Meredith Tax is president of Women’s WORLD, a global free-speech network of feminist writers, and author of the recently reissued The Rising of the Women, Rivington Street and Union Square (Illinois).
Through the corporate media's electronic collage of murders, sex
scandals, celebrity sightings and Pentagon-generated fantasy can be
heard a constant buzz--"war, terror, security"--but who know
"A war was about to start. Knots of wide-eyed people gathered in
courtyards, in open fields, on street corners....
In the past ten years, nationalist, communalist and religious fundamentalist social movements have surfaced all over the world, moving into the power vacuum created as local elites have been over