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Archives from July 2nd, 2007
Memories of Roque Dalton
NINA SERRANO
I first met Roque Dalton in Havana in July of 1968. He claimed he was a descendant of an outlaw, and he turned me into a writer and a poet. I was in Havana working on a documentary film about Fidel with my then-husband, Saul Landau, and our two children, Greg...
When Killer Cops Walk
ANTHONY GREGORY
On June 28, a San Bernardino jury acquitted Ivory J. Webb of attempted voluntary manslaughter and assault with a firearm in a confrontation caught on video tape. He had shot Elio Carrion three times in the back, shoulder and chest as the unarmed man knelt on the g...
Steve Emerson’s Fantastic Obsession
LOUAY SAFI
What would an investigative reporter turned director of a private intelligence operation, who is increasingly obsessed with proving that mainstream Muslim American organizations are radical, do when he fails to find evidence to support his obsession? Human decency...
From Cakewalk to Quicksand
PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
John Lukacs in his monograph, June 1941: Hitler and Stalin, reports that "the best military experts throughout the world predicted the defeat of the Soviet Union within a few weeks, or within two months at the most" following Hitler’s invasion of R...
The Guantánamo Whistleblowers
ANDY WORTHINGTON
Jostling for media space in the last week–and largely losing out to spurious claims that Guantánamo is about to close–is the story of Lt. Col. Stephen Abraham, an army intelligence officer with 26 years’ experience, who has bravely spoken ...
A Shameful Blunder
JACK HIRSCHMAN
As the translator of Roque Dalton’s CLANDESTINE POEMS, one of the truly great books o...
Anatomy of a Smear
BILL WILLIAMS
Over the last few weeks, as I have thought hard about how the Finkelstein and Larudee tenure denials went down the way they did, I repeatedly stumble upon a troubling, but perhaps plausible, scenario. Imagine the following phone conversation between the Felix Fran...
A Taste of the Gulag
ANTHONY PAPA
Paris Hilton is free. Hooray! Sometimes it takes a traumatic experience to awaken the hidden self. The 23 days she spent at the Century Regional Detention Facility was far short of doing "hard time." But it did give her a taste of life in the gula...
Life, Peace and Sacrifice
MONICA BENDERMAN
Hi Monica, May I express myself about this on-going war? It’s got to be tough just keeping your chin up and not to give up hope to end this war. I have always supported our troops that fought, and got injured and for those who died ...
Squirming Under Israel’s Security Matrix
SONJA KARKAR
These days the Hamas acting government and Fatah "emergency government"are sapping the interest from any news story that might report on Israel’s criminal deeds inside Gaza and the West Bank. Both these Palestinian enclaves are still under Israel&#...