Fact of the Week
Fact of the Week
Over the past 42 months, scores of executives at
telecommunications companies made huge profits selling
stock. Counting sales made by their relatives,
99 executives had profits of over $10 million.
Of these sellers, 57 made over $25 million,
26 made over $50 million, and 12 made over $100
These totals do not include profits on shares
granted to executives by vendors or suppliers.
Source: New York Times chart, 25 August 2002, Section 3,
This week's columns
From the White House to the baseball stadium, the American people are
being played for fools.
Read Play Gall!
Messed Up in Texas
If someone had drafted the Texas Republican Party Platform as an attempt
at satire, Americans would deem it in bad taste. Too bad it's for real.
Read Messed Up in Texas!
Bear Left Review of Books
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
The uniquely American phenomenon of fast food has
deep and troubling ramifications for American society.
Go to review!
Links to the best of the Left on the web
Our favorite resources on the 11 September attacks and their aftermath
Our favorite resources on the potential invasion of Iraq
This Week's Links:
Click here for lots and lots of information about Enron!
Israeli Nuclear Forces, 2002: Here are the facts about the real weapons
of mass destruction in the Middle East (Robert Norris, William Arkin,
Hans Kristensen, and Joshua Handler, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists).
Corporate Capture: The Earth Summit augurs to be a disaster
(George Monbiot, The Guardian).
Argentine Military Believed U.S. Gave Go-Ahead for Dirty War: Declassified
documents show complicity between Henry Kissinger and the Argentine
government (National Security Archive).
Stroke the Rich: Bush is hoping to bail out wealthy investors by increasing
the allowance for capital losses (William Saletan, Slate.com).
November Surprise?: In Washington, the question about Iraq is not whether America
will attack, but when it will (James Ridgeway, Village Voice).
The Real Thing: Conservatives in America consistently rely on a fake and
cynical populism belied by their policies (Paul Krugman, New York Times).
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