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FATTENING WALL STREET — Mike Whitney reports on the rapid metamorphosis of new Fed Chair Janet Yallin into a lackey for the bankers, bond traders and brokers. The New Religious Wars Over the Environment: Joyce Nelson charts the looming confrontation between the Catholic Church and fundamentalists over climate change, extinction and GMOs; A People’s History of Mexican Constitutions: Andrew Smolski on the 200 year-long struggle of Mexico’s peasants, indigenous people and workers to secure legal rights and liberties; Spying on Black Writers: Ron Jacobs uncovers the FBI’s 50 year-long obsession with black poets, novelists and essayists; O Elephant! JoAnn Wypijewski on the grim history of circus elephants; PLUS: Jeffrey St. Clair on birds and climate change; Chris Floyd on the US as nuclear bully; Seth Sandronsky on Van Jones’s blind spot; Lee Ballinger on musicians and the State Department; and Kim Nicolini on the films of JC Chandor.
Archives from April 2005
The Religious Right and US Foreign Policy
DON MONKERUD
Aptos, California When Americans ponder why the rest of the world regards it with less respect, they could turn to the recent controversy created by the U.S. delegation at the March meeting in New York of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women. T...
Israel is the Key to Bush’s Iraq Strategy
NEVE GORDON
Berkeley, California Israel is t...
IRA Should Change from "Volunteers" to "Activists"
GERRY ADAMS
The following is the text of a speech b...
Why the NYT is Not "Assertively Left"
STEVEN SHERMAN
Chapel Hill, North Carolina On M...
The DeLay Scandal Isn’t a Partisan Issue
JOSHUA FRANK
Albany, New York House Majority ...
Tug of War with Terri Schiavo
ALAN MAASS
Chicago, Illinois All kinds of r...
Hanoi Jane and the City of God
JOHN CHUCKMAN
Ontario, Canada A while back Jan...
Two Weddings and a Funeral
MICHAEL DICKINSON
Istanbul. I remember CharlesR...
Bush’s Potemkin Town Meetings
DAVE LINDORFF
Philadelphia, Penn. President Bu...
Racism by Any Other Name
YITZHAK LAOR
Tel Aviv, Israel It was announce...
Lost and Found in the Arizona Desert
JOHN ROSS
El Paso. Texas As the spring des...
Attack of the Hak-a-Piks
SEA SHEPERD CREW
Gulf of St. Lawrence Written lat...
The Pope With Blood on His Hands
TERRY EAGLETON
London, England John Paul II bec...
Why the Media Can’t Read the Bankruptcy Bill
DAVID SWANSON
Washington, DC The most remarkab...
Ojibwe Have Dealt With Grief Before
BRENDA CHILD
Minneapolis, Minnesota ...
"Oil is a Geopolitical Weapon"
NIKOLAS KOZLOFF
Washington, DC Over the past few...
On the Subject of Company
ROBERT CREELEY And BRUCE JACKSON
Buffalo, New York They say the d...
What’s the Patriot Act Doing in Belfast?
CINDY ELLEN HILL
Middlebury, Vermont Like Solon r...
The Magic Number 39 and My Meetings with Cobb, Kucinich and the Steering Committee
PETER CAMEJO
Many Green members want to know when the infighting is going to end. When will people recognize there is nothing wrong when Greens have differences? Why can’t we respect each other and figure out how to work together? This sentiment is wide spread in the Gre...
Dead Bodies, Dead Wrong, Dead Logic
MATT VIDAL
Madison, Wisconsin The United St...
The Eco-Terror Hoax
KEVIN WEHR
Sacramento, California It has be...
"Partnering" the Destruction of the American Economy
PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
Sarasota, Florida In March the U...
Even the Fall Girl Can’t Plead Guilty, If Torture Orders Were Lawful
KEVIN ZEESE
Washington, DC "What you...
Bono for Pope
RICHARD OXMAN
Los Gatos, California ...
Riding the Dragon, Soaring on the Eagle
DAN SMITH
While they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings. Franklin D. Roosevelt Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but ...
