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At the End of a Sweltering Month - Denial on Global Warming (04 Aug)
Despite record temperatures and the prevalent
view of the scientific community, some denial about global
warming has not melted. In recent days, a troop of global-warming
deniers journeyed to Capitol Hill.
Foreign government money and Capitol testimony - Norman Solomon
On Capitol Hill one day in late February 1995, a
subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific heard testimony from Edwin
J. Feulner Jr., the president of the Heritage Foundation. The
witness praised South Korea as a key ally of the United States
and urged closer cooperation between Washington and Seoul. And he
criticized the Clinton administration for being too conciliatory
toward the regime in North Korea.
Eat the State - Crack Explosion Expose (04 Aug)
If you ever begin to lack cynicism about the U.S. government, ever start to
let your guard down and trust national leaders, Gary Webb can provide you
with an eye-opening antidote in his recent 550 page journalistic effort,
Dark Alliance. Webb expands his famous San Jose Mercury News series about
the CIA's role in facilitating the smuggling of cocaine into the U.S.,
earning huge sums for the Contra army in Nicaragua and the dictatorship of
El Salvador, and helping to fuel the Los Angeles crack explosion in the
early 80s. Not to mention giving the lie to the CIA's recent attempts to
whitewash and deny the facts behind his expose.
Against the MAI International Week of Action September 21-29 (04 Aug)
In France, just as in Canada, US, Belgium and New Zealand, the disclosure of
the content of the Multilateral Agreement on
Investment caused indignation and at long last generated public debate. The
"Dracula strategy" worked : the meaning of this "writing of the
constitution for a single global economy" has been grasped by scores NGOs,
trade-unions, political organisations and social movements. They are now
working together in a common resistance to the "Silent Coup" of TNCs and
investment banks via the MAI.
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Black Liberation Radio, Chattanoga threatened
Lorenzoe Ervin, operator of Black Liberation
Radio, Chattanoga has received mail from the FCC threatening arrest,
equipment seizure, and possible loss of his home for broadcasting.
Leahy Resolution needs your support
Yesterday the Mexican press published several articles about the Leahy
Sense of the Congress Resolution, and it caused quite a stir in Mexico.
The Leahy Resolution criticizes Mexico's handling of the conflict in Chiapas,
calls for respect for human rights and calls for an end to expulsions of
foreigners involved in human rights work.
Global Resistance: Labor's Response to Neo-Liberal Economics
Mega-merger media outlets have given the oncoming Global Economy a big
thumbs up. World trade agreements pile up on all the front pages,
importantly, * after * our elected representatives have signed on the
Defeat Hefley Amendment
In response to demands from anti-gay religious political groups, some House
Republican leaders have drafted an amendment to gut President Clinton's
executive order banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in
Oppose Riggs Amendment
The Riggs Amendment to the VA-HUD Appropriations bill (H.R. 4194) would
deny federal funds to any locality that requires private companies and
organizations contracting with (or receiving a grant from) the locality to
provide health care benefits to the unmarried, domestic partners of their
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Bernadette Devlin McCallisky: Peace at Any Price?
The peace agreement in Ireland has been ratified by popular vote.
Does that make it the best answer?
Working TV: Community Access Television
Forget Wayne's World. Community Access Television, with its low
production values and tiny audiences, serves a very important
function in the political and cultural landscape.
Sex Fish, Sex Bowl, etc
Three short films created collaboratively by lesbian filmmakers.
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JUNKET magazine seeks submissions for 'Subversive Action' column
NYFMA Invited to Sweatshop Tribunal
Call for essays: Peace Review
Web developers: Free service 'Bobby'