Category: 11-Sept

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Paul Street: Towards A Decent Left?

Paul Street  Among the many disagreeable parts of the aftermath of September 11, we might include the intensification of internal unpleasantness within an American left. This latest unpleasantness has been a fairly one-sided affair, with most of the heat coming from the centrist liberal-left, associated with journals like Dissent and American Prospect and writers like Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Questions On Israel

As a premium to those who support Z through the Z Sustainer Program there are a number of forums where people can ask questions of activists and writers such as Noam Chomsky. Here are Chomsky’s responses to questions about Israel And Palestine during the last week. If you find these helpful consider joining. Bush, Arafat Read more…

Laurie King-irani: The Best Lack All Conviction…

Victoria, BC (23 June 2002)–Lately, we watch the news with one eye shut, the other wincing in anticipation of anguish. Although we mumble to ourselves “It can’t possibly get worse” as the newscast reports that yet another dozen Israelis or Palestinians are dead, we dare not say it out loud, fearful of tempting fate by Read more…

John Mcmurtry: “What Did Bush Know?”

Michael Albert joins the corporate media, the Republican Party and most of the Washington establishment in his blanket abuse of forensic questions on 9-11. The argument that relevant decision setters in the Bush Jr. executive covertly allowed the pathway of 9-11 to go ahead to serve this regime’s massive interests in its occurrence is not Read more…

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Michael Albert: Reply to John McMurtry PhD, FRSC

McMurtry concludes his piece saying that I was sectarian in arguing that it isn’t useful for leftists to pursue the question "what did Bush know, when?" Oddly for someone conerned about sectarianism, however, McMurtry begins his piece by lumping me with "corporate media," the "Republican Party," and the "Washington establishment" as if the article I Read more…

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Paul Street: Misunderstanding Power

Thanks in part to recent disclosures that a minimally competent federal security establishment would have had reasons to know and act on intelligence predicting something like what occurred last September, conspiracy theorists are having a field day with 9-11. It didn’t take such disclosures or the current Congressional inquiry into what the relevant federal officers Read more…

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

(1) What Is a conspiracy and a conspiracy theory? The most common definition of a conspiracy is two or more people secretly planning a criminal act. Examples of related conspiracy theories include belief that JFK was assassinated by rogue CIA elements attempting to ward off unwanted liberalism; that negotiations between the United States government and Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: A World Without War

I hope you won’t mind if I set the stage with a few truisms. It is hardly exciting news that we live in a world of conflict and confrontation. There are lots of dimensions and complexities, but in recent years, lines have been drawn fairly sharply. To oversimplify, but not too much, one of the Read more…

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Starhawk: The G8 June Meeting In Kananaskis: A Strategic Moment

The G8, the heads of the eight most industrialized countries in the world, are preparing to meet in late June in the isolated wilderness area of Kananaskis, near Calgary, in Alberta, one of the most prosperous and conservative provinces of Canada. Last July, their Genoa summit was met by hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, and Read more…

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Paul Street: Liar Liar

It’s been quite an interesting experience hearing United States Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld tell us that more Americans are probably going to perish in future terror attacks. It’s “inevitable,” they say, and there’s really not all that much that they or anyone else can do about it. “Let’s get real,” Read more…

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