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July 4, 2005 | The Nation

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July 4, 2005

Cover: Cover photo-illustration by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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Todd Gitlin criticizes the media for ignoring US prisoner deaths, Jesselyn Radack reflects on speaking out about the FBI's ethical violations and Stuart Klawans reviews Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Batman Begins.

Editorials

On June 27, 1905, William "Big Bill" Haywood exhorted
an audience in Chicago's Brand Hall to organize one big union, seize the
means of production and emancipate the workers of the world "from

When the truth comes out in Iraq, America's
grotesque misadventure there will be brought to a close.

Government employees should never have to choose between
their conscience and their career.

The media has ignored prisoner deaths
suffered at American hands.

Where is the public's outrage over corruption in US
finance and banking?

America has reached a turning point in its debate on the Iraq war.

Columns

Column Left

Several Republicans in Congress now recognize that the situation in Iraq is only getting worse.

John Harris's history of the Clinton Administration deserves much of the praise it has received, but it ignores the media's anti-Clinton animus.

Recently it seems discussion on culture goes well beyond careless epithet and into a land with no common ground.

Articles

Mark Felt is one of only two people who has been prosecuted for COINTELPRO crimes.

Despite its efforts to silence whistleblowers, Wal-Mart remains under fire for abusing its workers.

The Kansas senator has been grandstanding for the right for years, and now he has his sights set on the White House.

Despite elections now expected this summer, Bolivia
remains locked in a political stalemate, with core issues unresolved
and the path forward unclear.

Victor Navasky and E.L. Doctorow discuss the importance of dissenting publications.

An effective progressive movement must start in cities.

During the most heated moments of the Watergate scandal, W. Mark Felt was assigned the mission of unearthing and stopping Deep Throat.

Books & the Arts

Music

In his latest album, Bruce Springsteen reaches for the
Good Book.

Book

The reality of America's role in the cold war was far more complex and ambiguous than historical accounts suggest.

Film

She was a saint, Renée Zellweger, with her brave chin all
a-tremble, never saying a harsh word to her husband no matter how the
little ones wheezed and shivered in the cruel, cruel cold,

The death of Lebanese journalist Samir Kassir is a terrible blow to the cause of Arab freedom.