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Site Administrator: Thirty Killled in Gas War

In the past three days, in the city of El Alto, a prolonged confrontation between security forces and protesters resulted in thirty dead over one hundred wounded, the great majority from bullet wounds. Protesters in El Alto have been maintaining the most intense road blockades in the country for weeks, cutting off the main route Read more…

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Ben Dangl: Divisions Deepen in Bolivia’s Gas War

An intense series of road blockades, protests and strikes continue to gain momentum across Bolivia as new sectors enter the movement against the exportation of the country’s gas to the US. The geographical and political diversity of the groups involved in the movement makes it difficult for them to coordinate their efforts and demands. Furthermore, Read more…

Forrest Hylton: Bolivia: Crisis And Opportunity

Describing the rising tide of mobilization against his government, Bolivian President Gonzalo Sánchez Lozada—known in a previous incarnation as “the most intelligent neoliberal” in Latin America—put it succinctly: “They want to govern from the streets, not from parliament and within our institutions.” That being the case, Sánchez de Lozada has militarized the highways and city Read more…

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Ben Dangl: Bolivia’s Gas War

A new cycle of conflict has developed in Bolivia as worker unions, coca farmers and ordinary citizens unite to prevent the sale of the nation’s gas reserves to the United States through a Chilean port.  In a country whose economic identity has been strongly shaped by U.S. pressure in the war on drugs and IMF Read more…

Adam Horowitz: U.S. Plans To Reshape the Iraqi Economy

O n May 1, 2003 the Wall Street Journal reported that the Bush administration has “drafted sweeping plans to remake Iraq’s economy in the U.S. image.” According to this report, the U.S. is planning to privatize state-owned enterprises, create a modernized Baghdad stock exchange, a reformed central bank, and rewrite the tariff and tax code Read more…

Gregg Mosson: Bush’s Environmental Record

T he Bush administration began its term in office by appointing industry officials and legal allies to the U.S. government’s top environmental protection offices. Since then it has pursued a strategy of opening public property to development. Current Interior Secretary Gale Norton once worked for the Mountain States Legal Foundation, a think tank promoting commercial Read more…

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Michael Albert: Why Iraq? An Interview with Rahul Mahajan

R ahul Mahajan serves on the National Board of Peace Action and is a founding member of the Nowar Collective. He is the author of The New Crusade: America’s War on Terrorism and Full Spectrum Dominance: U.S. Power in Iraq and Beyond . I interviewed him in mid-April via the Internet about what we can Read more…

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Patrick Bond: Cultivating African Anti-Capitalism

W hen it comes to anti-capitalist resistance, the most economically marginalized sites are among the most interesting. Not because the greatest number of militant activists are out in force—but because the trials and tribulations they overcome along the way, and the consciousness they express, teach us vital lessons about uneven capitalist development. Consider the African Read more…

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Site Administrator: The Rise And Fall Of Enron

Leonard Innes Six months ago, the Enron Corporation was riding high. In a little over a decade it had grown from a relatively small gas pipeline company to one of the leading energy corporations worldwide—7th on the Fortune 500 list of top U.S. companies and one of the 100 largest corporations in sales worldwide. Enron’s Read more…

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