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ARCHIVES: Musicians Who Paint-The Art of Tamra Spivey

(This article by Kevin Charles was published originally in the Feb./Mar. 2004 issue of Newtopia Magazine.) Tamra Spivey could whistle melodies before she could talk; it’s surprising that her family never guessed she might be a musician. Nor did they draw the obvious conclusion from her habit of filling huge reams of butcher paper with … Continue reading

ARCHIVES: Northwest vs. AMFA: A Battle for American Labor

(This article by Brian Allemana was originally published in the Sept./Oct. 2005 issue of Newtopia Magazine) On August 20th, machinist and custodial workers for Northwest Airlines, members of the Airline Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), walked out on strike to protest proposed cuts in pay and benefits. On September 14th, Northwest submitted their bankruptcy filing after … Continue reading

ARCHIVES: Building the Greenest City in America

(This article by Charles Shaw was originally published in the Summer 2004 issue of Newtopia Magazine.) Chicago is sprinting into the 21st Century as the model urban habitat. With an Administration full of Green Initiatives, including a Department of the Environment and the city’s first “Green Czars”, the city has ceased its long standing war … Continue reading

ARCHIVES: The Bush Blunders

(This article by Guy Herron was originally published in the July/August 2003 issue of Newtopia Magazine) Bush is stupid, and the only people that can’t see it are the ones that are dumber than he is. But it is widely assumed that the people that are pulling his strings are smart. I have given this … Continue reading

ARCHIVES: The Crude Truth

(This article by Charles Shaw was originally published in the July/August 2003 issue of Newtopia Magazine) World trade is now a game in which the US produces dollars and the rest of the world produces things that dollars can buy, like oil. This is the story of the Petrodollar, the true Governor General of the … Continue reading

ARCHIVES: The Bush Empire

(This article by Charles Shaw was originally published in the July/August 2003 issue of Newtopia Magazine) How four generations of arms, oil, fascism, and US Govt. defiance made America’s First Family. “Almost everybody knows that George W. is the son of the 41st President. But fewer know that the family has wielded power in corporate … Continue reading

ARCHIVES: The American Empire and The New Mainstream

(This article by Charles Shaw and Colin Shea was originally published in the July/August 2003 issue of Newtopia Magazine) “In the Third millennium after the birth of Christ one nation bestrode the world like a Colossus: The United States of America. Its culture was the world’s culture, and its armies garrisoned the Earth. It truly … Continue reading

ARCHIVES: Guantanamo on the Hudson by Charles Shaw

(Originally published in Newtopia’s September/October 2004 issue) An inside look at a Peace Activist’s 48 hours of Hell and Solidarity during detention at the RNC. “Our aim is to confront the administration with the death and suffering for which they are responsible: more than 10,000 Iraqis and Afghanis, as many as 1,000 Americans killed, thousands … Continue reading