Call back some faint spirit of Jefferson and Lincoln, and when again we can hold a fair election on real issues, let's vote, and not till then. Is this impossible? Then democracy in America is impossible.
"To the demands for withdrawal from Iraq and an end to imperialism, it is necessary to add the demand for a democratized defense." In this issue: The good news about Iraq Veterans Against the War; a democratic first: Costa Rica's national referendum on trade policy; how empire destroyed the American system of defense; the 2008 federal elections; discussions with the Rev. Lennox Yearwood, George Friday, Cynthia McKinney, Stacy Bannerman, Paul Buhle, and Glen Ford; poetry by Brandon Lacy Campos; Joseph Lindstrom on being "Over There" in the internet era; and more!