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The thirteen self-declared "citizen weapons
inspectors" marching down a rain-swept road just
outside Baltimore knew they weren't going to be
allowed inside the US military's Aberdeen Proving
Brushing aside the world's largest antiwar demonstrations ever, the
United States, Britain and Spain have introduced a new United Nations
Security Council resolution that would in their view au
Just as his father did, George W. Bush is offering generous packages of
aid and arms to nations that join his drive for war against Iraq.
It's a fascinating scheme, "this very ambitious and aggressive embed
plan," as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Bryan
Whitman calls it.
The alliances on Survivor have more stability and logic than those currently held by the United States. We need a weekly two-hour special to keep us in the know.
Jonathan Schell, who last week compellingly argued "The Case Against the War" in these pages, this week assesses the power and meaning of the global antiwar demonstrations.
So this is what it feels like to be in the political mainstream.
The February 15 demonstration in New York was huge, exciting,
exhilarating--despite the weather (brrrr) and the heavy hand of the NYPD
Here The Nation presents a few of the works posted on "Poets Against the War," (www.poetsagainstthewar.org), the website set up by Sam Hamill, poet and editor, when he called for poems and statements against war in Iraq.
They're relegated to the side.
This role--which they cannot abide,
Which torments Frenchmen day and night--
Can make them do things out of spite.
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