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Chavez Address to the United Nations - What he actually said in addition to the smell of sulfur part.  Hugo Chavez, 9/20/06.

Diagnosed as 'War-aholics' - With the Democrats and the mainstream media enabling them, administration leaders are five years into a major war binge. They won't stop until they've hit bottom.  Rich Gell, 9/12/06.

The Day That Changed Everything Wasn't 9/11 - Yes, it changed everything -- not September 11, 2001, when the Twin Towers collapsed, but November 9, 1989, when the Berlin Wall fell and left the U.S. at sea, drifting without an enemy in a strange new world.  Ira Chernus, 9/11/06.

Bush -- "Take Your Time" - The widespread destruction of a defenseless Lebanon-its civilians, its life-sustaining public services, its environment-is a grim and indelible testament to your consummate cruelty and ignorance.  Ralph Nader, 8/17/06.

"Shock and Awe" Bombing of Lebanon - As one of the family of "bombing nations," Israel, like the US, Russia, Britain, and to a lesser extent other industrial nations, has made air power its weapon of choice in prosecuting war.  Beau Grosscup, 7/25/06.

Bush's Faith and the Middle East Aflame - Consider the possibility that the most fundamental belief, perhaps in all of history, but specifically in these last catastrophic years, seems to be in the efficacy of force -- and the more of it the merrier.  Tom Englehard, 7/17/06.

Descent into Anger and Despair - What is really driving policy in Washington today?  James Carroll, 4/17/06.

Exporting Ruins - "Imperial overreach" is too fancy a term for what the Bush administration has actually done. While its officials have talked a great game when it came to achieving "victory" in Iraq and exporting democracy to the Middle East, its main exports have turned out to be mayhem and ruins.  Tom Engelhardt, 4/3/06.

America's Blinders - Now that most Americans no longer believe in the war, we might ask: How come so many people were so easily fooled?  Howard Zinn, 3/27/06.

What to Expect Next - The grand jury supervised by U.S. attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has returned an indictment charging I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby with perjury, obstruction of justice and false statements to the grand jury.  But this indictment does not end the story; rather these charges are most likely merely a chapter in a long and tragic story.  Elizabeth de la Vega, 10/28/2005.

Globalisation is an anomaly and its time is running out  - Today's global economic relations are a product of very special transient circumstances, namely relative world peace and absolutely reliable supplies of cheap energy.  James Kunstler, 8/4/2005.

The Ironies of Conquest - The The chief beneficiary of the occupation of Iraq and the chaos it produced has not been the Bush administration, but Iran.  Michael Schwartz, 8/10/2005.

London Bombings – War Is Not the Answer - Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of London, today, as we continue to pray for the peoples of Iraq, Afghanistan, the Sudan, and elsewhere who daily face the continuing violence, horror, fear, and disruption of war and terror.  FCNL, 7/7/2005.

Addicted to War - "George Washington believed that an overgrown military establishment in the New World would replicate the errors of the Old one."  Greg Guma, 6/24/2005.

Too Few, Yet Too Many - One of the more bizarre aspects of the Iraq war has been President Bush's repeated insistence that his generals tell him they have enough troops.  Paul Krugman, Memorial Day 2005.

America's Mortal Secret - The holiest acreage in America was consecrated in an act of revenge.  James Carrroll, 5/3/05.

The Normalization of War - Americans have become enthralled by -- and found themselves in thrall to -- military power and the idea of global military supremacy.  Andrew J. Bacevich, 4/21/05.

The Long Emergency - Even after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, America is still sleepwalking into the future.  James Howard Kunstler, 4/13/05.

One-Way Planet - The combination of imperial impunity and national goodness of a kind not possessed by other lands has, in fact, proved something of a lethal cocktail. Tom Engelhardt, 3/25/05.

Failing Logic 101 - In any freshman course in logic, the White House reasoning would collapse, shot full of holes. In Washington, it's become the conventional wisdom.  Arianna Huffington, 3/21/05.

