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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
Author: Beware Americans Bearing Gifts
Sep 01, 2002
The United States Agency for International Development recently chartered a ship - The Liberty Star - to deliver thirty six thousand tons of grain to an estimated 13 million starving people Southern Africa.
Author: What The New York Times Left Out
Aug 22, 2002
It was page one of the New York Times Sunday (August 18), picked up extensively by the international media, a featured story on America On Line. "Officers Say U.S. Aided Iraq in War Despite Use of Gas", shouted the headline. Senior military officers revea
Author: Truth and Justice in Venezuela
Aug 17, 2002
Following three hearings in the past two weeks, the Venezuelan Supreme Court has ruled that it would deny the attorney general's motion for a trial against the four high-ranking military officers accused of military rebellion in the April 11 coup attempt
In a July 11th article, the British weekly The Economist recounts the latest grim statistics on AIDS, noting emphatically that the 9,000 people who die each day from AIDS represents three times the number killed in the World Trade Center attacks.
Author: The Saddam In RumsfeldÕs Closet
Aug 06, 2002
ÒMan and the turtle are very much alike. Neither makes any progress without sticking his neck out.Ó ÑDonald Rumsfeld
Author: Redistricting Makes Losers Of Us All
Aug 02, 2002
Redistricting, the once-a-decade process whereby incumbent politicians carve out their own legislative districts to guarantee themselves safe seats, is just about completed in all 50 states. Much ink has been printed about which side will win more seats,
Spain has escalated its campaign against Basque separatists by outlawing Batasuna, the political wing of terrorist group ETA. Billed as a new phase in Madrid's "war on terror", human rights groups warn the real purpose of the
Arnove: Q&A with John Pilger
Jul 29, 2002
Q: What has been the reaction to your front-page article for The Mirror on July 4?
Author: Under the Shadow of the G8
Jul 19, 2002
This yearÕs G8 summit, held in Kananaskis, Alberta and the protests held throughout Canada against the G8 are over. It is fitting to look back to see how the ÔWar on TerrorÕ, one of the main items on the G8 agenda, continues the work of death and displace
La Paz, Bolivia. The poorest country in South America may be sending the U.S. an eviction notice.
Author: Pinochet Mocks Justice
Jul 15, 2002
These are bitter days in Chile for those who suffered during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet from 1973 to 1990. On July 1 the Chilean Supreme Court ruled that the former dictator would not have to stand trial for his heinous crimes as dictato
Author: Argentina in Danger of a New Repressive Wave
Jul 10, 2002
Buenos Aires. Two young demonstrators died the 27th of June in a blockade of a bridge in the south of Buenos Aires. They belonged to the Coordinadora Anibal Ver—n (CAV), one of the organizations of Piqueteros, Argentina's vast movement of unemployed worke
Until now no proposed agreement has carried the promise of resolving Israeli and Palestinian nationalist/religious claims to disputed territories. The city of Jerusalem, and the Old City in particular, affords a demonstration of competing and unresolvable
In the midst of all the euphoria in ruling circles over the triumph of Alvaro Uribe Velez in the Colombian presidential elections, there are certain issues that are not being discussed, even though they have everything to do with the elections.
Author: The Lone Eagle: 75 Years Later
May 26, 2002
May 20 marks seventy-five years since Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. flew across the Atlantic and into the history books. It seems as good a time as any to examine yet another American myth.
Albert: What Did Bush Know, When?
May 24, 2002
The above question screams from mainstream newspapers. It froths from liberals' lips. What troubles me more, however, is that some leftists also find it important.
The Bush administration is declaring another victory in its "propaganda war" with Iraq, following the unanimous vote of the United Nations Security Council to endorse its plan to impose "smart sanctions" on Iraq.
Administrator: The Irony of French Elections
May 03, 2002
French presidential elections are vastly more democratic than the American system. The first round allows anyone who can get endorsement from 500 of France's 36,000 mayors (any small village will do) to be an official candidate. All get free television ti