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Archives from June 2002
For What Do We Fight?
Ardeshir Cowasjee
Reacting to my column of last week in which I quoted Albert Einstein’s (probably apocryphal) remark after he had seen the effects of the atom bomb on Japan about wishing he had been a shoemaker rather than a scientist, a reader responded saying that it shoul...
What Is Antisemitism?
Michael Neumann
Every once in a while, some left-wing Jewish writer will take a deep breath, open up his (or her) great big heart, and tell us that criticism of Israel or Zionism is not antisemitism. Silently they congratulate themselves on their courage. With a little sigh, they...
Invoking International Law to Avoid Nuclear War in Kashmir
The Hand Of The Father, Alejandro Escovedo (Texas Music Group)
I can pinpoint the nadir of rock music’s first half-century: That wire service picture of Bono standing with U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill, the two of them wearing local African costumes somewhere in Africa. Bono’s idiocy is here complete, since t...
Invoking International Law to Avoid Nuclear War in Kashmir
William M. Evan And Francis A. Boyle
The military confrontation between India and Pakistan, two nuclear-armed neighbors, has the world in a state of jitters. With each country mobilizing its forces–together totaling about a million troops along their 1800 mile border–there is a high proba...
India, Pakistan and a Road Map to Peace
Admiral L. Ramdas And Arjun Makhijani
India and Pakistan stand at the brink of nuclear catastrophe. Many people from all over the world including businessmen, politicians, strategic analysts, diplomats, scientists, peace activists and common people above all have all voiced their concern regarding the...
Meanwhile, Back in Afghanistan
Fran Shor
Consider the following eyewitness accounts from distraught villagers in Bandi Temur, Afghanistan. As reported in the May 27, 2002 edition of the New York Times: "They shot my husband, Abdullah, and they beat me and bound my hands and eyes." From a wailin...
The Futre Wellstone Deserves
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
Greens running against Democrats, and maybe giving Republicans the edge? Anyone who thinks we’ll have to wait till the Bush-Gore rematch in 2004 to get into that can of worms had better look at Minnesota this year. Here’s Senator Paul Wellstone bidding...
Cuba, the US and Democracy
Fidel Castro
On May 20, the day of the shameful show in Miami, it was ironic to listen to Mr. W. Bush claim strongly for independence and freedom, not for Puerto Rico but for Cuba; and to talk much about democracy, not for Florida but for Cuba. Mr. W. made a special point of d...
WAR TALK
Arundhati Roy
When India and Pakistan conducted their nuclear tests in 1998, even those of us who condemned them, balked at the hypocrisy of Western nuclear powers. Implicit in their denunciation of the tests was the notion that Blacks cannot be trusted with the Bomb. Now we...
The Catepillar Effect
Neve Gordon
"This is the first time that bulldozers have determined the outcome of a war," L., one of the Palestinian fighters from the Jenin refugee camp was recently quoted in the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronot. The officer in charge of the military penetration int...
Brazil v. Turkey
Norman Madarasz
Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian defender Roberto Carlos’ brain-to-foot coordination is filtered by a scrolling flow of statistical figures. Lines of computation, combinatorial curves and permutating patterns, converge into a measuring sense to free-kicks famous fo...
Bush and the Legacy of Mies van der Rohe
Gavin Keeney
In the absence of serious journalism — here, there, everywhere — the recent flow of gilded imagery from Russia, ever since Air Force One set down at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow on Thursday, May 23, has been nothing less than spectacular. From the op...
Bush 9/11 Scandal for Dummies
Bernard Weiner
Don’t know about you, but all this who-knew-what-when pre-9/11 stuff is mighty confusing. So once again, I head to that all-purpose reference series for some comprehensible answers. Q. I’ve heard all these reports about the government knowing we...
Sharon’s Post-Incursion Plan
Jeff Halper
Like Sharon’s 1982 war in Lebanon, which was also minimized as simply an "operation" (Operation Peace for the Galilee), Operation Defensive Shield had political goals far beyond that indicated by its modest "defensive" name. Under the gui...