Special Features
Peace Movements

Esther Kaplan, The Nation, December 31, 2002
A Hundred Peace Movements Bloom
This article is part of the "Waging Peace" series, covering the movement that is emerging across America to oppose war on Iraq.

Iraq Peace Team, December 31, 2002
The Iraq Peace Team website
In the face of recent threats against Iraq, Voices in the Wilderness has initiated an "Iraq Peace Team" plan. Since September 2002, seasoned nonviolent activists have been on the ground in Iraq standing in solidarity with the people of Iraq while at the same time working to prevent a US attack.

Observer Comment, Guardian, December 31, 2002
Back to Iraq as a human shield
Today's Observer reports plans by peace activists to go to Iraq as human shields. In this online commentary, protest organiser and former US veteran Ken Nichols O'Keefe explains why he believes that this is the most effective way to oppose the war.

Special Features
War Propaganda

Rachel Coen, Extra, December 31, 2002
Behind the Pentagon's Propaganda Plan
The OSI has been shut down, but the fact remains that a secretive, high-level office in the Pentagon was designed to manipulate the public by waging information warfare against the media. Given the sordid history of Pentagon propaganda and the Bush administration's penchant for secrecy, it's crucial that journalists follow up on this story.

Thom Shanker and Eric Schmitt, NYT, December 31, 2002
Pentagon Debates Propaganda Push in Allied Nations
The Defense Department is considering issuing a secret directive to the American military to conduct covert operations aimed at influencing public opinion and policy makers in friendly and neutral countries, senior Pentagon and administration officials say.

FAS Project on Government Secrecy, December 31, 2002
Secrecy News, Volume 2002, Issue No. 118

Special Features

Human Rights Watch, December 31, 2002
Fatally Flawed: Cluster Bombs and their use by the United States in Afghanistan
A report from Afghanistan. Will the same thing happen in Iraq?

Barbara Stocking, IHT, December 31, 2002
Iraqis' suffering can be made worse
Iraq is not only on the brink of war. It is teetering on the edge of a humanitarian disaster. Child mortality rates have rocketed since the United Nations imposed sanctions in 1990. Up to 16 million people - more than two-thirds of the population - already rely on a fragile system of food aid for their survival.

Neil MacFarquhar, IHT, December 31, 2002
Baghdad's once-lively cultural life now plays diminuendo
Baghdad used to pride itself as the living soul of "1,001 Nights," a cosmopolitan place where sophisticated music, theater or cabaret acts spun on long into the night, and where the Iraqi middle class kept every publisher in the Arab world afloat.

Global Issues, December 31, 2002
The Iraq Crisis. Building the Case for a New War
The United States and Britain primarily have been highlighting that Iraq poses an immediate and grave threat to the world. A large segment of the public in numerous countries has remained skeptical about the claims, or not supportive of an all out war. The challenge, for these two countries therefore, has been to wage and win a propaganda war to convince citizens that action is needed urgently.

DN, 31 december 2002
Irakkonflikten toppnyhet 2003
Kriget mot terrorismen toppade listan över 2002 års viktigaste nyheter och Irakkriget kommer att ta den platsen nästa år, tror nyhetschefer på redaktioner världen över. Reuters har gjort en enkät inför årsskiftet.

Lawyers Against the War, December 27, 2002
The Use of Force by the United States Against Iraq: Legal Issues
This brief from Lawyers Against the War (LAW) examines the legality of the use of force by any member of the United Nations against Iraq.

Neil Mackay, sundayherald, December 27, 2002
UK sells chemical weapons to the world
Breaking international law, Britain exports lethal TCPs to Iran, Sudan, Libya and Israel

Nigel Morris,, December 27, 2002
Nato would back attack if inspectors find arms
Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, the Secretary General of Nato, said yesterday the alliance's full weight would be thrown behind US-led attacks on Iraq if Saddam Hussein is deemed to have breached United Nations resolutions on weapons of mass destruction.

BBC News, December 27, 2002
Who's who in Iraqi opposition
US-led action against Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq would likely involve the help of internal and external opponents of the regime.

DAWN, December 27, 2002
UN fears exodus of one million refugees from Iraq
The UN refugee agency said on Monday it was gearing up for a possible conflict in the Gulf by pre-positioning additional stocks of relief supplies in the Middle East, amid fears of a mass exodus from Iraq.

