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Beneath the Radar

Gary Younge

Tony Blair's sorry record on Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon--and the rise of a new, viable leader of the Conservative Party--could spell doom for Gordon Brown and the Labour Party.

A new generation of student activists is flexing its muscles, rolling
back employment rules in France, demanding education reform in Chile
and fighting for immigrant rights in the US.

If democracy represents the will of the people, then there is either
something wrong with democracy in the United States and Britain or something wrong with the people on both sides of the Atlantic.

The candidates for New Orleans mayor--two white, one black--differ
little on the issues. Voters may rely on the symbolism of race, but it
will take more than melanin to rebuild this city.

After nine years, Tony Blair's magic has worn off. His Labour Party has mutated from an imperfect conduit of progressive change into an active obstacle to it.

The American economy cannot function without migrant labor. The paradox
is the country's political culture cannot function without scapegoating
immigrants.

Socially conservative black churches may be ripe for exploitation by
the Christian right on gay marriage. But that's only part of the story.

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Gary Younge
Gary Younge, the Alfred Knobler Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute, is...

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