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It may be due to dumb luck Ð not public health preparedness Ð that only four people died from anthrax bioterrorism to date according to some experts. They warn that other organisms, such as smallpox, which are highly contagious, could cause hundreds of th
Author: Fiat Justitia Et Pereat Mundus - Let There Be Justice, Though The World Perishes.
Jan 03, 2002
The current pissing match between India and Pakistan speaks volumes about our times. While we all know that the 'war on terrorism' has further criminalised resistance, the bilious current affairs from the sub-continent have submerged both the sad and cont
Author: Lessons From Durban
Jan 02, 2002
It is hard to believe that just two short months ago, the United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Other Forms of Intolerance (WCAR) took place in Durban, South Africa.
Author: Rogue Nation
Dec 21, 2001
1. In December 2001, the United States officially withdrew from the 1972 Antiballistic Missile Treaty, gutting the landmark agreement-the first time in the nuclear era that the US renounced a major arms control accord.
Author: Rush to Judgement
Dec 19, 2001
Just a few weeks ago, in Massachusetts, acting Governor Jane Swift approved a bill that exonerates the accused witches hung in 1692 and 1693 during the Salem Witch Trials. The women were the last of the 20 victims to be cleared by the legislature since th
Author: Private Power
Dec 18, 2001
In Papua New Guinea a quiet revolution has just taken place, demonstrating the power of major translational companies, and writing into law what has long been the defacto, and until now not publicly acknowledged, relationship between this countryÕs govern
Author: December 7 Means More Than Pearl Harbor
Dec 07, 2001
December 7, 2001 will mark the 60th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Between the recent Hollywood version of this event and the endless analogies with September 11th, the media focus that day will predictably be squarely on 1941.
Author: Boondocks Cartoon Censored
Dec 05, 2001
Boondocks Cartoon Censored
In the aftermath of September 11, powerful forces within the U.S. establishment have been engaged in a campaign of lies, disinformation, and speculation to pin blame for the World Trade Center attacks and the anthrax mailings on Iraq and Saddam Hussein. O
Ali: No Room At The Inn For Mr Biswas
Nov 29, 2001
This is the story of why V.S. NaipaulÕs comic masterpiece, A House for Mr Biswas, which won him the Nobel Prize for Literature a few weeks ago, was turned down in 1998 by an over-hyped inert mediocrity named Michael Jackson who had just usurped the top jo
Author: Unleashing the CIA?
Nov 22, 2001
The old joke goes that in the waning days of the Second World War, when Hitler was told of yet another defeat on the battlefield, he slammed his fist into his desk and declared: "That does it! No more Mr. Nice Guy!"
Afghanistan - As the armies of the West are about to realise - is not a country. You can't "occupy" or even "control" Afghanistan because it is neither a state nor a nation.
Author: Shootdown: Some Reflections
Nov 14, 2001
Nobody would dare fly from a foreign country into U.S. airspace to try to drop leaflets over Washington. NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense) would be ready for a shootdown.
Author: Hypocrisy, Hatred And The War On Terror
Nov 09, 2001
"Air campaign"? "Coalition forces"? "War on terror"? How much longer must we go on enduring these lies? There is no "campaign" Ð merely an air bombardment of the poorest and most broken country in the world by the world's richest and most sophisticated na
Author: Nicaraguan Election
Nov 03, 2001
As the US administration continues to flex its military muscles in Central Asia, it hasnÕt been entirely distracted from events in its own backyard.
Author: War On The Poor And Working Class
Oct 25, 2001
This week the U.S. House of Representatives will take up an economic stimulus package that indicates just how much the House has sold out to the big corporate and wealthy interests at the expense of poor and working class people. It is class warfare. Ac
Albert: Whatâ€™s So Complex About It?
Oct 19, 2001
In the past few weeks I have minutely explored, often with Stephen Shalom, multifold concerns about September 11 and the â€œwar on terrorism.â€ With him I have tried to calmly and soberly respond to all kinds of concerns people feel. I recommend doing it.
Albert: WhatÕs So Complex About It?
Oct 19, 2001
In the past few weeks I have minutely explored, often with Stephen Shalom, multifold concerns about September 11 and the Òwar on terrorism.Ó With him I have tried to calmly and soberly respond to all kinds of concerns people feel. I recommend doing it.
Author: Multi-Focus Or Bust
Oct 07, 2001
Anyone that the US goes after these days is bound to be a really bad guy. In the New World Order power is so unbalanced that good guys give in.
Albert: Albert Interviews Chomsky
Sep 29, 2001
I sent six questions to Noam Chomsky. His answers, by email, are below.