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Znet Article, August, 17 2008
Raina's ZSpace page
After decades of the US being the only superpower, the world is changing.
Znet Article, August, 12 2008
Castro's ZSpace page
Perhaps some governments are unaware of the concrete facts, and so for that reason Raúl’s message setting Cuba’s position seemed to us to be very timely. I shall be generous in the aspects that cannot be dealt with in a brief and precise official...
Znet Article, August, 08 2008
Young's ZSpace page
A look at the military tactic of targeting civilians in times of war, and the justifications frequently offered for it
Commentary, August, 07 2008
Pilger's ZSpace page
In an article for the Guardian on the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, John Pilger describes the 'progression of lies' from the dust of that detonated city, to the wars of today - and the threatened at...
Commentary, August, 03 2008
Podur's ZSpace page
In the background of the Indo-US nuclear deal now going into "overdrive", as well as the increasing economic co-operation and (most importantly) the joint military excercises and interoperability efforts and acquisitions made by India, there is a ...
Znet Article, July, 31 2008
Engelhardt's ZSpace page
My mother was a cartoonist. She was known in those years as "New York's girl caricaturist," or so she's called in a newspaper ad I still have, part of a war-bond drive in which your sizeable bond purchase was to buy her sketch of you. She had, som...
Commentary, July, 28 2008
Landau's ZSpace page
In 1977, James Abourezk (D-SD) had just returned from Cuba. He and his fellow South Dakota Solon, George McGovern, had sought to use basketball diplomacy. The University of South Dakota's team played Cuba's national team. President Carter had supp...
Znet Article, July, 27 2008
Johnson's ZSpace page
Most Americans have a rough idea what the term "military-industrial complex" means when they come across it in a newspaper or hear a politician mention it. President Dwight D. Eisenhower introduced the idea to the public in his farewell address of...
Commentary, July, 25 2008
Bennis's ZSpace page
Maliki's endorsement of Obama's withdrawal plan is probably worth all of his trade union, women's organizations and Democratic governors' endorsements together. And it is hardly surprising. Maliki faces growing pressure in the run-up to this fal...
Znet Article, July, 24 2008
Chomsky's ZSpace page
I should say that the place where I am most feared and despised is probably in left liberal intellectual circles. If you want to see a graphic indication of this, take a look at one of my favorite journal covers, which is framed and posted right o...
Commentary, July, 19 2008
Zinn's ZSpace page
For someone like myself, who fought in World War II, and since then has protested against war, I must ask: Have our political leaders gone mad? Have they learned nothing from recent history? Have they not learned that no one "wins" in a war, but t...
Commentary, July, 16 2008
Bill Fletcher jr.
Fletcher jr.'s ZSpace page
Once again, there's a lot of serious attack-on-Iran talk going around. We've both been following this, admittedly with no deep expertise, for several years now. During that time a number of media/blogosphere storms declaring such an attack imminen...
Street: The Audacity of Imperial Airbrushing: Barack Obama’s Whitewashed History of U.S. Foreign Policy and Why it Matters
Znet Article, July, 05 2008
Street's ZSpace page
Under the rules of “mainstream” political discourse in the United States, crimes are committed by evil others, never by noble “America.” Bad things are done by “them,” but not by “us.” “They” often have malevolent intent but “we” are fundamental...
Znet Article, July, 04 2008
Spannos's ZSpace page
UTOPIAS HAVE A LONG, mixed history in Left movements. Sometimes they have propelled our imagination toward what better worlds might look like. Other times they have trumpeted heaven on earth, a world for angels rather than mortals, a far fetched l...
Znet Article, July, 02 2008
Spannos's ZSpace page
The book is a collective effort to spell out vision and strategy for a feasible and desirable transformation of society’s defining institutions. It explores how to get there along with concrete examples and lessons taken from past and present Left...
Commentary, July, 02 2008
Hoodbhoy's ZSpace page
THE recent killing of eleven Pakistani soldiers at Gora Prai by American and Nato forces across the border in Afghanistan unleashed an amazing storm.
Zmag Article, July, 01 2008
Barsamian's ZSpace page
Juan Cole, a widely respected expert on the Middle East, teaches history at the University of Michigan. He is a guest on major news programs. He is the author of many books including Sacred Space and Holy War. His latest is "Napoleon’s Egypt." I t...
Blog Post, June, 29 2008
Podur's ZSpace page
A first blog post from Islamabad, Pakistan. Based mostly on reading the english-language media, which I could have done from Canada, but still hopefully of interest...
Znet Article, June, 24 2008
Pappe's ZSpace page
Support for an academic boycott of Israeli universities exposed Ilan Pappe to death threats last year, forced him to resign as senior lecturer of political science at the University of Haifa, and leave the country...
Commentary, June, 21 2008
Solomon's ZSpace page
Speaking in a time of war, Martin Luther King Jr. said: "Somehow this madness must cease."