Opinion The practice of prison labor is almost as old as the ages. In fact, many forms of ancient slavery lie in the use of conquered people for work. Currently, the idea and practice of prison labor is as diverse as it is controversial. Arguments for and against it are often based on broad assumptions about how and why prison labor is used.
Opinion Twelve years ago a populist priest named Jean-Bertrand Aristide became President of Haiti, in that country’s first democratic elections. A businessman summed up the attitude of Haiti’s small but stubborn elite: “Everybody who is anybody is against Aristide – except for the people!”
Study war no more / No turkey for Thanksgiving
A new report by the Future of Music Coalition tells us about the sad state of radio today after six years of deregulation.
Over 10,000 people from far and wide gathered at the gates of Ft. Benning, Ga., Nov. 17 to demand closure of the School of the Americas (SOA), better known as the “School of Assassins,” where many death squad officers from Latin America have been trained.