The conflict has been exciting, agitating, all-absorbing, and for the time being, putting all other tumults to silence. It must do this or it does nothing. If there is no struggle there is no progress.
"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!