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Issue No. 52: August-September '04

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This issue hit the streets August 6. This is some of it. Enjoy.
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Trial by Fire: The SHAC 7 and the Future of Democracy
by Dr. Steven best & Richard Kahn
Helicopters hovered above. The doors burst open. The SWAT-like team rushed in, guns drawn. They dragged their targets out of bed and snapped the handcuffs on tight. The feds had their men, and women, as they claimed another victory in the "war on terror." The public could breathe a sigh of relief, for seven more menacing animal protectors had been taken off the street. The sun rose again on Ashcroft's Amerikkka, but off in the distance, there was a gathering storm of resistance.

From the Editor:
by Craig Mazer
Editorial: Kerry: The Only Option–"This is a time to truly stand united as people who want to see a change in leadership at the top, who realize that Kerry is the only realistic option..."

Notes From the Cultural Wasteland
by Morris Sullivan
As "Notes from the Cultural Wasteland" enters its tenth and final year, Sullivan ponders the great 21st century cultural conundrum: Modern technology is wonderful–except when it isn't.

Comic Relief: The Muddlemarch
by Neal Skorpen
Choose: No Sense of Irony | Money & Politics

Space Privatization: Road to Conflict?
by Bruce Gagnon
The time has certainly come for a global discussion about how we treat the sensitive environment called space – before it's too late.

The Horrible Truthful Lies of Michael Moore
by Adam Finley
It's about time someone exposed the series of lies about our president and the events tha followed September 11, 2001 as portrayed in Michael Moore's latest film, Fahrenheit 9/11.

Remembering Ronald Reagan: The Way He Really Was
by Dr. David Michael Smith
Now that former President Ronald Reagan has been laid to rest, perhaps it's time for some straight talk about his life, his presidency and his legacy.

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:

"Supposedly, that's what we're fighting in Iraq, a religious extreme government that is not letting people live freely. And that's exactly what George Bush seems to want to do here in the United States."

Rosie O'Donnell, referring to the push for a gay marriage amendment

"The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office."
Will Rogers