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September 22, 2003

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Mark Weisbrot derides Venezula's recall, David Cole details John Ashcroft's publicity tour and David Sarasohn lauds patriots fighting the Patriot Act.

Letters


BURGLING IN BAGHDAD

New York City

Editorials

The basic mistake of American policy in Iraq is not that the
Pentagon--believing the fairy tales told it by Iraqi exile groups and
overriding State Department advice--forgot, when planning "reg

Venezuela appeared to take a couple of steps closer to a recall
referendum on the presidency of Hugo Chávez in recent weeks, but
there is little chance that he will be removed by elector

While the national media gaze has fixed upon the battle to move a
two-and-a-half-ton Ten Commandments monument out of view in the state's
judiciary building, Alabama is about to have its most i

With its daily dominance of the headlines and a stellar cast from the
worlds of government, secret intelligence and the media, the Hutton
inquiry, playing here until the end of the month, is ea

Anniversaries are historical page markers; they denote a time to pause
and reflect.

Columns

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Or at least change his cockamamie foreign policies.

Music

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Stop the Presses

One of the problems with the media coverage of this Administration is
that it requires bad manners.

"The nerve! Not so! That word still rankles."
"You're sinking. I can't see your ankles."
"The thugs are here; we now just squeeze."

Articles

American nuclear power plants are in serious danger from an easily fixable problem.

An institution representing citizens, not states, would advance world
democracy.

The President claims he is doing everything he can to protect us. But
he's not.

The attacks of September 11, 2001, ushered in a multitude of legal
transformations that restrict civil liberties in the name of national
security.

When Attorney General John Ashcroft felt obliged to go out campaigning
in August in defense of the USA Patriot Act, his problem wasn't just
what people were saying about the act.

He's trying to talk up the Patriot Act, but americans may no longer be
buying.

Peasants, punks, students, green activists, union workers, social
leaders and many more will meet in Cancún to say no to the WTO.
The Zapatista Army has also announced it will participat

In 'the other' Cancún, tourist-industry workers live in poverty and squalor.

The system itself is broken.

Books & the Arts

Book

I'd like to say that I came across the poet Agha Shahid Ali of my own accord, browsing through the shelves of a bookshop or library and taking immediately to his finely structured verse.

Poetry

My mother, a brunette, hurried in her cloth coat

through postwar Sundays, which fell

Book

CORRECTION: The Fisher family
of Six Feet Under is Episcopalian, not Catholic. (10/1)

Book

Eyal Press is working on
a book about the abortion wars in Buffalo, New York.

Book

"I have never had such a bad feeling about a war ever before," wrote Sha
Twa Nee on the Prophecy Club message board in April.