Pandora's Spring - "The claim that democracy is on the march in the Middle East is a fraud."  Tom Engelhardt, 3/17/05.

Elections Run by the Same Guys Who Sell Toothpaste - If you listen to the presidential debates, you can’t figure out what they’re saying, and that’s on purpose.  Noam Chomsky, 3/11/05.

Why Europe Ignores Bush - the Bush administration is neither loved nor feared in growing sectors of the international community — increasingly, it is simply being ignored.  Tony Karon, 2/21/05.

Train Wreck of an Election - Iraq is a train wreck. But the man who caused it is not being held responsible.  James Carroll, 2/1/05.

Free Iraq: The Responsibility of Withdrawal - How get out of Iraq without making thing worse.  From FCNL, 1/13/05

Torture: Shock, Awe and the Human Body - "It is hard to avoid the conclusion that the Bush administration is not torturing prisoners because it is useful but because of its symbolism."  William Pfaff, 12/21/04.  See also Saying the Unthinkable, David White 6/7/2004.

On War - A very powerful statement on the nature of war.  Chris Hedges, 12/5/04. 

Afraid to Look in the Moral Abyss - Why don't we Americans look directly at the war?  James Carroll, 12/7/04. 

You Asked for my Evidence, Mr Ambassador. Here It Is - In Iraq, the US Does Eliminate Those Who Dare to Count the Dead.  Naomi Klein, 12/4/04. 

Ten Election Myths to Get Rid Of - The first step is to dispel some myths, size up the real danger and end the despair.   Connie Rice, 11/29/04. 

Our War on Terrorism - Since war is itself the most extreme form of terrorism, a war on terrorism is profoundly self-contradictory. Is it strange, or normal, that no major political figure has pointed this out?  Howard Zinn, 10/19/04. 

The Unfeeling President - "I fault this president for not knowing what death is."  E.L. Doctorow, 9/9/04. 

These Are Their Ends - What are the most likely real reasons for the invasion of Iraq.  Patrick C. Doherty, 8/5/04. 

These are Their Means - What the Bush Administration really knew about Iraq.  David Sirota and Christy Harvey, 8/3/04. 

The Torturers Among Us - What have we learned so far about officially sponsored torture by the US government?  Robert Kuttner, 6/9/04. 

The Logic of Torture - The responsibility lies at the very top.  Mark Danner, NYR 6/24/04. 


IMF-World Bank Crisis Deepens - The two institutions are in the midst of their most serious crisis in years, one that provides the opportunity for weakening their hold on the governance of the world economy.  Walden Bello, 5/5/06.

Exporting the American Model - There is something absurd and inherently false about one country trying to impose its system of government or its economic institutions on another.  Chalmers Johnson, 5/3/06.

What Could Go Wrong in 2005 - Is the US economy a haystack soaked in kerosene?  Marshall Auerback, 1/21/05.

Four Years of Failure - Median real income has fell by $1,500 in the last three and a half years.  Joseph Stiglitz, 10/4/04. 

Creative Class Warfare - Why the new economy is leaving the USA.  Richard Florida, 1/15/04.

Kicking Away the Ladder: The "Real" History of Free Trade - How all countries have developed economically by protecting their internal markets.  Ha-Joon Chang, 12/30/03.

The Bubble of American Supremacy - The unilateral assertion of US power in the world resembles a financial bubble that will inevitably burst.  George Soros, 11/25/03.

The Equity Factor and Free Trade - Lessons from Europe.  Sarah Anderson, 11/25/03.

Consent of the Governed - The reign of corporations and the fight for democracy.  Jeffrey Kaplan, 10/30/03.

Global Trade Keeps Children in Poverty - A UNICEF report tells how global free trade is increasing the wealth and poverty gap.   Maxine Frith, 10/22/03. 

Blast at Capitalist Culture - John Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group, delivers a stinging critique of current capitalist behavior in the US.  Jeff Richgels, 10/2/03.

