Category: Global Warming

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Bill Berkowitz: Farm Bureau Is a Front

When singer/songwriter Willie Nelson took the stage in mid-September in Bristow, Virginia, kicking off the 15th annual Farm Aid concert, he once again called the nation’s attention to the desperate plight of America’s small family farms. Unknown to most folks, there is a major struggle going on in America’s heartland. Karen Hudson, from her home Read more…

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Manning Marable: Escaping From Blackness: Racial Identity and Public Policy

Manning Marable The greatest struggle of any oppressed group in a racist society is the struggle to reclaim collective memory and identity. At the level of culture, racism seeks to deny people of African, American Indian, Asian and Latino descent their own voices, histories and traditions. From the vantagepoint of racism, black people have no Read more…

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Bill Berkowitz: Powerful Right-Wing Alliance Challenges Climate Justice

What happens when a little-known, but important right-wing think tank combines forces with a long-time anti-environmental organization? You get a powerful and far-reaching anti-environmental publication that at launch-time already has a guaranteed circulation of more than 40,000. The Heartland Institute’s Environment News and New Hope Environmental Services Inc., publishers of World Climate Report, with funding Read more…

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Edward Herman: Clinton Is The World’s Leading Active War Criminal

S. Herman I use war crimes to encompass the commission of all acts declared illegal under international rules of war as enumerated in the various Hague and Geneva agreements and conventions and pronounced in the Nuremberg and Tokyo tribunals. Among these acts are the carrying out of wars of aggression, the use of poison gases Read more…

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Michael Albert: Lend Me Your Ear

  People supporting bombing argue that it is better than nothing and is somehow dealing with horrible ethnic crimes in the Balkans. They either claim that that was the bombing’s purpose and the purpose is being met — or they admit that the motive was something else but add that even so the bombing is Read more…

James Petras: The Philippines Revolution

Nearly 100 years ago, U.S. Marines invaded the newly independent Philippines and killed anywhere from a quarter of a million (U.S. military estimates) to a half million Filipinos in the course of colonizing the archipelago. The legacy of 50 years of U.S. colonial rule is palpable in the slums and streets of Manila, the misery Read more…

Billy Nessen: East Timor in Suharto’s Shadow

Dili, June 28, 1998. They came running at us, screaming something. One man’s face was painted red and white, the Indonesian flag, and his fist hit my chin, a sharp jolt near my ear as I staggered back. His colleagues surrounded me and Felipe and Jose, two East Timorese university students, on the narrow side-street. Read more…

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Joel Kovel: So You Want To Be A Senator?

  When I was asked by the Green Party to run for Al D’Amato’s senate seat in New York, I faced a starkly unfavorable prospect. The winner-take-all election system is designed to keep small parties out, in contrast to the proportional representation system of many parliamentary democracies, such as Germany, where Greens have been able Read more…

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Greg Ruggiero: Microradio Broadcasting Aguascalientes of the Airwaves

  Excerpted from notes prepared for a presentation given at the "Festival of Resistance" organized by the NY Zapatistas, 10/12/98.   "Where there is even a pretense of democracy," writes Noam Chomsky, "communications are at its heart." Given the present state of our society, however, it’s no surprise that we find communications not at the Read more…

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Jeremy Brecher: American Labor on the Eve of the Millennium

  This is the first in a series of articles on the history of rank-and-file labor struggles over the past 25 years. It is drawn from the new concluding chapter Jeremy Brecher has written for the 25th anniversary edition of Strike!, just published as the first book in the South End Press Classics Series.   Read more…

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