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Archives from May 15th, 2008
We Should Not Celebrate Dispossession
EVE SPANGLER
This month, Israel is celebrating its 60th anniversary. American Jews will be invited to join in those celebrations. But, in refusing to recognize that its national existence rests on the expulsion of more than 700,000 Palestinians from their homeland, I...
Big Brother Close Up
STAN COX
I’d never had to show my driver’s license to speak at a conference before, but not being the type to seek out trouble — especially at this conference — I obediently handed the card over to the woman at the registration desk. ...
Go to Work, Go to Jail
RON JACOBS
Recently, more than 100 workers in Pascagoula, Mississippi walked off the job at a Mississippi shipyard last week to protest conditions similar to slavery.  The workers were protesting the conditions they have been living and working in since being ...
Living for the Children of Palestine
GREG MOSES
On the way to the St. James Episcopal Church of Austin Texas, the bus is happy to drop you into knee-high grasses and wildflowers along East Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, treating you to an unexpected nature walk.  Yellow, white, purple, and br...
Indian Jailbirds
BINOY KAMPMARK
A year on and Dr. Binayak Sen is still being detained in a Chhattisgarh prison. Sen is a public health specialist and national Vice President of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties.  In April this year, he was conferred the Jonathan Mann Aw...
Rethinking Israel After 60 Years
JEFF HALPER
Israeli Independence Day 2008, marking the sixtieth anniversary of the rise of the Jewish State, should be cause for sober reflection and reevaluation as well as celebration. Indeed, we Israeli Jews have much to celebrate. But something, it appears, is a...
Why Mexican Justice is a Euphemism
JOHN ROSS
Even in the best of times, Mexican justice is a euphemism – and these are not the best of times.  With 90% of all crimes unprosecuted or unreported, conviction rates are below 10% and too often those who are convicted are innocent victims them...
Meat Wars with South Korea
MARTHA ROSENBERG
"We Don’t Like The FDA," chant ten thousand demonstrators in candlelight vigils, some dressed as cows. "Mad Cow, You Eat It!" "Send Mad Cow To The Presidential Office!" A scene from the National Ma...