Archive for September, 2002

The dream of America

September 13th, 2002 – 10:08 pm
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“Still missing in the rubble of 9/11 is the idea of America that enriched, strengthened and protected us for more than two centuries. Overcome with fear and anger, and later in denial parading as pride, we hardly noticed it was gone.” This week, published another of their fine ads on the op-ed pages of […]

Whatever happens, bomb Iraq

September 13th, 2002 – 9:59 pm
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Another excellent This Modern World comic, this time about what the President has learned since 9/11/2001. Don’t miss it.

The rush toward war

September 13th, 2002 – 9:56 pm
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“George W. Bush and his advisers, with their obsessive focus on Saddam Hussein, transformed the 9/11 recall-a-thon into a prep session for war. They have exploited a terrible event for their next crusade. And on their watch, the horror of that day has been used not to lessen the distance between America and the rest […]

Why Arab nations oppose the war

September 13th, 2002 – 9:47 pm
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“Arab governments worry that this war, if it happens, will look like an Anglo-American effort to install a client regime in Baghdad – and that their own peoples will punish them for supporting it.” A brief, but insightful, analysis of why (with the obvious exception of Israel) governments in the Middle East are opposed to […]

Mandela takes the U.S. to task

September 13th, 2002 – 9:41 pm
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“Because what [America] is saying is that if you are afraid of a veto in the Security Council, you can go outside and take action and violate the sovereignty of other countries. That is the message they are sending to the world. That must be condemned in the strongest terms. And you will notice that […]

I forgot to mention…

September 1st, 2002 – 10:20 pm
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I’ve realized that I never posted a link to this This Modern World comic from earlier this month. It’s a great one!

Seizing any excuse

September 1st, 2002 – 10:16 pm
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“Within twenty-four hours of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center the federal Department of Transportation had removed maps of the nation’s 2.2 million miles of pipe lines from its Web site. The government had created the maps only recently, to identify places where ruptures in pipes that carry oil, natural gas, or hazardous […]

Greed before green

September 1st, 2002 – 10:08 pm
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“The most dire predictions of the United States’ intention of sabotaging the conference seem to be coming true. Late last night [August 27, 2002], American negotiators began systematically to disembowel the language that will govern the ‘System of Implementation,’ which is where the rubber meets the road. Even if the summit adopts high-flying language about […]

Bailing out investors, again

September 1st, 2002 – 9:59 pm
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“Congressman Bernard Sanders (I-VT), the Ranking Member of the International Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee, today called for an immediate Congressional investigation of the recent $30 billion International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout of Brazil. Sanders, who is strongly opposed to the bailout and considers it corporate welfare, wants Congress to find out why U.S. taxpayers […]

Big Brother Bush?

September 1st, 2002 – 9:47 pm
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“As President Bush wages his war against terrorism and moves to create a huge homeland security apparatus, he appears to be borrowing heavily, if not ripping off ideas outright, from George Orwell. The work in question is 1984, the prophetic novel about a government that controls the masses by spreading propaganda, cracking down on subversive […]