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Issue No. 57: Summer '05

things within

This issue hit the streets July 5. This is some of it. Enjoy.
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From the Editor
by Craig Mazer
Editorial: Supreme Court Ruling in Property Case Rewards the Wealthy–"Cities need tax revenue, but at what moral and social expense should it come?"

The Crisis in the U.S. Antiwar Movement
by Dr. David Michael Smith
Bush's war in Iraq has turned into an incredibly bloody and costly quagmire, and public opinion is increasingly opposed to the war. So where are the millions of people who marched and rallied against the Administration's war plans before the invasion began? What happened to the anti-war movement? How can it be renewed and revitalized?

Notes From the Cultural Wasteland
by Morris Sullivan
It sent Republicans to Mars and managed to piss off all of Canada. Now, after a decade: the final chapter of "Notes."

Showtrials and Scarecrows: "Ecoterrorism" and the War on Dissent
by Dr. Steven Best
Bush's fascist policies have created a carte blanch environment for the extreme Right to attack sexuality, science, secularism, liberalism, and, of course, the Constitution. McCarthyism is back with a vengeance, as is clear from the recent Senate hearing on "ecoterrorism."

Comic Relief: The Muddlemarch
by Neal Skorpen
Choose: Gateway Drugs | Rugged "Individualish"

OnStar: Protector of Children, Enslaver of Mankind
by Adam Finley
While it may not be clear to many of you reading this, GM is the only thing standing between your child and certain death.

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:

"A pre-emptive war in 'defense' of freedom would surely destroy freedom, because one simply cannot engage in barbarous action without becoming a barbarian, because one cannot defend human values by calculated and unprovoked violence without doing mortal damage to the values one is trying to defend."

J. William Fulbright

"Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war againt terrorism."
Noam Chomsky