Editorial

Martial Law Ma-sha-allah

The current events in Pakistan are nothing more than a replay of an old story. We have a threat to the United States (communism now replaced with 'Islamofascism'), the ensuing billions of dollars in aid to fend off the threat, a suspended judiciary, and of course le generale du jour.

Why the "Gay Rights Movement" is Anti-Immigrant Rights

The "gay rights" movement has rarely shared a table with the immigrant rights movement. Focused on the right to marry and rights of citizens, it leaves behind much needed coalition building between the movements.

Corporate Responsibility Twenty Years On

In Bhopal, the struggle to seek justice goes on, not as compensation, for the loss is too great to be compensated, but rather as a founding virtue of human society.

Call to Pakistan

A daughter calls her mother in Lahore; the phone rings and rings. She, along with seventy other peace activist from the best-known human rights organizations, have been arrested. But the troubling times are giving birth to a new resistance.

Good Mutants, Bad Mutants

The good mutants work in spaces servicing the global economy. The bad ones want to destroy freedom, democracy, free markets. New mutations are arising in the politics of fear and the War on Terror.

A T-shirt, a Muslim and a Handful of Eleven-year-olds

An intense anti-Arab media campaign against the Khalil Gibran International Academy ends with a high-tech lynching.

Relief in a Time of Crisis

An introduction to Issue 19

Naomi Klein, in a recent issue of The Nation, describes "the rise of a predatory form of disaster capitalism that uses the desperation and fear created by catastrophe to engage in radical social and economic engineering." The crisis resulting from the earthquake and tsunami in southeast Asia is a stunning illustration of the mushrooming of disaster capitalism. The tsunami was devastating, killing as many as 300,000 people.

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