Fact of the Week
Fact of the Week
When faced in Venezuela with the choice between a bombastic but democratically
elected president and a bunch of plutocrats and generals who (1) suspended
the constitution, (2) abolished the Supreme Court, and (3) vacated the posts of
governorships, guess who the Bush administration supported? Guess which
group reflected , in the words of press secretary Ari Fleischer,
"the message of the Venezuelan people"? Good thing that the United
States is a proponent of democracy, or else other nations might
Washington Post, 13 April 2002.
Our Picks for Links of the Week: 21 April 2002
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Click here for lots of information on Enron!
Al Qaeda Investigations Fall Short of the Mark: The interrogation of prisoners
at Guantanamo Naval Base has become farcical (John Mintz, Washington Post).
Big Tobacco: A global underground of smugglers and money launderers eases
tobacco companies into foreign markets (Mark Schapiro, The Nation).
Rape—Silent War on SA Women: In South Africa, a woman is more likely to be
raped than to learn how to read (Carolyn Dempster, BBC News).
Where, Oh Where has the Muckraker Gone?: Gregory Palast may be the best investigative
journalist you've never heard of (Michele Chihara, Alternet.Org).
Pharmaceuticals Rank as Most Profitable Industry, Again: The 10 drug companies in
the Fortune 500 make up its most profitable classification (Public Citizen).
Parallel Universes: Europeans and Americans see different victims in the
conflict in Palestine and Israel (Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian).
Work at Home Overload: Ever wonder where those ubiquitous "Work from
Home" signs come from? This fellow found out (Rob Cockerham, Cockeyed.com).
Le Monde-Diplomatique Maps: Check out these great, detailed maps on the Middle
East and other regions.
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