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Archives from 2004
The Death of Reggie White
DAVE ZIRIN
NFL legend Reggie White passed away in his sleep Sunday at the tragic age of 43. The 6′ 5" 300-pound ‘Minister of Defense’ was a football immortal without peer. He played in 13 consecutive pro bowls and retired as the all time NFL leader in ...
A Shameful Response to Disaster
DAVE LINDORFF
Word that the U.S. government is offering a paltry $10 million in aid to those countries whose coasts were devastated by tidal waves from the largest earthquake in 40 years should be a national embarrassment. That a nation which can talk casually about $400-$500 b...
Be Careful Not to Get Too Much Education
Dr. TERESA WHITEHURST
I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately to a conversation I overheard at Starbucks in Nashville last winter. I was distracted from my work on that cold and rainy night by two young men who sat down in upholstered chairs next to my table. One was talking and...
The Resistance and the West’s Anti-War Movement
RON JACOBS
Imagine yourself coming of age in a country where speaking out against the government is severely repressed. Activism of any sort is met with torture, imprisonment and even death, all courtesy of the US-trained secret police employed by a ruler who owes his very e...
What Howard Dean May Bring to the DNC
JOSHUA FRANK
A year before Howard Dean announced his bid for the presidency; he spoke at a Pittsburg event sponsored by a "smart-card" firm, Wave Systems, which was a sure sign Dean was fast running away from his grassroots support, and right into the arms of the cor...
Disappearing the Anti-War Movement at the NYTs
JOHN WALSH
Hot on the heels of the deadly attack on U.S forces in Mosul on December, 21, a front page headline in the NYT on December, 22, proclaimed authoritatively: "Fighting On Is the Only Option, Americans Say." Amazingly the self-assured report was based solel...
Rumsfeld Must Go
BRIAN CLOUGHLEY
The new-model, compassionate, caring, tender-hearted, public-related Donald Rumsfeld flew to Iraq Christmas Eve, and went to Mosul. We are assured by the Pentagon that the Mosul visit by their CEO was – but of course – planned well before the carnage i...
An Interview with Amos Elon
ARI SHAVIT Ha'aretz
The young people at the news desk weren’t quite sure who he was. The name sounded familiar but they weren’t sure from where. A few had heard about one of his books. A few ha...
Greens and Greenbacks
MICHAEL DONNELLY
My good friend Lisa Goldrosen is a veteran of many left causes. Lisa has spent her entire adult life working in various coop endeavors. She has a wonderful collection of buttons and posters from back when America rose from the slumber of the Eisenhower years. She ...
An Interview with Noam Chomsky
M. JUNAID ALAM
On December 17th I met with Professor Noam Chomsky at his MIT office to get his thoughts on the ideological justifications and historical realities behind America’s "war on terror." Professor Chomsky spent a half-hour taking apart the framework of ...
Texas Election Scandal
GREG MOSES
"As I look back over the General E...
Fallujah and the Media
MIKE WHITNEY
"We headed to the area where we live and saw some bodies lying about the streets. I entered my neighbor’s house and found him lying on the ground, nothing left of him but some bones." Abd al-Rahman Salim, Fallujah resident ...
Cuban Deja Vu All Over Again, All Over Again
SAUL LANDAU
On December 10, US Interest Section Chief in Havana James Cason offered yet another Bush Administration policy missile to overthrow the Cuban government and replace it with a "democratic" regime, i.e.; one that would revere private property and kiss Wash...
Reflections for a Handful of Activists
RICHARD OXMAN
"It’s not everyday that we are needed. Not indeed that we are personally needed. Others would meet the case equally well, if not better. To all mankind they were addressed, those cries for help still ringing in our ears! But at this place, ...
Honduras Validates Its Banana Republic Status, Again
GENNA GOODMAN-CAMPBELL
Throughout the 1980s, Honduras was the linchpin in the U.S.’ Central American policy, serving as Washington’s "unsinkable aircraft carrier" for covert Contra missions against Sandinista Nicaragua and providing a base for U.S. military trainer...
Blaming the Victims of the 2004 Election
BRIAN KWOBA
I hate to keep wading around in the drudgery of election-year fallout, but I’ve heard too much elitist cynicism and scapegoating of a supposedly dumb-and-dumber American population to keep quiet. In much of the post-election commentary, the left along with m...
Justice With Eyes Wide Open
TONI SOLO
"We headed to the area where we live and saw some bodies lying about the streets. I entered my neighbor’s house and found him lying on the ground, nothing left of him but some bones." Abd al-Rahman Salim, Fallujah resident ...
Rummy’s Quagmire of Lies
MIKE WHITNEY
"Destroying cities and torturing prisoners are things you do when you are losing the real war, the war your enemies are fighting. They are signals of moral bankruptcy. They destroy the confidence and respect of your friends, and reinforce the cr...
Christmas Eve Resistance to the First US Occupation
WILLIAM LOREN KATZ
Some 167 years ago United States Army, Marine and Navy units were engaged in an occupation and pacification of dangerous foes in Florida. The first foreign invasion launched by the new US government began in 1816 and met fierce and prolonged resistance from the mu...
My Friend Richard Barnet
SAUL LANDAU
I met Dick Barnet about 34 years ago and got lost in his smile and the twinkle in his eyes. I had already stolen ideas from Intervention and Revolution and Roots of War, and read his articles in The New Yorker. I worked with him for twenty-five years at the ...
The Endless War in Colombia
JOE DeRAYMOND
I spent the last six months of 2003 in Colombia, living with a community in the foothills of the Andes, in the Urabá region, a region of mountains, jungle, and huge rivers stuck up next to Panama at the gateway to South America. I was a volunteer with the F...
O Little Town of Bethlehem
FRANCIS A. BOYLE
It was December of 1991 and I was serving as Legal Advisor to the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East Peace Negotiations in Washington DC. The Israelis were stalling –not even negotiating in bad faith. And the Americans were doing nothing to get the ne...
Ukraine’s Real Underdog
CHAD NAGLE
Kiev, Ukraine. With only a coupl...
X-Mas vs. the Power Fools
GREG MOSES
Winter takes the color away, but people put up lights. In my own cul de sac of the global village, the light show this year is fantastic: colors like I’ve never seen, electric deer that raise their lit-up heads, candy canes, icicles, y mas santas. At night t...
Winning
DIANE CHRISTIAN
"They say we can̵...