Progressive Politics Research and Commentary by Janette Rainwater
 
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    Minus Button which collapses the expandable menu The U.S. NATO War on Yugoslavia (May 6,1999)
    Minus Button which collapses the expandable menu Is the Humanitarian Argument for the U.S.-NATO War on Yugoslavia a Valid One?
    Minus Button which collapses the expandable menu How Milosevic Became the New "Hitler"
    Minus Button which collapses the expandable menu Other Articles on the '99 Balkan War
    Minus Button which collapses the expandable menu Preface to the Sixth Edition of Budite sebi psihoterapeut

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     Minus Button which collapses the expandable menu The Return: A Book for Frances about Life and Death
           Minus Button which collapses the expandable menu  Preface
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  Minus Button which collapses the expandable menu You're in Charge: A Guide to Becoming Your Own Therapist
           Minus Button which collapses the expandable menu Introduction: The Art of Self Observation
           Minus Button which collapses the expandable menu  On Dreaming
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  Minus Button which collapses the expandable menu Since the New Deal: An Annotated Chronology of the Events That Have Changed the United States
           Minus Button which collapses the expandable menu  The C.I.A. (excerpt)
           Minus Button which collapses the expandable menu  Origins of the Cold War (excerpt)
           Minus Button which collapses the expandable menu  Some Quotations that Demonstrate the Underlying Philosophy Since the New Deal

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     Minus Button which collapses the expandable menu Afghanistan, "Terrorism," and Blowback  Minus Button which collapses the expandable menu About Anthrax
    Minus Button which collapses the expandable menu Some Thoughts on 9-11-2001

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   Minus Button which collapses the expandable menu The Starr Chamber and the Future of Democracy (September 16, 1998)
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   Minus Button which collapses the expandable menu Zippergate and Impeachment
   Minus Button which collapses the expandable menu Warren Beatty's Blueprint for a Democratic Party
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About the Author


Jan Rainwater describes herself as "a lifelong anti-fascist and pro-humanist who believes that governments and people should tell the truth". She did graduate work in American History at The Johns Hopkins University under C. Vann Woodward, worked in the presidential campaigns of Henry Wallace, Adlai Stevenson and the Democratic opponents of Ronald Reagan and George Bush, was a Peace Corps psychologist in Colombia, and visited Nicaragua, other Central American countries and Cuba with different delegations including Witness for Peace and Food First.

She is retired as a clinical psychologist in private practice (Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, 1964) and has led over 500 workshops on five continents, most recently training psychotherapists in Russia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and other Eastern European countries in gestalt therapy and psychosythesis. Her 1979 self-help book, You're in Charge: A Guide to Becoming Your Own Therapist, has been translated into eleven languages.

She was a writer long before she became a psychologist. Her biggest project, still in progress, has the working title: From the New Deal to the Raw Deal: An Annotated Chronology of the Events that Have Changed the United States. A longtime political activist (civil rights, Vietnam War, anti-nukes, Nicaragua, etc.) she is currently most outraged by the invasion of Iraq, the continuing war crimes there, the stolen election of 2004, and the policies that the White House is foisting onto the American public— tax cuts for the rich, the Patriot Act, and so on.

(Past prominent outrages included the bombing of Afghanistan, the Supreme Court-Republican theft of the 2000 presidential election, the illegal US-NATO war against Yugoslavia, the covert actions of the CIA, the contra-cocaine connection that was re-exposed by Gary Webb, the Iran-Contra affair, the Reagan attempt to roll back the New Deal,---- and so on.)

She has been a board member of numerous political organizations and was a minor researcher for Barbara Trent's documentary film, Coverup: Behind the Iran-Contra Affair. And a Friend, Mother, Grandmother, Gardener and Householder.

In an earlier phase of life as a faculty wife and cub scout den mother she did photojournalism and wrote children's books. She is widowed and lives in Pacific Palisades with her dog, TomPaine.

For her connection with Yugoslavia, see the preface to the sixth edition of the Serbian translation of You're in Charge.

 

 

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