CAQ: Fall '96 Contents (fwd)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
CAQ Briefs
by Terry Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

THE BURMESE GULAG
by John Pilger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
After 34 years under a tyrannical and secretive military
junta, Burma is desperate for hard currency and trying to
establish itself as a vacation paradise. Posing as a travel
consultant, Pilger uncovered a nightmare world of slavery,
forced displacement, and intimidation.

WHO IS STEALING OUR FUTURE:
INDUSTRY'S TOXIC ADDICTION TO ESTROGEN
MIMICKERS & ENDOCRINE DISRUPTERS
by Pratap Chatterjee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
In 1994, industry released more than 1.1 billion pounds of
toxins linked to human reproductive disorders. Despite grave
public health threats, industry is fighting to keep polluting
and keep the public in the dark.

THE BUSINESS OF CRIME & THE CRIMES OF
BUSINESS:
GLOBALIZATION AND THE CRIMINALIZATION OF
ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
by Michel Chossudovsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
The new global economy, with its rampant privatizations
and downsizings, is creating a haven for money laundering
and dirty investments. As long as the money rolls in,
commercial banks aren't asking any questions.

THE USES OF "COUNTER-TERRORISM":
GEORGE BUSH TAKES CHARGE
by Christopher Simpson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Reagan-Bush era documents show how"counter-
terrorism"provided a powerful mechanism for solidifying
Bush's power base and launching a broad range of national
policy initiatives. A paper trail puts Bush at the center of
secret wars, political murders,and America's convoluted oil
politics in the Middle East.

ASHES OF RACISM, FIRES OF TERROR:
GOVERNMENT, MEDIA, & BURNING BLACK
CHURCHES
by Ron Nixon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Faced with the pattern of arson against black churches, the
media, the administration, and law enforcement have failed
to label the attacks terrorism or to address the historical and
social context that makes racist violence not only possible,
but inevitable.

SEEING GREEN:
THE A.I.D.ING OF THE ENVIRONMENT
by Tom Barry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

The mantra of sustainable development has replaced the
dogma of anticommunism as the Agency for International
Development continues to make the world safe for US
investments. Now, AID's main post-Cold War function is
peddling US technology repackaged in environmental green.

INSIDERS BLOW THE WHISTLE
ON BROOKHAVEN DANGERS
by Karl Grossman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Mounting evidence shows that the community near BNL is
being poisoned by radioactive emissions that result form
reckless disregard for public health and safety. While lab
officials and tame politicians deny any problems, activists
and whistleblowers are pushing to shut the facility down.

TRACKING THE REAL GENOCIDEAIDS:
CONSPIRACY OR UNNATURAL DISASTER?
by David Gilbert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Theories that AIDS is a government conspiracy to destroy
undesirable populations may make political sense, but are
they supported by facts? Writing from prison, where he is an
AIDS activist, Gilbert examines the evidence and context of
institutional racism that surround the epidemic.

OFF THE SHELF: BOOKS OF INTEREST
by Phillip Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
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