Yahoo Singapore News, December 27, 2002
Saddam planned to use bioweapons in Gulf War: CIA
Saddam Hussein had a secret plan for a biological weapons strike early in the Gulf War, but failed to launch it because his reconnaissance planes got shot down, newly-declassified CIA documents show.

BBC News, December 27, 2002
Pentagon to fund Iraqi groups
United States President George W Bush has ordered the Pentagon to provide up to $92m in aid to groups opposed to Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

William Pfaff, IHT, December 27, 2002
After Saddam: An occupation nobody wants
The group asked the international community to help them by liberating Iraq, but their text rejected "any form of occupation of Iraq, any military administration either foreign or local, or any foreign mandate."

Michael Evans, TimesOnline, December 27, 2002
Why any war with Iraq will be over in a flash
The power of America's technological trump cards.

Jim Lobe, AT, December 20, 2002
A liberated Iraq, free to choose
While United States military strategists are refining their plans for invading Iraq early next year, the configuration of a post-invasion Iraq remains a matter of hot debate within the administration of President George W Bush.

Scott Peterson, CSM, December 20, 2002
Few but proud: US antiwar activists in Iraq
A Chicago-based group has set up a 'peace team' in Baghdad.

Nicholas Blanford, CSM, December 20, 2002
Kuwaitis question US ambitions
Kuwaiti support for the US military presence is high, but many are suspicious of longterm Mideast goals.

Dr Abdul Qader Tash, Daily Times, December 20, 2002
Christian fundamentalists and American hegemony
The American writer Grace Halsell did not exaggerate when she said that Christian Zionists in Washington were more dangerous than the Zionist lobby.

Jason Burke, Guardian Unlimited, December 20, 2002
US cash squads 'buy' Iraqi tribes
Dozens of teams of elite American soldiers and intelligence specialists have been sent into Iraq with millions of dollars in cash to woo key tribal leaders away from Saddam Hussein.

Michael Dobbs, IHT, December 20, 2002
Saddam gets ready for long, tough fight
President Saddam Hussein of Iraq has adopted a two-pronged strategy in his showdown with the United States, according to U.S. experts. He wants to delay war as long as possible. If that fails, he is preparing his people for a brutal and protracted conflict that would give him hero status in the Muslim world.

Physicians for Human Rights, December 20, 2002
On the Fifth Anniversary of Landmine Treaty, President Urged by Retired General, Members of Congress, and Others to Remove Antipersonnel Mines from Iraq War Arsenal
US Campaign to Ban Landmines (USCBL) today urged President Bush to not allow US forces to deploy antipersonnel landmines in Iraq and to work toward US accession to the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty.

Canadian Press,, December 20, 2002
Poll suggests Americans don't buy Bush administration war case
More than two-thirds of Americans believe the Bush administration has failed to make its case that a war against Iraq is justified.

John Hughes, CSM, December 20, 2002
War within a war: the press and the Pentagon
If the United States goes to war in Iraq, two major campaigns will be under way. One is the military air and ground war, designed to topple Saddam Hussein. The other is the public relations campaign of the military and the Bush administration to win public opinion at home.

Poul Husted,, 20 december 2002
USA vil anvende landminer i Irak
Det er den amerikanske Kampagne for et Forbud mod Landminer, som har afsløret, at USA er ved at opbygge lagre med miner på amerikanske baser i landene omkring Irak.

Bengt Albons, DN, 27 december 2002
USA hemlig vän i kalla kriget
Hemliga, tidigare okända dokument och ett hundratal intervjuer är underlaget för den rapport som ambassadör Rolf Ekéus nu lagt fram om svensk säkerhetspolitik under kalla krigets sista tid.

Bo Pellnäs, DN Debatt, 27 december 2002
"Lita inte på USA"
Min egen erfarenhet av amerikansk underrättelsetjänst är att hur lätt underrättelser fabriceras....även en demokrati är beredd att nyttja lögner för att gagna egna intressen.

Greenpeace Norden, 20 december 2002
Star Wars og Thule. Stop Star Wars Briefing (april 2001)
Danmark har et usædvanligt stort ansvar i sagen om det amerikanske missilforsvar. Uanset om der bliver tale om et nationalt eller internationalt missilskjold, så er Thule-radaren udset til at spille en helt central rolle i Star Wars.

Poul Husted,, 20 december 2002
Pentagon vil føre propagandakrig
Det amerikanske forsvarsministerium Pentagon fører normalt krig med kanoner og raketter, men nu skal de amerikanske generaler tage et gammelkendt våben i brug: propaganda.

