Old War Stories - 2003
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"The Moral Myth" by George Monbiot.
"The Motive For The Invasion" by Michael Doliner.
"Sorrows Of Empire" by Chalmers Johnson.
"The New York Times: A Proposal For Ethnic Cleansing In Iraq" by Bill Vann. "The Three-State Solution" by Leslie H. Gelb. (requires registration).
"Donkeys Of Mass Destruction" by William Rivers Pitt.
"Terrorism Commission Caves In To White House Over 9/11 Documents" by Patrick Martin.
"Israel Threatens Strikes On Iranian Nuclear Targets" by Ross Dunn. "Israel Deploys Nuclear Arms In Submarines" by Peter Beaumont and Conal Urquhart.
"Israel Faces A New Enemy: Poverty" by Ed O'Loughlin.
"War Guilt In Iraq" by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. "What this suggests about the future is ominous. Something must be done to disarm the US, to bring the US state in compliance with widely accepted norms of conduct in international relations. It also means that no regime installed by the US in Iraq can ever have credibility."
"War, Social Justice, Media & Democracy" by Norman Solomon. "The struggle over media and the flow of information--whether in the United States or Brazil or anywhere else--is inseparable from the battle for democracy. It is impossible for democratic participation to breathe freely while the heavy weight of capital sits on the windpipe of open expression and wide-ranging debate."
"An Empire Of Widows And Orphans: George Bush, The Anti-Family President" by Bill Kauffman. A truly extraordinary article! Please take the time to read it and pass it around on the Internet.
"Iraqi Child Crushed By US Tank" by Nurah Tape.
"UN Sends Mission To Prevent Collapse Of Karzai Regime" by Katherine Butler.
"No Apologies For Wolfowitz The Microbe" by Kurt Nimmo.
"AP: U.S. Raid Nets Whole Iraqi Village" by Hamza Hendawi.
"Living At Home Now Subject To A Permit" by Chris McGreal.
"Bush Press Conference: The Bigger The Crisis, The Bigger The Lies" by David Walsh And Barry Grey. "The absence of opposition from within the political and media establishment signifies that the program of the Bush administration embodies the policy of the US ruling elite."
"Leo-Cons" by Ron Smith. "Noble Lies And Perpetual War" - Danny Postel interviews Shadia Drury. Lies, secrecy, perpetual war, cultish pseudo-philosophers, a "natural order" of inequality and subordination, totalitarian manipulation and social control of ordinary people. Is it the "neo-con" cabal or the true face of elite rule in capitalist America?
"Dissent On The Home Front: Families Of US Soldiers In Iraq Lead Anti-war Protests" by Suzanne Goldenberg.
"Soldiers Ripe To Resist?" by Ruth Rosen.
September 11 cover-up continues: "FAA Foot Dragging?" and "9/11 Investigation Panel Subpoenas FAA Documents."
"Sick, Wounded U.S. Troops Held In Squalor" by Mark Benjamin.
"The Fall And Rise Of Liberal England" by John Pilger. "Remember, the warmongers go to such lengths to deceive us only because they fear, as Shelley wrote, the public's awakening:
...like lions after slumber,
In unvanquishable number...
Ye are many - they are few."
"Turks Trade Troops For Hard U.S. Cash" by Eric Margolis.
"US Soldiers Bulldoze Farmers' Crops" by Patrick Cockburn.
"Bush's New Morally Bankrupt PR Campaign On Terrorism And Iraq" by Jacob G. Hornberger.
Three strategies for the 2004 Presidential election: "Bush Can Be Stopped: A Letter To The Left" vs. "A More Sensible Alternative To Replacing Bush With A Democrat" vs. "No To Politics, Yes To Mass Refusal"
"Israel Deploys Nuclear Arms In Submarines" from The Observer.
"Another Century Of War?" by John V. Denson.
"Feeding The Military Machine" by Claire Schaeffer-Duffy.
"Ah, To Be The Breath Of Iraq's Liberation" by Drew Hamre.
