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June 24, 2002 Issue

Read an "Urgent Call" for ending threats of mass destruction as well as Jonathan Schell‘s accompanying essay on the growing…

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Sinn Fein Rising

Sinn Fein, generally known for its historical association with the Irish Republican Army and the peace process, has made a breakthrough in the twenty-six-county Irish Republic ...

Life on the Nuclear Edge

In this issue, on the twentieth anniversary of the June 12, 1982, march of a million people in Manhattan's Central Park protesting nuclear arms, we publish an appeal calling...

Leash the FBI

The FBI has come under harsh criticism in recent weeks for its failure to act on information that might have enabled it to thwart the September 11 attacks. Rather than deny the...


Special Rights for the Godly?

Let's say I'm a Jehovah's Witness, and I get a job in an understaffed emergency room where, following the dictates of my conscience, I refuse to assist with blood transfusio...

Oslo or Helsinki?

The pervasive assumption among nearly all of Oslo's proponents was that the undemocratic nature of Yasser Arafat's regime, far from being an obstacle to peace, was actually a st...



The Arms Lobby

William D. Hartung is the author of "About Face," a World Policy Institute report on the role of the arms lobby in shaping the Bush nuclear doctrine.

Books & the Arts

Testing Times in Higher Ed

The SAT has been on the ropes lately. The University of California system has threatened to quit using the test for its freshman admissions, arguing that the exam has done more...

‘Blue Clear Down’

Late in her life, Lorine Niedecker collected several dozen of her poems in handmade books that she gave to three friends. One poem common to all three books is "Who Was Mary Sh...

Global Rights: The Movies

As all reputable news outlets assure us, privatization benefits everyone--which is lucky, since these same outlets report that privatization is inevitable. We live out a happy ...

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