Against the Current, No. 48, January/February 1994
Those Giant Sucking Sounds
— The Editors
Voucher Mania: Will It Spread?
— Joel Jordan
The Unmaking of Mayor Dinkins
— Andy Pollack
The Illusion of Middle East Peace
— Nabeel Abraham
An Information Center for the Russian Workers' Movement
— Alex Chis and Susan Weissman
- Defend Human Rights in Russia!
On Mythology and Genocide
— Branka Magas
Behind the Turmoil in Italy
— Jack Ceder
The Rebel Girl: Having A Bobbitt Sort of Day?
— Catherine Sameh
Random Shots: The Spirits of the Season
— R.F. Kampfer
- Chronic Fatigue Demonstration
Working-Class Vanguards in U.S. History
— Paul Le Blanc
Puerto Rico's Plebiscite
— Rafael Bernabe
Section 936: A Corporate License to Steal
— Working Group on Section 936
Confronting Anti-Choice Forces in Puerto Rico
— Ruth Arroyo, Rafael Bernabe and Nancy Herzig
— Ruben Auger
Latinos: One Group or Many?
— Samuel Farber
Latina Writers Defying Borders
— Norine Gutekanst
Socialism as Self-Emancipation
— Justin Schwartz
- Remembering E.P. Thompson
E.P. Thompson: 1924-1973
— Michael Löwy
E.P. Thompson as Historian, Teacher and Political Activist
— Barbara Winslow
THIS ISSUE includes a focus on some struggles of Puerto Ricans on the island and the U.S. mainland. Special thanks to César Ayala, who served as a member of the editorial board preparing this material, and to the comrades of the Taller de Formación Politica in Puerto Rico for their contributions. Also included here are two reviews on the wider issue of Latinos in the United States and the emerging Latin/Chicana feminist literature.
IN MICHAEL SMITH’s review of Gigs in ATC 47, a computer error chopped off the final few words of the last sentence, which should read: “Musicians get showcased in the clubs, but they make a living playing in Europe where they are not confined to saloons and restaurants and where, ironically, their music, ‘American classical music,’ is afforded the respect it hasn’t always gotten here.” Our computer apologizes for the mistake and absolves the staff and proofreaders of all responsibility.
SPEAKING OF ERRORS, alert reader Steve Downs notes that the article on the case of Shoshone political prisoner Clifford Dann (ATC 46) “mentions a treaty signed by President Grant with the Western Shoshone in 1863. Grant was not sworn in as president until 1869. Lincoln was president in 1863.” Author Jennifer Viereck explains, “The treaty of Ruby Valley was negotiated in 1863, and not ratified by the United States until 1869. The Shoshone honor the 1863 date, although Grant did not sign until 1869. We knew that!
January-February 1994, ATC 48