"AfghaniScam: Livin' Large Inside Karzai's Reconstruction Bubble" by Marc W. Herold.
"The Magnificent 27" by Uri Avnery.
"War, Propaganda, Empire" by P. Sainath. "Have respect for the ordinary people of the world, they showed you that they are not willing to buy into this propaganda. That opens up a space, that opens up hope. You do not adjust to empire, you end it."
"Sept. 11 Widow Sues The President" by Joseph A. Slobodzian. Courageous woman seeks the truth -- sues government officials and the Council on Foreign Relations in an act of refusal and defiance. Press Release (requires Acrobat Reader). "He Never Saw Bad In People."
"Widow Of Anthrax Victim Sues Government For $50M" from USAToday.com.
"The Bipartisan War Machine" by Hunt Tooley.
"Saying 'No' To The War In Iraq" by James Carroll. "Hope shifts away from the Democratic politicians vying to replace Bush. By timidly giving the vague appearance of opposition while assuming the broad necessity of America's ongoing military presence in Iraq, the candidates are Bush's effective collaborators."
"This Is Really A War On Dissenters" by Naomi Klein.
"Free Trade Is War" by Naomi Klein.
"Kleptocrat Nation" by Jim Hightower.
"Iraq's Epic Suffering Is Made Invisible" by John Pilger.
"Ruling Opens Way For 9/11 Survivors And Victims To Sue" by John J. Goldman. "Franz said that for many victims, money is not the issue. Instead, he explained, they want to litigate to find out more information about what happened on Sept. 11 — and why."
"The Glittering Edge Of The Boot" by Batya Gur.
"Reasons To Fear U.S." by Noam Chomsky. "The people who are best placed to relieve those fears, and to lead the way to a more hopeful and constructive future, are the people of the United States, who can shape the future."
"Counting The Minutes" by Brendan O'Neill.
"On Terrorism, Methodism, Saudi 'Wahhabism' And The Censored 9-11 Report" by Gary Leupp. "May we prove Goering wrong, and reject the leaders' bidding, as they turn their attention to further aggression in the Arab world and beyond."
"Why Don't We Have Answers To These 9/11 Questions?" by William Bunch. From Rumsfeld's notes: "Go massive. Sweep it all up. Things related and not."
"Moussaoui Myths" by James Bovard.
"Iraq Is The 'Flytrap'" by Justin Raimondo.
"This War On Terrorism Is Bogus" by Michael Meacher MP. In light of the second anniversary of the September 11 attack and the continuing refusal of the US government to allow a serious investigation, this stunning article by a former UK environment minister deserves to be circulated widely in America.
"All Soldiers Will Be Fighters In The New Army" by Eric Schmitt.
"What Were They Thinking?" by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
"Farah Tried To Plead With The US Troops But She Was Killed Anyway" by Peter Beaumont.
"A Fall Guy For Disaster" by Billy Cox. Pearl Harbor and September 11 as intelligence coverups.
"Strategic Abuse: Outsourcing Human Rights Violations" by Neve Gordon.
"No More Two-state Solution?" by Ari Shavit.
"Marching Toward Apocalypse" by Marco Beljac. "The world's leading rogue state can only be successfully deterred from within, by its own population... The prospects for continued human survival largely depend on the success of these popular movements."
"Commentary: Death By 1,000 Cuts In Iraq" by Martin Sieff.
"Former UN Chief: Bomb Was Payback For Collusion With US" by Neil Mackay. Denis Halliday denounces UN collaboration with the US which has turned the UN into a "malignant force."
"The Philosophers Of Chaos Reap A Whirlwind" by William Pfaff. This powerful article begs an important question. Isn't it more likely that the "philosophers of chaos," despite their implausible professed desire to spread "democracy," have achieved exactly what they wanted -- chaos and endless war?
"Bush's Secret War" by Rory Carroll. The criminal "war against terror" operates on many fronts.
"Bush's 9-11 Secrets" by James Ridgeway.
