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  • June 5, 2003

    Downsizing in Disguise

    The streets of Baghdad are a swamp of crime and uncollected garbage. Battered local businesses are going bankrupt, unable to compete with cheap imports.

    Naomi Klein

  • June 5, 2003

    Globalization and GMOs

    With the end of the Iraq war, the globalization war is heating up around trade again, this time over the issue of genetically modified food. George W.

    Tom Hayden

  • May 28, 2003

    Guns or Butter

    “Our job is to make sure that the labor movement talks about how the militarization of US foreign policy hurts workers at home.”

    Bob Muhlenkamp

  • May 22, 2003

    Socking It to the States

    Sentient observers know that American state and local governments face a historic crisis–that they are cutting vital services and raising taxes, mainly on those already most stressed in diffic

    James K. Galbraith

  • May 22, 2003

    An Energy/Jobs Program

    America needs jobs, and working families are hurting. At the same time, the war in Iraq has heightened awareness of our dependence on foreign oil and the vulnerability of our energy system.

    Bracken Hendricks


  • May 15, 2003

    Wal-Mart Bans Maxim, Stuff and FHM

    Now Wal-Mart’s banned those mags for lads
    But so far hasn’t banned the scads
    Of other soft-core porn on view–
    Like busty dolls that do kung fu,

    Calvin Trillin

  • May 15, 2003

    And the Poor Pay Taxes…

    Just in case you didn’t have a clue who George W.

    Roy Ulrich

  • May 15, 2003

    Paying for Apartheid

    Two major lawsuits–filed in the United States against multinational corporations including GM, IBM and Citigroup for aiding and abetting apartheid–are at a critical juncture.

    John S. Friedman

  • May 8, 2003

    Hubris Unbound

    See also Tim Shorrock’s March 2002 story for The Nation on the Carlyle Group.

    Tim Shorrock

  • May 8, 2003

    Letter From Silicon Valley

    As unemployment soars, many workers are rethinking their libertarian views.

    Rebecca Vesely