Against the Current, No. 91, March/April 2001
Dirty Done Deals
— The Editors
Energy: The Fleecing of California
— Barry Sheppard
Fourthwrite for Irish Freedom
— Stuart Ross interviews Tommy McKearney
- Republican Dissidents Targeted
Yugoslavia's Post-Milosevic Paradox
— Catherine Samary
Canada: Activists Face the Future
— Toby Moorsom
Random Shots: Daimler and Dubya Chronicles
— R.F. Kampfer
- After the Stolen Election
Thieving Sons of Bushes
— Malik Miah
Asian American Activism Stirring
— Scott Kurashige
Ashcroft? The Road to Theocracy?
— Jack Breseé
The Rebel Girl: Broaden the Challenge
— Catherine Sameh
Nader, Greens and Socialists
— Howie Hawkins
- Women's World of Struggle
Training for Freedom in Senegal
— Mark Brenner interviews Amsatou Sow Sidibe
The Struggle to Stop Female Genital Mutilation
— Mark Brenner
India's Communalist Violence Against Women
— Soma Marik
Philippines Organizing and Repression
— Delia Aguilar interviews Vicvic Justiniani
- The Gulf War Ten Years After
Iraq's Torture by Sanctions
— an interview with Kathy Kelly
A Decade of Gulf War Illness
— Tod Ensign
Depleted Uranium: Scandal Update
— Tod Ensign
U.S. Bombing: Murder as Usual
— Voices in the Wilderness
Sherrie Tucker's "Swing Shift"
— Connie Crothers
Ann Menasche's "Leaving the Life"
— Karin Baker
- In Memoriam
In Memoriam: Daniel Singer
— Michael Löwy
DAIMLER-CHRYSLER CEO Juergen Schrempp has pledged not to sell off the Chrysler division. Not that anyone was lining up to buy it. All the same to us on the line: If you’re not the lead dog, the scenery never changes.
Consumer Alert: In an effort to reduce costs at Chrysler, the assemblers have been told to skip 20% of the bolts.
German industrialists have never been considered lovable, but we did think they were efficient.
Linda Chavez didn’t actually hire an undocumented immigrant to do housework. It was more like keeping her as a serf.
Ronald Reagan’s broken hip was entirely too convenient for keeping the senile babbler away from the inauguration. I say he was pushed.
George Sr. had one piece of advice for Dubya: Watch out for the sushi.
ONE MEMORY THAT “Thirteen Days” brought back is that everybody used to smoke, anywhere they wanted to. If not for that soothing nicotine, we might have had a nuclear war.
Kampfer was at the anti-blockade demo shown in that same movie, in the Philadelphia Young Peoples Socialist League contingent. If memory serves, we had about 200 people, which was a respectable turnout back then.
The couples on Temptation Island needn’t get so stressed out: Twelve “temptations” are less dangerous to a relationship than one.
Neil Armstrong’s first words on the moon weren’t really “A small step for a man — a giant step for mankind.” He really said: “It’s something soft. I can move it with my foot.”
Looney Toons is coming out with an updated Bugs Bunny cartoon titled “Hey Doc, Wasssup?”
The contestants on “Survivor 2” had to know that the first thing they had to do would be make a fire without matches. You would think at least one of them would have learned how in advance.
How about combining “Survivor” with “Lord of the Flies”? Each week the tribe votes on who gets eaten.
Stranger than Kampfer
TAX MONEY FOR faith-based agencies? A government grant to the Jerry Falwell Home for Wayward Girls? (So help me. The day after making this up, I learned there really IS a Jerry Falwell home for wayward girls.)
The ease with which a live three-ton elephant was smuggled across the U.S.-Mexico border tells us all we need to know about the effectiveness of the Star-Wars anti-missile shield.
The Israeli government says that Palestinian demands for a right of return make a peace treaty impossible<197>and that they can’t imagine where they ever got the idea.
ATC 91, March-April 2001