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Cagan: Can We Keep A Movement Alive
May 20, 1999
If you read my commentary last month you know I recently was in the center of the organizing for a major march and rally against police brutality here in New York City.
Solomon: When Will the Media Call It War
May 19, 1999
Nearly two months have passed since the beginning of NATO's air war against Yugoslavia. After a shaky start, Washington's spin machinery has done much to promote a war agenda -- with crucial assistance from major U.S. news media.
Reinhart: The Israeli Elections
May 18, 1999
This is a translation of a column that appeared in the Israeli daily 'yediot' on May 16, 1999 (a day before the elections).
Brecher: Letter to Bernie Sanders
May 17, 1999
Dear Bernie -- This letter explains the matters of conscience that have led me to resign from your staff.
Weisbrot: No Change at Treasury
May 17, 1999
Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin picked a good time to resign. As a senior White House official said, Rubin "made his fortune selling at the top of the market."
Administrator: Organized Labor and the War in Kosovo
May 14, 1999
It's an alarming signal of the declining influence of organized labor that with the start of the bombing of Yugoslavia and the war in Kosovo, that neither the media nor the public at large demand to know labor's position on the conflict.
Lusane: Jackson and the Contradictions of War
May 13, 1999
Into the storm's eye of the Balkin war stepped Rev. Jesse Jackson, and, once again, he emerges with prisoners of war.
Raptis: The Greeks, Kosovo, Etc.
May 12, 1999
As already mentioned, during the night of April 27 to April 28, '99, Greek demonstrators forced a train carrying British troops and tanks to Macedonia to return to the terminus of the port of Salonica and not leave for Macedonia.
Author: Atlantic Alliance
May 11, 1999
How much longer do we have to endure the folly of Nato's war in the Balkans? In just 50 days, the Atlantic alliance has failed in everything it set out to do. It has failed to protect the Kosovo Albanians from Serbian war crimes.
Schechter: Covering Wars at Home and Abroad
May 11, 1999
Had the Marine Corps recruiter not gotten hung up on the fact that Columbine H.S. student Eric Harris lied about taking an anti-depressant, he may very well have been on his way by now to the front lines of Kosovo, the real war he reportedly preferred to
Peters: What She Really Wants
May 10, 1999
Take a look at that face. It's true. She really could use a little help with her complexion. It may be that with all that mothering work she's been doing she hasn't had time to properly wash, rinse, clarify, tone, moisturize, and treat twice a week with m
Chomsky: Moral Principles and International Law
May 09, 1999
I'm afraid the first question is not a "genuine question," though there is a huge literature, for thousands of years, attempting to say at least something about these topics, without much success.
Herman: Hitchens Degraded
May 08, 1999
It would be hard to imagine better evidence of the sorry state of supposedly left opinion in this country than Christopher Hitchens' "Belgrade Degraded" in the May 17 issue of The Nation.
Bronski: High School Hell
May 06, 1999
Reading through the media coverage of the Littleton, Colorado shootings one can't help but be impressed by how skillfully the reporting shaped the story to fit the preconceived anxieties and biases of a broad readership.
Weisbrot: Give Peace A Chance
May 05, 1999
How long can NATO continue bombing Yugoslavia? The Clinton administration's answer so far has been, "as long as it takes" for Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic to capitulate to its demands.
Hightower: Radio Nuggets
May 04, 1999
Bill Clinton did not inhale. We're clear on that, right? But, recently, he did swallow.
Mokhiber: Drugs, Patents, and U.S. Policy
May 03, 1999
Thanks to new drug therapies, many people with HIV/AIDS in the United States are now able to live relatively healthy lives. "Triple drug" therapies, or "drug cocktails" allow HIV-positive people to reduce their HIV blood load in some cases to undetectable
Raptis: The Greeks, Kosovo, and the U.S.
May 02, 1999
Following the Chomskyan distinction, in the present text the word Greeks refers to the inhabitants of the geographic region of Greece as distinct from the political and economic elits that "govern" the country. (The use of the quotation marks is explained
May 01, 1999
Pearl, Miss., West Paducah, Ky., Jonesboro, Ark., Springfield, Ore., Fayetteville, Tenn., Edinboro, Pa., and last week--Littleton, Colo. Seven school shootings in less than two years.
Bohmer: Fight the Power
Apr 30, 1999
Last weekend, my son, Inti, who is 20 and I, who am quite a few years older than that, went to San Francisco to take part in a rally and demonstration in support of political prisoner and death row inmate, Mumia Abu-Jamal.