Editorial

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.

Speaking up against Violence, Rahela's Story

Rahela was raped, mugged, and set on fire. She named her assailants before dying but four years later, the four men walk free. What is the point of the Violence Against Women and Children Act, if they aren't enforced?

Becoming in Diaspora

" Are we Rushdie’s "bastard children" of history, hybridity, and violence, from which transformation and tomorrows can generate? What kind of diaspora are we becoming?"

No Country for Good Men

There is an alarming trend in India of arresting and detaining without bail human rights activists that challenge state authority. The unjust imprisonment of Dr Binayak Sen is the latest example.

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