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If you listen very carefully--in between the deafening war drum beating at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue--you can almost make out the chant reverberating on capitol hill; "ding dong the witch is dead!" Yes, Trent Lott is gone and racism is dead!
Sargent: Press The Press
Feb 22, 2003
The only surprising thing to me about the mainstream media coverage of the worldwide anti-war demonstrations on February 15 is that it was more positive than usual. A few news reports actually communicated some of the politics behind the protests and a ce
Schechter: The Power of 'Evil'
Jan 16, 2003
NEW YORK, Jan 09, 2003 -- First, there was Austin Powers.
Terror's Many Faces
Among the hundreds of groups and actions being mounted against the war on Iraq are a significant number called and organized by women. Code Pink: Unreasonable Women for Peace has disrupted Congressional hearings and mounted an ongoing women¹s peace vigil at the White House since November 17. Women in Black hold vigils in hundreds of communities around the world on a regular basis. Women Rising for Peace and Justice, the women¹s caucus of United for Peace, has issued a call for January 17 to be a day of women¹s actions against the war.
Among the hundreds of groups and actions being mounted against the war on Iraq are a significant number called and organized by women. Code Pink: Unreasonable Women for Peace has disrupted Congressional hearings and mounted an ongoing women_s peace vigil
Secours: Shaking The All-american Dream
Jan 06, 2003
Last night I had a dream, well a nightmare, actually. I dreamed that George Bush was God and that he kept turning into Charleton Heston--which kind of makes sense if you've seen Michael Moore's new documentary: "Bowling For Columbine". In the film Heston
Schechter: Crisis Capsule
Dec 15, 2002
NEW YORK, Dec 12, 2002 -- When the story broke, there was the gasp of "Gotcha!" in the world's news rooms. Finally, after all these weeks of those faceless inspectors racing around the boonies of Iraq to visit sites they've seen before, we have a dramatic
Lack of harmony characterizes our times -- There is disharmony between humans and nature, between religions, between cultures, between genders. Non-sustainability, injustice, war are different expressions of disharmony which has its roots in a world view
Imagine that you're at the ceremonial opening of a time capsule, half a century after some forward-looking Americans sealed it during a multimedia festival just before Thanksgiving 2002.
Street: Our Tears, Their Opportunity
Nov 18, 2002
What a Difference a Day Made
Shiva: In Praise Of Cowdung
Nov 17, 2002
In India we worship cow dung as Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. Gobur-dhan puja is literally the worship of gobur (cowdung) dhan (wealth).
Even when we first touched down on this flat, salty, ancient continent, we knew we were on the other side of the world. The moon was half-full, but just the bottom half was visible, a porcelain tea-cup. We were in the far north, it was winter, and a warm
Solomon: Media Sniping Frenzy Bumps Off Politics
Oct 27, 2002
You can't call it an October surprise. Late in the month, with Election Day not far off, the television news channels have been true to form.
You might remember the old movie "Twelve Angry Men," starring Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb and E.G. Marshall. Most of the dramatic film takes place inside a jury room as a dozen people deliberate at the end of a murder trial. It's sweltering hot. At the outse
Secours: The "I" Words
Oct 06, 2002
Don't abandon Uncle Sam, He needs you!
Solomon: Baghdad, Autumn 2002: City Of Doom
Sep 21, 2002
BAGHDAD -- When Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz described the box that Washington has meticulously constructed for Iraq, he put it this way: ÒDoomed if you do, doomed if you donÕt.Ó
In November of 1969, President Nixon was preparing to use nuclear weapons against Hanoi and Haiphong. What stopped him were the anti-war mobilizations of that autumn. There were Òtoo many people in the street." This September, as Bush continues to push fo
The Overworked Work Harder
Solomon: What If We Didn't Need Labor Day?
Sep 04, 2002
Labor Day may be a fitting tribute to America's workers. But what about the other 364 days of the year? Despite all the talk about the importance and dignity of working people, they get little power or glory in the everyday world of news media.