Monthly Archives: March 2003

HE’S REALLY A GOOD MAN AT HEART, OFFICER

Interesting analogy by Alan Bisport in the American Politics Journal this weekend. Bisport compares America to “a family that has been repeatedly brutalized by a drunk.”  They think, like the abused wife: “let them steal the presidency, they’ll be good … Continue reading

Posted in How the World Really Works | 11 Comments

ADDING INJURY TO INSULT

Kriselda at Different Strings reports the outrageous behaviour of Richard Condon, a DJ in Louisiana with Citadel Communications, who incited listeners to break up a planned anti-war demonstration and “put bullets in the heads” of the demonstrators. Police were present … Continue reading

Posted in How the World Really Works | Comments Off on ADDING INJURY TO INSULT

DUBIOUS NEWS

I’ve recently reported (here and here ) the most egregious examples of Western war propaganda that were picked up by the mainstream media and run as ‘fact’, only to be debunked as wild exaggerations or complete fabrications a few hours … Continue reading

Posted in How the World Really Works | 1 Comment

RIGHTS, POWER AND REVOLUTION: WHAT IS TO BE DONE

In time of war, expecting people to focus on the subject of rights might seem a bit perverse. I can almost see the raised eyebrows as most readers quickly hit the back key. In war, rights are often considered luxuries, … Continue reading

Posted in How the World Really Works, Preparing for Civilization's End | Comments Off on RIGHTS, POWER AND REVOLUTION: WHAT IS TO BE DONE

YOUR OPINION PLEASE: A SURVEY OF SALON BLOGGERS

A message to all Salon Bloggers: Following is a survey whose purpose is: To help each of us in the Salon Blogging community to better understand others’ blogging objectives and ambitions, so we can help each other achieve them, and … Continue reading

Posted in Using Weblogs and Technology | 1 Comment

SUBVERSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT

We are pleased to announce the formation of a new, worldwide political party. The new party will have no name, because names are misleading, ambiguous, provocative, exclusive and inflexible. The new party will have no platform, because platforms are transient … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Works | 6 Comments

AND YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE A NEWS JUNKIE

Just two quick posts today, as I catch up on work backlog, my reading of others’ blogs and research for two big posts that should be ready this weekend. The Agonist warblog has become so popular that it has had … Continue reading

Posted in Using Weblogs and Technology | Comments Off on AND YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE A NEWS JUNKIE

A DIAGNOSIS FOR GULF WAR SYNDROME

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about depleted uranium as an unlikely cause of Gulf War Syndrome. Now it appears there may be an explanation of why so many Gulf War vets, and so many Iraqi civilians, have come … Continue reading

Posted in How the World Really Works | 5 Comments

CHOMSKY ON POLITICS AND LANGUAGE

Since language and politics are two of the blogosphere’s favourite topics, readers might like to know that there’s a profile of Noam Chomsky that deals with both subjects in this week’s New Yorker (not available, alas, in the online edition … Continue reading

Posted in How the World Really Works | 5 Comments

MORE ‘INCREDIBLE’

I thought I’d said all I wanted or needed to say about propaganda in my ‘ Incredible ‘ post Monday, but the unfiltered misinformation and groupthink being proffered by virtually all the mainstream media about the war – the only … Continue reading

Posted in How the World Really Works | 2 Comments