Category: Middle East

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Edward Herman: Bombing A La Mode

The U.S. leadership and elite are ready, willing, and often eager to drop bombs on the lesser peoples of the world. They can do this without fear of retaliation because of the huge military advantage of a superpower and the subservience of the "international community." U.S. leaders are also never constrained by any sense of Read more…

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Lydia Sargent: Too Many Young Males

Hotel Satire Too Many Young Males By Lydia Sargent    Welcome to Hotel Satire where we have been sickened by the sex scandal in the White House. We agree with the Christian Coalition that Clinton is Satan and are hoping that Kenneth Starr appoints the very moral and upstanding Dan Quayle as president, the Constitution Read more…

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Neve Gordon: The Jewish Lobby

Mideast Matters The Jewish Lobby By Neve Gordon   A few of you here don’t like the Jews and I know why,” Jerry Falwell declared in a 1979 I Love America rally. In 1993, he made a disparaging reference to “the little Jewish lawyer” who was handling a lawsuit that challenged the eligibility of Falwell’s Read more…

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Edward Herman: The Vietnam War and the myth of a liberal media, Part 3

Fog Watch: All The News Fit To Print The Vietnam War and the myth of a liberal media, Part 3 By Edward S. Herman   It is part of conservative mythology that the mainstream media, especially the New York Times<D>, opposed U.S. involvement in Vietnam, and, effectively “lost the war.” Liberals, on the other hand, Read more…

Daniel Burton-rose: Long-Distance Running

Being Left Long-Distance Running An Interview with Staughton and Alice Lynd By Daniel Burton-Rose   In the process of putting together their classic work of oral history Rank and File: Personal Histories by Working-Class Organizers, Staughton and Alice Lynd met several extraordinary workers from Youngstown, Ohio. These men, Ed Mann and John Barbero, were, as Read more…

Vincent Romano: Inspecting the Inspectors

Disarmament   Inspecting the Inspectors By Vincent Romano   It is August 1998 and for the umpteenth time, a crisis with Iraq looms. The government of Saddam Hussein has barred UNSCOM inspectors from implementing their mandate to root out all suspected hidden weapons of mass destruction. The U.S. is enraged. Major media pontificate on the Read more…

Donna m. Hughes: Women in Iran

  Women in Iran want equality, respect, and the right to participate in all social, political, and economic activities. They want to live their lives productively and with dignity. Throughout the 20th Century Iranian women have organized and fought for human and political rights, from the Constitutional Revolution at the turn of the century to Read more…

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Edward Herman: Their Terrorists and Ours

Their Terrorists and Ours By Edward S. Herman   On July 12 and 13, 1998, the New York Times had successive front-page articles on the career of Luis Carriles Posada, a world class terrorist who had been trained by the CIA in the 1950s in preparation for the Bay of Pigs invasion, and who thereafter Read more…

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John M. Laforge: Nuclear Disarmament

The clamor for nuclear disarmament is being raised by millions the world over not only by established peace and anti-nuclear organizations, but by NGOs, scientific panels, retired generals, eminent military and civilian officials, nuclear weapons designers, and international judges. With the influential weight of these new voices, the United States has an opportunity to reconsider Read more…

Emanuel Sferios: Population, Immigration, & the Environment

  During March and April the national Sierra Club membership voted by a 20 percent margin against a ballot initiative which would have adopted a Club policy calling for a reduction in U.S. immigration. Out of the 78,069 members who mailed in ballots, a 60.1 percent majority voted to preserve the Club’s long-standing position of Read more…

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