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This War is Not Just
IN RECENT DAYS, sage editorial writers, religious leaders, politicians, liberal pundits, and admired columnists have joined in the Donald Rumsfeld-Condoleezza Rice chorus praising the American war in Afghanistan as ''just.'' The Taliban are described as all but defeated. The ''noose'' around bin...
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Bush’s Definition of Terrorism Fits Northern Alliance Like a Glove; TV Interviewers Don’t Notice
Mark well the sequence. On the morning of November 10, President George W. Bush addressed the U.N. General Assembly and spoke words that warmed the hearts of human rights activists the world over: “For every regime that sponsors terror, there is a price to be paid and it will be paid.... [Nations...
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Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer News
Ari & I: November 20, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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I Love My Country. But Perhaps Not This One
The Office of Homeland Security. Has a nice retro-Soviet ring to it, eh? Or how about Operation Infinite Justice, the Orwell-by-way-of-Madison-Avenue moniker that Pentagon image-makers first hung on our nascent World War Three? When the propagandists adopt phrases plucked from dystopian novels, we'...
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Corporate Patriotism
U. S. corporations aren't even subtle about it. Waving a flag and carrying a big shovel, corporate interests are scooping up government benefits and taxpayer money in an unprecedented fashion while the public is preoccupied with the September 11 attacks and the war in Afghanistan. Shamelessly, the...
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A Just Cause, Not a Just War
I believe two moral judgments can be made about the present "war": The September 11 attack constitutes a crime against humanity and cannot be justified, and the bombing of Afghanistan is also a crime, which cannot be justified. And yet, voices across the political spectrum, including many on the...
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Weapons of Mass Destruction
U.S. is Dropping World's Biggest Non-Nuclear bomb in Afghanistan
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First, the Bad News, Then... The Bad News
As our world continues to spin out of control, two horrible events in the last two weeks had special resonance for me: the spreading anthrax terror, and the death of my old Afghan comrade, Abdul Haq. First, anthrax. In late 1990, after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, I was in Baghdad covering the...
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The Oppressive World We May Unwittingly Create
NEW YORK -- It now looks, with 20-20 hindsight, as though he should have taken a few more deep breaths before smacking that tar-baby that is Afghanistan. We're running out of time for three reasons--winter, Ramadan and the prospect of millions of people starving to death. We've run out of time to...
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Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer News
Ari & I: October 31, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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