Thomas Hammarberg, OPIC, 20 december 2002
Framtidens ödesfrågor måste lösas
Hösten 2000 kallade Förenta Nationerna världens ledare till ett millenniemöte i New York. Församlingen enades om nya gemensamma mål för att tackla vår tids ödesfrågor &endash; för att utrota fattigdom, hungersnöd, sjukdomar, analfabetism, miljöförstöring och diskriminering av kvinnor. Drygt två år senare, hur ser det ut? Tomt prat eller en kraftfull, gemensam satsning?

Anna Lindh och Erkki Tuomioja, DN.Debatt, 20 december 2002
Kontrakt tvingar alla agera mot terror
Gemensamt EU-förslag från Sveriges och Finlands utrikesministrar.

Gellert Tamas, OPIC, 20 december 2002
Mary Robinson leder nytt initiativ: Globalisering med mänskligt ansikte
Det går att ge globaliseringen ett mänskligt ansikte. Globaliseringen får inte enbart ske på marknadens villkor, det behövs också en etisk dimension.

Special Features
Leaked Report on Iraqi Weapons

Democracy Now, December 20, 2002
Top-secret Iraq Report Reveals U.S. Corporations, Gov't Agencies and Nuclear Labs Helped Illegally Arm Iraq
"Hewlett Packard, Dupont, Honeywell and other major U.S. corporations, as well as governmental agencies including the Department of Defense and the nation's nuclear labs, all illegally helped Iraq to build its biological, chemical and nuclear weapons programs."

Tony Paterson, Independent, December 20, 2002
Leaked report says German and US firms supplied arms to Saddam
Baghdad's uncensored report to UN names Western companies alleged to have developed its weapons of mass destruction

Worldwatch Institute, Press Release, December 20, 2002
From War Zones to Shopping Malls: New study reveals deadly link between consumer demand and third world resource wars
The world's insatiable demand for cellular phones and other consumer luxuries is fueling violent conflict and killing millions in developing countries.

William Pfaff, IHT, December 20, 2002
Incompatibility of values. Islam and the West
n the months following the terrorist attacks of September 2001, it was politically taboo to say that the United States had in some way brought these attacks upon itself. Television talk show hosts and print journalists lost their jobs for suggesting such a thing.

R. Nolan, FPA, December 20, 2002
American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy
This week, FPA speaks with Dr. Andrew J. Bacevich, Director of the Center for International Relations at Boston University. He is also the author of the recently published book
American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy.

John Pilger,, December 20, 2002
Hidden Agendas. The films and writing of John Pilger
Two years ago a project set up by the men who now surround George W Bush said what America needed was "a new Pearl Harbor". Its published aims have, alarmingly, come true.

Special Features

Joseph Fitchett, IHT, December 20, 2002
NATO agrees to help new EU force
A little-noticed side agreement at the European Union's enlargement summit in Copenhagen has cleared the way for the start of military cooperation between NATO and the EU's own rapid-reaction force.

Paul Taylor, swissinfo, December 20, 2002
NATO clinches military deal with EU
NATO has approved a long-delayed deal guaranteeing the European Union access to its planning resources for EU military operations, clearing the way for Europe to start peacekeeping missions in the Balkans.

University of Toronto, Canada, December 20, 2002
Statement of G7 Health Ministers' Meeting with Mexico, London
March 14, 2002

This statement includes provisions on how to improve health security measures for citizens of G7 countries.

IRAQ/UNMOVIC, December 13, 2002
Documents Alert for Iraq
New and past documents on Iraq, including the UN arms inspections.

Christopher Deliso, UPI, December 13, 2002
Analysis: Murky Balkan oil movements
Given the still blemished view of the Balkans and Eastern Europe as regions of conflict, corruption and economic torpor, corporate decision-makers need reassurance their investments will flourish.

Small Pox, December 13, 2002
Bush to order smallpox vaccinations for military (
U.S. soldiers and health workers to get smallpox shots soon (IHT)
The New Worry: Smallpox (
A series of articles on the possibility of using Small Pox as a biological weapon.

Media och krig, 13 december 2002
Kosovokonflikten, medierna och medlidandet
Medias Roll i Kosovo - Journalister i Händerna på Krigsstrateger
Kosovokonflikten &endash; propaganda en naturlig del av nyhetsrapporteringen
Propagandakriget under Kosovokonflikten
En rad artiklar om hur man har använt median för att påverka konflikten i Kosovo.

