5,698 days ago...

Common Dreams Homepage September 18, 2001September 18, 2001: 5,698 days ago.

It was just one week after 9/11. The dust had yet to settle on lower Manhattan.

The corporate media was flooding our airwaves 24/7 with flag-waving nationalism, militarism, and cries for revenge. ‘They hate us for our freedoms!’ ‘You are with us or against us.’ ‘Let’s roll!’ The ‘War on Terror’ would be the new crusade to save the civilized world from the ‘savages.’

Voices of dissent? Silenced.

But Common Dreams was there for you.

In the days, weeks and months after 9/11, Common Dreams was steadfast - bringing you the voices of dissent, the voices of understanding which were hard to find in those dark days.

Voices of people like Arundhati Roy, Bill Moyers, and Molly Ivins. Voices of people like Howard Zinn, Barbara Kingsolver, and Ralph Nader. Unfortunately, too few Americans heard these or any voices of dissent in those post 9/11 days.

From our archives:
Our ‘Most Read’ 9/11 essays from 2001 click here
Common Dreams never succumbed to the fear of the post-9/11 era. We stood our ground against war, injustice, and torture. We championed those who called for equality, justice, community prosperity, and peace. We built a home for those who shared our concerns and we nurtured a hope for a better a world. We do that today. We will do that tomorrow.

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