fix articles 92154, mark drolette
Violation of Human Rights in CA: Interview with UN International Attorney, Karen Parker (tags)
A raging human rights battle is brewing between the Department of Energy and the people of the greater San Francisco/San Jose area. Citizen activists and environmental rights groups are up in arms over the right of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to explode toxic and radioactive materials into California’s air.
California's Radiation Laboratory Near SF Creates Anxiety (tags)
UC employees are reportedly anxious and upset over having to play a secondary role at the Livermore Nuclear Laboratory. Yet how do we, the ones breathing in the Depleted Uranium and other radionuclides, feel about what's going on with radioactive materials blasted into our air?
United States government, 2005: If it walks like a goose… (Part II) (tags)
Part I (http://www.onlinejournal.com/Special_Reports/020905Drolette/020905drolette.html) compared Bush administration actions to the first seven of fourteen “basic characteristics” Laurence W. Britt claims (in his article “Fascism Anyone?”) typify fascistic regimes. Here’s a similar look at the list’s back end:
Pizza, Ice Cream, and the First Amendment (Not Necessarily in That Order) (tags)
I got lucky the other day. (No, I’m not talking about that kind of lucky. What do you think I am, a “family values” Republican at convention?)
United States government, 2005: If it walks like a goose… (Part I) (tags)
To see how the Bushies stack up against former regimes of a particular bent, read on.
We have met the enemy, and it is US (corporate media) (tags)
On December 18, I attended Gary Webb’s memorial service in Sacramento, along with about 250 other people.
J. Kenneth Blackwell: A Man All for Democracy, Except, Uh, When He’s Not (tags)
With folks like Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell overseeing America’s electoral process, we’ll never have to worry about our voting system’s integrity again – ‘cause there just ain’t none left. For more details, read on.
Keep Those Cards and Letters Comin’, Folks (tags)
Is there any chance of preventing the hammering of the last nail into America’s coffin on Coronation (formerly Inauguration) Day? Yes, but all care must be administered to our critically ill nation ere January 6, or she’s a goner for good. For more details, read on.
Are We There Yet? (tags)
Saddam Hussein has been universally and rightly condemned for filling thousands of mass graves. Might there be a new killer kid on the block? For more details, read on.
Preparing for a Crooked Election: Angst for Nothin’ (tags)
Question: What good are democratic solutions if democracy no longer exists? Answer: Good question. For one writer’s take on this conundrum, read on.
After the Fix, How Do We Fix the Fix We’re In? (tags)
Uh, America, we have a problem. That is, of course, if you call fixed elections a problem. Some certainly do, and some also believe that if November 2’s funny business is left untouched, the unfunny truth is America will be out of business. For more details, read on.
So Many Herrings, So Little Time (tags)
To fish or not to fish, that is the question in this soon-to-end Rovian era. Just know this: If it looks easy to catch, then there is a catch. For more details about how to spot a keeper from a cropper, read on.
73 Percent of Americans Agree: Cheney Related to Devil or Something Else Really Icky (tags)
Q.: What's more scary than the prospect of Bush in the White House for four more years? A.: Having Dick Cheney, the puppet monster, right behind him. For more details about why the most frightening being in American political history insists on hanging around and giving us the willies, read on. (But don’t forget to look under your bed first.)
Today’s Republicans Are So Not (tags)
You can call them right, you can call them wrong, you can even call them Ray; just don’t call them Republicans. The behind-the-scenes folks leading the GOP these days are running an (extremely) awful show unlike any previously presented by a major American political party, no matter what title is on the marquee. For more details, read on.
Bush Beats Brutal Competition to Become Al-Qaida’s “Man of the Year” (tags)
Isn’t it funny how the guy who talks the most about defeating terrorists has done the absolute worst job of doing it? Well, no, it’s not, and what’s even more so not funny is that, if the U.S. gets hit again before the election, it would probably condemn us to another four years of the same bad routine. For more details, read on.
How Can Kerry Beat Bush? Just the Facts, Man (tags)
If John Kerry is looking for a sure-fire way to fire George Bush and send him on his way, it’s simple: spread the truth about Dubya’s truly horrid record. For more details, read on.
This Is What Democracy Looks Like (tags)
American democracy is up off the canvas. Come November 2, it will knock the power punch-drunk Crawford Chump so far out of the ring, he won’t know what hit him. Copyright © 2004 Mark Drolette. All rights reserved. Commercial use prohibited.
Torture(d) Logic (tags)
Q: What’s worse (much worse, actually) than a U.S. Attorney General tussling with U.S. Senators over a definition of torture? A: Finding out the U.S. government has actively sought a way to commit it. Can anything be done to counter this insanity? There’d better be, for our country’s soul depends on it.