Category: Iraq

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Edward Herman: GODFATHERLY GLOBAL JUSTICE: MILOSEVIC, SHARON AND SUHARTO

Herman The politicization of the system of global justice has reached new heights over the past decade, with the U.S. Godfather asserting his firmer hegemonic position with an arrogance that is a throwback to Secretary of State Richard Olney’s statement back in 1895 that "the United States is practically sovereign on this continent, and its Read more…

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Sean Gonsalves: Dumb and Dumber?

Gonsalves I’ve been duped! But thanks to New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, there’s hope for me yet. “America has lost the propaganda war with Saddam. Period,” he wrote back in February. This happened for many reasons, Friedman explained. “For one, Saddam totally out-foxed Washington in the propaganda war. All you hear and read in Read more…

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David Edwards: THE MEDIA ELECTION 2001: LOW FARCE

Traditionally, general elections in Britain are a time for much quasi-religious talk of the blessed gift of democracy – so recently won at such high cost, we are told – and the importance of paying due homage to that great principle at the business-owned ballot box. The media will stop at nothing in trying to Read more…

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Vijay Prashad: Shooting Stars

Nuclear Force treaty (where the Soviets had to eliminate 1280 warheads, while the US had to remove only 429), but also by the USSR’s massive display of concessions at the 1986 Reykjavik summit between Gorbachev and Reagan (not to speak of Gorbachev’s January 1986 proposal to eliminate all nuclear weapons by the year 2000). Gorbachev’s Read more…

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John Pilger: Tweedledum and Tweedledee seek your votes

The singular achievement of Tony Blair and his new right movement is the convergence of British parliamentary politics into two almost identical factions. While journalists try to offer the pretence of choice, the public is more aware than ever of the charade, and its "apathy" is little different from the cynicism of people in openly Read more…

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John Pilger: The big threat in the Middle East is Israel, not Iraq

Pilger As George Bush escalates the new cold war begun by his father, the attention of his planners is moving to the Middle East. Stories about the threat of Iraq’s "weapons of mass destruction" are again appearing in the American press, this time concentrating on Saddam Hussein’s "new nuclear capability". These are refuted by the Read more…

Guest Author: Bush’s Dangerous Star Wars Pipe Dream

  President Bush’s "Star Wars" speech reminded me of a conversation I had late in the Clinton era with Ezra Vogel, who served headed the State Department’s Asia intelligence during the first Clinton Administration. He had returned to Harvard, but was deeply engaged in a wide range of trans-Pacific security negotiations. Responding to a question Read more…

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David Edwards: HOW TO KILL THE TRUTH – Part 2

  On December 22, 2000, I asked Alan Rusbridger, editor of the ‘liberal’ flagship newspaper, the Guardian, if he thought wealthy owners, parent companies, advertisers, flak machines, and allied political pressures compromised press reporting: AR: "Um, I’m sure there is a… that the pressures of ownership on newspapers is, is pretty important, and it works Read more…

Noy Thrupkaew: A Letter from Cuba

Thrupkaew I recently traveled to Cuba as part of a U.S. women’s delegation, sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Sojourner, and Hermanas, an organization dedicated to building solidarity between U.S. and Caribbean women. Away from our group, I was armed with the most rudimentary of Spanish skills and an Insight Map Read more…

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Norman Solomon: MEDIA AND VIETNAM: APPARITIONS OF INNOCENCE

Solomon Media commentators are split about Bob Kerrey and what happened 32 years ago in the Vietnamese village of Thanh Phong. Some journalists seem eager to exonerate the former senator. Others appear inclined to turn him into a lightning rod for national guilt. Syndicated columnists have been a bit unpredictable. "This is a murder story Read more…

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