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By propping up the Suharto dictatorship for over three decades, both sides of Australian politics clearly demonstrated what they thought about the prospect of democracy in Indonesia.
Glass: Top Drawer
Jun 13, 1999
Diana is dead. Tony lives. Miracles have begun. The first on record comes, as so often with the Bible and Lives of the Saints, in the form of a cure.
It has been a tense several days for those of us paying close attention to the war, as we evaluate both the status of so-called "negotiations" in Europe and that of the anti-war movement here at home.
Peters: Mentoring Toward Revolution
Jun 08, 1999
Do you have mentors in your life? Are you anyone's mentor? Could we positively affect social change movements by building mentoring relationships into our political work? I think we could.
Carter: When Kids Kill
Jun 07, 1999
Since the school shootings in Littleton, the nation's print and broadcast media have unleashed a sensational outpouring of analysis and concern aiming to explain why boys kill and what can be done to save them. Once we get by the headlines, however, we fi
For seven days in June, from the 19th to the 25th, unions and their allies all over the US will be organizing hearings and forums, rallies and actions aimed at drawing public attention to the dismal state of labor rights, especially the most fundamental o
Herman: 'Balance' Sickness at The Nation
Jun 05, 1999
The Nation has not distinguished itself in its coverage of the Kosovo crisis. It has had some good editorials and articles, but these are nicely balanced by pro-war pieces. It should embarrass the editors that its UN Correspondent Ian Williams is a fanati
Raptis: Hitler's Americanization
Jun 04, 1999
The intertwined lives of Ernst Franz Sedgwick and Adolf Hitler...
Jun 03, 1999
Ethnic Albanians are reportedly unique in one respect: they do not run away from bombing. The small province of Kosovo has been turned into a proving ground for advanced U.S. weaponry, but the Albanian inhabitants would not think of taking the kids across
Jun 02, 1999
At a recent birthday, my daughter became the proud owner of the much coveted American Girl doll. We had vaguely supported her strong desire to have an American Girl doll. We knew that the doll would come with books that told the girl's story, that the dol
I mean, what does one do if Satan really is the author of all this unhappiness? IÕm pretty sure that at that point gun laws and conflict resolution training become sortaÕ useless.
Herman: Bomb the NYT
May 31, 1999
NATO spokespersons have justified the bombing of Serbian TV and radio on the grounds that these broadcasters are an "instrument of state propaganda," tell lies, spew forth hatred, provide no "balance" in their offerings, and thus help prolong the war.
Bohmer: Mumia at Graduation
May 30, 1999
No, Mumia Abu-Jamal is not being released to speak at the Evergreen State College graduation. However, on Friday June 11th, the 1999 graduation at this college will include a unique commencement address - a 13-minute audio-recorded speech taped on death r
Administrator: The Milosevic Indictment
May 29, 1999
Following World War II, a war crimes tribunal was held in Tokyo to try Japanese political and military leaders.
Shalom: Milosevic Indictment
May 29, 1999
Following World War II, a war crimes tribunal was held in Tokyo to try Japanese political and military leaders. There is no doubt that the defendants were responsible for appalling atrocities, but, as the Indian judge on the tribunal wrote in his dissenting opinion, the victorious allies had themselves committed grave crimes, and the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the most horrific war crimes of the Pacific War. But only the atrocities committed by the Japanese were punished. In short, the war crimes trial represented "victors' justice."
Solomon: Three On Kosovo
May 28, 1999
A few days ago, the president of the United States openly violated the War Powers Act -- and the national media yawned.
Bronski: Liberation by Accumulation
May 27, 1999
I hardly ever drink beer, being a cheap red wine and bourbon sort of guy, so I was startled last week when I received more then a dozen e-mail (many from lesbian and gay activists use work I respect) urging me call the Anheuser-Busch company and voice my
Dominick: That's Some Catch
May 26, 1999
As the NATO rampage continues in Yugoslavia, Western military and political leaders seem to be drifting slowly away from what can be fully explained by institutional analysis.
Zinn: Whose Atrocity Is Bigger
May 25, 1999
Milosovic has committed atrocities. Therefore it is okay for us to commit atrocities. He is terrorizing the Albanians in Kosovo. Therefore we can terrorize the population of cities and villages in Yugoslavia.
Administrator: The Restive Allies
May 24, 1999
The florid and reckless war rhetoric of British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his Foreign Secretary Robin Cook is the stuff British tabloids are made of.