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David Peterson: One Down. Three To Go.

It’s not the end of the year yet, so a retrospective may be out of place. Premature. Untimely even. Still. I do not believe that it is too early to recall my favorite magazine cover of the year, one unlikely to be surpassed in the remaining 12 weeks: The Economist‘s “One down, three to go?” Read more…

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David Peterson: Principals of World Order II

When two Palestinian bombers, one right after the other, blew up both themselves and at least 16 Israelis on two separate buses in the Israeli city of Beersheva on August 31—at the time, the bloodiest attack of its kind since October, 2003—the UN Secretary-General rightly and “strongly condemn[ed] the double terrorist attack,” and sent his Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: People of Afghanistan

In mid-September, the NYT reported that the US was ordering Pakistan to restrict food shipments, at a time when they also reported that about 5 million were facing a grave threat of starvation (the NYT reported a month later that the number had risen by 2.5 million, after aid agencies withdrew under the threat, then Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Bush or Kerry?

We should not be caught up in the massive propaganda campaign to focus attention, laser-like, on quadrennial personalized extravaganzas as if that constitutes democratic politics. As I wrote in my one comment about this, a web post at Znet many months ago in response to repeated inquiries, we can’t ignore the extravaganzas, any more than Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Revenge in Fallujah

A few weeks ago there was a well-reported incident in which a Marine commander who opposed both the attack and the later withdrawal from Fallujah described it with the words “revenge” operation (he didn’t call it a massacre). I didn’t clip it, but it shouldn’t be hard to find. It was well-reported and elicited editorial Read more…

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Chris Spannos: Vader says, “Keep Star Wars in the movies!”

On Friday, October 1st, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. members of the Vancouver Stop War Coalition converged at the Lion’s Gate Bridge and hung a large banner from an over pass which read “MISSILE DEFENSE = WEAPONS IN SPACE: SAY NO!” The purpose of the action was to bring attention to the soon to Read more…

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David Peterson: Contemporary Barbarism

Well. It is now Monday morning, October 4. Today’s Chicago Tribune—like pretty much the rest (and perhaps all) of the mainstream American print dailies on this first Monday of October—began with a total of six different reports on its front page. Including these two: * “Raid’s success lifts vote hopes,” Colin McMahon, sect. 1, pp. Read more…

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David Peterson: “Killing in the Name of God”?

When the Chicago Tribune first unveiled Struggle for the Soul of Islam on February 8 of this year, “A note from the editors” introduced this series of occasional articles as follows: Many Muslims see America’s war on terror as a war against Islam. And many Americans see Muslims as suicide bombers who murder innocents and Read more…

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Justin Podur: Crisis in Darfur (too)

I have appreciated David Peterson’s blogging about the ‘humanitarians’ and their ‘interventions’ about Sudan. So when I read his latest, referring to my own recent piece on the subject (a piece which made good use of his own previous blogging), I thought it a good time to blog on the topic myself. I think David, Read more…

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Justin Podur: Crisis in Darfur (too)

I have appreciated David Peterson’s blogging about the ‘humanitarians’ and their ‘interventions’ about Sudan. So when I read his latest, referring to my own recent piece on the subject (a piece which made good use of his own previous blogging), I thought it a good time to blog on the topic myself. I think David, Read more…

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