May

Music sampling

Music reviews My Favorite Distraction Venceremos Experience

Puncturing the myths of the New Economy

Book review After the New Economy By Doug Henwood New Press, 2003, Hardcover 269 pp., $24.95

Schoolhouse to jailhouse

Opinion Fourteen-year-old Ricky was arrested by school police one Halloween and charged with a second-degree felony: “throwing a deadly missile.”

A brutal prison culture

Opinion We have all seen the Abu Ghraib pictures, and steeled ourselves for worse to come. The brass are trying to fob this off as an aberration created by a few sadistic guards. Is this so?

Good public policy would put jobs before profits

Opinion Allan Greenspan, Federal Reserve Board chair, has been talking to the U.S. Congress. Once more he has been explaining what the best ways are for U.S. capitalists to raise profits to higher levels.

On the 50th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu Vietnam celebrates victory over colonialism

DIEN BIEN PHU, Vietnam (AP) – Smiling and waving flags, thousands of Vietnamese paraded May 7 on the 50th anniversary of the battle of Dien Bien Phu, celebrating a victory that ended France’s colonial ambitions in Indochina and set the stage for America’s ill-fated involvement in the conflict.

Calif. seniors protest budget cuts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – At least 1,000 people gathered on the west steps of the Capitol building May 12 to protest right-wing Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s plan to spare the rich and smite the poor to solve California’s budget problems.

A look at Brown v. Board, 50 years later

Commentary On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the segregation of African American children in schools was unconstitutional, in effect restoring the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which freed enslaved Africans.

OSHA overhaul

Commemorating Workers Memorial Day April 28, Senators Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Jon Corzine (D-N.J.) called for congressional action to respond to the more than 60,000 workers who die each year of job-related injuries and illnesses.

What Russians think

What has alarmed the dean of anti-Soviet academics, the famous Richard Pipes of Harvard University?