Wednesday, December 31, 2003

AlterNet Headlines for December 30, 2003

MAD COW USA: THE NIGHTMARE BEGINS
John Stauber, AlterNet
The warnings have been there for years. Will government regulators, consumers and the meat industry now finally wake up that what worked in Europe must be employed here?


DECISION 2004: ABD VS. ABBA
Don Hazen, AlterNet
Viciously attacking his character, the Democrats and pundits of the Anybody But Dean Party are behaving as if they prefer a Bush re-election to a victory by the candidate who has captured the deep, broad energy of the Anybody But
Bush Again movement.


WILL WE FOLLOW BUSH TO WAL-MART AMERICA?
David J. Sirota, AlterNet
Much-ballyhooed signs of economic recovery ignore the alarming fact that the middle class continues to rapidly erode.


U.S. TO HUSSEIN: WMD A-OK
Robert Scheer, AlterNet
New documents detail how Rumsfeld and Reagan let Iraq know it was just fine to keep using chemical weapons against Iran, Kurds.


THE INCOMPARABLE JUDY STEINBERG DEAN
Mary Lynn Jones, AlterNet
Howard Dean's wife has not quit her day job for her husband's campaign. But is America ready for a working First Lady?


UNCENSORED GORE VIDAL
Marc Cooper, LA Weekly
The take-no-prisoners social critic skewers Bush, Ashcroft and the whole damn lot of us for letting despots rule.


PEACE ON EARTH: THE PROSPECTS
Geov Parrish, WorkingForChange.com
Despite rising conflict worldwide, peace is closer than you think; if we’re willing, much of the rest of the world is ready.


TIBET'S GAMBLE
Jehangir Pocha, In These Times
As the Dalai Llama engages in talks with the Chinese government on the future of Tibet, there is a deepening sense of foreboding that he is falling short.


TONIGHT ON FOX: THE SADDAM SHOW
Danny Schechter, MediaChannel.org
Thanks to Roger Ailes generous heart, many former criminals have revived their fortunes on Fox. So why not Saddam?

VIEQUES AFTERMATH
Kate M. Levin, The Nation
Leaking barrels on land, undetonated bombs in the sea; the U.S. Navy leaves a toxic footprint on this tiny Caribbean island.

'PIRATE' RADIO IN THE BARRIO
Marcelo Ballve, Pacific News Service
Despite FCC crackdowns on microradio broadcasters, one intrepid DJ is sending
out over the airwaves the sounds of 'sonido,' a popular grassroots musical
style.

L.A. TIMES STORY MIS-COVERS MUSLIMS
Christopher Scheer, AlterNet
An article on a progressive Muslim conference grossly misleads the reader on a subject that already receives shamefully little coverage.

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