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March 31, 2003

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William Greider challenges military globalism, Wallace Shawn shares his forebodings as the country careens toward war and Naomi Klein lauds Argentinean responses to the IMF.

Letters

AD NAUSEAM II: FOX IN THE HENHOUSE

Editorials

Repeat after me: This is what democracy looks like!

Repeat after me: This is what history feels like!

A movement the think tanks thought unthinkable.

George Bush is not the only one who has to fight a two-front war in the months ahead. So do progressives who want to take power in 2004--and beyond.

During the Vietnam War the heavyweight boxing champion of the world,
Muhammad Ali, refused to serve in the Army.

One of the first casualties of war may be those happy-talk forecasts of
a robust recovery once the bombing starts in Iraq, but a far more
momentous economic question accompanies Bush's invasion

That Fox News Channel advertisement on the back cover is not a parody.
We know it's hard to believe, but it's a real ad, and they paid good
money to run it, too.

Let's say you have a war to sell. You have the usual public relations
tools at your disposal: highly scripted press conferences, stories
leaked by White House officials to a compliant press.

Much to the frustration of the Bush Administration, France, Russia,
China and the other members of the United Nations Security Council
opposing the British-US resolution on Iraq have not bought

The presidential contest has begun, as usual, with the "money primary,"
in which major donors choose their favorites and weed out other
candidates, long before any citizen has an opportunity to

Columns

scheer

The island bit over the weekend was a revealing farce.

At last the leaders of the Democratic Party have moved decisively,
hauling out their ripest comminations and hurling them at--no, not at
George Bush.

Whose name stands out like banners made of Day-Glo?
The State Union of Serbia and Montenegro!
What sounds as if it's jerry-built by Lego?

For more information about the Piquetero speaking tour of the United States, see
www.autonomista.org.

It was a cold, gray morning, chance of flurries. As I braced for the
weather that's buffeted the East Coast recently, I thought: What a
spiraling blizzard of bad policy we face.

Articles

This article was originally published on March 18, 2003.

How an antiwar initiative is turning into a way to strengthen democracy.

Soothed by calm words, we are about to be driven into the flames of
hell.

In these jittery times, many Americans see torture as justified.

Almost a thousand boisterous supporters--most of them unionized Latino service workers--showed up on March 4 at the vote-counting and subsequent victory party for new City Councilman-elect Antoni

Seen as the antiwar candidate, he shies away from being called a
liberal.

From across the country, friends share stories of protest.

Books & the Arts

Book

In about five years' time, there will be a new Paul Theroux travel book,
and it will look like this.

Book

In the late summer and fall of 1997, small news leaks began appearing
that Mayor Edward Rendell of Philadelphia (who is now governor of
Pennsylvania) was thinking about suing the firearms indus

Book

In a provocative book published recently in Germany, a Hamburg scholar
named Klaus Briegleb appeared to take on the entire national literary
establishment for indulging in self-censorship of th