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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
Russell Tice, the whistleblower and a source for the New York Times scoop on Bush,s secret civilian surveillance program, was subpoened last week to appear before a federal grand jury later this month. He has been fired from NSA. Bush is trying to stop leaks by going after journalists and whistleblowers. Tice sought to testify before congress but thus far has been rebuffed.
In a press release issued by the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition last week, Tice said: "To this date I have pursued all the appropriate channels to report unlawful and unconstitutional acts conducted [by the government] while I served as an intelligence officer with the NSA and DIA.
Click here to watch 3 recent interviews with Tice, where he describes harrassment within the NSA by shrinks and being tailed by the FBI.