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Archives from April 2005
Anti-Semitism or Ultra-Semitism?
M. JUNAID ALAM
Boston, Mass. ...
Feeding Tubes and the SAT
HUNTER GREER
Tube-feeding case law should not be a function of which families have the gall and money to litigate longest. We need simple rules that will return the justice system to more important matters, such as Hillary Clinton’s and Dubya Bush’s insider trading...
Greenwashing Nuclear Power
LUKE BROTHERS
In George Orwell’s classic novel, 1984, the government uses the slogans war is peace, freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength. Now, Nicholas Kristof (New York Times, April 9, 2005) would have us believe that nuclear energy is green. KristofR...
Rice in Colombia
W. JOHN GREEN
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice began her Latin America tour this week, arriving in Brazil with a series of talks scheduled with leaders in Colombia, Chile and El Salvador. Rice is certain to push Washington’s argument that Latin America’s deep pov...
War, Aid and Public Relations
NORMAN SOLOMON
American news outlets provided extensive — and mostly laudatory — coverage of Marla Ruzicka after she died in Baghdad on April 16. The humanitarian aid worker’s undaunted spirit and boundless dedication had endeared her to a wide array of people ...
The New Assault on Women’s Rights
SHARON SMITH
Chicago, Illinois Those "fu...
The Bush Budget and Constitutional Protected Tax Havens
JACKIE CORR
Butte, Montana ...
Republican Dole Drums; Democrats in Doldrums
NIRANJAN RAMAKRISHNAN
In an op-ed in last week’s New York Times, Senator Bob Dole has performed his customary role: of emerging at crucial times to lend weight to the unconscionable. He says he hopes things will not reach a point where Frist and Co. will have to reach for ...
Bush’s Torture Tort Reform
DAVE LINDORFF
Back when the Bush administration filed a brief in federal court opposing the decision to award almost a billion dollars in damages to 17 Americans who had been captured and tortured by Saddam Hussein’s government during the Gulf War, it appeared to be a str...
Nicaragua on a Dollar a Day…Forever?
TONI SOLO
Visiting areas of Nicaragua hard hit by Hurricane Mitch in 1998, one steps unmistakeably into the vicious colonial class war being waged by corporate plutocrats and their political and institutional fronts against the world’s poor. Despite the current distur...
Why I’m Not Standing with the Gringo Vigilantes
GREG MOSES
Austin, Texas SouthWest Border V...
Abu Ghraib One Year Later
KEVIN ZEESE
When the Abu Gharib prison photogaphs emerged one year ago the Bush Administration said ­ now the Iraqis will see that there is justice in the United States. Leading Republican Senators, John Warner, Lindsay Graham and John McCain, promised that everyone culpa...
George Will Revises the Vietnam War
WERTHER
As pointed out in an earlier essay, George F. Will is a columnist who specializes in misleading historical analogies. Part of this syndrome is a penchant among pseudo-erudite pseudo-conservatives to invest present events with th...
Abramoff Used DeLay to Fund Anti-Intifada Militia
JOSHUA FRANK
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Pope Ratzo and the Hucksters of Death
JOHN ROSS
Mexico City As the death gurgles of Terry Schiavo and Pope Wojytla grew more agitated and the media drumbeat pumped up maximum ratings for their mutually Christian agonies, some kindred soul climbed Galeras Mountain above Saltillo city i...
The Fight to Save the Cache River Swamps
MARK DONHAM
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L’Affair Bolton
RAY McGOVERN
Former CIA analyst ...
Bush’s Iraq Poker Game
Col. DAN SMITH
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The French are At It Again
DIANA JOHNSTONE
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John Bolton: the Undiplomatic Diplomat
GARY LEUPP
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Legalizing Law Enforcement in the South Texas Drug Wars
GREG MOSES
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Sex Trumps Torture and Murder
DAVE LINDORFF
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The Perversions of Daniel Okrent
ALISON WEIR
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Magic of the Yellow Emperor
ALEVTINA REA
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The Strong Life of Dave Yettaw
LEE SUSTAR
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Pope of Fear and Centralized Power?
LEONARDO BOFF
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The Persecution of Mordechai Vanunu
URI AVNERY
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Horowitz’s Gang Smears the Dead
JOSHUA FRANK
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The Anti-Japanese Demonstrations in China
GARY LEUPP
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Time’s Buried Hitler Cover
ALEXANDER COCKBURN
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Free Elections for Empire or Democracy?
JAMES PETRAS
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Why "Inside-Out" is a Dead End
ELIZABETH SCHULTE
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Bruce Springsteen’s "Devils and Dust"
HARRY BROWNE
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They are Not Collateral Damage
RON JACOBS
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The Custody Threat
FRED GARDNER
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Gut Check in the Labyrinth
CHRIS FLOYD
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Howard Dean, Leader of the Other Pro-War Party, Backs the Occupation
KEVIN ZEESE
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Missionaries Forever
SAUL LANDAU
To Allen Ginsberg I have seen the best minds of my generation Become obsessed with Viagra Lust after the woman’s market niche Imagine, she’s 70 plus and still looks 40 A Botox drip hidden in her ...
Pope Ratzinger’s Pie-in-the Sky for the Masses
MIKE WHITNEY
Imagine there’s no heaven; it’s easy if you try, No hell below us; above us only sky. “Imagine”, John Lennon Marx was wrong. Religion isn’t the “opium of the masses”. Its effect...
Wolfowitz on Top of the World
MICHAEL FLYNN
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Environmentalists Against Nature
JOSHUA FRANK
(EDITORS’ NOTE: Earth Day is finally here, and it’s always nice to say thank you to those enviros out there that work day in and day out to protect our natural environment. So here’s a short excerpt from Josh Frank’s new book ...
The One-Sided Class War
LEE SUSTAR
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Drilling and Spilling in ANWR
JASON LEOPOLD
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Bush’s X-Files
DAVE LINDORFF
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A Progressive American Catholic Worker Response to the Rise of Ratsinger
BILL QUIGLEY
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How the Misperceptions Roll On
KATHLEEN CHRISTISON
Former CIA Analyst ...
Drilling and Spilling in ANWR
JASON LEOPOLD
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How Coca-Cola Gave Back to Plachimada
ALEXANDER COCKBURN
Plachimada, Kerala. Whizzing along the road in the little Tata Indica, driven prestissimo by Sudhi, we crossed the state line from Tamil Nadu into Kerala, branched off the main road and ended up in the settlement of Plachimada, mostly inhabited by extremely po...
The 100 Days of Abu Mazen
URI AVNERY
Next Saturday, 100 days since Abu Mazen (Mahmud Abbas) assumed the office of President of the Palestinian National Authority, Jews will celebrate Passover, in memory of the Exodus from Egypt ­ one of the great stories in human annals. According to the s...
Halliburton: Poster Child of the War Profiteers
KEVIN ZEESE
More and more revelations about contract abuse by Halliburton come out regularly. Just last week Rep. Henry Waxman issued a report that found Halliburton overcharging in Iraq now totaled more than $200 million, see: ...