November/December 2004

Breaking Ranks

From returning veterans to young recruits, a growing number of U.S. soldiers are speaking out against the war in Iraq. Some are even refusing to go.

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FEATURES

The Great Media Breakdown

Rarely has America been in such dire need of probing reporting and independent analysis. And rarely has the news industry so completely failed.

Trial by Fury

In light of the Abu Ghraib scandal and the government’s dubious track record on prosecuting alleged terrorists, is it time to reconsider the case of the “American Taliban,” John Walker Lindh?

Over a Barrel

Oil will soon become too expensive and scarce to be dependable. So why doesn’t the United States finally get serious about developing other energy sources?

     

One Roof at a Time

With little or no encouragement from the Bush administration, American suburbanites and home-builders are starting to look to solar power.

Justice DeLayed

Tom DeLay made lobbyists and corporate money the backbone of his political success. But has the House majority leader finally crossed the line?

Migrants No More

In California's San Joaquin Valley, the poverty of farmworkers is becoming a yearlong harvest of shame.

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DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Note
Masthead
Contributors
Backtalk


Republican revolutionaries abroad; Congressional dead ducks; Ralph Reed's corporate coalition; Big Pharma as witness for the prosecutionWhen congressmen cash in; Taking the lid off dolphin-safe tuna; plus our Hellraisers, a father and son's class(room) action


Kids & Cash
Growing up in the Kiddieconomy

NOTEBOOK
Dirty Warriors

How human rights violators from across the globe became our guns for hire in Iraq


Grandmothers On Guard

Eyewitness Jews: A group of Israeli women monitors the military checkpoints inside the West Bank.

THE SLANT
Legacy of a Lonesome Death

Do you remember William Zantzinger and Hattie Carroll? If you do, it's surely because of Bob Dylan's haunting protest song from the civil rights era.

EXPOSURE
Leaps of Faith

A bridge to peace


James Surowiecki reviews the impact of Bush's radical neoconomy; Eve Ensler on "good" bodies and bad politics; The latest from Ozomatli, Barlett and Steele, and Independent Lens; plus more book, music, and film reviews


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