Painful Reality the IMF Ignores - The crisis in the global system.  Joseph Stiglitz, 10/2/03.

Poor Nations Revolt - The WTO talks at Cancun were rigged against the poor.  Robert Kuttner, 9/17/03. 

Cancun Report - First hand story from an eyewitness.  Peter Rossett, 9/16/03. 

The American Prosperity Myth - The US economy is no longer best at delivering prosperity to its citizens.  Will Hutton, 8/14/03.

Wrong About Trade - The WTO needs to be transformed into a Fair Trade Organization.  George Monbiot, 6/25/03.

Stating the Obvious - The Bush Administration's gross fiscal irresponsibility.  Paul Krugman, NY Times, 5/27/03. 


The Ghost City  - The essential nature of New Orleans.  George Friedman, 9/20/2005.

A Can't Do Government  - At a fundamental level, I'd argue, our current leaders just aren't serious about some of the essential functions of government.  Paul Krugman, 9/2/2005.

Katrina's Real Name  - Her real name is global warming.  Ross Gelbspan, 8/30/2005.

Hidden Costs of Human Assault on Nature - A sweeping report that measures damage not to nature itself, but to the things nature does for people.  Andrew Revkin in the NYT, 4/5/05.

The Energy Crunch to Come - Soaring Oil Profits, Declining Discoveries, and Danger Signs.  Michael T. Klare, 3/22/05.

Apocalypse Now - How mankind is sleepwalking to the end of the Earth.  The Independent, 2/9/05.

The White House Rodeo - Earlier this year, four gaunt horsemen in black shrouds cantered down Pennsylvania Avenue.   Mike Davis, 11/10/04. 

The Empire Strikes Out - Nature always bats last, and it's her own field.  Kenny Ausubel, 10/15/03. 

Is Nothing Sacred - John Kerry and George Bush have deeply differing views – and values – when it comes to our natural resources and the quality of our air, land and water.  Tai Moses, 9/27/04. 

Technologies That Deserve to Die - We'd be better off without them.  Bruce Sterling, 10/1/03. (A PDF file.)

With Eyes Wide Shut - Our future and global warming.  George Monbiot, 8/12/03.

Cod Is Dead - What has happened to all the fishes in the sea?  8/6/03.

Global Warming Alert from the World Meteorological Organization - New weather extremes were set in 2002.  7/3/03.

The Suburbanites - A parable about lawns.


Do Not Despair - Do not give in to bipolar thinking disorder.  The end of the world has not yet come.   David White, 11/6/04. 

A Politics of Love - To say, "We must love one another or die" is only to say that, among nations, a new communal politics defines the only future there can be.  James Carroll, 10/19/04. 

Nothing New in the World - Memory says, 'I did that,'" Friedrich Nietzsche once wrote. "Pride replies, 'I could not have done that.' Eventually, memory yields."  Renato Redentor Constantino, 10/15/04. 

Empires prefer a baby and the cross to the adult Jesus -  "From Constantine to Bush, power has needed to stifle a revolutionary message."  Rev Dr Giles Fraser, 12/24/04.  See also the Sojourners website:

The Politics of the Christmas Story - "The child who was born in Bethlehem represented a drastic political challenge to the imperial power of Rome."  James Carroll, 12/21/04. 

The Optimism of Uncertainty - To play, to act, is to create at least a possibility of changing the world.   Howard Zinn, 11/8/04. 

American Exceptionalism - To treat the disease we must recognize that the U.S. is not an exception to the rules of civilization.  Ron Jacobs, 7/31/04. 

Collective Amnesia - or Collective Alzheimer's: America 'Remembers' Ronald Reagan . James Wallerstedt , 6/7/04.  

Doctrines and Visions - Who Is To Run The World, And How?  Noam Chomsky, 6/7/04.

The New American Century - Another world is possible, from the World Social Forum in India.  Arundhati Roy, 1/22/04.

Terror and Taboo in the Homeland - Is it taboo to really ask, "Why do they hate us?"  Ira Chernus, 3/16/04.

