Category: 11-Sept

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Paul Street: Towards a “Decent Left”

The Liberal-Left Attack Among the many dark aspects of September 11th’s aftermath we might include the intensification of internal division within an American left that was already rather snippy with itself. This latest intra-“progressive” unpleasantness has been a fairly one-sided affair, with most of the heat coming from the more centrist liberal-left, associated with journals Read more…

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Naomi Klein: Old Hates Fueled By Fear

I knew from e-mail reports that something new was going on in Washington last weekend. A demonstration against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund was joined by an antiwar march, as well as a demonstration against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory. In the end, all the marches joined together in what organizers described Read more…

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Joseph Gerson: Bush’s War: Where is it going & What Should We Do About It?

I want to thank the conference’s organizers for all that you have done and all of you who will be working hard throughout the day and in the coming weeks and months. You could not be doing more important work than thinking about and charting the best ways to organize to stop Bush’s war and Read more…

Lawrence Martin: The real threat unmasked

Prime Minister Jean Chrétien has responded to George W. Bush’s virulent nationalism and sabre rattling toward Iraq quite appropriately, saying no thanks, there is no link between Iraq and the terrorism strike and, until there is proof, we don’t want the war expanded. This is the crux of the Canadian case. But it is unlikely Read more…

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Edward Herman: Body Counts In Imperial Service

S. Herman It is really impressive how efficiently the intellectual and propaganda resources of the imperial state are mobilized to meet its need to demonize its enemies and put its own and its client states’ actions in a benevolent light. This is especially important for an imperial power that retains its democratic forms as it Read more…

Esther Kaplan: Keepers Of The Flame

She arrived in the U.S. From India with her parents when she was just a little kid—long before she took the name Warcry or started protesting institutions like the World Economic Forum. It was 1976, the bicentennial, and right off her dad bought her a small American flag. She says he saw America as a Read more…

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Michael Moore: George W. In The Garden Of Gethsemane

Dear George, When it’s all over in a couple months, and you’re packing up your pretzels and Spot and heading back to Texas, what will be your biggest regret? Not getting out more often and seeing the sights around Rock Creek Park? Never once visiting the newly-renovated IKEA in Woodbridge, Virginia? Or buying your way Read more…

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Roger Bybee: REVIEW: Chomsky’s 9-11

Chomsky’s ‘9-11’ Powerful Antidote to Conventional Wisdom, Cowardice How about a quick quiz on "terrorism"? What is the only nation ever found guilty of this crime by the World Court? If you answered the United States, you’re right. The US earned this dubious distinction in the World Court for its relentless activities against the revolutionary Read more…

David Miller: World Opinion Opposes the Attack on Afghanistan

According to Tony Blair and George Bush respectively, ‘world opinion’ and the ‘collective will of the world’ supported the attack on Afghanistan. Yet analysis of international opinion polls shows that with only three exceptions majorities in all countries polled have opposed the policy of the US and UK governments. Furthermore there have been consistent majorities Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Chomsky’s Second Reply to Hitchens…

It is unfortunate that with such serious issues to attend to, Christopher Hitchens insists on wasting time on irrelevant and fanciful diatribes against assorted enemies, the latest being his REJOINDER TO NOAM CHOMSKY. He begins by placing his question "before the house": "Can the attacks of September 11 be compared to an earlier outrage committed Read more…

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