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Author: The Schršder effect and ÔOld EuropeÕ
Feb 13, 2003
Gerhard Schršder, GermanyÕs Chancellor, wanted to become Chancellor of Germany since long ago. He became Chancellor with a red-green government in 1998, after 16 years of conservative rule. . He wanted to stay Chancellor in 2002. He stayed, against enormo
Author: Who Are The Real Patriots?
Jan 17, 2003
In one of the most significant movements in the United States today, people from cities and towns across the country are resisting the current administrationÕs attack on the Bill of Rights. Several weeks after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001,
Author: General Media
Jan 12, 2003
When the US marches to war, the media march with it. And within the media the generals generally are heavily armed with microphones. The din of collateral language is rising to cacophonous levels. The mobilization and ubiquity of present and past brass on
Author: In the Home of Mohammad Ramadan
Jan 07, 2003
International Solidarity Movement (ISM) volunteer Jaggi Singh reports from Nablus on the siege and collective punishment imposed by the Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank
Author: On a Clear Day You Still Can't See
Dec 29, 2002
In New Hampshire, men with guns are walking through the woods near my house. They're carrying thirty-ought-six's with scopes or some such. Their cars or trucks, gun racks empty, are parked alongside the woods road I climb, where Slaughter Brook plunges do
Author: To Noam is to Love Him
Dec 09, 2002
"This is a dissident linguist Bono stole from the radicals. I'm stealing him back."
Author: Giving Thanks In The Land Of Denial
Nov 30, 2002
"Thanks for the wild turkey and the passenger
Author: Get Your Election Results Here!
Nov 10, 2002
If we said we could predict the winners in three-quarters of the horse races at Suffolk Downs, you'd say the fix is in. But when it comes to the 435 races for the U.S. House on November 5, the fix really IS in.
Known only by name to the Russian hierarchy, the gas spewed into Moscow's theatre on Ulitsa Melnikova killed 50-odd Chechens and accounts for 116 of the 118 hostage deaths. Another 600-odd hostages remain hospitalized, 45 critically ill, yet the chorus fr
Evidence for the passions in and polarization of Venezuelan society was clearly on display on October 10, at the anti-government demonstration, and on October 13, at the pro-government demonstration. Both protests managed to draw crowds that probably exce
Thank God, I often say, for the Israeli press. For where else will you find the sort of courageous condemnation of Israel's cruel and brutal treatment of the Palestinians? Where else can we read that Moshe Ya'alon, Ariel Sharon's new chief of staff, descr
Arnove: Iraq: Movement Pitfalls
Oct 23, 2002
The movement to prevent the war on Iraq faces many pitfalls.
Author: Calves With Mournful Eyes
Oct 18, 2002
"On a waggon bound for market, there's a calf with a mournful eye, high above him there's a swallow, winging swiftly through the sky" - nice old Donovan-song. Some will still remember it. But not many probably know about it's most tragic background. The o
Hieronymus Bosch is one of the most mysterious figures in art history, and we might almost say in cultural history of any kind. Dante is said to have invented the vernacular written in Italian, cursing the rich swindlers and damning them to eternal suffer
Author: The Stability Pact is History
Oct 15, 2002
When the leaders of the most powerful countries and organizations of the world assembled in Kšln on June 10, 1999 to discuss the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, the future of this regional initiative seemed bright. On June 30 that same year, the
Author: The Choice on Iraq
Oct 13, 2002
The current crisis is often represented as being caused by Iraq's refusal to comply with UN resolutions to give up its nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programmes. Therefore, the argument goes, Iraq will only comply if major military threats are m
Arnove: Bush Peddles War
Oct 11, 2002
George Bush said in his address to the nation on October 7 that the United States "has never permitted the brutal and lawless to set history's course."
The garden was overgrown, the roses scrawny after a day of Kandahar heat, the dust in our eyes, noses, mouth, fingernails. But the message was straightforward. "This is a secret war," the Special Forces man told me. "And this is a dirty war. You don't kno
Albert: Disputes about Anti-War Strategy
Sep 12, 2002
(This commentary was spurred and informed by a Chomsky ZNet Forum Post on the same topic.)
Author: Against War
Sep 10, 2002
I am against the war, the (perpetual) war on terrorism as well as the war against Iraq. I am against empire, the control of nearly 40 percent of the world's resources secured by the deployment of air, naval, and ground forces in over 800 bases across the