Category: Corporations

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Lydia Sargent: Are You Femme Enough?

  Welcome to Hotel Satire—where traditional values inhabit our tastefully decorated rooms, where the enterprise is free for those with the right background and breeding, where dad is in command, the kids are at his feet, mom is in the kitchen, lesbos are in jail, commies have all joined the Russian Mafia, and everyone is Read more…

James Petras: The Post-Communist Generation

  The Soviet Union has transited from a repressive and authoritarian communist regime in which social welfare, full employment, and a secure old age predominated to a savage capitalism in which a small minority of Mafia business thugs, ex-communist bureaucrats, and new rich speculators have pillaged the economy leaving 60 percent of the population in 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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Site Administrator: The Super Rich

  The super rich, the 1 percent that owns the lion’s share of the nation’s wealth, go uncounted in most income distribution reports. Even those who purport to study the question regularly overlook the very wealthiest among us. For instance, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, relying on the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, Read more…

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David Bacon: A New Europe?

  Morena Pivetti’s mother was a dedicated school teacher. Until she retired a few years ago, she devoted her working life to Italy’s greatest and most-loved resource, its children. When she retired, she got one of the best pensions in Europe. Over decades, the social respect gained by Italian teachers has earned them the right Read more…

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Z Staff: A Tale of Two Stories

of the broader political system. When the media runs too fast, sometimes a story gets wings of its own and the results escalate beyond anyone’s interests, as in this case.   Y2K is a real issue. Lurking in billions of lines of computer code an infinitesimal fraction that is very hard to find refers to 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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Cynthia Peters: Media Literacy

  When my daughter came home from kindergarten telling me that her school was teaching her about the media, advertising, and such things as toy packaging, I was impressed. She was beginning to get the tools necessary to think critically about the blizzard of advertising and commercialism we confront everyday. It’s always been clear that Read more…

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Ward Churchill: The Crucible of American Indian Identity – Part 2

The Impositions of U.S. Policy Probably the first concerted effort on the part of U.S. officialdom to use the incorporation of whites and their mixed-blood offspring as a wedge with which to pry indigenous societies apart began in the late 1700s, when Moravian missionaries were asked to serve as de facto federal emissaries to the Read more…

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