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Issue No. 49: February-March '04

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This issue hit the streets Feb. 6. This is some of it. Enjoy.
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Blood On Our Hands: U.S. Bombs and the Civilians They Kill
by Jeff Nall
Many more civilians have died as a direct result of U.S. military intervention in Iraq than the number of innocent people that died in the Twin Towers. Still, the U.S. is insisting that the number of those killed is not at all worth tallying.

From the Editor: by Craig Mazer
The Right to Protest Under Siege–"Protest is an American tradition and, no matter how fascist our current administration may be, we, as citizens, must speak out to protect it."

Notes From the Cultural Wasteland by Morris Sullivan
The space program can help turn our bleak situation around, especially if we send the Bush administration and its Republican cronies to colonize the next planet away from the sun.

Beyond Asses and Elephants: Considering the Third Party Options
by Morris Sullivan
Despite the number of Americans who dislike Republicans and dislike Democrats only a little less (or vice versa), few of the third party options have managed to become a credible, viable threat to the two-party system.

Comic Relief: The Muddlemarch by Neal Skorpen
Choose: The Culture War | Oil Lies

Is There Blood On Your Back?
by Heather Moore
If you buy leather, wool, or down, you are unwittingly paying someone to torture and kill animals and steal their skins simply for the sake of a sweater, coat, or pair of shoes.

This Child Brought To You By A Grant From The Ford Corporation
by Adam Finley
You can name your child "Aquaman Wolfgang Taylor," but that's no guarantee he's going to grow up with the same love for graphic novels and classical music that you did.

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

Advertiser Index: The businesses that make this magazine possible; includes lots of cool music-label links.

This issue's quotes:

"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."

Aldo Leopold

"New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common."
John Locke

"When the rich make war, it's the poor that die."
Jean-Paul Sartre