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HOW DID ABORTION RIGHTS COME TO THIS?  — Carol Hanisch charts how the right to an abortion began to erode shortly after the Roe v. Wade decision; Uber vs. the Cabbies: Ben Terrall reports on the threats posed by private car services; Remembering August 1914: Binoy Kampmark on the enduring legacy of World War I; Medical Marijuana: a Personal Odyssey: Doug Valentine goes in search of medicinal pot and a good vaporizer; Nostalgia for Socialism: Lee Ballinger surveys the longing in eastern Europe for the material guarantees of socialism. PLUS: Paul Krassner on his Six Dumbest Decisions; Kristin Kolb on the Cancer Ward; Jeffrey St. Clair on the Making of the First Un-War; Chris Floyd on the Children of Lies and Mike Whitney on why the war on ISIS is really a war on Syria.
Archives from February 2002
America’s Culture of Grief and Dying
John Chuckman
Death in America does not come easily. That is, unless you are homeless or live on an Indian reservation or in one of the nation’s vast urban ghettos or are one of tens of millions of working poor with the kind of health insurance that features exceptions in...
War and New US Military Bases
Zoltan Grossman
Since the end of the Cold War a decade ago, the U.S. has gone to war in Iraq, Somalia, Yugoslavia, and Afghanistan. The interventions have been promoted as “humanitarian” deployments to stop aggression, to topple dictatorships, or to halt terrorism. A...
The Strange Career of Frank Carlucci
Francis Schor
In the past few months there has been a rash of media reports on the Carlyle Group, a private equity investment group with billions of dollars of assets in the defense industry and a roster of directors and consultants which includes not only well-known Reagan and Bush ap...
Why We’re Suing Ashcroft
Jeremy Voas Detroit Metro Times
A journalism axiom cautions us to report the news, not make the news. It’s a worthy maxim. Be an independent observer, not a participant. But it’s also finite principle, and its limits have been obliterated in the case of Michigan resident Rabih Haddad,...
Ashcroft’s Cover Up of Minnie Lou
Dr. Susan Block
Seems ol’ crabby, crafty Ayatollah Asscraft is testing our ability to withstand his craftiness, and proving himself to be every bit the Ass ‘n’ Ayatollah we were afraid he’d be. Over the past few months, especially since 9.11, he has been d...