What's in a Word? - Plenty, if the word is "marriage".  An exploration of the underlying cultural assumptions.  George Lakoff, 2/7/04.

Security, Terror and the Psychodynamics of Empire - A psychological view of the interrelationship of terror and security.  Stephen Soldz, 2/7/04.

Confronting the Theocracy of Evil - The dangers of Believing in the absence of evidence.  Scott Ritter, 2/6/04.

Against All Odds - How slavery came to an end in the British Empire.  Adam Hochschild, 1/22/04.

The World House - A story about how we all need to live together peacefully on this planet.  Martin Luther King, Jr., 1968.

Dr. Kings Dream: Freedom, Not Space Travel - A compassionate vision for the people of this land.  Ira Chernus, 1/16/04.

Restoring the American Community - A vision for everyone.   Howard Dean, 12/7/03.

Culture, Religion, Apocalypse, and Middle East Foreign Policy - An in-depth analysis of Bush's "messianic militarism".  Chip Berlet & Nikhil Aziz, 12/5/03.

American Apocalypse - "Militarizing the problem of terrorism, our leaders have dangerously obfuscated its political, social and historical dimensions."   Robert J Lifton, 12/11/03.

Bush's Religious Language - A theologian analyzes the Bush's religious statements.   Juan Stam, 12/8/03.

Media Reform - Why media independence is important for democracy.  Bill Moyers, 11/14/03.

The Grid of History: Cowboys and Indians - A historian writes about the deep roots of empire and racism in Western culture.   Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, 10/5/03.

Don't Call This Country America - The United States is only a piece of the American continent.  What if China insisted on being called "Asia"?  Elizabeth (Betita) Martinez, 10/13/03. 

Global Hierarchy of Race - Privileged whites are oblivious to its reality.  Martin Jacques, 9/20/03.

Why They Might Hate US - Is it really all about us?  Paul Street, 9/23/03.

Our Role in Terror - How terrorism is a symptom of injustice.  Karen Armstrong, 9/18/03.

Looking for a New Direction? - The need for a new grand strategy.  Patrick C. Doherty, 9/12/03. 

A Small Group of Dedicated People Might Actually Do Something - A challenge to us all.  Doris 'Granny D' Haddock, 8/29/03.

Philosophers of Chaos - The neoconservative belief that destruction results in creation yet again proves the opposite.  William Pfaff, 8/24/03.

A Nation of Victims, Renana Brooks, 6/18/03.  An exposure of Geo W's dominating language, and how to overcome it with a positive message. 

Instant Mix Imperial Democracy, Arundhati Roy, 5/13/03.  Impassioned views about democracy in India and around the world.

My Country: The World, Howard Zinn, 5/5/03.  What it means to be a patriot.

Let a Thousand Stories Bloom, Ira Chernus, 4/12/03.  About the need to create stories to live by.  

Healing Through the Dark Emotions, Miriam Greenspan, 4/9/03.  How to deal emotionally with dark times.

Metaphor and War, Again, George Lakoff, 3/18/03.  How metaphors can lead us astray.

The Triumph of Fear, Michael Learner, 3/12/03.  How not to let fear rule our lives and our country.

Captain America Takes on Iraq, Robert Jewett & John Shelton Lawrence, 1/12/03. The myth of the lone hero who is above the law.

The Costs of American Privilege, Michael Schwalbe, 10/6/02.  Privilege is as much a curse as a blessing.

Can Love Save the World?, Walter Wink, 12/1/01.  The religious basis for active non-violent resistance.


As Others See U.S. - The USA's mass media constantly tell us how Americans see the "war on terror."  But the same outlets rarely tell us much about how the rest of the world sees it.  Norman Solomon, 9/8/06.

Immigration — and the Curse of the Black Legend - If Americans hit the books, they'd find what Al Gore would call an inconvenient truth. The early history of what is now the United States was Spanish, not English, and our denial of this heritage is rooted in age-old stereotypes that still entangle today's immigration debate. Tony Horowitz, 7/9/06.