Judith Miller and Lowell Bergman, NYT, December 13, 2002
Iraq Opposition Is Pursuing Ties With Iranians
In advance of the expected war against Iraq, the American-backed Iraqi opposition is solidifying ties to Iran, part of what President Bush has called the "axis of evil," and opposing the possibility of an American-installed government in a postwar Iraq.

Mike Allen and Barton Gellman, IHT, December 13, 2002
Washington is ready to use A-arms in a biowar
A new Bush administration strategy calls for the preemptive use of military and covert force before an enemy unleashes weapons of mass destruction and underscores the United States' willingness to retaliate with nuclear weapons for chemical or biological attacks on U.S. soil or against American troops overseas.

Larry Chin, Center for Research on Globalisation, December 10, 2002
The deep politics of regime removal in Iraq: Overt conquest, covert operations
One of the most comprehensive analyses of US interests in Iraq.This report explains the means by which Iraq is likely to fall, the groups and individuals who will carry it out, and the various hidden agendas that the mainstream media have refused to analyze, much less report.

Ann-Cathrin Jarl and Birgitta Hambreus, DN, 10 december 2002
FN kan inte godkänna anfallskrig
USA har naturligtvis en absolut förpliktelse att följa FN-stadgan. Om FN:s stadga uppfattas som partisk för västvärlden kommer den i sig själv att bli en konfliktanledning. Stadgan fördömer entydigt anfallskrig. Argument som används för att anfalla Irak är att det är ett självförsvarskrig för USA. Vem tror på det? I alla fall inte arabstaterna och deras folk.

Wilhelm Agrell, DN, 10 december 2002
Stöd inte ett krig som föder terror
En amerikansk-brittisk attack mot Irak är i det närmaste oundviklig. USA övergår från ett krig mot terrorism till det rakt motsatta, ett krig som riskerar att föda terror. USA kommer med berått mod att stärka just de stämningar i arabvärlden som man säger sig vilja försvaga. Sverige bör inte, direkt eller indirekt, stödja ett krigsföretag som saknar en sammanhängande och begriplig folkrättslig, säkerhetspolitisk och humanitär motivering.

Fritz C. Holte, 10 december 2002
En annen verden er mulig
Sosialøkonoms nettside, et alternativ til internasjonal markedsliberalisme.

Program on International Policy Attitudes, December 6, 2002
Americans on Iraq After the UN Resolution
American Public Perceives World as Unenthusiastic about US Foreign Policy
Brian Knowlton, IHT, December 6, 2002
A global image on the way down
A rising anti-American tide
A series of articles about US and international perception of US Foreign Policy.

Foreign Policy in Focus, December 3, 2002
A Nightmare to Love
How the peace movement can use Bush's "almost desperate attempts" to "destroy the arms inspection."

Staff, Guardian, December 3, 2002
Amnesty attacks Iraq torture dossier
Amnesty International said a dossier released today by the foreign secretary, Jack Straw, is a "cold and calculated manipulation" of the work of human rights activists to build a case for war against Saddam Hussein.

US Department of State, December 3, 2002
Patterns of global terrorism
The Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism has released a summary of the acts of terrorism in 2001, including some interesting

Thom Shanker & Richard Stevenson, NYTimes, December 3, 2002
Pentagon Wants $10 Billion a Year for Antiterror Fund
The Defense Department is seeking an extra $10 billion a year for the next five years, beyond the growth in its regular budget, to carry out its campaign against terrorism.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Dec 3, 2002
Pray a Novena for Peace with John Paul II
The Pope urges prayers for peace on World Day of Peace, January 1, 2003.

Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, December 3, 2002
CND takes the UK Government to Court in historic legal case
Lawyers for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) will go to the High Court just after 12 noon on Thursday 28 November in London, in a bid to stop the Government going to war against Iraq. 

Human Rights Watch, December 3, 2002
Burundi: Escalating Violence Demands Action
"Attacks against civilians are on the rise in Burundi, and that's a very dangerous sign. Both government army officers and rebel commanders must hold their troops accountable for these deliberate attacks on ordinary people who have no place to run."

Seumas Milne, Guardian, December 3, 2002
A war that can't be won
The west isn't just losing the fight against terrorism - it is fuelling it across the globe.