"Less Than Meets The Eye?" by Brian Ross.
"Building Tomorrow's House" by Ramzy Kysia. "But protest isn't enough. Instead of letting the killing machine disempower and devour us, we must strike back in peace against the killers." As this author suggests, the antiwar movement must now think very concretely about how to strike back. Let's put "Refusal" on the agenda.
"A Swede Called Rolf Ekeus" by Alexander Cockburn. A good antidote to the current hypocrisy regarding the UN role in Iraq.
"The Iraq Quagmire" from wsws.org.
"Mutiny In Manila" by Naomi Klein.
"Troops In China Wrote Antiwar Letters" from Japan Times Online.
"Just Bring 'Em On Home Now" by Stan Goff.
Robert Fisk on Sunday's massacre in Baghdad.
"A Kind Of Fascism Is Replacing Our Democracy" by Sheldon S. Wolin. More and more people are beginning to think about the unthinkable: the need for and possibility of democratic revolution. This article is an example of this ferment breaking through in the mainstream media.
"Was The War Necessary" by James Carroll.
"Breaking Faith With The Troops" by Jeff Danziger.
"Justice Dept. Delegation To Iraq Couldn't Work Or Talk" by Kevin Johnson.
"General Unrest" from ABCNews.com. Top U.S. commander attempts to silence angry soldiers.
"A Big Letdown" by Jeffrey Kofman of ABCNews.com. Angry soldiers speak out. "The aces in my deck are Paul Bremer, Donald Rumsfeld, George Bush and Paul Wolfowitz."
Is the U.S. military overextended? Special Report from Stars and Stripes. "...the cost is going to be in morale and re-enlistment rates and recruiting. It's something I know the leadership is worrying about."
"Shocking New York Times Revelation..." by Paul Street. Will the U.S. conquest bring democracy to Iraq? The author argues that the U.S. does not have a "democracy worthy of export."
"I Don't Know What I'm Doing Here In This City" from the Independent.
"Troop Morale In Iraq Hits 'Rock Bottom'" by Ann Scott Tyson.
"Bush Utters Taunt About Militants: 'Bring 'Em On'" from the Washington Post.
"Defense Of Your Home Is Not Terrorism, Not Even In Iraq" by Robert Higgs.
"Iraq And Liberation" by James Conachy.
"Hostages Of The Empire" by Andrew Murray.
"Dean Not Progressive On Mideast" by Ahmed Nassef.
"Why I'm Not Ashamed To Be An American" by Bill Kauffman.
"I Just Pulled The Trigger" by Bob Graham.
"Water Damage" from msnbc.com.
"It's Not So Funny Anymore: DubyaCo" by David Vest.
"Lie And Conquer" by Ramzy Baroud.
"Rumsfeld Urges Academy Graduates To 'Shape The Chaos'" from washingtonpost.com.
"Chaos In Iraq: Just What The US Wanted?" from Steve Perry.
"Summary Executions Become Routine In Aceh..." by Kathy Marks.
"The Truth Will Emerge" by Senator Robert C. Byrd.
"Wolfowitz In Ankara" by Justin Leicht.
"Mass Graves Revive Memories Of U.S. 'Betrayal'" by Olivia Ward.
"Victims Of The Peace Decide Americans Are Worse Than Saddam" by Anthony Browne.
"Gun Gangs Rule Streets As US Loses Control" by Ed Vulliamy.
"Red Cross Denied Access To POWs" by Ed Vulliamy.
"Liberation? Not Yet" by Mike Ewens.
"A Journey To The Dark Side Of Baghdad" from Time.com.
"Instant-Mix Imperial Democracy" by Arundhati Roy.
"Anguish Of The Pensioners Of Baghdad" by Anthony Browne.
"After War, The Terrible Peace" by Alice Thomson.
"Re-Colonizing Iraq" by Tariq Ali.
"Take Back The Air Waves!" by Iain Boal. "We are many; they are few."
"Partisan Protests?" by Mickey Z.
