Category: 11-Sept

Ken Silverstein: No War for Oil!

The war in Afghanistan is a sham. The Bush administration had advance knowledge of the September 11 attacks but took no action, using the assaults on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon as an excuse to topple the Taliban regime and legitimize the takeover of Afghanistan. Well-placed government insiders, knowing of the impending attacks, Read more…

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Cynthia Peters: Anniversary 9/11

For almost a year now, many of us have been organizing against the “war on terrorism.” We see it as nothing of the kind. Rather, the real problem of terrorism is being used by Bush to assert unilateral U.S. power in the world, display military might, punish those who don’t bow to our authority, and Read more…

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Paul Street: The Biggest Scandal of Corporate America: What Happens on Its Best Behavior

A recent column by popular Chicago business writer David Greising speaks volumes about the limits of recent “mainstream,” well, corporate media commentary on the sins of corporate America. In an amusing July 12th piece in the Chicago Tribune, Greising expressed relief at the content of a press conference called the previous day by the Chicago-based Read more…

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Michael Parenti: Exposing The Terrorism Trap

Michael Parenti received a PhD in Political Science at Yale University. He is one of the nation’s leading progressive thinkers, an uncompromising advocate for political and social justice. He has written sixteen books, including Democracy for the Few, Dirty Truths, and The Sword and the Dollar. His latest book, The Terrorism Trap: September 11 and Read more…

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Paul Street: Defending Civilization And The Myth Of Radical Academia

I know it is no laughing matter when America’s thought police control go on patrol. Still, even if it is just as a defense mechanism, I couldn’t help but laugh when I finally read the by-now notorious report on alleged academic anti-Americanism put out last November by the arch-reactionary American Council of Trustees and Alumni Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Chomsky Interview

1. How far do you belive will the US sacrifice its basic civil liberties for a greater sense of security? It is doubtful that the current attack on civil liberties has much to do with security. In general, one can expect the state to use any pretext to extend its power and to impose obedience Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Terror and Just Response

September 11 will surely go down in the annals of terrorism as a defining moment. Throughout the world, the atrocities were condemned as grave crimes against humanity, with near-universal agreement that all states must act to “rid the world of evildoers,” that “the evil scourge of terrorism” — particularly state-backed international terrorism — is a Read more…

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Edward Herman: The World Confronts U.S. Wars of Terrorism

Edward S. Herman  In discussing the Bush administration’s “war on terrorism,” mainstream analysts and reporters rarely hark back to the Reagan era, which also featured a war on terrorism, with many enlightening similarities to the present. This may be because the similarities are great, even running to overlapping personnel, and because the earlier administration’s policies Read more…

Domenico Pacitti: Against “This” Globalization

Vittorio Agnoletto recently represented the Italian movement at the international council of the World Social Forum. In 1987, just two years after graduating in industrial medicine at Milan’s state university, he co-founded LILA, the Italian League for the Fight against AIDS and was president from 1992 until November 2001. Agnoletto has been a member of Read more…

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Stephen R. Shalom: Conspiracies Or Institutions? 9-11 and Beyond

Stephen R. Shalom & Michael Albert  There has been much frenzied debate on the Internet and in the news recently suggesting that “the government knew beforehand about the World Trade Center/Pentagon attacks” and let them happen in order to use these horrible events to pursue their right-wing agendas. In the months since 9-11, conspiracy theories Read more…

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