Views for 2011-09-11

Sunday, September 11, 2011
Chris Hedges
A Decade After 9/11: We Are What We Loathe
I arrived in Times Square around 9:30 on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. A large crowd was transfixed by the huge Jumbotron screens. Billows of smoke could be seen on the screens above us, pouring out...
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Ahmed Rashid
And Hate Begat Hate
LAHORE, Pakistan IN their shock after Sept. 11, 2001, Americans frequently asked, “Why do they hate us so much?” It wasn’t clear just who “they” were — Muslims, Arabs or simply anyone who was not...
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Pierre Tristam
Since 9/11: A Reckoning
As I write this the families of 9/11 victims are reading at Ground Zero the names of the 2,973 killed there and at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania. It takes about five hours. The verbal memorial,...
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Christian Science Monitor Editorial
Sept. 11, 2011: Ten Years After the Attacks (Written Sept. 17, 2001)
Common Dreams' editors note: On September 17, 2001 the Christian Science Monitor published this editorial on the path not taken. We thought it was worthy of republishing today. The original can be...
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David Suzuki
Al Gore's '24 Hours of Reality': Reality Show Worth Watching
Most reality TV has little to do with the real world. But here’s an online show that will reflect what is happening in and to our world: 24 Hours of Reality will feature 24 presenters in 24 time...
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Patrick Cockburn
Al-Qa'ida, and the Myth Behind the War on Terrorism
What was the most devastating attack by al-Qa'ida in the past few months? Despite all the pious talk this weekend about combating "terrorism", few will have heard of it. It happened on August 15th...
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Mark Weisbrot
Endless War, Lies and Terror: The Decade Since 9/11
"We support your war of terror," proclaims Borat to a cheering crowd of Americans in a stadium, in the popular Sacha Baron Cohen film. The crowd apparently thinks he got the preposition wrong, but...
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Michael Gould-Wartofsky
America the Amnesiac: On Remembering to Forget on September 11
Never forget. For ten years now, we've repeated the magic words, the gestures, the rituals. Today, of course, we can hardly forget to remember: to return to that luminous Tuesday morning, when the...
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Randall Amster
Millennial Math: 9+11=1984
It’s been a decade since the day that changed everything -- or at least, the one that finally laid it all bare. Over the years, I’ve tried to confront it, rewrite it, debunk it, historicize it, mock...
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