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Another Year is Possible!

Another Year is Possible!
Flashlights in the Tunnel of Hate


To purloin a bit of Brecht, this is indeed a dark age. The war grinds on like an unbending migraine. While the vultures chow down on the bones of
Iraq, Bush grows more surly with each new massacre and the democrats,despite their constituents' disgust with this carnage that brought the party
pyrrhic victory in November, vote up fresh billions to feed the American

The Surreal Politics of Premeditated War

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This is the best thing on American politics I have read in a very long time.

The Surreal Politics of Premeditated War
by R.W. Behan

Published on Sunday, December 3, 2006 by
blogged here with the permission of the author R.W. Behan

George W. Bush, who proudly claimed the mantle of “war president,” was keenly rebuked in the recent mid-term election. The event was notable, but it merely continued the surreal politics of premeditated war—a politics that has dominated the last six bizarre, hideous years of our nation’s history.

The Immolation of Malachi Ritscher

malachi ritschermalachi ritscherNew Media Artist Kanarinka posted on the Netbehaviour list about Malachi Ritscher's act of self immolation in protest of the Iraq War in Chicago on Nov. 3rd, 2006. He burned himself to death on the side of the Kennedy Expressway near downtown Chicago during the morning rush hour. He was a part of the arts and music community, and people who knew him told me that he was quiet and affable, but did not seem a person who would "go that far". Malachi was one of fewer than ten US citizens to protest in such a way, and it barely brought a blip on the radar.

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