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SHOCK AND AWE OVER GAZA — Jonathan Cook reports from the West Bank on How the Media and Human Rights Groups Cover for Israel’s War Crimes; Jeffrey St. Clair on Why Israel is Losing; Nick Alexandrov on Honduras Five Years After the Coup; Joshua Frank on California’s Water Crisis; Ismael Hossein-Zadeh on Finance Capital and Inequality; Kathy Deacon on The Center for the Whole Person; Kim Nicolini on the Aesthetics of Jim Jarmusch. PLUS: Mike Whitney on the Faltering Economic Recovery; Chris Floyd on Being Trapped in a Mad World; and Kristin Kolb on Cancer Without Melodrama.
Archives from August 2004
NPR Leads the Charge to War
MIKE WHITNEY
"We are ready to do e...
The Dominican Republic and the NYTs
JOSEPH NEVINS
Mikhail Baryshnikov, the ballet star, has a vacation home there. It is located close to the sprawling Southern Greek Revival beachside abode of his good friend and native son, Oscar de la Renta, in the same town where the fashion designer and singer Julio Iglesias...
Kerry and the Middle East
NEVE GORDON
As Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry formulates his Middle East policy, he would do well to learn from the mistakes of both the Clinton and Bush administrations. Former President Bill Clinton began his tenure after the demise of the Soviet Union,...
Pete Seeger in NYC
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
: Who Would Be A Kurd? Joshua Frank The Outsider: a Talk with Ralph Nader Iain A. Boal On "Shame": Warmed-Over Orientalism and Racist Projection Chris Floyd...
Beyond Bush’s Rhetoric on the Economy
MATT VIDAL
In one of numerous pronouncements that economic recover is just around the corner, Bush told campaign donors in 2003 "This administration has laid the foundation for greater prosperity and more jobs across America."[1] Just the other day in a New...
The Life and Crimes of George W. Bush
JEFFREY ST. CLAIR
Part One: The Ties That Blind Th...
Playing the War Card
JACK RANDOM
Senator John McCain is an unquestioned war hero. Though the war he fought was morally bankrupt, we owe him a great debt for his sacrifice. On the political battlegrounds, McCain has often distinguished himself by rising above partisan politics. At the Republican N...
George Bush the Peace Candidate?
DAVE LINDORFF
Manhattan. So let’s get th...
Live, From New York!
RON JACOBS
Manhattan. First person I talked to when I got to New York was a cop in the Shea Stadium parking lot. He was standing next to a police-owned SUV while watching people disembark from the various buses on their way to the train that would bring them to the bi...
Sunday in Manhattan
DAVID LINDORFF
Manhattan. The record march of up to half a million anti-Bush, anti-war demonstrators here on Sunday, on the eve or the Republican National Convention, was an astonishing victory of ordinary people over cynical political manipulation and intimidation. ...
The Hypocrites of TheNaderbasher.com
SHAUN JOSEPH
The Democratic Party’s Nader bashers sunk to a new low with a television ad attacking Republican financial support for Ralph Nader’s presidential campaign–which ends with the Bush-Cheney campaign logo altered to read "Bush-Nader." The a...
Israeli Espionage Against the US
SAM HUSSEINI
[This survey of Israeli spying on the US was compiled in 1997.] The Washington Post reported in a front-page story on May 7th, 1997 that US intelligence had intercepted a conversation in which two Israeli officials had discussed the possibility of getting a...
The Hypocrites of TheNaderbasher.com
SHAUN JOSEPH
The Democratic Party’s Nader bashers sunk to a new low with a television ad attacking Republican financial support for Ralph Nader’s presidential campaign–which ends with the Bush-Cheney campaign logo altered to read "Bush-Nader." The a...
The Disappeared Mayor
JUSTIN PODHUR
On August 22, 2004, a commission of leaders left the indigenous community of Toribio, part of the municipality of Toribio in the Department of Cauca, Colombia, to go to a community called Alta Mira in the municipality of San Vicente del Caguan, in the Department o...
Israeli Moles in the Pentagon
MIKE WHITNEY
The FBI’s investigation into Pentagon official, Larry Franklin, on charges of spying for Israel, has left many of us scratching our heads and wondering, "Why?" The relationship between the Bush Administration and the Sharon government is so ...
USA Basketball in Black and White!
DAVE ZIRIN
How many times do we hear fans try to assign wild-eyed political symbolism to sports teams? My friend Zeke is convinced that "If the Yankees win that’s good for Bush!" I’ve also heard, "The Detroit Pistons beating the LA Lakers will give...
From El Salvador to Abu Ghraib
Dr. JUAN ROMAGOZA
As a survivor of torture in El Salvador, I find news about the mistreatment of prisoners by U. S. soldiers heartbreaking. On December 12, 1980, I was picked up by Salvadoran National Guardsmen after they opened fire on a crowd where my group of health worke...
Party Fights for Its Future
JOSHUA FRANK
On Sunday, August 22nd, state delegates of the Pennsylvania Green Party formally rejected the strategy that their presidential candidate David Cobb should run a "safe states" campaign. "Pennsylvanians have collected and filed the most signatu...
The New Age Racket and the Left
JUSTIN E.H. SMITH
This weekend I’m heading down to New York to do what I can to topple the regime in power as they brazenly exploit my spiritual hometown for the backdrop to the Republican National Convention. With the legality of the United for Peace and Justice demonstratio...
Why Would They Bother?
RAY HANANIA
When I heard that Israel had a man working in the Pentagon as a spy, providing secret information to its powerful lobbying arm in Washington, I was surprised. Why does Israel need a spy to steal secret information when it has several key people there alread...
Media Declares War on Anti-War Protests
MICKEY Z.
The August 26, 2004 New York Daily News headline blared: ANARCHY, INC. The idea, of course, was to paint the upcoming RNC protests with the broad brush of corporate media propaganda. An influential ingredient of wartime spin is shaping public perception of the ant...
Why the City Should–and Will–Demostrate Against the Republican Convention
MARK ENGLER
Like many New Yorkers, I am not native to this place. I arrived from elsewhere, and have made the city my home. My extended family lives in the Midwest. They do not understand New York. I have an uncle who labors with an iron work ethic in carpentry and flooring. ...
The Attica of the Americas
JUSTIN FELUX
Both places have a population of several million, mostly dark-skinned people. In both places, those who are able to find work can only obtain poverty wages under conditions that differ from slavery only in name. The right of the people to vote is not respected. Th...
Zombies for Kerry; Arundhati Roy Explains NGOs; Joseph Anderson Displays Anti-Blackism and Anti-Semitism in the East Bay
ALEXANDER COCKBURN
Didn’t John Kerry ever read about rope-a-dope? Karl Rove must be kicking his heels with merriment at the way the horse-faced son of Boston is tangling himself up in the Swiftboat comedy. A couple of weeks more and I reckon Kerry will start crying on t...
Turning Liability into Asset
RAY McGOVERN
Former CIA Analyst What do the president’s nomination of Rep. Porter Goss (R, FL) to head the CIA and the seemingly contradictory proposal of Senator Pat Roberts (R, KS) to dismember the CIA have in common with tales of swift boats once in Vietnam? Answe...