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40 Synthesis/Regeneration       Summer 2006



Interview on Genetic Engineering
Dr. Charles Benbrook tells Arty Mangan that regulatory programs throughout the world are not founded on precautionary science.

Food: A Little European Common Sense
John Feffer sees Americans' being oblivious to intrusions of the pharmaceutical industry into their kitchens.

Most Offspring Died When Mother Rats Ate GM Soy
Jeffrey Smith notes that GM foods might lead to hard-to-detect allergens, toxins, new diseases or nutritional problems.

The Seri, Sea Turtles and Cleavage
Winona LaDuke suggests that the drive to "get it up" helps decimate the turtle population.

Turf Wars
Stan Cox reports that 29 of the 30 most commonly used lawn pesticides are toxic to birds, fish, amphibians, and/or bees.

A Race Against the Car
Doctress Neutopia describes an Arcology Phoenix infrastructure that would be based on the principle of water conservation.

Salvaging Democracy

Campaign 2006 Strategy
Peter Camejo looks to educate the labor movement on having a party that is independent from the corporate rulers.

The Greens and the German Elections
Victor Grossman describes how power resulted in abandoning environmental and social justice goals.

Some Critical Thoughts on the NDP
David Orton believes that the Canadian Party minimizes individual responsibility for destructive social and ecological actions.

What Really Happened
Cindy Sheehan recounts how she was denied her First Amendment rights.

Cindy Sheehan's Message to the Democrats
Joshua Frank perceives a nod to a Green Party candidate.

Venezuela and the Hackers' Revolution
David Sugar realizes that treating ideas as tangible property results in the destruction of science and education and the elimination of individual freedoms.

I Believe Only in the Power of the People
Evo Morales understands that Bolivia faces the task of ending selfishness and creating forms of living based mutual aid.

Why an Economic Boycott of Israel Is Justified
Norman Finkelstein proposes a way to oppose human rights violations.

Abramoff and al-Arian
Juan Cole documents a dense network of illicit finances and phony charities.

The Libby Affair and the Internal War
James Petras explains the intense internal struggle over control of the US imperial state.

John Murphy Calls on Bush to Tell the Truth
A congressional candidate wants the American people to hear what is really happening.

Women in Prison
Bonnie Kerness knows that there is no way to look into the criminal justice system without being slapped in the face with racism.

Thinking Economically

Why Dialectics? Why Now?
Bertell Ollman maintains that capitalism is so big and omnipresent that few see the major effect it has on everything inside of it.

Ecology, Value, and Marx
Frank Rotering observes that Marx did not ascribe the source of wealth principally to human effort, but to the equal contributions of humankind and nature.

Participatory Socialism
Richard Burke applauds the presentation of economic tendencies rather than end points that he sees in Robin Hahnel's writing.

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