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  • February 11, 2002

    Many Oppose Trade Deal

    Pôrto Alegre, Brazil--In US living rooms, talk about such policy measures as the White House's proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) is likely to elicit clueless shrugs.

    Marc Cooper

  • February 8, 2002

    Tricky Dick II

    Having simmered on the back burner through the aftermath of September 11, Congress's effort to obtain records from Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force has now reached the boiling p

    Nate Blakeslee

  • February 7, 2002

    Enron? Nader Is Glad You Asked

    Back in the spotlight, he condemns the trading of political favors for cash.

    John Nichols

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  • February 7, 2002

    Indian Giving

    "I see Native people dying every day because they can't afford health insurance," Elouise Cobell said over the phone in mid-January from Washington, DC, as she prepared to testify against Interi

    Chris Lombardi

  • February 4, 2002

    A Recovered Movement

    On Saturday, February 2, approximately 12,000 demonstrators gathered in New York City to protest the meeting of the World Economic Forum.

    Liza Featherstone

  • January 31, 2002

  • January 31, 2002

    Shall We Leave It to the Experts?

    Enron's power project in India demonstrates who benefits from globalization.

    Arundhati Roy

  • January 31, 2002

    Enron Hearings

    (With apologies to Stephen Foster)

    The Enron hearings stretch ahead,
    Doo-dah, doo-dah,
    Until the final soundbite's said.
    Oh, doo-dah day.

    Pols will posture night,
    Pols will posture day.
    They'll show the voters just how tough they are,
    Browbeating some CPA.

    They'll talk of all the laws they'll make,
    Doo-dah, doo-dah.
    And meanwhile they're still on the take.
    Oh, doo-dah day.

    Pols will posture day,
    Pols will posture night.
    The guy who's shmeered them for a dozen years
    Now is the guy they'd indict.

    Calvin Trillin