Category: 11-Sept

Stephen R. Shalom: 45 Questions and Answers Regarding Intervention in General, 9-11 and Afghanistan One Year Later, and Iraq on the Verge of War

[This ZNet article is part of our Classics series. Three times a week we will re-post an article that we think is of timeless importance. This one was first published October 9, 2002.]   B1.   Do and did anti-war critics care about the tragedy of 9-11?   Every outward manifestation that one can use to Read more…

Francis Boyle: Tackling America’s Toughest Questions

(1) Can you tell ZNet, please, what Tackling America’s Toughest Questions is about? What is it trying to communicate?   My book is intended to document, critique and refute all of the atrocities the Bush administration has inflicted upon international law, human rights, the United States Constitution and our Bill of Rights from  9/11 until they walked Read more…

Andy Worthington: Chaos and Lies: Why Obama Was Right To Halt The Guantánamo Trials

Two separate universes were in evidence on Tuesday. In the world of Barack Obama, the sense of change, the optimism and the intelligence were palpable, as two million Americans from every part of the United States — and numerous visitors from around the world — flocked to Washington D.C. to watch his inauguration as the Read more…

Mumia Abu Jamal: Somali Woes: The Perils of Intervention

 On the coastal outcrops of East Africa, in an area known as ‘the horn’, Somalia sits like a sentinel jutting into both the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean.  Although Somalians have recently been in the Western press because of a half-dozen sensational cases of piracy, the nation has a long and distinct history, Read more…

Arundhati Roy: 9 Is Not 11 (And November Isn’t September)

We’ve forfeited the rights to our own tragedies. As the carnage in Mumbai raged on, day after horrible day, our 24-hour news channels informed us that we were watching "India‘s 9/11." And like actors in a Bollywood rip-off of an old Hollywood film, we’re expected to play our parts and say our lines, even though Read more…

Robert Scheer: Cold War Hawks Nesting With Obama

So, Vladimir Putin was right: It was Georgia that started the war with Russia, and once again it was President Bush who got caught in a lie. As The New York Times reported last week, "Newly available accounts by independent military observers of the beginning of the war between Georgia and Russia this summer call Read more…

Larry Everest: The U.S. in Afghanistan: A War for Empire – Not a “Good War” Gone Bad

[This article is drawn from Oil, Power & Empire: Iraq and the U.S. Global Agenda (Common Courage 2004), one of the books that influenced the script of "W" – Oliver Stone’s just-released movie about George W. Bush]   The war in Afghanistan is not a "good war" gone bad. It’s been an unjust, imperialist war Read more…

Gareth Porter: New Evidence Shows Bush Had No Plan to Catch bin Laden After 9/11

New evidence from former U.S. officials reveals that the George W. Bush administration failed to adopt any plan to block the retreat of Osama bin Laden and other al Qaeda leaders from Afghanistan to Pakistan in the first weeks after 9/11.   That failure was directly related to the fact that top administration officials gave Read more…

Tariq Ali: The Tangled U.S.-Pakistani relationship on the edge of war

The first section of the Tariq Ali interview.

Cyril Mychalejko: September 11th From Chile to Washington: Bush Follows in Pinochet’s Footsteps

Torture. Murder. Kidnappings. Secret Prisons. Concentration Camps. War. Impunity. This is the legacy of human rights abuses September 11th sadly leaves us–a legacy first executed by former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, and, more recently renewed by an equally culpable President George W. Bush. The 35th anniversary of the September 11th, 1973 Washington-backed coup which saw Read more…

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