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Articles from Vol. 56, No. 6, November

After the Referendum Venezuela Faces New Challenges
With President Hugo Chavez's victory in the August 15 referendum, the Venezuelan opposition suffered the third great defeat in its struggle to end his government. The unprecedented recall referendum ratified Chavez's presidency by a margin of two million...
Ecology, Capitalism, and the Socialization of Nature
The Failure of Global Environmental Reform DENNIS SORON: Many environmentalists came away from the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 with a great deal of optimism, believing that the cause of global environmental reform had finally been seriously placed...
Notes from the Editors
What was the principal motive for the U.S. invasion of Iraq? Few informed observers now believe that it was to eliminate Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Months before the war in December 2002 we wrote in these pages: "Iraq today probably does not...
The Disciplinary Apparatus of Welfare Reform
In 1996 President Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), to end "welfare as we know it." PRWORA, euphemistically referred to as "welfare to work" or simply "welfare reform," has fundamentally changed...
The Greening of Venezuela
With all the hullabaloo about Chavez's alleged authoritarianism, opposition strikes and demonstrations, and a possible recall referendum, you could be forgiven for thinking that nothing constructive is being done in Venezuela and that the nation's...
U.S. Imperialism, Europe, and the Middle East
The analysis proposed here regarding the role of Europe and the Middle East in the global imperialist strategy of the United States is set in a general historical vision of capitalist expansion that I have developed elsewhere. (1) In this view capitalism...
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