Whose Century is the 21st Century? - The United States is in visible decline. More and more analysts are willing to say this openly, even if the official line of the U.S. establishment is to deny this vigorously.  Immanuel Wallerstein, 6/1/06.

Remember and Resist - Because it is natural to regard those who died in war as heroes, it can seem necessary to affirm the wars themselves as heroic, too. James Carroll, 5/29/06.

The Flag That Refuses to Go Away - The sad black flag flies atop municipal buildings, legion halls, and police stations in every city and town.  James Carroll, 5/8/06.

Decline and Fall - Kevin Phillips says that America -- addicted to oil, strangled by debt and maniacally religious -- is headed for doom.  A book review by Michelle Goldberg, 3/17/06.

Coming Resource Wars - In a major London address, British Defense Secretary John Reid warned that global climate change and dwindling natural resources are combining to increase the likelihood of violent conflict over land, water and energy.  Michael Klare, 3/11/06.

Ike Saw It Coming - The military-industrial complex has become so pervasive that it is now all but invisible.   Bob Herbert, 2/27/2006.

Graduates Versus Oligarchs - We're seeing the rise of a narrow oligarchy: income and wealth are becoming increasingly concentrated in the hands of a small, privileged elite.   Paul Krugman, 2/27/2006.

Decoding the Cartoon Crisis - Most Muslims (and non-Muslim Middle Easterners such as several million Christian Arabs) probably see the current tensions as a political battle, not a cultural one.   Rami G. Khouri, 2/8/2006.

Evangelical Mutiny - "Most progressives probably cheered when they read  that an influential group of evangelical leaders have decided to back an initiative to combat global warming.",  Paul Waldman, 2/8/2006.

After the War - "When you look at the endless series of wars of this century you do not find a public demanding war, but rather resisting it ...",   Howard Zinn, 12/30/2005.

'Never Before!' Our Amnesiac Torture Debate - Torture by US officials long predates the Bush Administration and has in fact been integral to US foreign policy since the Vietnam War.   Naomi Klein, 12/13/2005.

Carrying the 'White Man's Burden' in Iraq - "One of the many rarely spoken reasons why conservatives in Washington won't let us leave Iraq is the old notion of civilizing a primitive nation."   Joshua Holland, 12/7/2005.

Fascism Then.  Fascism Now ? - When people think of fascism, they imagine Rows of goose-stepping storm troopers and puffy-chested dictators. What they don't see is the economic and political process that leads to the nightmare.   Paul Bigioni, 11/28/2005.

Dance of the Demons - "For Paul, the enemy was not fallen angels, but ''sovereignties" which are hostile to humanity. He was talking about Roman tyrants and an uncaring imperial bureaucracy. He was talking about politics."   James Carroll, Halloween 2005.

The Real Threat of Fascism - Fascist dictatorships were borne to power by big business, and they served the interests of big business with remarkable ferocity.  Paul Bigioni, 9/30/2005.

The Mosquito and the Hammer  - An interview with James Carroll, 9/12/2005.

Grasping the Depth of Time as a First Step in Understanding Evolution  - One of the most powerful limits to the human imagination is our inability to grasp, in a truly intuitive way, the depths of terrestrial and cosmological time.  Verlyn Klinkenborg, 8/23/2005.

Big Dreams, Big Hopes - What if we prepared every child with the education and skills they need to compete in the new economy? What if no matter where you worked or how many times you switched jobs, you had health care and a pension that stayed with you?  Barack Obama, 6/4/2005.

Agricultural Alliances Sprout in Suburbs - Information about the Busa Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project.  "Mary Gilbert says she has garden guilt."  David Desjardins, Globe Staff, 6/5/2005.

Against Discouragement - The lesson of that history is that you must not despair, that if you are right, and you persist, things will change.  Howard Zinn, 5/24/05.

