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MARX: A HERO FOR OUR TIME? — Suddenly, everyone from the Wall Street Journal to Rolling Stone seems to be talking about Karl Marx. Louis Proyect delves into this mysterious resurgence, giving a vivid assessment of Marx’s relevance in the era of globalized capitalism. THE MEANING OF MANDELA: Longtime civil rights organizer Kevin Alexander Gray gives in intimate portrait of Nelson Mandela and the global struggle of racial justice. FALLOUT OVER FUKUSHIMA: Peter Lee investigates the scandalous exposure of sailors on board the USS Reagan to radioactive fallout from Fukushima. SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT: Kim Nicolini charts the rise of Matthew McConaughey. PLUS: Mike Whitney on the coming crash of the housing market. JoAnn Wypijewski on slavery, torture and revolt. Chris Floyd on the stupidity of US policy in Ukraine. Kristin Kolb on musicians and health care. And Jeffrey St. Clair on life and death on the mean streets of an America in decline
Archives from May 1999
A Letter from Gregor Gysi to Slobodan Milosevic
Gregor Gysi
to Slobodan Milosevic Gregor Gysi is the chair of the delegation of the Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS) in the German Bundestag. Dear Mr. President, Mindful of our conversation of April 14, 1999 I am writing you this letter. Once again I stre...
David Brower’s Letter
Dave Brower
Chuck McGrady has asked me to repudiate your “Whither the Sierra Club?” article, but, with no knowledge of your sources, I have no basis for correcting any of its data. I think the objecting members of the Board can repudiate these on their own, if the...
The Horrors of Senator John McCain
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
The top war-monger in Congress has been Senator John McCain, Republican from Arizona, seeker of the Republican presidential nomination. In one rhetorical bombing run after another, McCain has bellowed for “lights out in Belgrade” and for NATO to “cream&#...
NATO’s Balkan War: Finding an Honorable Exit
Jim Jatras
Let me state at the outset that my remarks here today do not represent any Senate office or member. Rather, I am giving my professional judgement as a policy analyst and my personal opinion, for both of which I am solely responsible. The rationale for U.S. inte...
Letter From a Traveller to the President of the Republic
R?gis Debray
On returning from Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo I feel morally bound to pass my impression on to you: I am afraid, Monsieur le Pr?sident, that we are taking a wrong turning. You are a practical man. You have little time for the intellectuals who fill the media with grandil...
US shuts down Yugoslav Internet
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
Dear sirs, We have reliable information that the US Government ordered Loral Orion company to shut down its satellite feeds for Internet customers in Yugoslavia. This action might be taken as soon as later tonight or tomorrow (May 12 or 13, 1999). ...
Warhawks at 501 North Calvert Street
Bill Hughes
Last week, I was standing in the checkout line at Eddie’s Market in Charles Village. I noticed a legal size pad lying next to the front window, with a long list of signatures on it. So, I picked it up. The paper was entitled, “Petition.” It was a...
Congressman Bernie Sanders
Jeremy Brecher
2202 Rayburn BuildingWashington, DC, 20515Dear Bernie,This letter explains the matters of consciencethat have led me to resign from your staff.I believe that every individual must have somelimit to what acts of military violence they are willi...