Category: Global Warming

Jonathan lawson and susan Gleason: Democracy and the War on Dissent

Jonathan Lawson and Susan Gleason The social and political climate of post-September 11 America has seen intense pressures for citizens to conform to particular forms of patriotism. Pressures have flowed from the U.S. federal government’s repeated (and rather anti-democratic) calls for unity, and have been broadcast and amplified by a national media, which has shown Read more…

Sophie Style: People’s Global Action

Cochabamba, the third largest city in Bolivia, is best known as the “city of eternal spring.” But, as Oscar Olivera, a factory laborer and spokesperson for la Coordinadora (the Coalition for the Defense of Water and Life) reminded us at the beginning of the third People’s Global Action (PGA) conference, it wasn’t the pleasant climate Read more…

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David Barsamian: An Interview With Miriam Ching Louie and Cathi Tactaquin

Barsamian Cathi Tactaquin is a founder and director of the Oakland-based National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, an alliance of grassroots, community, labor, and faith organizations. Miriam Ching Louie, of the Berkeley-based Women of Color Resource Center, is the author of Sweatshop Warriors: Immigrant Women Workers Take on the Global Factory, published by South Read more…

Adrian Harewood: Race and Class

Harewood ADRIAN HAREWOOD: I want you to begin by talking about the origins of the Institute of Race Relations. Many people in North America and Canada are familiar with the journal Race and Class and that might be their only understanding of what the institute is. Perhaps you could tell us about the institute’s history. Read more…

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David Barsamian: Immigration and Racism

David Barsamian Cathi Tactaquin is a founder and director of the Oakland-based National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, an alliance of grassroots, community, labor, and faith organizations. Miriam Ching Louie, of the Berkeley-based Women of Color Resource Center, is the author of Sweatshop Warriors: Immigrant Women Workers Take on the Global Factory, published by Read more…

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David Bacon: Employer Sanctions

David Bacon From the introduction of the original Simpson-Mazzoli Bill in the mid-1970s, the key provisions of U.S. anti-immigrant legislation have been directed at undocumented immigrants. At their heart are employer sanctions, which finally became Federal law as a result of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. The law requires employers to keep Read more…

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Joseph Gerson: In Dark Times

Joseph Gerson One doesn’t have to be a Naderite to know that even with the Democratic Party having recaptured control of the Senate and the Bush administration in disarray, these remain dark and dangerous times. The Bush-Cheney administration’s assaults on the environment, the judiciary, and economic security have been widely reported and analyzed. Less well Read more…

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Henry A. Giroux: Zero Tolerance, Part 2

Henry A. Giroux Critics rightfully argue that as the War on Poverty ran out of steam with the social and economic crisis that emerged in the 1970s, it has been replaced with an emphasis on domestic warfare, and that the policies of social investment, at all levels of government, have given way to an emphasis Read more…

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Joel Kovel: Global Warming And Realo-Fundi Greens

  The breakdown last November 25 of the Hague talks on ratifying the 1997 Kyoto protocols on global warming was bad news indeed. But it would have been worse had the U.S. gotten its way. Fortunately, Europe, chiefly France, Scandinavia, and Germany, stiffened its collective spine and refused to cave into American demands for the Read more…

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Bill Berkowitz: RU-486

Shortly after Rev. John Earl, pastor at St. Patrick’s Church in Rochelle, Illinois, learned the Food and Drug Administration had approved the abortion pill RU-486, he paid an up-close- and-personal visit to a nearby health clinic. Rev. Earl crashed his four-door Saturn into a garage behind the Northern Illinois Women’s Health Clinic, got out, and Read more…

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