Commentary: Economic Conversion
The Nobel Prize for Al Gore is well deserved, but to think that the frightening melt of the polar ice caps in a remote part of the globe is caused by global warming, not by underwater nuclear testing, does not factor in all possible data. America's choice today is between nuclear war and economic conversion - especially the closing of overseas bases stationed to control what are called "pro-Democracy" governments, governments which hand over their national resources to American corporations - even to the privatizing of public water supplies. We have been a nation committed to civilized democracy. With economic conversion, we can assure that every member of society has a way to earn a living. We need public discussion of these issues. We need a free news media and free elections.