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T ons of interesting stuff this week. On the home front, we've got several stories about the near-riot that happened when the Ku Klux Klan staged a march in Memphis. What's that you say? You didn't hear about it because of all that noise from Bill Clinton's loose zipper? Well now's your chance to catch up. This article sums up the spectacle; this one reports on the mayor's defense of the local police, who shot tear gas at those protesting the presence of the KKK; and this opinion piece argues that the Klan should be billed for the damage that resulted from their rally, right-to-assemble issues be damned.

Of course, recent troubles in the United States are nothing compared to the problems others are enduring overseas. While Bill Clinton and his assailants continue to embarrass the nation, the people living in Saddam Hussein's country don't have the luxury of feeling embarrassed. As this article shows, they're too busy trying to heal themselves in hospitals without lightbulbs or ventilation, using equipment that doesn't work and medicine that doesn't exist.

For these and many other reasons, all over the world people have stopped putting their faith in government. Heck, at the upper echelons it's all controlled by corporations anyway. At least that's what the people at ®™ark believe. An anonymous organization concerned with the seemingly limitless rise of corporate power, ®™ark advocates using subversive tactics to gum up the works. This story details ®™ark's mission and offers some tips on how to get back at The Man. Who knows, if your anarchistic efforts pay off, you could be a big cash prize winner!

Opinion
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Picking Up the Pieces
The KKK's invasion of Memphis ends with counter-demonstrators getting the worst of it. [7]
Jackson Baker

Bill the Klan!
Make the sheetheads pay for having soiled Memphis' civic laundry. [8]
Bruce VanWyngarden

Happy Daze
Are Washington-based journalists even on the same planet as most Americans? [9]
Norman Solomon

Balancing Act
All that worry about America's balance of trade is a bunch of hooey. So there. [10]
Emil Franzi

Volume I, Issue 34
January 26 - February 2, 1998

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Will Dada for Food
Secret organizations are offering saboteurs big bucks for big mischief -- in the name of art. [2]
Ellen Barry

A Klan Victory
The crowd swelled in downtown Memphis. The police panicked. People fled. The Klan burned a cross to celebrate. [3]
Phil Campbell

Gay on the Job
Workplace friendships, job benefits and even career choices are distinctly different matters for gays and lesbians on the job. [4]
Carolyn Campbell

A Journey Through Iraq
A Weekly Alibi reporter travels to Iraq with Conscience International. The first of a two-part feature. [5]
Stephen Ausherman

Skeletons in the Closet
17 years ago this week, hostages reveal Iran torture. [6]
Sue Schuurman


Columns
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Girl Power
If you revisit gender stereotypes with the right attitude, you might find they're useful. [11]
Clea Simon

What Goes Where?
Walter Jowers considers male vs. female storage. [12]
Walter Jowers

Odds & Ends
Timed-release news capsules from the flipside. [13]
Devin D. O'Leary

Mr. Smarty Pants
Our resident know-it-all unearths the latest trivia. [14]
R.U. Steinberg


Now What?
Can't get enough news? You're in luck -- more news is created every day. Our Now What? page offers a plethora of recommended links to help keep you living in the present. [15]


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