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February 8, 1999 Issue

  • Editorials

    Block ‘Mobile Chernobyl’

    If the nuclear industry gets its way, thousands of tons of deadly radioactive waste will roll onto public roads and rail lines, bound for a geologically unstable storage site in the Nevada des

    Karen Charman

  • Colombia’s Best Chance

    Research support provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

    Ana Carrigan

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  • Books and the Arts

    Sixties Laugh-In

    "They've come to steal my dreams," whimpers a female voice.

    Gene Santoro

  • Bitter Fruit for Rigoberta

    In the early eighties, I, Rigoberta MenchĂș became an international bestseller.

    Greg Grandin and Francisco Goldman

  • Media Starvation Diet

    All during the year 1984, those of us with firsthand experience in Africa knew that drought and famine were cutting across vast swaths of the continent.

    James North

  • Checking the Union Labels

    The election of new AFL-CIO leaders more than three years ago ushered in an era of glasnost.

    Steve Early

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