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June 5, 2006 Issue

Cover art by: Cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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  • Features

    Seeking Justice Where There Is No Peace

    As conditions worsen in Darfur, the nascent International Criminal Court, whose mandate is to bring genocidaires to justice in a chaotic environment hostile to the rule of law, is facing a daunting challenge.

    Anja Tranovich

  • ‘Why Can’t We?’

    Confronting the forces of war, genocide and lawlessness begins with the belief that individual citizens have the power--and the responsibility--to focus our government's mind, change its priorities and save lives.

    Samantha Power

  • Bitter Wine for Israel’s Bedouins

    Israel's plans for a series of farms and wineries designed to draw tourists to the Negev Desert is the latest insult to its marginalized Bedouin population.

    Neve Gordon

  • The Scramble for Oil

    The Bush Administration's warm embrace of the Equatorial Guinea's despotic President Teodoro Mbasogo demonstrates how low it will go in pursuit of oil.

    Cora Currier

  • The Race to Replace Arnold: Running on Empty

    The limp grassroots response to Democratic gubernatorial candidates reveals that the plummeting popularity of one party doesn't automatically translate into support for the other.

    Marc Cooper

  • Target Ford

    When the Ford Foundation came under pressure, it revised its grant-making standards, restricting the political activities of its grantees.

    Scott Sherman

  • Editorials

    The Wiretapping Tango

    The NSA surveillance scandal raises questions about whether phone companies will become pawns of an Administration bent on expanding its power.

    Bruce Shapiro

  • In the Black(water)

    Hurricane victims are still homeless in New Orleans, but thanks to the federal government's $30 million contract bonanza, Blackwater USA's profits are soaring.

    Jeremy Scahill

  • In Fact…


    the Editors

  • The Insecurity State

    Americans are now caught in a security paradox: We expect the government to protect us, but its responses make us feel even more insecure.

    Donald W. Shriver Jr.

  • The False Bird Flu Scare

    The United States has fueled a worldwide overreaction to the threat of a bird flu pandemic, putting AIDS, malaria, malnutrition and other crucial global health programs at risk.

    Dr. Marc Siegel

  • Phone Spies

    Democrats in Congress must press for a full investigation of NSA phone call surveillance and prove that the rule of law is an asset, not an obstacle, to national security.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    In Theory

    In Frontiers of Justice, philosopher Martha Nussbaum explores our moral obligations to the disabled, to nonhuman animals and to the unresolved areas of international law.

    John Gray

  • Wind From the Mideast

    "The Road to Damascus" explores the strange, the beautiful and the uncanny in Syrian cinema.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Supersize Misha

    Absurdistan is a stunning encore for novelist Gary Shteyngart, both the avatar of a new Jewish-American literature and an inveterate Eastern European trickster.

    J. Hoberman

  • Dead Souls

    Juan Rulfo's Pedro Páramo, written during the cultural renaissance that followed the Mexican Revolution, is a marvel of storytelling and testament to the power of the word.

    Carmen Boullosa

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