"More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly." -- Woody Allen
Award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, host of the daily, grassroots, global, radio/TV news hour Democracy Now!, is on a national speaking tour to mark DN!'s 10th anniversary and launch her second book with journalist David Goodman, Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back.WHEN: PATRIOTS' DAY - Mon., Apr. 16th, 7:00 PM WHERE: Faneuil Hall, Boston DESCRIPTION: An evening with Howard Zinn and Amy Goodman celebrating the publication of Howard Zinn's new book, A Power Governments Cannot Suppress and benefit for audience-supported Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 500 stations in North America.
This correspondent has been to the Shatt-al-Arab. It's a busy and tricky waterway, to say the least. Iraqi fishing boats share the waters with Iranian patrol boats. From the Iraqi shore one can see the Iranian shore, flags aflutter.These remain extremely disputed waters. In 1975, a treaty was signed in Algiers between the shah of Iran and Saddam Hussein. The center of the river was supposed to be the border. Then Saddam invaded Iran in 1980. After the Iran-Iraq War that this sparked ended in 1988, and even after both Gulf wars, things remain perilously inconclusive: a new treaty still has not been signed....Western corporate media overwhelmingly take for granted that the British were in Iraqi or "international"waters (wrong: these are disputed Iran/Iraq waters). Gee, you don't see this in the BBC or New York Times coverage.
Where is the leader to stand up and say this, indeed? We have them -- Kucinich is one -- but they are ridiculed by the corporate/state-owned media. It's called fascism, kids, and those of us who warned of this on 9/12/01 and since, and were vilified or laughed at, take little solace in having been correct.
Here's a not-unrepresentative response in the comments to this article. I happen to agree, descriptively, that the US is one 9/11 away from the kind of fascist state "actability" would, normatively, like to see: I guess the same thing could of been said Mr. Brzezinski about another three words, Remember Pearl harbor but then again I doubt at that time your treason would have been so accepting.... Better get out of the way Brzezinski, Americans are fast coming to the point they will string up traitors like you who are working overtime to have them killed. It is only another 9-11 away..you are a mindless moronBy actability | Mar 24, 2007 3:33:16 P…