Monthly Archives: November 2001

The Sweatshop Connection: From Bangladesh to US Universities

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in a sweatshop? Extremely long hours at abysmally low pay. No holidays, vacation, sick leave, or pension. Cheated on overtime wages. Talking during working hours is strictly prohibited, and both verbal … Continue reading

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The Environmental Impact of the WTC Collapse – So Far, So Good?

The aftermath of the terrible events of September 11th continues to linger on our radios and television screens. Whatever our personal reactions, few of us can imagine the impact on those who have been enveloped by the disaster and its … Continue reading

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Letters from Readers: The Moral Imperative of Self Defense

I have been following both the national and local presses since September 11, including  your own newspaper, which last week I much enjoyed. The only exception, however, was Sarah Kanouse’s editorial “Democracy Demands Dissent” (p. 3), which I found morally … Continue reading

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Letters from Readers: Fooled Again

“We won’t get fooled again.” The Who And so it has come to this. The Who sang their 1960s anthem at the recent Madison Square Garden Concert for New York City (Saturday, October 20th on VH1 TV) to honor the … Continue reading

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The Stealth Attack on the Freedom of the Press

This fall, with little fanfare, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proceeded with plans to overhaul and possibly eliminate its remaining ownership regulations for media companies. These include regulations which currently prohibit one company from owning newspapers and TV stations, … Continue reading

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