Archive for March, 2003

Lack of weblog entries

March 16th, 2003 – 10:04 pm
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My apologies for the lack of new posts lately. There are certainly a vast number of things to post about, but I’d been holding off on posting anything new until I made the switch from Blogger to Movable Type (and to a different host as well). Unfortunately, I still haven’t had time to sit down […]

Pay no attention to the economy

March 7th, 2003 – 9:33 pm
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“Businesses unexpectedly slashed more than 300,000 jobs last month in the largest cuts since the terrorist attacks, pushing the unemployment rate higher as the nation moved closer to war Economists warned that February’s widespread job losses signal a frail economy in danger of toppling back into recession.” — AP While Bush focuses all of his […]

War is coming

March 7th, 2003 – 9:22 pm
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Last night Bush held a news conference, in which he more or less declared that the war was going to happen, U.N. or no U.N. While British Prime Minister Tony Blair desperately tries to get a second resolution passed (as it seems he has finally realized that the British public doesn’t support him), Bush pushes […]

The Iraqi Communist Party

March 4th, 2003 – 9:24 pm
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“How many Americans who oppose the looming war know the left from the right when it comes to Iraq? The only two players on the field are not George W. Bush and Saddam Hussein. For inside and outside the borders of Iraq there is a political opposition to Saddam — and while some of those […]

Umberto Eco

March 4th, 2003 – 9:07 pm
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“It is possible to love the United States, its tradition, its people and its culture, with all the respect due the country that has earned the title of the most powerful country in the world; and one can be utterly horrified by the terrible blow that it suffered over a year ago, without shrinking from […]

Populism and the right.

March 4th, 2003 – 8:50 pm
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“A true populist cannot fail to recognize who is in charge, and consequently who is responsible for the inadequacies that stack the economic deck against workers, aspiring entrepreneurs, and consumers. So populism means siding with workers v. bosses, small business v. large corporations, and consumers v. unscrupulous merchants. Right-wing ideology conforms with populism in none […]

U.S. dirty tricks and the U.N.

March 3rd, 2003 – 7:34 pm
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“The United States is conducting a secret ‘dirty tricks’ campaign against UN Security Council delegations in New York as part of its battle to win votes in favour of war against Iraq. Details of the aggressive surveillance operation, which involves interception of the home and office telephones and the emails of UN delegates in New […]

CAPPS II and you

March 3rd, 2003 – 7:22 pm
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“A secretive new system for conducting background checks on all airline passengers threatens to create a bureaucratic machine for destroying Americans’ privacy and a government blacklist that will harm innocent Americans, the ACLU said today. The ACLU’s warning came in response to statements by officials of the Transportation Security Agency that the Computer Assisted Passenger […]

Has the war already started?

March 3rd, 2003 – 7:09 pm
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“In Iraq, new targets in the no- fly zones hit in recent days have included surface-to- surface missile systems and multiple launch rockets that could be used by Iraq against ground troops or neighbouring nations such as Kuwait. Conservative shadow defence spokesman Bernard Jenkin challenged ministers to be ‘honest and open’ about the change. Mr […]

Moyers on Patriotism

March 3rd, 2003 – 7:04 pm
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“So I put this on as a modest riposte to men with flags in their lapels who shoot missiles from the safety of Washington think tanks, or argue that sacrifice is good as long as they don’t have to make it, or approve of bribing governments to join the coalition of the willing (after they […]