Category: Middle East

Emanuel Sferios: Population, Immigration, & the Environment

  During March and April the national Sierra Club membership voted by a 20 percent margin against a ballot initiative which would have adopted a Club policy calling for a reduction in U.S. immigration. Out of the 78,069 members who mailed in ballots, a 60.1 percent majority voted to preserve the Club’s long-standing position of Read more…

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Leslie Cagan: It Should Be Possible, It Has To Be Possible

  For over 30 years, Leslie Cagan has been a tireless organizer: from the Vietnam War to racism at home, from nuclear disarmament to lesbian/gay liberation, from fighting sexism to working against U.S. intervention. Her coalition and organizing skills have put hundreds of thousands of people in the streets in many of the country’s largest Read more…

: Whither Asia’s Economies?

  Throughout the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s big business made the mistake of letting the U.S. government assume the major responsibility for bending Southeast Asia to capitalism’s will. Because of the incredible heroism and determination of the Vietnamese people, supported by the moral indignation expressed by an ever-increasing number of Americans, the effort was Read more…

Sandy Carter: Short Cuts

  In the last decade the music industry has gradually discovered the music of American Indians. As a result, at least a small portion of the music buying public has started to hear sounds that have nothing to do with the Hollywood western soundtracks that have defined “Indian Music” as methodical drum beats, shaking rattles, Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Domestic Constituencies

  Let’s begin with some simple points, assuming conditions that now prevail–not, of course, the terminus of the unending struggle for freedom and justice. There is a "public arena" in which, in principle, individuals can participate in decisions that involve the general society: how public revenues are obtained and used, what foreign policy will be, Read more…

Bob Feldman: Years After The 1968 Columbia Revolt

solidarity with justice and freedom for others (in Vietnam and Harlem)—and by risking their own privileged futures, they forged meanings and discovered their own humanity. When several hundred students disrupted the status quo and defied their own upbringing by seizing university buildings, they uncovered a flood of creativity: daily wall newspapers, art posters, real learning Read more…

James Petras: Our Man in Mexico and the Chiapas Massacre

  The massacre of 45 Indians in Chiapas by government-sponsored paramilitary forces has to be viewed within the broader context of regimes’ vigorous implementation of the socio-economic model and its growing political isolation within Mexican society. While there was worldwide condemnation of the massacre (over 58 cities and several parliaments in Europe) and its perpetrator Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Rogue States

  The concept of "rogue state" plays a pre-eminent role today in policy planning and analysis. The current Iraq crisis is only the latest example. Washington and London declared Iraq a "rogue state," a threat to its neighbors and to the entire world, an "outlaw nation" led by a reincarnation of Hitler who must be Read more…

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Z Staff: Stop the Insanity!

don’t care about typos, only content, and that this reflects badly on the whole left, no less. Be serious folks. Does Z look like it was created by bumbling folks who have no aesthetic or "professional pride?" We profread it up the kazoo. Do we need to repeat that? We prufread it up the kazoo. Read more…

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Edward Herman: GLOBAL ROGUE STATE

more than they would label it a terrorist state or sponsor of terror, no matter how close the fit. If a country is sufficiently powerful, it naturally assumes the role of global policeman, and as such it designates who are terrorists and rogues. This role is accepted and internalized not only by its own media, Read more…

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