Electronic government–the Government Printing Office in the 1980’s. Courtesy U.S. Government Printing Office

Building America’s Stone Wall

On May 22, 1957, E.E. “Pete” Gardner was piloting his tiny Cessna aircraft into Kirtland Air Force Base on the high, dusty deserts of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Gardner noticed that about a mile away a massive B-36 Air Force bomber also was preparing

Michele Corash, a San Francisco lawyer advising industry on Prop 65.

Proposition 65: California’s Controversial Gift

DAVIS, CA.-It is theatre in the round at the barn-like Wyatt Pavilion on the University of California campus here. But the people on the raised stage are not actors and the audience is obviously not a student crowd. Instead, a phalanx of briefcase-bearing

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Death By Drink: The Sad Battle of America’s Indians

Vernon Kills On Top’s new home is his sanctuary. Within the quiet refuge of death row at Montana State Prison he will outlive many of his friends. “This is a safe place,” Kills On Top said recently. “My friends are out there dying.”

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., inside the House chamber in 1969 after being re-elected following his ouster. House speaker John McCormack of Massachusetts is in foreground. Wide World Photos, Inc.

Powell At The Supreme Court

Florida Congressman Claude Pepper huddled quickly with other colleagues after the U.S. House voted to exclude Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. on March 1, 1967. Powell was the first House member to suffer such a fate since 1919, when the House excluded Victor Berger,

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How America Eagerly Built Her Arsenal

Since Pearl Harbor, the United States has been in a constant state of either fighting or preparing for war, a strange fate for a liberal democracy that has allowed the military to have enormous influence on our way of life. New revelations this

The parched slum of Rabato, part of Gonaives, Haiti. Gonaives is surrounded by mountains that were deforested by the French.

Paradise Lost: Haiti Without Trees

Text and Photos by Maggie Steber Editors Note: APF Reporter Vol.11 #3 exsisted only as a photo copy, becuase of this the pictures in this story are of poor quality. A balmy pre-evening breeze brushed the terrace. Port-au Prince sprawled in the view

Morley Safer in Cam Ne. Photo: Courtesy of CBS News

When The World Began Watching

Editors Note: APF Reporter Vol.11 #3 exsisted only as a photo copy, becuase of this the pictures in this story are of poor quality. VIETNAM, 1965   Asia’s early-morning traffic moved the other direction, the Marines seeming to push against the flow of

The crowd at a post-election rally for Cuauhtémoc Cáardenas. Photo: Fernan Rodriquez C.

The Massacre in Mexico – Twenty Years Later

Editors Note: APF Reporter Vol.11 #3 exsisted only as a photo copy, becuase of this the pictures in this story are of poor quality.   MEXICO CITY–On the eve of the 1968 Olympics, a helicopter hovered over the colonial Santiago church in Tlatelolco,

Alexandria township workers dig trenches for a sewer system. Photo: AP/Wide World Photos

“Alex: From Showdown to Showcase?”

Editors Note: APF Reporter Vol.11 #3 exsisted only as a photo copy, becuase of this the pictures in this story are of poor quality. Half a mile from one of the swankiest white neighborhoods in South Africa lies the black township of Alexandra,

Monsanto Chemical Company’s W.G. Krummrich plant in Sauget, Il., across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. Photo: Courtesy of Monsato

Your Right To Know What You Breathe And Drink–A New Law Emerges

Editors Note: APF Reporter Vol.11 #3 exsisted only as a photo copy, becuase of this the pictures in this story are of poor quality. Monsanto Company’s three St. Louis area plants use perchloroethylene to make a bacteria-fighting chemical in deodorant soap, produce paradichlorobenzene

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and members of his education and labor committee staff in 1963.

A Chairman’s Glory and Pain

It was Congress that rescued Graham Barden, born in 1896, from a town called New Bern, North Carolina. He would become a seaman, then a football coach, gleefully running up lopsided scores against opponents. By 1920 he had a law degree from the

Dr. Peter H. Raven, director of the Missouri Botanical Garden, is encouraged by biotechnology’s ability to produce more food, lessening pressure to clear more cropland. Photo Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden.

The Future

A biologist at the University of California, Los Angeles likes to tell colleagues about the fellow who came to his Topanga Canyon home to repair a propane tank. Biologist and repairman chatted. When the biologist mentioned his work on the genetic engineering of

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America’s Weapons Makers and How They Grew

The American weapons industry is over the crest of another roller-coaster ride of federal funding, after an eight-year climb to unprecedented spending for war in peacetime. Though the Presidential candidates have made little commotion about what happens next, the issue of money for

Street boys play in rainwater in front of Haiti's presidential palace in Port-au-Prince..

Kids With No Childhood

Text and Photos by Maggie Steber Life means these things to a street kid in Haiti: Sleeping on a hard concrete step or curb along the edge of a dusty road or rainy street; begging; washing cars for money; gambling at cards or

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The Plight of Public Housing

It was surely intended as a paean to the dreams of public housing. There, on the walls of the community building lobby at Richard Allen Homes in Philadelphia, the artist had depicted what the New Deal planners had hoped life would be like

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. at a New York press conference. Photo: AP/Wide World Photos

Powell and Eisenhower

Editors Note: APF Reporter Vol.11 #3 exsisted only as a photo copy, becuase of this the pictures in this story are of poor quality. They were not reckless with merriment, nor did they much tolerate those who were. Members, of the Eisenhower administration

Cornell University professor James Gillett uses a terrestrial microcosm chamber for experiments involving genetic engineering. Photo courtesy of Cornell University News.

How Government Regulates a Life

The average new drug costs $80 million to develop and another $40 million to safety test before it passes federal scrutiny and reaches the market. A new agricultural chemical costs about $70 million to develop and $15 million to safety test. In contrast,

Identity's extreme ideas espoused by the Rev. Peters echo paranoid themes found in other hate groups. Photo: Blair Godbout/The Coloradoan.

The Identity Movement and its “Real Jew” Claim

LaPorte, Colorado–It was a typical winter Sunday at the LaPorte Church of Christ. Snow swirled outside. Inside, casseroles prepared for the afternoon social simmered on hot plates, filling the church with the warm smell of macaroni and cheese and au gratin potatoes. About

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Equal Treatment Under The Law?

Production statistics collected by the Internal Revenue Service suggest that taxpayers in different parts of the United States do not receive equal treatment from the giant agency. Some of the apparent disparities are astonishing. While 21 out of every 1,000 taxpayers were audited

Federal workmen load barrels of toxic waste to be disposed. Photo by Joel Richardson, courtesy of The Washington Post.

Placing Risk Between Panic and Apathy: A New Industry Emerges

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.–New Jersey had a problem. A cancer-causing, radioactive substance was widespread in homes throughout the state, threatening the health of thousands of residents. While state officials initially worried that publicity could cause public panic, just the opposite has happened. Federal workmen