September 2006

By NORMAN SOLOMON Counterpunch 9/25/06

The Sept. 25 edition of Time magazine illustrates how the U.S. news media are gearing up for a military attack on Iran. The headline over the cover-story interview with Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is “A Date With a Dangerous Mind.” (more…)

Jennifer Van Bergen 9/25/06

Five years later, George W. Bush’s “war on terror” has morphed into (as he calls it) a “War on Terra”–an assault on the life and values of the United States and the planet–including our judicial system. (more…)

Bush and Latin America


As the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center covered the pages of every U.S. newspaper with solemn remembrances, Latin American papers also marked the event but often in very different terms. (more…)

by David Rose
Last Thursday night, in a development barely reported in Britain, any hope of bringing detainees at Guantanamo and in the CIA’s ‘black’ prisons into some kind of acceptable legal framework to protect their human rights suffered a grievous setback. (more…)

By ERIC MARGOLIS Toronto Sun 9/24/06

In the late 1980s, I was the first western journalist allowed into the world’s most dreaded prison, Moscow’s sinister Lubyanka. Muscovites dared not even utter the name (more…)

by John Dear 9/24/06
“We will never win a war against terror as long as the conditions for poverty and injustice remain,” Archbishop Desmond Tutu said. “Poverty breeds terrorism. So we should stop spending billions on weapons of destruction and instead feed the hungry people of the world. Then, we’ll stop terrorism. (more…)

Got to petition:

Venezuela’s leader talks to TIME’s Tim Padgett about why he lashes out against President Bush

By TIM PADGETT Time 9/24/06

TIME: Why do you attack President George W. Bush with such jolting language? (more…)

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