Major Garrett, Fox News, December 3, 2002
Pentagon to Track American Consumer Purchases
A massive database that the government will use to monitor every purchase made by every American citizen is a necessary tool in the war on terror, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
Faye Bowers & Peter Greier, CSM, December 3, 2002
Why the Pentagon will watch where you shop
An analysis of the Total Information Awareness project.

BBC News, December 3, 2002
Argentines face price rises
The price of water, power and other basic services in poverty-stricken Argentina is to rise by presidential decree, in an attempt to secure new international loans. This as at least eight children have died from starvation.

Christopher Hitchens, December 3, 2002
The Trial of Henry Kissinger
Read about the new book that reveals the truth behind the former US Secretary of State.

John Pilger, Aftonbladet, 3 december 2002
Din guide til kriget
Vad Bush och Blair vill att vi ska glömma.

Ledare, Aftonbladet, 3 december 2002
Säg 'halt' till EU-försvaret
Framåt marsch. Det går undan när EU:s framtidskonvent diskuterar försvarsfrågorna. I måndags diskuterade den ansvariga arbetsgruppen sitt utkast till rapport. Förslaget ska vara klart den 10 december. Jan Blomgren, SvD, 26 november 2002
Bush har redan bestämt sig för krig
Kriget mot Irak är snart en realitet. Det säger Scott Ritter, en 41-årig amerikan med bättre kunskap om Saddam Husseins massförstörelsevapen än kanske någon annan västerlänning.

Mikael Holmström, SvD, 26 november 2002
Nato inte redo för krig mot Irak
Genom ett klubbslag inbjöds i går sju länder från Baltikum till Balkan att bli fullvärdiga medlemmar i Nato. Alliansen enades därefter om att varna Irak och dess ledare Saddam Hussein - men det finns stora oklarheter om Natos roll i ett eventuellt krig mot Irak.

Synsfeltet, DR, 26 november 2002
Hvis krigen kommer
Den tidligere leder af FN's våbeninspektører i Irak, Scott Ritter, og Hans von Sponeck, tidligere leder af FN's olie for mad program i Irak, fortæller om situationen i Irak og konsekvenserne af en krig &endash; samt om information og misinformation.

Fem minutters tænkepause, 26 november 2002
Hvad er en nødvendig krig?
Kan vi være med til at påføre andre mennesker disse lidelser? Vi opfordrer alle i hjem, på arbejdspladser, i Folketinget til at stoppe op i 5 minutter og give plads til fornuft og medfølelse.

Five minute time out, November 26, 2002
What is a neccesary war?
Take a time-out to consider the unnecesary war. Noon on American Thanksgiving Day, November 28.

A.P.,, November 19, 2002
Text of Iraq's letter to the U.N.
The text of a letter from Iraqi Foreign Affairs Minister Naji Sabri to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, as provided in English by the United Nations.

Jay Bookman, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Nov. 19, 2002
The president's real goal in Iraq
Bush's aims for war in Iraq is not the end of terrorism or the production of weapons of mass destruction, but the "emergence of the United States as a full-fledged global empire."

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, November 19, 2002
"Collateral Damage:" New Report From Medact on Consequences of War on Iraq!
Physicians' report forecasts large death toll, long-term health and environment damage from a US-led attack on Iraq.

James Fallows, The Atlantic, November 19, 2002
The Fifty-First State?
"Going to war with Iraq would mean shouldering all the responsibilities of an occupying power the moment victory was achieved. These would include running the economy, keeping domestic peace, and protecting Iraq's borders - and doing it all for years, or perhaps decades. Are we ready for this long-term relationship?"

Nicholas D. Kristof, IHT, November 19, 2002
America's game plan could lead to disaster
The scariest place in the world right now is not Iraq, but Korea. The threat of nuclear war is possible, and negotiation is a neccesity.

No case for war against Iraq, November 19, 2002
Former Chief U.N. Weapons Inspector Exposes War Propaganda Lies
Watch Scott Ritter's anti-war speech, webcast from Vancouver.

Roger Highfield, Telegraph, November 19, 2002
Smallpox attack would create a worldwide crisis
Scientists say the disease could kill millions.

David Cortright, George Lopez, & Alistair Millar, University of Notre Dame, November 19, 2002
Winning without war
Sensible security options for dealing with Iraq. (pdf)

P. Beaumont & F. Islam, Guardian, Nov. 19, 2002
Carve-up of oil riches begins
US plans to ditch industry rivals and force end of Opec.

