The Case Against Lame Duck Impeachment

Author: Bruce Ackerman
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609801814
Format: PDF, Docs
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An incisive legal argument that the attempt to impeach then-President Bill Clinton was not only ethically troubling, but actually against the basic legal procedures of the House and Senate and thus unconstitutional. A wake-up call, relevant even today, of the lengths to which the American right will go in order to bring down their rivals, even under the scrutinizing eyes of the world.

Poems for the Nation

Author: Allen Ginsberg
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 9781583220122
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Throughout the last year and a half of his life, Allen Ginsberg phoned many of his poet friends to ask if they had any social verses opposing America's rightwing drift or otherwise speaking their current political minds. This volume presents the perceptive and visionary poems that Ginsberg collected (with selections based on his notes), and also includes writings from contributors to "Planet News," an historic tribute to Allen Ginsberg that was held at New York City's St. John the Divine Cathedral in May 1998.

The WTO

Author: Lori Wallach
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609803280
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this groundbreaking pamphlet, directors of Ralph Nader's Public Citizen group examine the first five years of the World Trade Organization's track record, demonstrating how the WTO aims to create a new global economic system that increases corporate profit with little regard for social and ecological impacts, or democratically enacted law. Wallach and Sforza make clear recommendations for altering the undemocratic course that the WTO imposes on democratic society.

Microradio Democracy

Author: Greg Ruggiero
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609802608
Format: PDF, ePub
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Microradio and Democracy discusses the role of citizen access to communications in a democratic society, and how diversity, localism, and core political speech are undermined by corporate control of the public airwaves. Ruggiero examines the emergence of microradio activism in recent court cases, and the links between the microradio struggle and larger movements for democracy and social justice. Illustrated with photos and graphics, this book will be of interest to anyone concerned about keeping free speech for communities, not corporations.

The CQ Guide to Current American Government

Author: Inc. Congessional Quarterly
Publisher: CQ-Roll Call Group Books
ISBN: 9781568021119
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Published every six months, CQ's Guide to Current American Government is a collection of the best of CQ reporting for the last six months of the CQ Weekly. The annual Fall and Spring editions cover the major issues under debate in Congress, Supreme Court decisions, and controversies among conflicting interests. The new Fall 1999 edition covers over 25 topics, including such important issues as: -- Health care reform measures -- IRS restructuring update -- Efforts to overhaul the Medicare system -- The plan to privatize Social Security Ideal for either specific research of general reporting, these selections represent the critical issues and controversies of the past six months. CQ's Guide to Current American Government provides up-to-date examination and analysis of these current issues and controversies and allows readers to put today's headlines into historical perspective. CQ's Guide to Current American Government is the ideal reference tool for students, researchers, and everyone who wants a more complete perspective on the major issues of our day. To facilitate additional research, the original date of publication along with the page number references related and background articles in the CQ Weekly and CQ Almanac.

Field Guide to Covering Local News

Author: Fred Bayles
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483305074
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In the latest installment of the Field Guide series, Fred Bayles takes you step-by-step through the process of identifying and covering the events and issues that matter most to your community. For the five local beats—cops, courts, emergencies, schools, and government—you'll learn where to go for information and how to organize and present the stories your neighbors want and need. An overview of tools and techniques include tips on how to find sources, conduct interviews, work with editors, tap the power of the crowd and think multimedia. Then, for each beat, you'll get specifics on: People: The best official and unofficial sources of info, and what to ask them. Places: Where to go on the beat, and what to look for while you're there. Documents: Where to find records in offices and online, how to decipher and use them. Stories: Overview of common story types and how to go beyond them. Resources: Glossary of key terms, checklists, helpful web links.