As the war began, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld promised a "campaign
unlike any other in history." What he did not plan or expect, however,
was that the peoples of earth--what some are call
The night the war began, an ashen-faced woman in Parliament Square held
up a photograph of an Iraqi soldier, reduced to a smudge of carbon but
for his head and feet--an image from the last Gulf
In this country, where a US military attack echoes more loudly perhaps
than anywhere else in the world, protesters against the war are
expressing themselves from Hanoi in the north to central V
A few hours after the United States launched its first missile attack
against Baghdad, I spoke to 400 students and faculty at Moscow's largest
university of commerce and economics.
Following the first attack at 3 am French time, the morning papers were
ready with generic "War Is Here" headlines, accompanied by full-page
images of dark skies.
The pedicab driver stretched out in the passenger seat, his legs thrown
over the bicycle seat, half dozing and half listening to the latest news
updates in the hours after America began its mis
As I was driving home from work late Wednesday night, it became clear
that the assault would begin within hours.
Walden Bello was in Baghdad March 14-17 as a
member of the Asian Peace Mission, a delegation of parliamentarians and
members of civil society from different countries in Asia.
The shockingly awful Anglo-American invasion of Iraq means that Jordan
is now literally situated between two wars: To the west, the
increasingly bloody Israeli-Palestinian confrontation is now
My neighbor, who like many Egyptians prefers not to see his name in
print, asked me about my nationality the morning the war broke out.
"French?" he inquired hopefully. American, I told him.
The gym is the last place to look for an impassioned discussion of
global politics in Nigeria, a country that is currently pre-occupied
with gasoline scarcity, rising political and ethnic viole
The Indian public has long been suspicious of the US arguments for
military action against Iraq and the legitimacy of any "regime change"
executed by a superpower with imperial ambitions.
"We have come to give flowers instead of missiles," a flower producer
repeated, as he gave roses to the passers-by in the main square of
Mexico City on Friday morning, hours after the US attack
I came across a sign the other day, inelegantly scrawled on cardboard
and stuck to a telephone pole. It read Fuck Bush.
This is a difficult letter to write, because I'm no longer sure who
you are. Some of you may be having the same trouble.
Clear eminence without whom I would be
nothing oh great provision never seen
barely acknowledged even wished away
William O. Douglas was a judicial record-setter.
Someone once described Graham Greene as the novelist of decolonizing
Richard Sennett is best known in the United States for his 1972 book
(written with Jonathan Cobb), The Hidden Injuries of Class. That
study of white working-class men, how they understoo
The Spanish capital took on the air of a battle zone the weekend after
the war began, as antiwar protesters clashed with riot police throughout
The angry guy with the shoe.
Those who have been watching the war on television are familiar with the video footage: after the US military took cont...
While Michael Moore was leaving the stage of the Kodak Theater during the seventy-fifth annual Academy Awards ceremony, after calling George W.
THE INTELLIGENCE SOURCE SPEAKS
You can be forgiven if, like me, you were a bit depressed to hear that the war had started. But this is no time to go into a funk.
There's no better antidote to orange alerts and duct-tape dictums than good fiction, and if the terrorists occupying the White House have shot your attention span, try a book of short stories.