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38 Synthesis/Regeneration       Fall 2005



Bhopal in Slow Motion
Stan Cox reports on the poisoning of India's Patancheru region by pesticide, steel and drug companies.

Greenhouse Gas Is Changing Ocean Ecosystems
Kyle Serikawa reveals that half of the carbon dioxide produced by human industry has ended up in the oceans.

Fishing: The New Resource War
Robert Ovetz describes battles between small-scale subsistence fishermen and government and huge companies.

Shaking Off El Norte

Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution in Year Six
Daniel Hellinger sees emphasis upon creating industrial cooperatives, attracting people back into farming, and expanding oil production.

Oil Multinationals Privatize the Military in Ecuador
Bolívar Beltrán and Jim Oldham observe the history of oil development in the Amazon region as one of vast ecological destruction and loss of livelihood and cultural identity by indigenous people.

Cuba's Second Revolution
Will Raap maintains that Cuba leads the developing world in small-scale composting, organic soil reclamation, irrigation and crop rotation research.

Oil-Flush Chavez Begins to Strut His Stuff
Jessica Leight perceives a commercial strategy that could curtail shipments to the US.

US Aggression towards Venezuela
Eva Golinger indicates the Bush Administration has a new strategy to isolate and topple the Venezuelan Government.

The School of the Americas and Its Role Today
Christy Pardew points out that some of the worst human rights abusers in Latin America and no fewer than 11 dictators have passed through the halls of the school.

Centrality of Peasant Movements in Latin America
James Petras documents that peasant movements have achieved positive changes despite the state, not because of it.

The Free Software Challenge in Latin America
David Sugar realizes that free software can help create jobs and save considerable money by eliminating license fees.

Thinking Economically

Time to Get Serious about Inequality and Sustainability
Gar Alperovitz believes that a comprehensive economic program would have an all out attack on extreme inequality.

Energy Economics vs. Energy Politics
Patrick Eytchison notes that, while world energy use has increased, differences between geographical areas have remained essentially the same.

Thinking Politically

Crisis in the Green Party
Peter Camejo asks what the Green Party is if it does not respect democracy internally.

Rigged Convention, Divided Party
Carol Miller & Forrest Hill explain that weighted voting gives some states hundreds of times more votes per Green member than other states.

Diagnosing the Green Party
Joshua Frank feels that in 2004 Greens should have been on the frontlines of the campaign scene, denouncing John Kerry and George Bush's neoliberalism.

Toward a Revolutionary Green Party
Mark Kamleiter understands that Democrats will never think it is okay for Greens to run against a Democrat.

A Modest Proposal: Lose the "Green"
Melissa Belvadi insists that a name has become a liability.


from Elizabeth Fattah and Frank Rotering

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