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David Peterson: When America Kills…. I

Nearly one month ago, The Chronicle of Higher Education examined the reasons why the number of Iraqis killed at the hands of their American liberators has failed to make a dent in the English-language media’s coverage of the war and occupation. And this despite the fact that the British medical journal The Lancet published a Read more…

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David Peterson: Iran II

See also Iran I. [Continued from Iran I. The capacity this blog will hold forced me to paste the second-half here.] The same challenge still applies, however. You take a look at the material I’ve archived in these two blogs. Then, you tell me. What percentage of the Washington regime’s relations to the world beyond Read more…

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David Peterson: Iran I

Well. This morning I had hoped to draft something short and to the point about the threat posed to international peace and security by the Master of the world. Not a trivial undertaking, I’m sure you’ll agree. Particularly since its Fearless Leader spent most of the past week visiting several of the main neocolonies in Read more…

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David Peterson: Kosovo

According to a recent report by the International Crisis Group—Can’t help but wonder how many crises the ICC has played a hand in defining in a manner favorable to American Power?—by the middle of 2006, and assuming certain interim steps have been taken, “Kosovo’s de jure sovereignty should be recognised by the international community, or Read more…

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David Peterson: The Knight Foundation Study

A little while back, a friend called my attention to a study published under the auspices of the presumably liberal John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (though these days, how the hell can you tell?): Future of the First Amendment: What America’s High School Students Think About Their Freedom A “disturbing study,” an Annenberg Read more…

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Paul Street: “We Want No Castes or Classes”

I work at a civil rights organization, possess a doctorate in US History (for what that’s worth), and tend to field phone calls from community members and journalists in February, officially designated as Black History Month. As a result, this time of year commonly finds me reading/reviewing US black history classics and/or sources. I am Read more…

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David Peterson: Global Warming II

Since I drafted my comments on Global Warming, and on the release last week of the landmark study of the phenomenon by scientists with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, I’ve managed to locate two other print sources that actually reported something about this study: “Human prints on warming,” Bryn Read more…

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David Peterson: Global Warming I

The phrase ‘global warming’ is pretty ubiquitous these days. So are ‘greenhouse gases’ and ‘greenhouse effect’. And over the course of the past week, ‘Kyoto’ (not simply in the sense of the city in Japan, but in the sense of the 1992 Kyoto Treaty and the 1997 Kyoto Protocol that were drafted in this city Read more…

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David Peterson: Ward Churchill

Between ourselves, I would never want to work for the Racial Statistics Branch of the Population Division of the Census Bureau in Washington. Nevertheless. It appears that some of my fellow Americans would. Thus a friend tells me that a recent edition of the Denver Post published a chart that attempted to trace the “ethnic” Read more…

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David Peterson: “The World’s 10 Worst Dictators”?

The February 13 issue of Parade Magazine in the States ran contributing editor David Wallechinsky’s list of “The World’s 10 Worst Dictators,” along with Wallechinsky’s “Dishonorable Mentions” list (i.e., No.s 11-20). An explanatory note told us that he prepared his list “after consultations with Human Rights Watch, Freedom House, Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders—human-rights Read more…

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