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Articles from Vol. 266, No. 17, May 11

Amnesty for Vanunu
Here are three names that ought to be much better known than they are: Dr. Hussein Shahristani, Dr. Vil Mirzayanov and Mordechai Vanunu. Dr. Shahristani was senior official of the Iraqi nuclear research program until 1979, when he was imprisoned for...
Auditing the I.M.F
"Why are you lying to the American people?" Walden Bello, an economist who chairs a political party in the Philippines, shouted at Timothy Geithner, an assistant secretary at the Treasury Department, in the hallway of the Rayburn. House Office Building....
Bill of Wrath
Has there ever been a time when U.S. Immigration policy seemed more nakedly driven by the needs of big business? It's a question worth worrying about, as pointed up by several recent events. One is the government's conclusion, after a six-month review.,...
Drug War Resisters
At the peak of the AIDS epidemic more than ten years ago, a public-health graduate student named Jon Parker began prowling the back alleys and shooting galleries of New Haven. A former heroin addict who'd done time in reform school and prison, Parker...
Fear of Feminism
As Zippergate has amply demonstrated, the mainstream media are never as fascinated by feminism as they are during a sexual harassment case. For the past few weeks, a crowd of feminists have commented on President Clinton's sex scandals. Not since...
Liquid Asset
Mark the date: March 21, 1998. On that day, water--yes, water, the [H.sub.2]O of oceans, rivers, lakes and rains--officially became a corporate commodity. The corporate stranglehold on humanity may now be regarded as complete. It was in Paris...
The Best and the Rest
Just when the culture wars seem to be dying down, a gauntlet is flung, a cheek slapped, an epithet hurled and off we go again. Last month the entire nation got to debate what books should be read in San Francisco high schools. This month, we can watch...
The Friends of Pol Pot
"It is my duty," wrote the correspondent for The Times of London at the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Belsen, "to describe something beyond the imagination of mankind." That was how I felt in the summer of 1979 when I arrived in Cambodia. In...
Touchstone
Humor, word play, cinema and a stubborn nostalgia for a city that perhaps never existed are the principal ingredients in the work of Guillermo Cabrera Infante. The Havana that appears in his stories, novels and chronicles, and that leaves so vivid...