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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 May 1st, 2005
The Bush – DeLay Axis
SAUL LANDAU
Pomona, California George W. Bus...
Marla Ruzicka, Rachel Corrie and "Credibility"; Censored: How an NRA man found the Long Lost Ivory Billed Woodpecker; Fatal Connexion: Roy Orbison and Laura Bush; Pickett’s Failed Charge
ALEXANDER COCKBURN
New Orleans, Louisiana Whatever ...
A Bi-Partisan Assault on Teenage Girls
JOSHUA FRANK
Rainbow Lake, New York Life for ...
The Crawling Chaos
JUSTIN TAYLOR
Portland, Oregon H.P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life B...
A Short History of the 15th Congressional District of Pennsylvania
JOE DeRAYMOND
For a history in a nutshell of the Congressional representation of the Fifteenth Congressional District of Pennsylvania after World War II, take a look at the documentary "Berkeley in the 60′s" by First Run Features, available through AK Press. Ear...
The Undiscovered Country
T.W. CROFT
It was an early October morning in Gettysburg, sky was gray. The night before, I had watched the second Presidential debate. I was pulled off the road along a hewn-wood fence facing the ground where Picket charged. And then, I could see it allthe massive field, an...
A Response to Kathleen Christison
STEVEN ERLANGER
Jerusalem. First, I want to than...
The End of the Vietnam War, 30 Years Ago
GABRIEL KOLKO
Amsterdam. The war in Vietnam th...
The Disengaged
JENNIFER LOEWENSTEIN
Madison, Wisconsin Shortly befor...
Fox News vs. Hugo Chavez
NIKOLAS KOZLOFF
Washington, DC Given recent friction between Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and the White House it inevitably was only a matter of time before Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News would start to ratchet up its shrill ideological pressure. Since taking o...
Saving Jane Fonda
DOUG GIEBEL
Big Sandy, Montana One recent dr...
Another Mad Bush Press Conference
MIKE WHITNEY
Seattle, Washington Thursday nig...
May Day at Yankee Stadium
MICKEY Z.
"We have two American...
Never-Ending Double Standards
WILLIAM BLUM
In previous reports I’ve discussed why I thought that the political uprisings in Eastern Europe of the past 18 months, which have resulted in changes of government in Georgia and Ukraine and the potential for the same elsewhere, have not entirely been phenom...
Flags
MICHAEL DICKINSON
Istanbul, Turkey A couple of wee...
Judicial Jury Tampering in Philly
DAVE LINDORFF
Talk about judicial activism. Philadelphia Federal District Judge Michael M. Baylson, a 2002 Bush nominee to the federal bench, was apparently so frustrated at a hold-out juror during several days of jury deliberations in a high-profile city hall corruptio...
City for Sale
LEE SUSTAR
Chicago, Illinois "He wield...
Putin Pussyfoots in Palestine
KURT NIMMO
Las Cruces, New Mexico It’...
Washington State Doctor Harassed
FRED GARDNER
Oakland, California Paul Stanfor...