"The War That Bin Laden Is Winning" by Saad al-Fagih.
"Bombings Bring U.S. 'Executive Mercenaries' Into The Light" by William D. Hartung.
"Ad Depicts Rumsfeld, Saddam" by Josh Richman.
"Grieving Shia Families Despair Of US Justice" by Catherine Philp.
"Saudis' Quicksand Of Poverty" by Kim Murphy.
"Does Defeat Always Have To Be So Humiliating?" by Ramzy Baroud.
"We're All Israelis Now - Except For The Palestinians" by Matthew Barganier.
"Villagers Suffer Radiation Sickness After Looting Nuclear Power Plants" by Inigo Gilmore in Baghdad.
"Facing The Consequences Of The U.S. War In Iraq" by Robert Higgs.
"Children Of Sadr City Bear Brunt Of Crisis Made Worse By War" by Donald Macintyre.
"Cleric's Killing A Setback to U.S." by Knut Royce.
"US Will Provide No Estimate Of Iraqi War Casualties" by Jeffrey Isaacs.
"Iraqis Target Gen. Franks For War Crimes Trials" by Jeffrey T. Kuhner.
"Occupying Powers Responsible For Grave Humanitarian Crisis In Iraq" from Medical Aid for the Third World.
"At Least 10 Dead As US Soldiers Fire On School Protest" by Phil Reeves.
"What Is Happening In The United States?" by Edward Said.
"Freedom, American Style" by Roger Morris.
"U.S. Has Not Inspected Iraqi Nuclear Facility" by Barton Gellman. A critical facility, previously inspected and secured by the U.N. and containing dangerous radioactive materials, was left unprotected and open to looters.
"Children Held At Camp Xray, US Admits" from ABC News Online.
"Celebration In Iraqi Streets" by Humeira Iqtidar.
"Did Bush Deceive Us In His Rush To War?" by Robert Scheer.
"What Happened To Iraq's 'Weapons Of Mass Destruction'"? by Patrick Martin.
"Bush's 'Christian' Blood Cult" by Wayne Madsen. Is George Bush the Anti-Christ?
"If This Is Freedom, What Exactly Is Dictatorship?" by Jacob G. Hornberger.
"The Silence About September 11" by William Rivers Pitt.
"Give Us Back Our Democracy" by Edward Said.
"Arabs Flee Revenge Of The Kurds" by Jason Burke.
"Moral Meltdown" by David Edwards.
"Laundering The War" by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
"Protestors Call For 'Army Of Occupation' To Quit Iraq" and"Gunfire Interrupts First Press Conference by 'Pentagon's Man'" by Kim Sengupta in Baghdad.
"War In Iraq A Reason For Shame" by Anthony B. Robinson.
"Baghdad, The Stricken City" by Nicholas M. Horrock.
"Kurdish Militias Reclaim Land, Leaving Arabs Homeless" by Ilene R. Prusher.
"US Networks Agree To Serve As Pentagon Propaganda Tool In Iraq" by Henry Michaels.
"I Was Only Asking" by Michael Wolff.
"In Bombed Neighborhoods, Everyone 'Wants To Kill Americans'" by Carol Rosenberg and Matt Schofield.
"Reflections On The Battle Of Baghdad" by Wade Hudson.
"Many Iraqis Turn Anger Toward The U.S." by Niko Price.
"American Troops Massacre Iraqi Protestors In Mosul" by Henry Michaels.
"I Saw Marines Kill Civilians" by Michel Guerrin.
"Iraqis Have Paid The Blood Price For A Fraudulent War" by Seumas Milne.
"The Real War -- On American Democracy" by Thom Hartmann.
"Arming Iraq: A Chronology Of U.S. Involvement" from Strategic Pastoral Action.
"Exclusive: Saddam Key In Early CIA Plot" by Richard Sale.
"The Stage-managed Events In Baghdad's Firdos Square" by Patrick Martin.
"On The 'Battle For Baghdad'" by Serge Lefort.
