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As the Bush Administration continues its illegal and unjust military
invasion of Iraq, we must steel ourselves for the difficult days that
lie ahead.

David Cortright has laid out many aspects of an agenda to help the US
peace movement move from the immediate work of trying to stop this war,
to continuing to broaden the reach of our movement

The war is just two weeks old, yet the Bush Administration has
accomplished the unprecedented isolation of the United States worldwide,
even from several of its historic allies.

Ifind David Cortright's call useful but limiting. The most exciting
aspect of the antiwar organizing has been its global reach.

There is nothing glorious or gallant about combat.

Bush's motives have more to do with empire and profit than with liberating Iraq.

Led by a former Boeing machinist, Las Vegas exotic dancers are talking union.

David L. Kirp has chronicled the Mount Laurel, New Jersey, history in Almost Home: America's Love-Hate Relationship with Community (Princeton).

A divide exists between Chinese literature and movies written, produced,
read or viewed in the West, and those written and produced in mainlaind
China.

He says he is not a fighter--or rather, the narrator says it; he's "an
onlooker," someone who steps aside, "frail," "not the savior of the
world," not a "prophet," speaking only to himself, liv

OK, let's say that life goes on.

Richard Perle's resignation as chairman of Donald Rumsfeld's
Defense Policy Board on March 27 capped a tumultuous month for the
neoconservative who spent the past decade stoking the fires for t

We, the undersigned, support legislation to prohibit the cloning of human embryos for either medical experimentation or for giving birth to a human being.


IRAN: THREAT OF A WIDER WAR

Needham, Mass.

At no point in modern American history has the civilian leadership of the
nation's military establishment come under as much criticism from serving
military officers as is the case now regardin

A new website keeping a running tally of civilian deaths in the US war against Iraq is attracting a lot of traffic and attention, and, in the process, is emerging as an authoritative source of information beyond the spin of either the Bush Administration or Saddam Hussein's propaganda ministers.

The Iraq Body Count site is attracting 100,000 visitors a day, many of them journalists, who are increasingly citing the site's reporting in their own accounts. The material is critical given that no goverment, NGO or other organization is currently chronicling this information. As US General Tommy Franks has said: "We don't do body counts."

Launched this past January, IBC is run by 16 researchers, based in the United States and the United Kingdom, who closely analyze reports from a range of both corporate and independent media, including, among many others, the New York Times, Fox News, the BBC, Middle East Online and the Jordan Times.

"My own government," Martin Luther King Jr.

George W. Bush has raised the stakes for Election 2000 by calling for
the privatization of Social Security.

In the old Soviet bloc states, the official line of the ruling elites did not always come from the government itself. Often it was delivered by journalists who would amplify the party line with "independent" analysis and comment.

Thus, while officials dealt in vapid generalities about programs for the people, the opinion "commissars" would offer rigid defenses of the party line and demonize those who expressed even the slightest doubts.

Washington in 2003 is certainly different from Bucharest in 1953. But Americans seeking to get a flavor of the old inside-outside strategy of matching official "tolerance" for dialogue with semi-official ranting about the dangers of dissent need look no further than William Kristol's recent appearances on the Fox News Channel programs.

It took US policymakers and the American public many years, perhaps decades, to realize that hubris--arrogant and uninformed self-confidence--had played a c...

On April 1 the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the University of Michigan affirmative action cases on whether to overturn the 1978 Bakke decision and ban consideration of race as

As student antiwar activists work to make their case against war persuasive to ambivalent classmates, the leaders of a Stanford University peace group have launched a different kind of campaign--

The Cities for Peace campaign and numerous other antiwar groups are calling on US citizens to urgently picket, protest, lobby and employ nonviolent civil disobedience at federal buildings, military installations, media headquarters and city halls nationwide to petition the government to bring the war to as timely an end as possible.

The Pledge of Resistance staged a related Die-In at Rockefeller Center this morning with hundreds of chanting antiwar demonstrators lining Manhattan's Fifth Avenue and dozens more laying down in the street in a planned act of mass civil disobedience. 215 people were arrested.

Similar mass actions have been taking place across America. Eighteen people were arrested yesterday for blockading a local air force base in Madison, Wisconsin, while an action at the White House, organized by religious and peace organizations, generated over 60 arrests, two Nobel Peace Prize Laureates--Jody Williams and Mairead Corrigan Maguire--among them.