The Insular America - "This is one of the most insular societies I've ever encountered anywhere.  That is something you do not find to that extent in the rest of the world."  says Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka.  by Derrick Jackson, 4/29/05.

US Abuse of Black Men a Prelude to Scandal - The precedence is there if we care to acknowledge it.  Derrick Jackson, 5/12/04.  

Absurdities and Atrocities - War crimes have doomed the US occupation of Iraq.  Mark LeVine, 5/11/04. 

We Face a Fork in the Road - What would Jesus do?  James Wallerstedt , 5/14/04.  

While I never expected Republicans raised on privilege and wealth to bring any real democracy to Iraq (Some Call It a Victory), their total incompetence at occupation and reconstruction is still a surprise.  This essay from London clearly identifies how bad the situation has become:  It Looks as If the Game is Up ...   Gwynne Dyer, 5/4/04.  

Mission Not Accomplished - "How long will America continue to pay the price in blood and treasure of this President's war?"  Robert Byrd, 4/29/04.  

What Do We Do Now ? - It seems very hard for some people to grasp a simple truth: The United States does not belong in Iraq.  Howard Zinn, 4/26/04.  

Different Faces Must Finish What We've Started - The occupation is the basic problem.  Virginia Hoffman, 4/23/04.  

Where do We Go From Here - The anti-war movement and the occupation of Iraq.  Stephen R. Shalom, 4/25/04.  

Falluja and the Forging of the New Iraq - What does this mean for the people of Iraq.  Walden Bello, 4/19/04.

Pacification: Worth the Price? - What are the real consequences of a "military" solution.  Cathy Kelly, 4/7/04.

A Call for an Exit Door from Iraq - The time is overdue for departing.  Senator Robert Byrd, 4/7/04.

War Rationale: Version 10.0 - What if the War on Iraq was a software release.,  P.J. Crowley and Robert O. Boorstin, 3/19/04.

The Bushes's New World Disorder - "The main outcome of the war for the United States is clear. We have defeated ourselves."  James Carroll, 3/16/04.

Chomsky Interview - Comments on Iraq, Hussein and the U.S. Elections.,  Noam Chomsky with Matthew Tempest, 3/21/04.

New Spanish Leader Opposes Bush & Blair on Iraq - "The war in Iraq was a disaster, the occupation of Iraq is a disaster," Spain's prime minister-elect Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.  3/15/04 from Agence France Presse.

From His First Day in Office, Bush Was Ousting Aristide - How they targeted Haiti and Aristide.  by Jeffrey D. Sachs, 3/4/04.

Why They Had to Crush Aristide - Haiti's elected leader was regarded as a threat by France and the US.  by Peter Hallward, 3/2/04.

To Tell the Truth - A resolution for the new year.   Ruth Rosen, 1/1/04.

Building on our Victories - What we have accomplished for peace in 2003.  Eisha Mason, 1/2/04.

Dennis Kucinich’s Acceptance Speech for the Gandhi Peace Award - A vision for finding a peaceful future.  

A Progressive Vision for America - The Democrats need to stand for values and not become Republican clones.  Senator Edward Kennedy, 1/12/05

On Receiving Harvard Medical School's Global Environment Citizen Award -  "We journalists are simply beachcombers on the shores of other people's knowledge, other people's experience, and other people's wisdom."  Bill Moyers, 12/1/04. 

America's Longest Night - What we must do to regain our country.   Doris "Granny D" Haddock, 12/22/03.

Finding a Way Out of the Quagmire - How to get out of the mess in Iraq.   FCNL, 12/11/03.

The Problem Prisoner - What does capturing Saddam Hussein really mean?   Tom Paine, 12/15/03.

The Character Myth - What kind of character is George W. Bush really?  Renana Brooks , 12/12/03.

Uncompassionate Conservative - "It's not that he's mean. It's just that when it comes to seeing how his policies affect people, George W. Bush doesn't have a clue."  Molly Ivins, 12/1/03.

America's Vulnerable Imperialism - Just what kind of empire is the US?  Jonathan Schell, 12/1/03.

