Category: Foreign Policy

Daniel Faber: Central America: A Disaster That Was Waiting to Happen

  Hurricane Mitch was the deadliest disaster to ever strike Central America. More than 11,000 people have died. In Honduras, the hardest hit country, one in every 1,000 is dead or missing. Millions of Central Americans are homeless; and millions more face disease and starvation. Entire neighborhoods have disappeared, and most of the crops have Read more…

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Michael Bronski: Right Wing Nixes Gay Christ

Bronski Corpus Christi, Terrence McNally’s dramatic refiguring of the Passion with a queer Christ and a sincere message of tolerance for everyone, has opened on Broadway. While the charge of anti-Catholicism and the threat of violence still hangs over the production and the theater, the relative post-opening night calm provides time for some serious reflection Read more…

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Mark Weisbrot: Neoliberalism Comes Unglued

Neoliberalism Comes Unglued By Mark Weisbrot   With the stock market plummeting, an economic and political crisis in Russia, and a regional depression in Asia, a lot of people are wondering if we are staring into the abyss. It’s no longer just the left, which has predicted six out of the last three world economic Read more…

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Edward Herman: Their Terrorists and Ours

Their Terrorists and Ours By Edward S. Herman   On July 12 and 13, 1998, the New York Times had successive front-page articles on the career of Luis Carriles Posada, a world class terrorist who had been trained by the CIA in the 1950s in preparation for the Bay of Pigs invasion, and who thereafter Read more…

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Edward Herman: Pol Pot’s Death In The Propaganda System

  The death of Pol Pot on April 15, 1998 unleashed a media barrage of indignation and sanitized history that illustrates well their role as agents in a system of propaganda. While Pol Pot was undoubtedly a mass killer and evil force, and deserves angry condemnation, the U.S. media’s indignation ebbs and flows in accord Read more…

Bob Feldman: Years After The 1968 Columbia Revolt

solidarity with justice and freedom for others (in Vietnam and Harlem)—and by risking their own privileged futures, they forged meanings and discovered their own humanity. When several hundred students disrupted the status quo and defied their own upbringing by seizing university buildings, they uncovered a flood of creativity: daily wall newspapers, art posters, real learning Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Domestic Constituencies

  Let’s begin with some simple points, assuming conditions that now prevail–not, of course, the terminus of the unending struggle for freedom and justice. There is a "public arena" in which, in principle, individuals can participate in decisions that involve the general society: how public revenues are obtained and used, what foreign policy will be, 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…

Liberal Genius: Liberal Genius

Cold War was supposed to bring not only a peace dividend, with less money spent on defense, but a sort of moral dividend, too. The United States, which had suppressed its ethical standards in the higher battle against godless Communism, was now supposed to be able to pick its friends with a little more discretion." Read more…

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