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David Peterson: Beyond Demonstration Elections IV

Well. The “preliminary” results are in. And it’s getting pretty close to official. With 22,413 polling stations reporting and 95.1 percent of the votes counted, “Afghan President Hamid Karzai is sure of victory in his country’s historic presidential poll,” Reuters is reporting. All in all, a great day for Karzai. And a great day “for Read more…

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Chris Spannos: Six arrests made at CSIS…

Six people were arrested five days ago (Oct. 20) as the result of an important action / sit-in at the Toronto CSIS offices, officially titled the “Center for Strategic and International Studies”, but also known as “Canada’s national spy agency”. Sponsored by the Campaign to Stop Secret Trials in Canada, the group had been attempting Read more…

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David Peterson: This Masquerade

On Wednesday, October 20, the long-serving Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafik Al-Hariri—one of the richest people in the world, and widely acclaimed as the man most responsible for lining up the capital to rebuild the central area of Beirut, devastated by the civil wars of the 1970s and 1980s—but also a man “blamed for saddling Read more…

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David Peterson: Patterns in the Rubble

According to Razing Rafah: Mass Home Demolitions in the Gaza Strip (October, 2004), a new Human Rights Watch report, the Israeli military demolished the single greatest number of Palestinian houses in the Rafah region in the southern Gaza Strip, just inside the border with Egypt, in May of this year—298 houses, in fact, a "level Read more…

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Chris Spannos: Security Scholars for a War on Terror

Last week an antiwar news wire sent me “An Open Letter to the American People”, by the Security Scholars for a Sensible Foreign Policy. After reading it I immediately wondered why this document was being circulated on antiwar lists, because, as it occurred to me, this was in essence a pro-war document. I soon discovered Read more…

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David Peterson: A Hall of Mirrors

I’ve always felt that a hall of mirrors is a wonderful metaphor for life in a hyper-reflected—if nowhere near as reflective—media age. Not because of some silly metaphysical-slash-ontological predicament the alleged affliction with which serves only to spin dissertations, Ph.D.s, and similar parlor games, like cobwebs in a dirty attic. But, because in American history, Read more…

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David Peterson: Srebrenica and the Neocolonial Community

There have been three good reasons over the course of the past seven or eight days for the small city in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina named Srebrenica to have been reported in the world’s news. (Leaving aside whatever other good reasons there may have been for stories about Srebrenica to turn up inside Bosnia and Read more…

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David Peterson: If Only the World Had a Vote….

Writing on behalf of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz and its contribution to this Friday’s important ten-country survey, “What the World Thinks of America,” Shmuel Rosner defined the two essential conditions behind the Israeli public’s support for the current regime in the White House: “Israel loves every U.S. president not perceived as being demonstratively hostile towards Read more…

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Justin Podur: A Referendum on the Iraq Occupation

(from killingtrain.com) C. P. Pandya mentioned in the blog today about how mercenary companies are still making massive profits in Iraq. Bombings and massacres continue to happen on a daily basis in Iraq: today’s by insurgents killed 4 American DynCorp mercenaries and 6 Iraqis inside the famed “Green Zone”. Massacres by US are reported by Read more…

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Justin Podur: A Referendum on the Iraq Occupation

(from killingtrain.com) C. P. Pandya mentioned in the blog today about how mercenary companies are still making massive profits in Iraq. Bombings and massacres continue to happen on a daily basis in Iraq: today’s by insurgents killed 4 American DynCorp mercenaries and 6 Iraqis inside the famed “Green Zone”. Massacres by US are reported by Read more…

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