The Lessons We Remember Today - What to remember on Veterans Day.  James Carroll, 11/11/03.

Freedom and Security - One can not have security without freedom.  Al Gore, 11/9/03.

The Vanishing Case for War - The use and misuse of secret intelligence.  Thomas Powers, 11/5/03.

High Price for a Hollow Victory - Authorizing $87 billion more does not reflect the right policy for Iraq or the right policy for America.  Sen. Robert Byrd, 11/3/03.

The Emperor Has No Clothes - Who is willing to believe their own senses?  Senator Robert Byrd, 10/17/03. 

Selling the Iraq War - How a planned campaign of misinformation built public support for this war.  Analysis by Sam Gardiner, 10/8/03. 

Civilized Men Among the Barbarians - Only two presidential candidates are willing to address the heart of our problems.  Ford & Gamble, 10/9/03. 

Let Them Eat War - Why U.S. blue collar men support Bush.  Arlie Hochschild, 10/2/03.

When your only tool is a hammer - What happens when you have a humongous military machine sitting in your garage?  Roger Arnold, 10/2/03.

An Occupied Country - What happens to the occupied and the occupiers.  Howard Zinn, 9/18/03.

The Importance of Losing - Admitting error is better than continuing in folly.  Jonathan Schell, 9/5/03.

What If We'd Never Gone to War with Iraq - An alternative history.  Jonathan Freedland, 9/5/03.

Sanctions in Iraq Hurt the Innocent - Some real consequences of over ten years of sanctions.  Bert Sacks, 8/7/03.

Nuclear Weapons are No Cure for Fear - Where are the most feared WMD's ?  Ira Chernus, 8/6/03.

Inquire Within - A point by point legal analysis of Geo. Bush's State of the Union Address.  John Dean, 7/25/03.

Was the War Necessary - As the days go by the tragedy of the War on Iraq becomes more apparent. James Carroll, 7/22/03.

Bush's War Against Evil - How those who seek to destroy evil often become themselves evil-doers.  James Carroll, 7/8/03.

Selling of the Iraq War -  A very thorough and insightful review of how the Bush administration sold this war.  Judis & Ackerman, 6/19/03. 

The Truth Will Emerge - In spite of the spin that is everywhere, the truth is still fundamental.  Sen. Wm. S. Byrd, 5/23/03.

The Seduction of War - A compelling message from a war correspondent about the true nature of war and what it does to us.  Chris Hedges, 5/17/03.

Honest George's Car Lot - Would you buy a car from this man?  2/28/03.

The Killing of Hussein's Sons and the Nuremberg Precedence - Why violent bloody deaths instead of public trials?  7/24/03

The Unconquerable World - Power, Nonviolence and the Will of the People.  A book review by Howard Zinn, 7/13/03.

Outrage at Lying Misses a Crucial Point, Ira Chernus, 6/10/03.  How image can take precedence over fact.

Acceptance of America's Future, Bill Moyers, 6/8/03.  Progressive politics and its role in the United States.

Letting the Record Speak, Tom Paine staff, 5/31/03.  The record of official statements about WMD in Iraq.

War Profiteers Playing Cards, from the Ruckus Society, 5/29/03.  A somewhat outrageous example of culture-jamming depicting the power elite of the USA.

The Real 'Saving of Private Lynch', Mitch Potter, Toronto Star, 5/4/03.  A much more believable story without the hype.

Wonderland Logic, Peter Freundlich, 4/23/03.  What the Bush administration has learned from Lewis Carroll.

A Nation Lost, James Carroll, 4/22/03.  What is the vision of this country?

The Reason Why, George McGovern, 4/21/03.  A view of the current times from a former Presidential candidate.

An American Vision, Congressman Dennis Kucinich, 3/12/03.  A vision that embraces the entire world.

Can Love Really Overcome Violence and Hate?, Mary Lord, 3/15/02.  Reflections on the Quaker peace testimony.


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