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LETTERS: June 28, 2008

Housing help falls short Parole for juveniles? Musings on democracy Boot straps or getting the boot?

Contradictory China

Almost everything you’ve heard about China is true — at least, that’s my impression from a short week-and-a-half visit to Beijing at the end of May. The scale of everything in China is hard for anyone to wrap their mind around.

Letters - June 21, 2008

Stimulating! Start with regulating Big Oil Don’t let capitalism off the hook Can we abolish war? Thoughts about art and class

Editorial: Hypocrisy on veterans

This Memorial Day, we think about the more than 4,000 U.S. soldiers dead and the tens of thousands wounded in body and mind in a war based on lies, pushed by a clique of right-wing militarists and their corporate backers.

India's Communists decontaminate a radioactive deal

On Oct. 12, India’s Congress Party threw in the towel. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the leader of the United Progressive Alliance, Sonia Gandhi, said they would step back from the U.S.-India nuclear deal.


Left-wing candidate leading in Ecuadors polls

An Oct. 7 poll by the Cedatos/Gallup group shows Rafael Correa, a left-wing economist who opposes Washington’s “free trade” policies, is leading in the country’s presidential race with 37 percent of the electorate’s support.



Cuba and winds of change Is Gitmo closing or just moving to Afghanistan? Standing for what’s right Dellums and health care Yucca Mountain dirty bomb? Paris Commune monument

Guantanamo disgrace

“No question,” President Bush said June 14, “Guantanamo sends, you know, a signal to some of our friends — provides an excuse, for example, to say, ‘The United States is not upholding the values that they’re trying to encourage other countries to adhere to.’” No kidding.


Sago Mine families grill company officials

While an unprecedented public hearing on the Jan. 2 explosion inside the Sago Mine reached no definitive conclusions, it showed that the surviving families know more about mining coal safely than the International Coal Group’s owners and executives.


Was Barry Bonds targeted?

Of all the bulked-up major league baseball players suspected of using steroids in the mid-to-late 1990s, how is it that Barry Bonds, baseball’s pre-eminent Black player, came to be Target No. 1 of federal investigators?

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