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Articles from Vol. 278, No. 24, June 21

Bolivia's Indian Revolt: The U.S. Policies of Economic Globalization and Militarization Are Failing
Bolivia, the poorest country in South America, is the center of a three-year-old indigenous insurrection that has twice routed multinational corporations and nearly achieved the rarest of political successes, election of an openly Indian president...
CACI and Its Friends
In his now-famous report on Abu Ghraib prison, Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba identified Steve Stefanowicz, a civilian interrogator employed by CACI International, as having "allowed and/or instructed" MPs to abuse and humiliate Iraqi prisoners and as giving...
Dealing the Drug Cards
This month, some 40 million people on Medicare can start using discount cards touted by the Bush Administration as a major initiative to help seniors save money on their prescriptions. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson has said these...
Desperately Seeking Health Insurance
As crises go, medical insurance is not a very sexy one. It's not that no one talks about the 43.6 million uninsured, skyrocketing drug costs, emergency rooms crammed with patients in search of routine care or the 18,000 Americans who, according to...
Kerry's Dance
It may have the ring of cliche, but America's next presidential election will be among the most crucial events in contemporary history. Rarely in the modern era has the world seen such unchecked power exercised so ignorantly, arrogantly and with such...
Kerry's War Strategy
On the day Senator John Kerry gave a Big Speech on national security, Win Without War--a coalition of forty-two antiwar organizations--called for the Administration to set a specific date for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq. (It did not say what...
Orange Alert at Sebago
America's homeland security efforts are like a burlesque of the cold war struggle--randomly throwing money at the problem, periodically issuing dire alerts and indulging expensive versions of old-fashioned silliness. The hapless new Department of Homeland...
The Invisibles
Human Rights Watch International Film Festival * The Day After Tomorrow When you go to the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, you expect the screen to be a window onto the world. Feature-length documentaries will outnumber fiction films--the...
The 'I' of the Beholder
Magnetic Fields About fifteen years ago, looking for something to play on my college radio station, I cued up a reel-to-reel tape I'd found in a pile by the wall--and fell in love. The tape was by a local Boston band, Buffalo Rome, and the song...
The Maxwell Affair
Last November Foreign Affairs, the prestigious journal of the Council on Foreign Relations, published a review of The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability, a new book by Peter Kornbluh, director of the National Security...
Time to Leave
We have paid a heavy price for the Bush Administration's unnecessary and illegal invasion of Iraq: more than 800 American soldiers dead; more than 4,500 wounded or maimed; and $120 billion wasted on a war and occupation that has sullied our country's...
Under the Banner of the 'War' on Terror
When President Bush called Americans to enlist in his "war on terror," very few citizens could have grasped the all-encompassing consequences of the proposition. The terrifying events of 9/11 were like a blinding flash, benumbing the country with a...