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Sandy Carter: Move On Up: The Politics Of Gospel

I have never seen anything to equal the fire and excitement that sometimes, without warning, fill a church, causing the church, as Leadbelly and so many others have testified, to "rock." Nothing that happened to me since equals the power and the glory that I sometimes felt when, in the middle of a sermon, I Read more…

Dan Georgakas: Hillary As Senator: Just Say No

Dan Georgakas Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign to become the senator for New York offers the New York Green Party a unique opportunity to focus national attention on truly progressive solutions to our health and environmental problems. Clinton’s candidacy is mainly the inspiration of the West Side and Southampton liberals who are long on celebrity consciousness Read more…

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Brian Dominick: Signs of Movement? The State of Anti-War Activism in the U.S.

As the Western media proclaimed a cowardly victory for the US/NATO bombing campaign in Yugoslavia this past weekend, the stability of "peace talks" was already beginning to waver, and thousands were turning out to demonstrate against the war on each coast of the United States, as well as the UK, Canada, Greece, and other places Read more…

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Site Administrator: Organized Labor and the War in Kosovo

It’s an alarming signal of the declining influence of organized labor that with the start of the bombing of Yugoslavia and the war in Kosovo, that neither the media nor the public at large demand to know labor’s position on the conflict. Alas, labor has not sought to draw much attention to itself and its Read more…

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Jim Hightower: Radio Nuggets

Jim Hightower   CLINTON FLIES HIGH WITH HEMP Bill Clinton did not inhale. We’re clear on that, right? But, recently, he did swallow. It was on a return trip to Washington from Mexico City, where the President had traveled to proclaim that his international drug war is a tremendous success. Bill has a tough time Read more…

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Brian Dominick: Young People and Activism

Young people in movement circles are often met with a great deal of admiration and little to no respect. Impressed as they are by kids’ very presence at activist events and meetings, given the preoccupations and pressures of modern youth; adults rarely acknowledge the contribution of young activists beyond the sense of "diversity" the latter Read more…

Jeff Nygaard: Social Security Reform

Jeff Nygaard A society’s system of Social Security deals explicitly with a fundamental human issue: What do we, as a society, do about human suffering? The key word being “we.” Whose responsibility is it to address the suffering created by a system that produces more than enough for everyone, but leaves some in desperate need? Read more…

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Robin Hahnel: Capitalist Globalism In Crisis

Robin Hahnel When real world outcomes differ from the efficient ones predicted by mainstream models in text books, the memories of pro-capitalists are jogged to recall catchall phrases, like “perfect competition,” and “complete markets.” The word “perfect” refers to knowledge and requires complete and accurate information for all participants in the economy about the consequences Read more…

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Brian Dominick: Reinventing Solidarity Activism

Since the January 1, 1994 Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, Mexico, EZLN* leaders have been quite forthcoming about what solidarity means to them, be it domestic or international. Their articulation of the revolution they envision is poetic in its clarity, as is the applied strategy they hope will achieve their aims — one reaching well beyond Read more…

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Cynthia Peters: Teen Girls, Sexism, and Marketing

The more time a teen girl spends reading fashion magazines, the worse she feels about herself, according to a study done by Brigham and Women’s hospital released earlier this month. And that’s just how marketers like it. A girl feeling unattractive, overweight, and in dire need of a boyfriend is more likely to respond favorably Read more…

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