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Issue No. 39: June-July '02

things within

This issue hit the streets June 7. This is some of it. Enjoy.
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Cruelty Under the Big Top!
by Heather Moore
The circus is no fun for animals. They don't choose to ride bicycles, jump through fiery hoops, stand on their heads, or prance around on their hind legs in silly costumes. Go behind the scenes at some of the circuses that use and abuse animals for human amusement.

From the Editor: by Craig Mazer
The Selling of Christianity -- It seems that in America, Christianity is no better than the latest product fad. It's packaged up nicely, sold to you at a price and insistent that you don't try any other product because "this one will give you everything you need."

Notes From the Cultural Wasteland by Morris Sullivan
Despite all the accusations of sexual abuse, it's time to defend the Catholic Church.

Comic Relief: The Muddlemarch by Neal Skorpen
Choose: Bombs Not Butter | Valuing All Families

The U.S. War in Afghanistan--Another Oil War?
by David Michael Smith
While some are calling this a "truly just war," is it really? Most in power can't wipe the oil off their hands quickly enough.

Trampling the Last Taboo--Pedophilia, Politicians and Academic Freedom
by Morris Sullivan
Political science professor Harris Mirkin, Ph.D., has some surprising ideas about sexual politics and pedophilia. But state legislators are not amused.

America--The Lone Star Nation?
by Adam Finley
Living in the U.S. is like living in a giant terrarium; one so large its inhabitants are unaware of any other people who exist outside the structure.

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

Comic Relief: The K Chronicles by Keith Knight
"Why Didn't You Do Anything to Stop Them?"

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

This issue's quotes:

"As legal things, nonhuman animals are treated today as human slaves were treated once and continue to be treated in those few places in which human slavery is unlawfully practiced."

--Steven Wise, animal rights attorney and professor

"As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar it will cease to be popular."
--Oscar Wilde