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GOD SAVE HRC, FROM REALITY — Jeffrey St. Clair on Hillary Clinton’s miraculous rags-to-riches method of financial success; LA CONFIDENTIAL: Lee Ballinger on race, violence and inequality in Los Angeles; PAPER DRAGON: Peter Lee on China’s military; THE BATTLE OVER PAT TILLMAN: David Hoelscher provides a 10 year retrospective on the changing legacy of Pat Tillman; MY BROTHER AND THE SPACE PROGRAM: Paul Krassner on the FBI and rocket science. PLUS: Mike Whitney on how the Central Bank feeds state capitalism; JoAnn Wypijewski on what’s crazier than Bowe Bergdahl?; Kristin Kolb on guns and the American psyche; Chris Floyd on the Terror War’s disastrous course.
Archives from June 2001
Don’t Sue Henry!
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
Christopher Hitchens writes in Harper’s, and in his new book The Trial of Henry Kissinger, that Kissinger is a war criminal. Kissinger responds to a Detroit radio talk show host, Mitch Albom, that Hitchens had “denied the Holocaust ever took place.” Does...
Janitors Beat Back Academic Goosestep
Susan Davis
In this ritzy suburb of San Diego, fifty janitors fighting for union representation have overcomestiff opposition, not only from their subcontractor employer, but also from the highest levels ofacademe. These men and women who clean offices, classrooms and bathrooms at th...
The Truth About The Bohemian Grove
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
Where’s the fashionable rendez-vous for the World’s Secret Government? In the good old days when the Illuminati had a firm grip on things, it was wherever the Bilderburgers decided to pitch their tents. Then Nelson and David Rockefeller horned their way in, an...
Hell Hath No Fury Like A Dragon Scorned
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
Normally even tempered, a ten-foot komodo dragon in the LA Zoo caused bouts of schadenfreude (German, meaning malicious glee in the discomfiture of others) in every newsroom in California over the weekend by savagely attacking Phil Bronstein’s big toe. This same Bro...
What Blair’s Victory Means
Tariq Ali
It was the lowest turnout in a British general election since 1918. Only 59% of those eligible to vote made the journey to the polling booths. Tony Blair’s ‘mudslide victory’ was built on mass apathy. Labour is in power for a second term with the...
Canadian Border Crackdown May Keep Bush from Trade Summit
Jennifer C. Berkshire
QUEBEC CITY — Tough new enforcement of immigration laws at the Canadian border has prompted concern that President George W. Bush may have trouble entering the country for the Summit of the Americas, scheduled to begin on Friday. In preparation for t...
Afghan Refugees: 1983-2001
Judith Mann
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Afghan Refugees: 1983-2001
Judith Mann
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Indian Affairs
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
Many American Indians breathed a sigh of relief when George Bush picked Gale Norton to head the Interior Department. It wasn’t that Norton had shown much interest in native issues during her tenure as attorney general of Colorado. But many Indians had despaired ...
Trout and Ethnic Cleansing
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
What happened to trout? Of all the farm fed fish they’re the most tasteless. Order one in a restaurant these days and you get something tasting like blotting paper. It was different once. Listen to the French writer, Jean Giono in “La France a TableR...
Defunct Democrats
Carl Estabrook
Democrats bleating that that awful Ralph Nader spoilt their little game, and that it was his responsibility to keep his mouth shut so their man could be President — there are few sights more pathetic on the current American political scene. (An example can be fo...
Pearl Harbor Revisited
Carl Estabrook
In our state capitalist society, everything becomes a commodity, even truth — you can have as much of it as you pay for. The Disney corporation’s desire to market their movie “Pearl Harbor” in Japan compelled them to suggest in the movie that the J...
The Left Taught Him How to Do It
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
The leftists organizing in Vermont since the 1970s prepared the ground for James Jeffords’s jump, and he never would have done it without them. In the 1970s and 1980s Democrats howled with fury when Vermont’s Progressive Party said that no matter what the shor...