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This article is based on a report originally produced for National
Public Radio's On the Media.

The day after the World Social Forum dialogues, I visited an encampment of landless people squatting in garbage-wrap tents alongside the road an hour from Porto Alegre.

This "Opposing View" editorial was published first in USA Today on February 6, 2003.

Although the Bush Administration acts as if the war train has already
left the station, the antiwar forces continue to grow, and they are
mobilizing in large numbers for a worldwide protest on

With up to 200,000 American and British combat troops already stationed
in or on their way to the Persian Gulf area, war with Iraq looks
increasingly imminent.

(With apologies to Cole Porter, the master, who wrote "My Heart Belongs to Daddy")

So Laura Bush will not, after all, be discussing the works of Emily
Dickinson, Walt Whitman and Langston Hughes with a selected group of
American poets at the White House on February 12.

I was standing in line for Bowling for Columbine in Brussels not
long ago with two writer/editor friends, when a 15-or-so-year-old
Belgian boy in front of us turned around and inquired,

Europeans opposed to war in Iraq are united by a deep distrust, even fear, of America.

This essay will appear as an introduction in New York Review Books' new
edition of Prisoner of Love (February 2003).

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Yes, despite claims to the contrary by pols and pundits.

April 9, 2015

Blame the US, not Putin, for undermining unity in Europe.

April 8, 2015

Neocons say Iran won't be like Iraq because it'll be easy. That's what they said about Iraq, too.

April 8, 2015

The European Commission and the IMF created the conditions that produced Syriza. Now they’re doing everything they can to strangle it in its cradle.

April 8, 2015

The vice president is promoting a 2016 budget that deepens the drug-war and free-trade agendas that contributed to the crisis.

April 7, 2015