Albion Monitor /Commentary

The Tainted History of the DPT Vaccine

by Harold Stearley There's no question that DPT vaccinations save lives by reducing the annual pertussis deaths from about 1000 annually to less than ten -- but the form of the vaccine used in the U.S. also kills as many as 900 children per year

Greenspan, the Voodoo Man

by Jim Hightower Never mind that inflation is low and shows no sign of rising, Alan Greenspan Ęsays he must make sure inflation remains buried by constantly fighting it . . . even though it is not there

How the U.S. Helped Create the Disaster in Zaire

by Lucy Komisar Since 1965, the United States and CIA has endorsed Mobutu, who ended civilian rule and began the 30-year rape of the country, enforcing his rule with imprisonment, torture and murder

How C-SPAN is Getting Screwed

by Brian Lamb, CEO of C-SPAN As C-SPAN disappears from cable systems nationwide, apparently its great mistake has been to attempt to serve the public without asking the government for either permission or money

Motherhood, Apple Pie, and "Volunteerism"

by Norman Solomon Somehow we're supposed to believe that hit-or-miss, woefully under-funded charity efforts are central to meeting the most basic human needs

The Decay of Human Rights

by Alexander Cockburn Human rights has shifted from the great mass movements of the 1960's and '70's to professional lobbyists funded by wealthy foundations


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