Universiteit Leiden, Politieke Wetenschap, Nov. 19, 2002
Data from public opinion surveys on contemporary international issues, including Kosovo, terrorism, and the war against Iraq.

Ananova, November 19, 2002
US troops saw Afghan slaughter, claims TV documentary
"A British documentary claims to have proof that American troops watched the slaughter of thousands of captured Taliban fighters during the Afghan war."

Robert Fisk, Independent, November 19, 2002
Bin Laden's secrets are revealed by Al Jazeera journalist
Intelligence agencies to study new book by journalist who knew Bin Laden.

Mark Sedra, Foreign Policy in Focus, November 19, 2002
Afghanistan: Donor Inaction and Ineffectiveness
"The fall of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan in November 2001 presented the international community with an unprecedented opportunity to restore peace and security to a perennial trouble spot. Almost one year later it appears that it has failed."

Mark Herold, Guardian, November 19, 2002
Counting the dead
Attempts to hide the number of Afghan civilians killed by US bombs are an affront to justice.

Stefan Steinberg, World Socialist Website, Nov. 19, 2002
Interview with Jamie Doran, director of Massacre at Mazar An interview with the documentary filmmaker who documented human rights violations in Afghanistan.

Lawrence Donegan, Observer, November 19, 2002
Pentagon creates a Big Brother so Uncle Sam can keep his eye on us
'From what little we know of the Information Awareness Office, it is clear that, by comparison, 1984 was just a primer,' said a policy analyst at the Electronic Privacy Information Centre in Washington.

Environmental Conference on Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, November 19, 2002
At Long Last, Healing the Wounds of War
International experts call for major effort to alleviate long-term consequences of war.

Daniel Ellsberg, Ellsberg.Net, November 19, 2002
Iraq Crisis!
Hear what Daniel Ellsberg has to say about the impending war with Iraq.

Carl Bildt, 15 november 2002
Tillbaka på Balkan - en evaluering av efterkirgstidens Balkan
Jag kom i går kväll till Belgrad. Här skall vi tala om hur den europeiska och atlantiska integrationsprocessen påverkar förutsättningarna för fred i denna plågade del av Europa. Men utöver detta blir det självfallet diskussioner om vart utvecklingen egentligen är på väg.

Brian J. Foley, November 5, 2002
Avoiding War: Using International Law to Compel a Problem-Solving Approach
This short paper argues that the search for alternatives to violence in international responses to terrorism is not merely an idealistic whim: it is a legal requirement.

Howard LaFranchi, CSM, November 5, 2002
At the UN, it's not just about Iraq
The world, more concerned about the unbridled use of American power than it is about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein, is as intent on limiting the giant's power as it is in taking away the despot's weapons.

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, November 5, 2002
What a difference four years makes
A look at why UN inspectors left Iraq, as reported in 1998 versus in 2002.

Ignacio Ramonet, MondeDiplo, November 5, 2002
Servile states
As they come under pressure from Washington to sign up for war against Iraq, we see nominally sovereign countries allowing themselves to be reduced to the demeaning status of satellites.

Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, November 5, 2002
Support for Potential Military Action Slips to 55%
Results of US opinion poll.

Anatol Lieven, London Review of Books, November 5, 2002
The push for war
The most surprising thing about the Bush Administration's plan to invade Iraq is not that it is destructive of international order, but that it is profoundly reckless.

Dilip Hiro, The Nation, November 5, 2002
Iraq and poison gas
It is suddenly de rigueur for US officials to say, "Saddam Hussein gassed his own people." They are evidently referring to the Iraqi military's use of chemical weapons in the Iraqi Kurdistan town of Halabja in March 1988. Since Baghdad's deployment of chemical arms in war as well as peace was known at the time, the question is: What did the US government do about it then?

Yigal Bronner,, November 5, 2002
A Letter of Response to the General
An open letter from an Israeli artilleryman.

Phyllis Bennis, The Nation, November 5, 2002
The UN, the US and Iraq
As the United Nations Security Council neared approval of a resolution on Iraq, it appeared that Council resistance was giving way to rising US pressure.

Morgan Strong,, November 5, 2002
When we go to war in Iraq we will do so to summon the Messiah. That is what the Christian right believes.

