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  • November 12, 2002

    Making 34 Million Friends

    The night after the Bush Administration announced its refusal to grant the United Nations Population Fund $34 million dollars, Jane Roberts was so outraged she couldn't sleep.

    Emily Biuso

  • November 7, 2002

    Palestine Activism Spammed

    Abby Aguirre's October 10, 2002, web-only piece on e-mail harassment of Palestinian activists inspired many letters to the edito

    Our Readers

  • October 17, 2002

    Legal Jeopardy

    The military needs more lawyers. More accurately, the Defense Department wants military recruiters to recruit law students on campus and through official channels.

    Kristin Eliasberg

  • October 10, 2002

    Peace Gets a Chance

    "You look beautiful," shouted more than one speaker to the crowd that gathered in New York's Central Park on Sunday, October 6, to protest George W.

    Liza Featherstone

  • October 10, 2002

    Going Down the Road

    Out in the countryside is where you'll find America's true leaders--the gutsy, scrappy, sometimes scruffy and always ingenious grassroots agitators and organizers who go right into the face of

    Jim Hightower


  • October 10, 2002

    A Union on the Line

    With its future at stake, the ILWU will not go down without a fight.

    David Bacon

  • October 7, 2002

    Protesting Capitalism on Wall St.

    On October 4 Ralph Nader's "Take it to The Street" campaign staged a rally on Wall Street against corporate corruption.

    Lisa Weinert and Emilie Goodhart

  • October 3, 2002

    October Surprises

    October surprises are built into our system, since elections come in November. Cliffhanger movies in Hollywood's old days could not have staged it better.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • October 3, 2002

    Emancipation Proclamation

    Although he does not record CDs, Robin Kelley may well be the hippest intellectual in the land. There is plenty of substance to ground the style.

    Jason Sokol