"Baghdad Seeths With Anger Toward U.S." by Niko Price.
"US Troops' Anguish: Killing Outmatched Foes" by Ann Scott Tyson.
"Which Country Is Next On The List?" by William Pfaff.
"Descent Into A Charnel-house Hospital Hell" by Paul McGeough.
"A Tale Of Two Photos" from Information Clearing House.
"Number Of Iraqi Dead May Be Unknowable" by John M. Broder.
"How Can This Be A Just War?" by John J. Dwyer.
"Iraq: The Digitalization Of Slaughter" by James Conachy.
"Red Cross Horrified By Number Of Dead Civilians" from Canadian Press.
"The Saddest Story Of All" by Anton Antonowicz.
"Marines To Use 'Knock-Out Punch' In Baghdad Fight" by Matthew Green.
"U.S. Troops Inflict 'So Many Deaths'" by Oliver Poole.
"Bring Back The Body Count" by Ira Chernus.
"Iraqi Troops Massacred From The Air As US Advances To Baghdad" by James Conachy. "A legacy of hatred has been created that will endure for decades to come."
"Either Take A Shot Or Take A Chance" by Dexter Filkins.
"The Siege Of Basra" by N. D. Jayaprakash.
"The Message Coming From Our Families In Baghdad" by Haifa Zangana.
"Mesopotamia. Babylon. The Tigris And Euphrates" by Arundhati Roy.
"Iraq Checkpoint Killings" by Bill Vann.
"Why The Left And Right Must Unite And Fight" by Neil Clark.
"Slaughter At The Bridge Of Death" by Mark Franchetti.
"Feeding The Military Machine" by Claire Schaeffer-Duffy.
"Peter Arnett: U.S. War Plan Has 'Failed'" from CNN.com.
"I'll Shoot Yanks To Save Iraq" by Stephen Martin.
"Three British Soldiers Sent Home After Protesting At Civilian Deaths" by Richard Norton-Taylor.
"Combat Fails To Inspire New Patriotic Movement" from The Detroit News.
"Fewer Flags Flying In Nation Divided" from The Mercury News.
"Statement To The Troops" by Veterans' Call To Conscience.
"Following The Bombs" by Doug Johnson.
"They Are Fighting For Their Independence, Not Saddam" by Seumas Milne.
"Winning Hearts And Minds Bush-Style" by Linda S. Heard.
"Inferno" by David Edwards.
"Civilians Caught In The Crossfire As Bullets Riddle City" by Patrick Peterson.
"Egypt Torturing Anti-War Activists, Group Says" by Jim Lobe.
"Exiles Head Home To Fight 'Invaders'" from The Guardian.
"This Makes Us Love Saddam, Not America" by Luke Harding.
"Left Behind To Starve" by George Monbiot.
"American Bishop Bars Faithful From War Effort" from CWNews.com. "...any direct participation and support of this war against the people of Iraq is objectively grave evil, a matter of mortal sin."
"Military Precision vs. Moral Precision" by Robert Higgs.
"Iraqi Bodies Litter Plain As U.S. Troops Advance" by Luke Baker. "It wasn't even a fair fight. I don't know why they don't just surrender."
"50 Civilians Dead, Says Arab TV; Massacre Claim" by Severin Carrell.
"Some Moderate Islamic Clerics Take A New Hard Line Against US" by Geneive Abdo.
"Anger On Iraq Seen As New Qaeda Recruiting Tool" by Don Van Natta Jr. and Desmond Butler.
"UN Resolution Or Not, This War Violates International Law" by Rahul Mahajan.
"A Tyrant 40 Years In The Making" by Roger Morris.
"The Education Of Corporal Gunderson" by Allen Gunderson.
"No Peace Without A Fight" by Naomi Klein.
"Just The Beginning" by Robert Dreyfuss.
"Selling War" by Greg Goldin.
"Schools Ask Parents To Hide Kids From Military Recruiters" from Foxnews.com
"Les Nincompoops" from St. Petersburg Times.
