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This was intended to be a sweet little prewar column about an artist I
admire, Rosanne Cash.

The thirteen self-declared "citizen weapons
inspectors" marching down a rain-swept road just
outside Baltimore knew they weren't going to be
allowed inside the US military's Aberdeen Proving

Who's the hack? I nominate The New Yorker's Jeffrey Goldberg.
He's the new Remington, though without the artistic talent.

Jonathan Schell, who last week compellingly argued "The Case Against the War" in these pages, this week assesses the power and meaning of the global antiwar demonstrations.

So how do we resist "Empire"? The good news is that we're not doing too
badly. There have been major victories. Here in Latin America you have
had so many--in Bolivia, you have Cochabamba.

Optimism and antiwar fervor were both in evidence at the World Social Forum.

A clever new wave of feminist antiwar activism manages to avoid old clichés.

Although the Bush Administration acts as if the war train has already
left the station, the antiwar forces continue to grow, and they are
mobilizing in large numbers for a worldwide protest on

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It seems like states operate in one of two modes: paralysis or aggressive punishment of the poor. 

July 1, 2011

Plenty of Americans are (unknowingly) supporting war profiteers.

 

 

 

 

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June 30, 2011

For those concerned that there's no good protest music out there, the English hip-hop group NxtGen is using rap to take searing aim at the British government’s austerity budget.

June 29, 2011

 More than twenty anti-hunger activists in Orlando, Florida have been arrested for providing meals for the working poor. 

June 27, 2011

An aging but still spry Jimmy Cliff, the legendary Jamaican reggae master, rocked the Glastonbury Festival with a searing version of one of his biggest hits re-tooled as a cry for peace in Afghanistan.

June 27, 2011

The social, cultural and political potential of millions of plugged-in Muslims creating and shaping their own narratives is both titillating and promising.

June 23, 2011

The Tar Sands are the most environmentally devastating energy project on earth.

June 22, 2011

Most recent graduates are entering the “real world” only to find a pathetic job market coupled with a national average of $24,000 in student debt.

June 22, 2011

Gov. Walker's new budget grants him broad power to remake state health programs, a power grab that concerns individuals whose coverage might be altered or dropped under the new plan.

June 20, 2011

With Washington fixated on Weiner's Roast, Gingrich's implosion, and questions over the debt limit, citizens must mobilize and call on Congress to address a reality lost in the hubbub: the worsening job market.

June 16, 2011