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Street: Class, Race, and Legalized Gambling: William J. BennettÕs Nasty Habit and The Limits of Acceptable Debate
May 25, 2003
The first chapter of leading right-wing moral-crusader, Republican political strategist, and educational magnate William J. BennettÕs The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Moral Stories (NY: Simon and Schuster, 1993) is titled ÒSelf-Discipline.Ó ÒThere is m
Within a month of the start of the war against Iraq, the real victor is
Schechter: Propa-news And Media Blues
May 04, 2003
Propa-news And Media Blues
Shiva: The Crisis Of Potato Growers In U. P.
Apr 25, 2003
: THE HARVEST OF TRADE LIBERALISATION POLICIES
Solomon: Mark Twain Speaks to Us
Apr 22, 2003
With U.S. troops occupying Iraq and the Bush administration making bellicose noises about Syria, let's consider some rarely mentioned words from the most revered writer in American history.
Secours: Easy To Kill Those Who are "Not One of Us"
Apr 08, 2003
While walking the halls in juvenile prison each week, there is an eery sensation of bearing witness to childhoods sent up in flames. Peering deeply into the ashen masks worn by these young offenders, I look for vital signs indicating it isn't too late for
Starhawk: A Bone From Rafah
Apr 07, 2003
While bombs are falling on Baghdad, killing uncounted numbers, and my friends around the world are marching, blockading, shutting down corporations and roadways and cities in protest, I find myself in Rafah, at the southern border of the Gaza strip, deali
Shiva: Globalisation And Its Fall Out
Apr 06, 2003
Neither Prosperity nor Peace
The Real Danger: Questioning Domestic Hierarchy
If you listen very carefully--in between the deafening war drum beating at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue--you can almost make out the chant reverberating on capitol hill; "ding dong the witch is dead!" Yes, Trent Lott is gone and racism is dead!
Sargent: Press The Press
Feb 22, 2003
The only surprising thing to me about the mainstream media coverage of the worldwide anti-war demonstrations on February 15 is that it was more positive than usual. A few news reports actually communicated some of the politics behind the protests and a ce
Schechter: The Power of 'Evil'
Jan 16, 2003
NEW YORK, Jan 09, 2003 -- First, there was Austin Powers.
Terror's Many Faces
Among the hundreds of groups and actions being mounted against the war on Iraq are a significant number called and organized by women. Code Pink: Unreasonable Women for Peace has disrupted Congressional hearings and mounted an ongoing women¹s peace vigil at the White House since November 17. Women in Black hold vigils in hundreds of communities around the world on a regular basis. Women Rising for Peace and Justice, the women¹s caucus of United for Peace, has issued a call for January 17 to be a day of women¹s actions against the war.
Among the hundreds of groups and actions being mounted against the war on Iraq are a significant number called and organized by women. Code Pink: Unreasonable Women for Peace has disrupted Congressional hearings and mounted an ongoing women_s peace vigil
Secours: Shaking The All-american Dream
Jan 06, 2003
Last night I had a dream, well a nightmare, actually. I dreamed that George Bush was God and that he kept turning into Charleton Heston--which kind of makes sense if you've seen Michael Moore's new documentary: "Bowling For Columbine". In the film Heston
Schechter: Crisis Capsule
Dec 15, 2002
NEW YORK, Dec 12, 2002 -- When the story broke, there was the gasp of "Gotcha!" in the world's news rooms. Finally, after all these weeks of those faceless inspectors racing around the boonies of Iraq to visit sites they've seen before, we have a dramatic
Lack of harmony characterizes our times -- There is disharmony between humans and nature, between religions, between cultures, between genders. Non-sustainability, injustice, war are different expressions of disharmony which has its roots in a world view
Imagine that you're at the ceremonial opening of a time capsule, half a century after some forward-looking Americans sealed it during a multimedia festival just before Thanksgiving 2002.
Street: Our Tears, Their Opportunity
Nov 18, 2002
What a Difference a Day Made