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Archives from April 2006
Cheney, the Neocons and China
GARY LEUPP
Robert Dreyfuss’ article “Vice Squad,” about ...
Doctors and Lethal Injection
JUSTIN E. H. SMITH
In a recent ruling, Judge Malcolm Howard of the Federal District Court in Greenville, North Carolina, determined that the execution by lethal injection of Willie Brown Jr. may not proceed unless appropriate medical supervision of the process can be ensured. T...
Sweeping Up
WILLIAM S. LIND
As recognition of the defeat in Iraq spreads, so also does the process of sweeping up the debris. Both civilian observers and a few voices inside the military have begun the “lessons learned” business, trying to figure out what led to our defe...
The Authority to Kill
DIANE CHRISTIAN
Human sacrifice is generally contemned. People regard the Aztec practice of plucking a heart from a victim’s chest and offering it to the sun god to maintain cosmic order as barbarous. But humans clearly have a taste for it. Today’s news tells tha...
A Case for the Palestinian Government
RAMZY BAROUD
Responding to successive decisions made by the US, the European Union and various European and non-European countries to boycott the Palestinian Authority and deprive it of urgently needed funds, Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh described these dicta...
Is Labor Finally Showing Signs of a Comeback?
CHRIS KUTALIK
As labor activists from around the country and world converge on Dearborn, Michigan in early May for the Labor Notes Conference, it’s worth reflecting back on a year that has brought back hopes for a revitalization of the labor movement. ...
When "Diplomacy" Means War
NORMAN SOLOMON
One of the nation’s leading pollsters, Andrew Kohut of the Pew Research Center, wrote a few weeks ago that among Americans “there is little potential support for the use of force against Iran.” This month the White House has continued to emp...
“We Defeated Berlusconi”
RIFUNDAZIONE
(the Refounded Communist Party) of Italy "We Defeated Berlusconi" By RIFUNDAZIONE A very important step has been made: we defeated Berlusconi. Now we intend to rule Italy towards a change and to help the rise of a new political...
More Kids? Then Pay More for Water
P. SAINATH
For some retrospective entertainment about World Water Day, the U.N.-mandated aqua-celebration each March, read Rule 12 of the World Bank’s "Principled Pragmatism & Rules for Reformers." It goes: "Reforms must provide returns for the ...
“We Defeated Berlusconi”
RIFUNDAZIONE
(the Refounded Communist Party) of Italy "We Defeated Berlusconi" By RIFUNDAZIONE A very important step has been made: we defeated Berlusconi. Now we intend to rule Italy towards a change and to help the rise of a new political...
“We Defeated Berlusconi”
RIFUNDAZIONE
(the Refounded Communist Party) of Italy "We Defeated Berlusconi" By RIFUNDAZIONE A very important step has been made: we defeated Berlusconi. Now we intend to rule Italy towards a change and to help the rise of a new political...
Movement Blues
MIKE FERNER
Not a day too soon the antiwar movement has begun a desperately needed discussion. As a movement we are great at activism, deficient when it comes to real organizing, and damn near devoid of long range, strategic thinking and discussion. So congratul...
Secrets of the Garden of Bliss
CHRISTOPHER REED
In his book about North Korea, Bradley Martin describes a curious journey there in 1979 when he met "a man called Pak", a council member of the Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries. They lunched lavishly, but Martin was disappointed over...
Secrets of the Garden of Bliss
CHRISTOPHER REED
IIn his book about North Korea, Bradley Martin describes a curious journey there in 1979 when he met "a man called Pak", a council member of the Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries. They lunched lavishly, but Martin was disappointe...
“We Defeated Berlusconi”
RIFUNDAZIONE
(the Refounded Communist Party) of Italy "We Defeated Berlusconi" By RIFUNDAZIONE A very important step has been made: we defeated Berlusconi. Now we intend to rule Italy towards a change and to help the rise of a new political...
The Massacre at Qana, 10 Years Later
STANLEY HELLER
News of atrocious attack on civilians in Tel Aviv is coming in as I write this article. This will be worldwide news as it should be. The Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz says Hamas spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri said the attack was "a natural result of the ...
When Justice Isn’t Blind
ANTHONY PAPA
New York’s drug laws ensure that the privileged and connected receive leniency for the same offenses that send thousands of blacks and Latinos to prison. Julia Diaco, the rich and connected so-called “Pot Princess” was s...
The Pulitzer Farce
ALEXANDER COCKBURN
Forget the awards for hurricane coverage. They were predictable and certainly in the case of the Times Picayune and probably the Biloxi paper, deserved. The press thrives on disasters and rare is the year when a photographer cannot extract a prize from the dead or...
What Immigrants Must Learn from the Black Civil Rights Movement … and Soon
JUAN SANTOS
"I’m not an American. I’m one of the twenty-two million Black people who are the victims of Americanism. One of the 22 million Black people who are the victims of democracy–nothing but disguised hypocrisy. So I’m not ...
Is Hamas Being Forced to Collapse?
SAM BAHOUR
As many predicted, including myself, the newly elected Palestinian government led by Hamas has already started to show an impressive level of pragmatism, however, Israel and the U.S. seem to not be interested. As a matter of fact the U.S., in specific, is lea...
In the Gaze of New Orleans
BEHZAD YAGHMAIAN
"Katrina was the act of God. This was actually a good thing. There were too many Black people in New Orleans before. Too many of them. Katrina took care of this. New Orleans will be a better city in the future. You know, people call this a ...
The Washington Post vs. Venezuela
ERIC WINGERTER
Anyone looking to keep up to date with the current talking points for the Venezuelan opposition need only follow the writings of Jackson Diehl in the Washington Post. As deputy editorial page editor, Diehl drafts the un-bylined editorials about President Hugo...
The Zarqawi Gambit, Revisited
GREG WEIHER
The Washington Post recently printed an interesting article (“Military Plays Up Role of Zarqawi”, 4/10/06) that has gone substantially unnoticed by the remainder of the American corporate media. The first sentence gives the gist of the story: R...
How Safe is Your Job?
PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
Is your job safe? Not if it can be done abroad. The only safe jobs are in domestic services that require a “hands-on” presence, such as barbers, hospital orderlies, and waitresses. For a number of years the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ ...
Olmert the Fox
URI AVNERY
The Big Wink Joshua Frank Big Greens and Beltway Politics: Betting on Losers Seth Sandronsky Immigration and Occupations Michael Leon...