59, Number 1
Inflammatory Rhetoric and Domestic Terror
From Hate Rhetoric to Hate
A Link Acknowledged Too Late
by Joni Scott
After more than two decades of warnings and 1,700 attacks
on reporductive health care clinics and providers, the terrorism
of anti-abortion hate speech is finally being recognized. But is
it too late to prevent counterattacks by pro-choice? (Read Article)
Fertile Ground for Terrorists?
by Sarah J. McCarthy
If neither the fatal beating of Matthew Shepard nor a
sniper's murder of Dr. Barnett Slepian has convinced religious
conservatives to call a ceasefire in their holy wars against gays
and abortion providers, whose death will?
The Two Faces of Mr. Hyde:
Vatican Puppets in American Politics
by John M. Swomley
Mention abortion and the congenial Dr. Jekyll side of Mr
Hyde vanishes and the controversial House Judiciary Committee
chair transforms into the Vatican's right-wing point man in
Congress—opposing family planning, separation of church and
state, and a president who has stood in his way on both issues.
Established: A Pattern of Abuse
by Barbara Dority
The alarming state of human rights in the United States
is confirmed by a first-of-its-kind report released by Amnesty
International, detailing the "widespread and persistent problem of
police brutality" across the nation.
How Any Person on the Street Can Help a Street Person
by Stacey Chambers
Do the homeless have fewer rights than others? As the
trend turns to local, state, and federal governments cutting
benefits for the poor and enacting legislation to criminalize
homeless activities, the burden to restore equaltiy is being
placed on individuals.
De-fencing United Nations Plaza
by Sadie Sabot
The public can make a difference in defending the
rights of the dispossessed. All it takes is recognition of their
rights and a wllingness to act when those rights are jeopardized.
Jefferson's Philosophical Wall of Separation
by Allen Jayne
A Cambridge University scholar takes on a Library of
Congress scholar in an effort to set the record straight on the
meaning behind Thomas Jefferson's famous "wall of separation
between Church and State."