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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 July 2004
Believing in a Green Resistance
TODD CHRETIEN
These are the times that try mena*TMs souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is n...
Security Expert Harrassed by Dept. of Homeland Security After Exposing Flaws in Security Around the Fleet Center in Boston
RICHARD FORNO
A term first coined by security technologist Bruce Schneier in his 2003 book "Beyond Fear...
What’s at Stake in Venezuela
CLAUDIA JARDIM And JONAH GINDIN
talked with him during a recent trip of his to Caracas, where he participated in the presentation of a statement of solidarity from numerous Brazilian intellectuals. This interview originally appeared in ...
The Struggle for Iraq is Just Beginning
PATRICK COCKBURN
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The Year of the Antagonist
FRED GARDNER
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Proposition 36′s Phony Stats
MARK SCARAMELLA
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Part One: Presidential Elections: Not as Big a Deal as They Say
ALEXANDER COCKBURN
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Democrats Reject Peace Movement
JOSHUA FRANK
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A Close Look at Bush’s Techniques of Deciet in State of the Union
DENNIS HANS
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The Weather Underground’s Prairie Fire Statement…Thirty Years On
RON JACOBS
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The Latin American Experience
JUSTIN E.H. SMITH
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Revolution in Nicaragua
LEE SUSTAR
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9/11 Report Builds Case for Expanding the War
GARY LEUPP
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Blaming No One
MIKE WHITNEY
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Bush 1, Protesters 0
DAVE LINDORFF
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150 Years After Elizabeth Jennings
MICKEY Z
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Bush Surpasses Reagan
SAUL LANDAU
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Ten Ways to Become a Better Democrat
M. JUNAID ALAM
Fellow radicals: recent events have made it clear that the primary task facing good people everywhere is unconditional support for the Democratic Party, the only party capable not only of removing a very, very bad man from office, but also increasing the pay envel...
"The Outfit" Rips the Lid Off America’s Pious Myths
CHRIS FLOYD
Anyone who wants to understand the reality of modern America should pick up Gus Russo’s latest book, "...
Cheney Lobbied Congress to Ease Sanction Against Terrorist Countries While CEO of Halliburton
JASON LEOPOLD
Vice President Dick Cheney is a bad guy. He can toss around the F-word all he wants in response to the criticism directed at him as a result of his close ties to Halliburton, the company he headed from 1995-2000, but he can’t hide from the truth. It w...
Howard, Bush and Sharon
BRIAN McKINLAY
Some months ago, Australia heard with a degree of surprise, the soon-to-be Labor leader, Mark Latham describe John Howard as"an arselicker". This earthy phrase, outraged Conservative supporters of Prime Minister Howard,a mused his army of critics on the ...
Ten Ways to Become a Better Democrat
M. JUNAID ALAM
Fellow radicals: recent events have made it clear that the primary task facing good people everywhere is unconditional support for the Democratic Party, the only party capable not only of removing a very, very bad man from office, but also increasing the pay envel...
The Good Boy Scout
URI AVNERY
  "In a dramatic television broadcast, the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, called upon the million Russian emigrants in Israel to return at once to their homeland, in view of the growing danger to their security there."...
Burying Iraq, Burying Bush (Part Two)
JOHN ROSS
MEXICO CITY Bush’s body posture betrays him. As he steps away from the podium after scrimmaging with reporters at a late June White House press conference, his shoulders slump precariously as if he were carrying a great burden and doesn’t know w...
The Elections, Iran and al-Qaeda
REZA GHORASHI
The buzz about Iran’s possible facilitation of Al-Qaeda’s 9-11 terrorist movement has hit the airwaves. NBC, for example, had two segments on Iran in its July 19 ­04 national news. NBC’s news editors are well aware of significance of allottin...