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August 1, 2005 | The Nation

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August 1, 2005

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Six prominent union leaders debate labor's future, Daphne Eviatar writes from Ecuador and Stuart Klawans reviews War of the Worlds and more.

Letters

A POX ON BOTH YOUR HOUSES

Woburn, Mass.

Editorials

There is no evidence that President Bush has already made the decision
to attack Iran if Tehran proceeds with uranium-enrichment activities
viewed in Washington as precursors to the manufacture

If you like the Patriot Act and Guantánamo, you'll love John
Roberts. More than anything else, to fill Sandra Day O'Connor's seat on the Supreme Court, the Bush White House sought an advocate for ever-expanding executive branch powers. The stakes in Roberts's nomination could not be higher. Bruce Shapiro reports.

On Sunday, George W. Bush's war against terror was turned upside down--and this time the President might even notice.

As far as I could tell, the only students who remained seated for the
duration of Bill Clinton's keynote address at the Campus Progress
National Student Conference this week were two Nation<

Wal-Mart is no real friend of civil rights.

DEPLETED URANIUM TOLL IN IRAQ

Never before has a war aroused this level of protest on a global scale--first to prevent it, then to condemn its conduct.

The stand Democrats take on Bush's Supreme Court nominee may well define their legacy.

Team Bush has hunkered down and ignored press inquiries, hoping the storm surrounding Karl Rove will pass.

Friends in the States seemed to assume that this was London's 9/11--it wasn't.

The London bombings are another reminder that Bush's invasion of Iraq was a counterproductive response to 9/11.

Columns

Column Left

Nixon had it right: A prosperous China is good for us all.

Exiled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide attributes his falling-out with Washington to a disagreement over privatization.

Music

Should pro-choicers just give up and let Roe go?

Any deed or disclosure that sabotages the CIA's capacity for covert operations deserves praise.

Articles

David Moberg reports on the union dissidents leaving the AFL-CIO.

The humanitarian crisis is further evidence of the abysmal failure of US policy.

Steve Kurtz is being persecuted to warn off anyone who dares to contest the joint enterprise of science, profit, Pentagon and state.

Is the FBI's Franklin/AIPAC case about spying--or clamping down on leaks?

Oil exploration in Ecuador has transformed the national consciousness.

What's necessary to protect reporters' sources and the public's need to know?

Union leaders weigh in on the future of the AFL-CIO.

Books & the Arts

Book

In high school I suffered from a case of unrequited admiration; a
favorite teacher barely knew my name.

Film

Reviews of War of the Worlds, Dark Water and Land of the Dead

Book

Machete Season is an attempt to trace what went on in the minds of the Hutus who helped exterminate their Tutsi fellow citizens in Rwanda.

Book

William Faulkner makes Oprah's Book Club this summer.

Book

Two new books examine what went wrong in the planning and conduct of the war in Iraq.