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Issue No. 34: August-September '01

things within

This issue hit the streets August 3. This is some of it. Enjoy.
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Education on the Auction Block: Teaching Kids to Consume
by Morris Sullivan
Kids have always been a hot market, but most advertisers had to be content with spots during Saturday morning cartoons. Then someone hit on a great idea: turn the school into a billboard and the classrooms into a high-tech marketing venue.

From the Editor: by Craig Mazer
Clearing the Air on the Global Warming Treaty. Why has the Bush Administration gotten away with putting the interests of its corporate backers ahead of the interests of American citizens and the rest of the world's people in halting climate change caused by air pollution?

Over-Priced Musings by Don Pflaster
Autopilot: The result of competition, the need to make your business as broad, powerful, and wealthy as possible, is the loss of individual human thought.

Comic Relief: The K Chronicles by Keith Knight
"Life's Little Victories": Keith documents a handful of those times that life goes right.

Across the Great Divide
by Molly Lanzarotta
The growing U.S. wealth gap challenges American ideals. Something must be done.

Gestation Crates: No Way to Treat A Pig
by Robyn Thunderchild
The conditions are despicable and the torture is hard to imagine. And the industry is all too aware of it. Now is the time for action.

Comic Relief: The Muddlemarch by Neal Skorpen
Cooking up the belief we should eat meat and more fun with Li'l Bush.
Choose: Eat meat | Fun with Li'l Bush

Quickies by various writers
A little bit on a whole heck of a hell of a lot of CDs.

This issue's quotes:

"As [UK] ambassador to Colombia, I watched the endless Anglo-US campaigns against drug traffickers and I know they will never work... I have come to realise that the war is unwinnable, costly and counter-productive."

--Sir Keith Morris, July 4, 2001

"Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment."
--Rene Dubos

"Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future."