"Iranians Assert Right To Nuclear Weapons" by Karl Vick.
"Iraq Calls For End To Economic Sanctions" from Associated Press.
"The War On Schools" by Bob Herbert.
"Bush's Wake-Up Call Was A Snooze Alarm" by Tom Shales. The author speculates that Mr. President may have been "ever so slightly medicated" during his press conference.
"Severe Attack On The Gaza Strip" by Kristen Ess.
"This War Is Treason" by Justin Raimondo.
"The War At Home" by David Moberg.
"Advisors Warn Bush He Faces "Humiliating" Defeat On World Stage" from Capitol Hill Blue.
"Missing U.S.-Iraq History" by Robert Parry.
"It'll Be Soon, It'll Be Swift, And It'll Be Short" by Trevor Kavanagh.
"Kean Insight" by Chris Floyd.
"Germans Stirred By New Look At WWII Bombings" from The News International, Pakistan.
"The Secret's Out: The US Is Weak" by Michael Neumann.
"War" by Howard Zinn.
"Israel And The US War On Iraq" by Carl Estabrook.
"Dangerous Territory" by Brendan O'Neill.
"Iraqis Will Not Be Pawns In Bush And Blair's War Game" by Kamil Mahdi.
"Mobilize For The Next Phase" by Jessica Azulay and Brian Dominick.
"Global Labor Rejects War" by David Bacon.
"Pentagon Planning, Not Diplomacy, Sets U.S. Agenda On Iraq" by Michael T. Klare.
"The Army's Empire Skeptics" by Jason Vest. The author examines the hidden weaknesses of the U.S. military.
"Fragging And The Draft: The Call To Empire Act" by Kurt Nimmo.
"Anti-war, Not Anti-soldier" by Diane Carlson Evans, RN.
"How To Confront Empire" by Arundhati Roy.
"Responding To Colin Powell" by Rahul Mahajan.
"Web Of Lies" by Stephen Gowans.
"Revealed: Truth Behind US 'Poison Factory' Claim" by Luke Harding.
"Real Authors Of Iraq Dossier Blast Blair" by Gary Jones and Alexandra Williams.
"After Powell's Speech: Media Pundits In Lockstep Behind US War Drive" by Patrick Martin.
"The Manufactured And Real Iraq Crisis" by Edward Herman.
"The Lying Game" by Justin Raimondo.
"Blair-Powell UN Report Written By Student" by William Rivers Pitt.
"Iraq Shows Off Missile Sites To Rebut U.S. Charges" from Reuters.com.
"Bully Bill" from Tom Tomorrow.
"N Korea Threatens US With First Strike" by Jonathan Watts.
"Top American Cardinal Of The Curia Opposes War" from Inside The Vatican.
"US Interrogators Turn To 'Torture Lite'" by Duncan Campbell.
"Dreaming Of World War II, Living With Vietnam" by Marilyn Young.
"A Scoop That Raises Questions" by Tim Rutten.
"War Protesters Rally In Washington" from Washingtonpost.com. "...the largest anti-war demonstration here since the Vietnam era."
"It's Hard To Explain" by Philip Dine.
"Oakland Schools Hold Anti-War Teach-In" from Associated Press.
"A Person Should Be Proud To Protest War" by James Glaser.
"'No To War!' Is Anyone Listening?" by Alexander Cockburn.
"Monsters, Inc." by Chris Floyd.
"Q&A With The Top Sleuth" from Time.com. Chief weapons inspector demands "substance," threatens Iraq with invasion.
"Hawks Sit Out Phoney Peace While War Machine Rolls On" by Kamal Ahmed and Ed Vulliamy.
"Anti-war Train Drivers Refuse To Move Arms Freight" by Kevin Maguire.
"US Will Attack Iraq 'Without UN Backing'" by Toby Harnden.
"Helen Thomas Socks It To The White House" from Antiwar.com.
"Deceptions In Military Recruiting" by Chris White.
"The Lies We Are Told About Iraq" by J. Victor Marshall.