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From Radio Sweden . . .

Interview on Iraq with Noam Chomsky
c. 24' [REQUIRES RealAudio]

From the web edition of Orion

Thoughts in the Presence of Fear
by Wendell Berry

"I. The time will soon come when we will not be able to remember
the horrors of September 11 without remembering also the unquestioning
technological and economic optimism that ended on that day.

II. This optimism rested on the proposition that we were living in a
"new world order" and a "new economy" that would "grow" on and
on, bringing a prosperity of which every new increment would be

III. The dominant politicians, corporate officers, and investors who
believed this proposition did not acknowledge that the prosperity was
limited to a tiny percent of the world's people, and to an ever smaller
number of people even in the United States; that it was founded upon
the oppressive labor of poor people all over the world; and that its
ecological costs increasingly threatened all life, including the lives
of the supposedly prosperous." [...]

["This essay originally appeared on OrionOnline.org, the website
of The Orion Society and Orion magazine. The Orion Society has
published this essay, along with two other Orion articles by
Mr. Berry, in the book In the Presence of Fear: Three Essays
for a Changed World."

From the web edition of the Guardian

Photos from Iraq

"Iraq accepted a ceasefire on March 3 1991. The departing army had,
however, set Kuwait's oil fields alight and looted the small Arab state.
Rebellions in the north and south of the country were suppressed by
Saddam's loyal troops but by summer 1992 - with Iraq breaking the
ceasefire by refusing access to weapons inspectors - American president
George Bush threatened further air strikes." [...]
Photo: Michael Liphitz, AP

From the RadioNation

The Costs of a War Against Iraq

with Bill Hartung Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute

"Hartung discusses Bush's possible plans for Iraq and the role
of the armed forces in this potential conflict. He also reveals just
how much this war might cost the US." [...]

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