[Marxism] Swans Release: September 21, 2009

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Sep 20 17:01:12 MDT 2009

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> September 21, 2009
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> Note from the Editors:  Want to cut through the rhetoric and grasp the 
> evolving state of health care in the U.S.? Jan Baughman's splendid cartoon 
> makes it clearer than a thousand words -- though words should not be 
> disregarded. Gilles d'Aymery uses a few to revisit the standings of health 
> care in Cuba, France, and the U.S. You'll learn that the number of 
> physicians, nurses, and hospital beds has actually decreased in the U.S. in 
> the past 15 years while the population has increased by over 40 million. And 
> you'll also find in his Blips the reasons for the current health care 
> (non)reform debacle and what should be done about it.
> While it will come as no surprise who controls the health care reform agenda, 
> the behind-the-scenes manipulators of the anti-nuclear movement may not be as 
> apparent. Michael Barker analyzes the tight hold that elite, ostensibly 
> progressive, philanthropists currently wield over leading members of the 
> movement. Equally enlightening is Femi Akomolafe's report from Africa on 
> Western hypocrisy, control of Africa's oil and minerals, and the UN Security 
> Council's indictment of the Sudanese president. How fitting, then, is Tiziano 
> Terzani's plea from the Himalayas that is shared by Martin Murie: It's time 
> for us to move out into the open, time to make a stand for the values we 
> believe in.
> It's also time for an Arts & Culture interlude, in which Art Shay reflects on 
> David Sedaris, the kookaburra bird, and his 1946 Australia adventures; 
> Charles Marowitz reviews *A Strange Eventful History,* a book that delineates 
> how the Ellen Terry-Henry Irving partnership transformed the Gilded Age of 
> acting to the modernism of the New World; and Peter Byrne pens a one-act play 
> on the perpetually-smiling aunt, her abusive father, and the New Deal 
> propaganda that shaped her slaphappy persona. In the French Corner Graham Lea 
> muses in English over the state of the best cheese in the world. In French, 
> Marie Rennard presents a polesy with the help of a duck; newcomer Irène Grätz 
> disserts on freedom of speech; and we offer some old and new words about 
> adultery. We end with the creative poetry of Guido Monte and Jeffery Klaehn 
> as well as your letters.
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> http://www.swans.com/library/art15/jeb211.html 
> (R)evolutionary Health Care Reform - Cartoon by Jan Baughman
> http://www.swans.com/library/art15/ga272.html 
> Health Care Here And There - Gilles d'Aymery
> http://www.swans.com/library/art15/desk090.html 
> Blips #90 - From the Martian Desk - Gilles d'Aymery
> http://www.swans.com/library/art15/barker31.html 
> Anti-Nuclear Philanthropy And The US Peace Movement - Michael Barker
> http://www.swans.com/library/art15/femia19.html 
> Africa And The International Criminal Court Of [In]justice - Femi Akomolafe
> http://www.swans.com/library/art15/murie79.html 
> What To Do? - Martin Murie
> http://www.swans.com/library/art15/ashay15.html 
> Kookaburra Bird Shit - Art Shay
> http://www.swans.com/library/art15/cmarow147.html 
> Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, & Co. - Book Review by Charles Marowitz
> http://www.swans.com/library/art15/pbyrne109.html 
> Only Read The Small Print - Dialogue by Peter Byrne
> http://www.swans.com/library/art15/glea07.html 
> French Cheese: A Cultural Metaphor? - Graham Lea
> http://www.swans.com/library/art15/marier37.html 
> Polésie de canard - Marie Rennard (FR)
> http://www.swans.com/library/art15/gratz01.html 
> Liberté d'expression: limites, contraintes et possibilités - Irène Grätz (FR) 
> http://www.swans.com/library/art15/xxx137.html 
> Plaidoyer de la comtesse d'Arcira - (FR)
> http://www.swans.com/library/art15/marier38.html 
> Adultère</a> - Marie Rennard (FR)
> http://www.swans.com/library/art15/gmonte76.html 
> Unknown - Multilingual Poetry by Guido Monte
> http://www.swans.com/library/art15/klaehn03.html 
> Your Beauty Washes Over Me Like Rain - Poetry by Jeffery Klaehn
> http://www.swans.com/library/art15/letter174.html 
> Letters to the Editor
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