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Women's Equality Under Attack
by Kate Michelman
Never has the hard-won progress in securing women's rights in general and reproductive freedom in particular been more in jeopardy than it is in the United States today. The anti-choice movvement wants a "human life" amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would, for pregnant women, force childbirth by law and thereby put government in charge of one of the most intimate aspects of women's lives. Furthermore, if Bush is elected for four more years, his appointees to the federal judiciary won't only be the undoing of Roe v. Wade but of the right to birth control as well. This is a profoundly Humanist issue. And it is why women are renewing the mobilizing spirit, with a plan to march on Washington, DC, in April 2004.
Buy Nothing, Improve Everything
by Ilana Boivie
Western society has become increasingly gluttonous-thouse in rich nations eat, purchase, and generally consume far more than those in poorer nations. This is no victimless crime, as consumerism promotes the corporatism that takes advantage of workers. Buy Nothing Day, an international initiative against purchasing on the day after Thanksgiving, encourages remonstration against this flawed economic structure. (Read Article in PDF)
Partners as Parents: Challenges Faced by Gays Denied Marriage
by Charlene Gomes
Efforts to legalize gay marriage aren't simply about giving full recognition to same-sex relationships; they are also about recognizing and serving the best interests of millions of children who have same-sex parents.
Behind Bush's Drive to War
by Joaquin Cabrejas
Looking deeper into recent revelations about the number of well-placed neoconservatives in the Bush administration, one discovers that the "national greatness" ideology of this faction, while not inherently religious in itself, justifies the use of religion to arouse the public and manipulate those in power. The result has been a religious president who has launched two wars in two years.(Read Article in PDF)
Rescuing a Planet Under Stress
by Lester R. Brown
Humanity is taking more from the Earth than it can give back, leading the world directly toward an international food crisis that will affect us all. But there's still time to prevent disaster if the United States takes the lead in an immediate, all-out effort of global proportions.
Medical Education's Dirtiest Secret
by M.H. Klaiman
Serious litigation and legislation are now being directed toward ending physical and psychological abuses of hospital interns and residents-abuses which contribute to the nearly ten thousand patient deaths per year caused by provider error.
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