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Tom Engelhardt: Mantra for 9/11

Exceptional Pain Dispensed by the Indispensable Nation Fourteen years later and do you even believe it? Did we actually live it? Are we still living it? And how improbable is … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: Willie King and the Liberators perform “Terrorized”

Willie King (March 18, 1943 – March 8, 2009) was an American blues guitarist and singer, known for shunning fame and playing at a local bar in Mississippi. In this … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: An Apology to Every Single American

. First published by VICE News on Jul 8, 2015: When al Qaeda terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, Michael Morell was with … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Patricia A. Nugent: Forgive Me, Mr. President

Maybe it’s that pesky Sixth Commandment: Thou shalt not kill. Or verse 5:53 of the Koran: Who so kills a soul, unless it be for murder or for wreaking corruption … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 4 Comments

Video: Amiri Baraka reads “Somebody Blew up America”

“Somebody Blew Up America” by Amiri Baraka with Rob Brown on saxophone, recorded on February 21, 2009 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY. This is the poem … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Doug Anderson: Revisiting the Second Iraq War

Now that we are sinking quickly into America’s Third Iraq War, we might want to take a look at what we can learn from the second one. On September 11, … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

Tom Engelhardt: My War on Terror — Letter to an Unknown American Patriot

Dear American Patriot, I wish I knew your name. I’ve been thinking about you, about all of us actually and our country, and meaning to write for a while to … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

William J. Astore: War Is the New Normal

 Seven Deadly Reasons Why America’s Wars Persist It was launched immediately after the 9/11 attacks, when I was still in the military, and almost immediately became known as the Global … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: Sanitizing Evil

Like the Nazis & other evil-doers, American torture apologists use language to sanitize evil How do we know that those who are defending the American torture program under the presidency … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

More on the Torture Report

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
An unrepentant Dick Cheney in 2008 W.J. Astore Six years ago, Vice President Dick Cheney admitted that he had approved waterboarding as one of…

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Knights of Earth

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Steve Naidamast After surviving tragedy at the World Trade Center on 9-11-2001 (I escaped from building #5, which was engulfed in a fireball 30…

September 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

9/11: After Thirteen Years of Continuous Warfare, Police State, Endless Falsehoods

The tragedy of September 11, 2001, goes far beyond the deaths of those who died in the towers and the deaths of firefighters and first responders who succumbed to illnesses … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gail Langstroth: The Named, The Nameless

*** Winner of the Jeffster Award for “Best Social Justice Blog” from Deconstructing Myths *** As the ten-year anniversary of 9/11 approached, I wanted to take part in an initiative where the … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · 13 Comments

How Did This Happen? A Reflection Upon War And Civic Education

As I write, Iraq is falling. Most of the north of that country has fallen into the hands of insurgents. Whether Baghdad will fall, how the United States will react, … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

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