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  • November 11, 1999

    Media, Inside Out

    The recent CBS-Viacom-bination–at $37 billion, the largest media deal ever–mirrored previous purchases, like Disney’s acquisition of Capital Cities/ABC and Time Warner’s taking of Turner Broadc

    Rory O’Connor

  • November 11, 1999

    Indonesian Improvisation

    Armed militias had forced most journalists to flee from East Timor by September 7, the day then-President B.J. Habibie and General Wiranto of Indonesia declared martial law for the region.

    Suzanne Charlé

  • November 11, 1999

    War of Words

    In May 1989 a small group of radio and newspaper journalists and media activists from Belgrade took over a small room in Central Belgrade that the Central Committee of the Yugoslav Communist Part

    Veran Matic and Drazen Pantic

  • November 4, 1999

    The Seven-Year (Old) Snitch

    Woe unto the denizens of the Washington press corps when the rest of the world discovers Bob Somerby’s Web site, The Daily Howler (www.dailyhowler.com<

    Eric Alterman

  • November 4, 1999

    California’s Gulag on Trial

    Welcome to Corcoran State Prison, 170 miles northwest of Los Angeles in the San Joaquin Valley; built at a cost of $271.9 million on what was once Tulare Lake, home of the Tachi Indians; opened i

    Alexander Cockburn

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  • November 4, 1999

    Buchanan Inc.

    Research assistance for this article was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

    Monte Paulsen

  • November 4, 1999

    The ‘Right’ Books and Big Ideas

    Abigail Thernstrom, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and her husband, Harvard professor Stephan Thernstrom, would like to thank the John M.

    Eric Alterman

  • October 28, 1999

    Anti-Choice, Anti-Child

    One of the favorite tactics of pro-lifers–especially ones who are self-described “progressives”–is to accuse abortion rights supporters of being anti-child, hyperindividualistic, unwilling to p

    Katha Pollitt

  • October 28, 1999

    The Life of a Black Man

    A stay of execution was issued October 26.

    Angela Y. Davis, June Jordan and Alice Walker

  • October 28, 1999

    Turning Back the Clock On Voting Rights

    Research assistance was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute and the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

    Ron Nixon

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