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August 20, 2001 | The Nation

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August 20, 2001

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In our special Labor Day package, David Moberg reports on John Sweeney's mixed record at the AFL-CIO; a forum of experts debate whether unions can change; Aram Roston investigates Coca-Cola's role in Colombian anti-union brutality.

Letters

A reply to Jason Vest's web-only article, by Anne W. Patterson.

Bulldog, Bulldog, Now Now Now

Helaine S. Klasky, Nina Stachenfeld, Eric Alterman, Carol P. Christ, Kim Phillips-Fein

Editorials

A scientist looks back to the First World War and made a plea for world peace.

Mexico's Zapatista community is protesting the commercial exploitation of the country's ecological riches.

Behind the police brutality observed at the G-8 summit in Italy lies the specter of Fascism.

Not every citizen has accepted the Court's momentous presidential decision.

He is the most promising candidate progressives can look to for leadership.

Daniel Patrick Moynihan is a disappointment to those who counted on him to uphold the banner
of ethical social change.

A Democratic Congressman relates what happened when a large California city rebelled against privatization of its electricity.

 We've gathered some worthy articles on this subject so the reader can explore the important points to be considered.

Columns

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The country was founded on the idea of keeping religion and politics separate--but you'd hardly know this by the way the idea of the Almighty has intruded itself into political and social issues of the day.

Music

Should the question of personhood at the embryo stage really be decided by politicians?
 

Minority Report

Puerto Ricans of all stripes question the Navy's presence there.

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President Bush was not deterred by lack of expertise when it came to deciding a highly specialized scientific issue.

Articles

Despite statements to the contrary, the rule is resulting in tragic circumstances for women abroad.

On the eightieth anniversary of the riot in that city, we commemorate the report written for this magazine by a remarkable journalist.

Dennis Kucinich's House bill presents us with a genuinely new idea.

Durbin, South Africa, will see the coming together of a large cohort with its own pressing agenda.

Under pressure from activists, the city agreed to assist its poorest residents.

An Italian answer to globalization.

Nine hundred days to go, and Democratic presidential hopefuls are jockeying for position.

Books & the Arts

Music

The band's kaleidoscopic range helps account for the wealth of its artistry.

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Linda Gardiner reviews Irvine Welsh's Glue.

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Alfred Corn reviews Alison Lurie's Familiar Spirits.

Film

Maria Margaronis reviews Captain Corelli's Mandolin.