John Paul II’s Economic Ethics
MARK ENGLER
New York City A steady feature i...
An American Catholic Reflects on Papacy of John Paul II
JIM CONNOLLY
This week you will be inundated with honorific obituaries to Karol Wojtila, Pope John Paul II. I am writing not to honor Wojtila; he will (quite frankly) receive more honor in the next week than any individual mortal deserves. I write as a witness to the damage th...
Something is Terribly Wrong Here
GREG MOSES
Austin, Texas Sunday morning I w...
The Terrorism of War
RON JACOBS
Burlington, Vermont Since US pla...
The Grassroots Resistance to the Patriot Act
DAVE LINDORFF
Philadelphia, Penn. As Congress ...
Haiti, Yesterday and Today
DERRICK O'KEEFE
Laura Flynn is the co-author of a new pamphlet on Haiti called ‘We Will Not Forget’. The report details the accomplishments and gains made by the Haitian people during the tenure of the Lavalas Party and Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who was overthrown last ...
Djinn in the Box
URI AVNERY
Tel Aviv, Israel We were gazing ...
Bush’s Arms Sales Hypocrisy
LARRY BIRNS And SARAH SCHAFFER
On March 29, Spanish President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez announced that a $1.7 billion (¤1.3 billion) sale of vessels and airplanes is currently being negotiated. This deal, which will invo...
Ending the Deadlock in Nepal
SURENDRA R. DEVKOTA
King Gyanendra of Nepal’s royal coup on February 1, 2005 not only suspends the Nepalese people’s fundamental rights, including freedom of assembly and expression, right to information and privacy, and protections afforded by Nepal’s constitution ...
The Minuteman Project: Colombia Comes to Arizona
JOSHUA FRANK
Billings, Montana In an online r...
It’s Too Late Now for John Paul II to Repent
MICHAEL DICKINSON
I have a bit of a fetish. Whenever I come across a calendar where the month is wrong, at the barber, or in a bank or a school say it’s June and the one on the wall still proclaims May I either inform them of their tardiness or get up and rectify the ...
American Rot
PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
Sarasota, Florida What is Americ...
Cold Fusion: Liberals and Neocons for a Draft
KEVIN ZEESE
Washington, DC The debate over t...
The Bombing of the Malwiya Minaret
GARY LEUPP
Boston, Mass. "I feel treme...
Seal Pup Slaughter and the Canadian Fish Boycott
KARYN STRICKLER
Washington, DC &quo...
Death of a Revolutionary
RON JACOBS
Burlington, Vermont A very good ...
Trippwired
JEFFREY ST. CLAIR
Oregon City, Oregon I met Ben Tr...
How to Change the World Without Taking Power
JOHN ROSS
Puebla de Los Angeles, Mexico. One evening recently, an U.S. correspondent with a lengthy left-wing lineage sat down to dinner with two old comrades. Luis Cota had been a charter member of the long-defunct Mexican Communist Party and visited Moscow several ...
An Interview with Jeffrey Sachs
FRAN QUIGLEY
Indianapolis, Indiana In a world...
Cannabis: the Obvious Green Issue
FRED GARDNER
Oakland, California The Green Pa...
The Strange Appeal of Paul Wolfowitz
KURT NIMMO
Las Cruces, New Mexico It is oft...
The Chaos in Nepal
AVANTIKA REGMI
"King Gyanendra and Prince Paras – the architects of anarchy of the monarchy in Nepal", reads the photo caption of the Asian Centre for Human Rights. In spite of all the claims of pro-royalists, that the monarchy is the unifying factor for all Nepa...
Holding the Line Against Development in South Florida
ALAN FARAGO
Miami, Florida On the other side...
Riding Shotgun with Woody Harrelson
MIKE ROSELLE
Missoula, Montana Woody Harrelso...
Goodbye
ROBERT CREELEY
Now I recognize It was always me Like a camera Set to expose Itself to a picture Or a pipe Through which the water Might run Or a chicken Dead for dinner Or a plan Inside the head Of a dead man. Nothing...