Issue No. 47: October-November '03
This issue hit the streets Oct. 3. This is some of it. Enjoy.
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Global Fear & Loathing: How the World Really Sees the American Empire
by Dr. David Michael Smith
All of us need to face the facts about the U.S. government's role in the world and how countries see us. It is time to recognize that many people across the planet consider the U.S. government an enemy of freedom and view Washington with fear and loathing.
From the Editor: by Craig Mazer
Miami and the Criminalization of Dissent"When adrenaline-hyped cops start shooting rubber bullets and gas canisters at peaceful protestors, one can't be asked to simply concede ..."
Notes From the Cultural Wasteland by Morris Sullivan
Five states full of radio stations, and not a damn song worth hearing.
Swazi Elephants: Born Free, Sold Out
by Heather Moore
They once lived in beautiful savannas and fields of umbrella-shaped trees, but in August, 11 elephants were ripped from their home in Swaziland and carted halfway around the world to the United States.
Comic Relief: The Muddlemarch by Neal Skorpen
Choose: Polite Bigotry | Voodoo Economics Redux
Yes, Mr. President, There Is A Holocaust In The Forests
by John Borowski
Does President Bush think he can hide the truth, the utter devastation on our public lands, in a growing sea of clearcuts or homogenously sterile tree farms?
Turn On, Tune In, Come Out of the Closet
by Adam Finley
My stance on homosexuality has always been one of unwavering indifference, but TV has been ruled by male heterosexualism for too long.
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:economist Thomas Sowell
"It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."
"In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful."