00
Rebick: Globalizing And Unifying The Movement
Jul 01, 2002
This week may very well mark a critical turning point in the movement against corporate globalization in Canada. Since last year in Quebec City there has been a growing division on the issue of diversity of tactics between anti-capitalist direct action ac
The 2002-2003 state budget winds blow cold in sunny California for low-income families, elderly, and disabled residents.
Rebick: Road Rage Diary
Jun 08, 2002
Monday, June 3. Monique Simard and I watched from atop a hill. At first, the scene was not so strange: the tear gas, the people running away and back again. It was a little like the scene at the fence in Quebec City last April.
Reinhart: The Voiceless Majority
May 30, 2002
Yediot Aharonot, May 21, 2002: To judge by the polls, the political system in Israel is very far from representing the positions of the majority in Israeli society. For several months the polls have shown a 60% majority or more in favor of dismantling set
I know without having to read the New York Times that docs are refusing to take Medicare patients because as an under 65 year old on Medicare due to disability I've been on the losing end of that stick for years.
Raptis: Greece: "The Odd Man Out"
May 18, 2002
In 1453 the Turks (Ottomans) conquered Constantinople. Three years later, in 1456, they conquered Athens (an insignificant small town at the time) and by 1461 they were occupying almost all the Greek areas. After the fall of Constantinople, the economic a
Randall: Patriarchy and Pedophilia
May 12, 2002
For the past two decades, at least, there have been murmurings of sexual misconduct among Catholic priests-in the United States and elsewhere. Despite its culture of secrecy, which mimics society's culture of secrecy about such issues, stories have surfac
Affordable housing was already at a crisis point pre-S11 during the economic "boom." Now in the recession, people are being pink-slipped and losing their jobs by the tens of thousands. The Bush economic stimulus bail out plan does nothing for laid off wor
Rebick: French Election Has Lessons For Us All
Apr 27, 2002
The results of the French Presidential election are the latest, and perhaps most significant sign, that the shifts in global politics following September 11 are much greater than anyone on the left predicted. The failure of the French left to move to the
Raptis: Thomas Friedman's Brave
Apr 19, 2002
"THOMAS FRIEDMAN is one of America's leading interpreters of world affairs... Mr. Friedman has also won two Pulitzer Prizes for his reporting for The New York Times..." (Biographical note under Friedman's name on page iii of his book "The Lexus and the Ol
Randall: Gift or loan?ÑBushese
Apr 15, 2002
I watch West Wing whenever I can. I confess to loving the program, to wishing President Bartlett was in the White House rather than George W. Bush, and that those with executive power in our country today possessed a fragment of the humanity, belief in de
Randall: Gift or loan?â€”Bushese
Apr 15, 2002
I watch West Wing whenever I can. I confess to loving the program, to wishing President Bartlett was in the White House rather than George W. Bush, and that those with executive power in our country today possessed a fragment of the humanity, belief in democratic principles, concern for issues that matter and openness displayed by West Wingâ€™s characters.
Russell: Docs Refuse Medicare
Mar 29, 2002
Affordable housing, never firmly dealt with in the US, was already at a crisis point pre-S11 during the economic boom. Now in the deepening recession, people are being pink-slipped and losing their jobs by the tens of thousands.
Rebick: Anti-Globalization | Anti-Fundamentalism
Mar 14, 2002
Last month, a caller to a Winnipeg CBC radio phone-in show where I was a guest berated me for not supporting United States President George Bush's attack on Afghanistan. "As a feminist," he said, "you must admit that, without the bombing, women would stil