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  • July 29, 2004

    Time’s Up

    It’s been four years since the International AIDS Conference was first held in the developing world, in Durban, South Africa, and activists’ demand for universal treatment access was catapulted o

    Esther Kaplan

  • July 13, 2004

    My First (and Last) Time With Bill O’Reilly

    How bias works on The O’Reilly Factor.

    David Cole

  • July 9, 2004

    Ken Lay, Enron and the US Public

    Lay’s belated indictment reminds one of the limp response of Washington politics.

    William Greider

  • July 1, 2004

    Incarceration, Inc.

    Private prisons thrive on cheap labor and the hunger of job-starved towns.

    Sasha Abramsky

  • June 24, 2004

    Minimum Security

    Seeing the limits of living-wage laws, activists seek a raise for all workers.

    Bobbi Murray


  • June 24, 2004

    Shameless in Iraq

    EMENDATION: Naomi Klein reported in her July 12 “Lookout” column that Aegis CEO Tim Spicer helped put down rebels and stage a military coup in Papua New Guinea. Actually, although his secret employment by the PNG government to put down rebels became a divisive issue within the PNG military and led to a military coup, Spicer played no role in staging the coup. (7/14/04)

    Naomi Klein

  • June 24, 2004

    Unnatural Acts

    By now, it has become something of a media cliché to watch “fringe” protesters jumping up and down from the edges of G-8 conferences held at ever more remote locations.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • June 24, 2004

    Tyson’s Moral Anchor

    Readers who’d like to support the workers of Local 556 can send a tax-deductible donation to “Safe Work/Safe Food,” c/o Teamsters Local 556, 1750 Portland Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362.

    Eric Schlosser

  • June 18, 2004

    Dick Cheney and the $5 Million Man

    Will Dick Cheney be indicted for past Halliburton abuses?

    Doug Ireland

  • June 10, 2004

    Will Labor Take the Wal-Mart Challenge?

    Under the gun, unions are realizing they have to think outside the big box.

    Liza Featherstone