Re: E.U.-U.S.A. free trade in the works

1998-03-06 Thread Sid Shniad
I don't think it quite accurate to say the US is dropping one scheme and proposing something else in the face of adversity. I think that the FTA spilled over into NAFTA, which is being used as a model for much of the MAI. In many ways, these are all parts of an amazingly coherent long term

On Drugs

1998-03-06 Thread Thomas Kruse
Dear Pen-Lers: I'm in the midst of a project to look at interdiction policies herein South Am. A real eye-opener. I knew there was a war on; I didn't know quite how bad it was. As might be expected, the net is chock full of drug war realted sites. A sample of one decent bit follows from

The Pongo's Dream

1998-03-06 Thread Louis Proyect
THE PONGO'S DREAM by José Maria Arguedas (Arguedas learned Quechua as a boy from servants in the household of his stepmother and his father, an itinerant lawyer. Until his suicide in 1967, the novelist and anthropologist was perhaps more responsible than any other Peruvian for the impassioned

Re: On reasonable uses of RICO

1998-03-06 Thread MScoleman
In a message dated 98-03-06 11:12:05 EST, Michael writes: Be careful about this. It could be used much more often against the left than the right. Remember how Bruce Church's suit against the Farm Workers almost destroyed the union. With Rico, it would have been even easier. -- I agree.

MS, name of 2 different diseases

1998-03-06 Thread valis
Well, does anyone have a take, so far, on the Microsoft hearings? valis

Battlefield Conversion? Progressive Populist 3/98

1998-03-06 Thread J Cullen
___ THE PROGRESSIVE POPULIST: A monthly journal of the Heartland March 1998 -- Volume 4, Number 3 ___ EDITORIAL Battlefield Conversion? Can the Washington, D.C., elites become any more

Re: E.U.-U.S.A. free trade in the works

1998-03-06 Thread valis
john gulick muses: EU-US TRADE ZONE LAUNCHED [The Guardian] I'm wondering what to make of this. It's rather astonishing to me how quickly the U.S. drops one or another scheme to expand markets for the export of commodities and capital (FTAA, MAI) in the face of momentarily inopportune

good sources on E. Asian crisis

1998-03-06 Thread john gulick
Other than leafing through the world's major dailies and the financial press over the last four months, does anyone know of any good sources on the E. Asian financial meltdown and its implications both for the global economy and inter-imperialist alliance/conflict -- i.e. a bunch of good

Re: E.U.-U.S.A. free trade in the works

1998-03-06 Thread john gulick
At 11:47 AM 3/6/98 -0800, The Guardian wrote: EU-US TRADE ZONE LAUNCHED I'm wondering what to make of this. It's rather astonishing to me how quickly the U.S. drops one or another scheme to expand markets for the export of commodities and capital (FTAA, MAI) in the face of momentarily

Judge to GM: Do I Have to Arrest You? (fwd)

1998-03-06 Thread Sid Shniad
Subject: Judge to GM: Do I Have to Arrest You? Sometimes it takes a threat of jail time for corporate lawyers to abide by the law. Attorneys for General Motors, threatened with imprisonment for contempt, last month turned over internal documents that are likely to undermine the giant

WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE (fwd)

1998-03-06 Thread Sid Shniad
Written 10:56 PM Feb 4, 1998 by [EMAIL PROTECTED] in labr.organize */ /* -- "Sex Trade Workers Organize" -- */ Jan-Feb 98 Washington Free Press Sex Trade Workers Organize Lawsuits filed in Washington State and Minnesota; Labor Union formed in California by

E.U.-U.S.A. free trade in the works

1998-03-06 Thread Sid Shniad
The GuardianMarch 4, 1998 EU-US TRADE ZONE LAUNCHED Asian crisis spurs plan for transatlantic common market pounds 60 billion benefits of lifting barriers Ambitious proposals that could revolutionise trade relations between the United

Re: CHUMBAWAMBA North American tour schedule (fwd)

1998-03-06 Thread Louis N Proyect
For people's information, their CD is absolutely fantastic. The single "Pissing the Night Away" gets heavy rotation on commercial FM station, but the truth is that every cut is superb. Don't miss it. Louis Proyect

On reasonable uses of RICO

1998-03-06 Thread Thomas Kruse
RICO is a very problematic act, often a cover for serious violsations of constitutional guarantees in anti-drug ops, etc. Finally, NOW has found a good use for it, suggesting other applications. If the criteria is the existence of "... thugs racketeers ... mobsters who cannot live by

Re: Query on National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933

1998-03-06 Thread William S. Lear
On Thu, March 5, 1998 at 13:53:17 (-0500) Paul Zarembka writes: Does anyone have a good citation for the background leading President Roosevelt to include Section 7B in the NIRA of 1933? This is the section providing for the right to union representation and comes BEFORE the mass unionizing

BC Government takes strong stand against MAI

1998-03-06 Thread Sid Shniad
The Vancouver Sun Friday 6 March 1998 CLARK JOINS OPPONENTS OF MAI B.C.'s premier says the treaty, negotiated largely in secret, will garner more detractors as details of the deal become public. By Petti Fong With the May deadline

Indian peoples in Canada

1998-03-06 Thread bill Burgess
There have been several posts lately on Pen-l about Native land claims in Canada and the residential school system. For those interested, the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision upholding aboriginal title (Delgamuukw [the name of the first of the plaintiffs in this case] v. British