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Kozy with the Klan

By Michael Parenti

The mainstream media downplay or ignore the many demonstrations that progressive forces have launched against war and social injustice. But not all demonstrators are slighted. Since the early 1970s, when the press first started announcing that the country was in a "conservative mood," the Ku Klux Klan has been accorded generous coverage. Lengthy and not altogether unsympathetic articles have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press, Time, Newsweek and other publications.

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What is an American patriot?

Is he (or she) a citizen who obeys all rules, regulations, statutes, and edicts issued by the federal or State government? 

Does the patriot blindly follow the procedures established by the Executive Branch? 

Does he pay any and all taxes quietly and without objection or resistance, simply because the government has told him he must pay them? 

Does he support government education for his (and your) children? 

Is he gung-ho in favor of the so-called : 

"War on Drugs," 

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"The Silent Takeover: Global Capitalism and the Death of Democracy"

By Noreena Hertz

Noreena Hertz, author of the new European best-seller, "The Silent Takeover:
Global Capitalism and the Death of Democracy," believes that governments'
surrender to big business is the deadliest threat facing democracy today.
Below is a Bill Moyers interview with Noreena Hertz, followed by a London
Observer essay about her thesis.

TRANSCRIPT: BILL MOYERS INTERVIEWS DR. NOREENA HERTZ FOR "NOW":

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The Troubling New Face of America

By President Jimmy Carter

Thursday, September 5, 2002
Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A38441-2002Sep4.html
 
Fundamental changes are taking place in the historical policies of the
United States with regard to human rights, our role in the community of
nations and the Middle East peace process -- largely without definitive
debates (except, at times, within the administration). Some new approaches
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