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.
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
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.
I came across a sign the other day, inelegantly scrawled on cardboard
and stuck to a telephone pole. It read Fuck Bush.
While Michael Moore was leaving the stage of the Kodak Theater during the seventy-fifth annual Academy Awards ceremony, after calling George W.
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.