Svenska Dagbladet, 5 november 2002
CIA-skepsis till kriget mot terrorismen
Den amerikanska underrättelsetjänsten CIA är tveksamt till hur "kriget mot terrorismen" förs.

Thomas Heine, Jyllands-Posten, 5 november 2002
Israel overvejer koppe-vaccination
Et angreb med irakiske Scud-missiler kan også medføre den dødelige koppevirus, frygter israelerne.

Marcus J. Dolder, Proletären, 5 november 2002
"Ett krig skulle skapa en fruktansvärd misär"
Irak har drabbats av mycket lidande på grund av sanktionerna. Det är ett land i förfall, särskilt den sociala infrastrukturen. Men situationen kommer att bli mycket värre om USA anfaller. Det skulle skapa en enorm misär.

Iraq Conference 2002, October 29, 2002
Alternativen zu Embargo und Krieg
Site about November 1-2 conference in Berlin (in German). English program gives details of the agenda for the conference (

William Greider, The Nation, October 29, 2002
The End of Empire
Bush's ambition towards empire will be defeated by one thing: money.

Julian Borger, Guardian, October 29, 2002
US weapons secrets exposed
"Respected scientists on both sides of the Atlantic warned yesterday that the US is developing a new generation of weapons that undermine and possibly violate international treaties on biological and chemical warfare. "

Rebecca Peters, IHT, October 29, 2002
Weapons of mass destruction
UN identifies easy availability of guns as a world-wide problem.

Sunder Katwala, Gaurdian, October 29, 2002
Gore Vidal claims 'Bush junta' complicit in 9/11
Controversial novelist accuses Bush administration of letting the September 11th attacks occur.

Associated Press, CNN, October 29, 2002
Iraq fears cause U.S. to make new smallpox vaccine
"Fearing a biological attack from Iraq, the United States has made new smallpox vaccine and readied response plans for the reappearance of the deadly virus, which some experts are convinced is part of Saddam Hussein's arsenal."

Maj Wechselmann, Aftonbladet, 29 oktober 2002
Låt Jas störta för gott!
Maj Wechselmann om hur nära de svenska vapenkrämarna är ett totalt fiasko i Sydafrika

Ledare, Aftonbladet, 29 oktober 2002
Nej till kriget
Till dagens amerikanska krigsplaner finns bara en rimlig hållning...

Lasse Ellegaard, Jyllands Posten, 29 oktober 2002
Saddams børn må stadig lide
Forholdene i Irak er bedre i dag end for blot få år siden, men sanktionerne rammer stadig sundhedssektoren, og den nuværende krises virkning på oliepriserne kan forårsage en ny humanitær katastrofe, siger FN-talsmand i Bagdad.

Ståle Eskeland, Norges Fredsråd, 25 oktober 2002
Norges rolle under Sikkerhetsrådets behandling av Irak-spørsmålet
9 punkter av norsk folkrättsprofessor, som fastlägger vad FN kan och inte kan göra och understryker att medlemsstaterna alltid måste låta hänsyn till FN gå före andra hänsyn.

Alan Simpson and Glen Rangwala, Traprock Peace Center,
October 25, 2002
The dishonest case for war on Iraq
This pamphlet "separates the evidence for what we know about Iraq from the wild suppositions used as the pretext for a war."

Brian Knowlton, IHT; October 25, 2002
U.S. sets high bar on Iraq inspections
U.N: draft calls for 'zero tolerance' policy

Dana Milbank, IHT, October 25, 2002
In making his cases, Bush has taken some flights of fancy
Some of the arguments Bush uses to forward his goals are just plain wrong.

Larry Seaquist, CSM, October 25, 2002
Building defenses of peace
Bush offers the UN Security Council two choices: to be a gun-slinger or a wimp.

Lasse Berg, DN, 25 oktober 2002
Bidrag till mord
"I Rwanda mördades en miljon människor på tre månader. Sådana exempel på industriell förintelse brukar vi ofta kalla obegripliga. Det är de inte alls..."

Stop Terrokrigen!, 25 oktober 2002
Lørdag 26. oktober: International aktionsdag
Ingen krig mod Irak!, 25 oktober 2002
Mellemøsten har brug for fred, ikke for krig
Åbent brev fra universitetslærere/intellektuelle mod krigen i Irak

Ritt Goldstein, Aftonbladet, 22 oktober 2002
Bush bombar Irak- för olja
"Det kommande kriget mot Irak handlar egentligen om olja..."

Robert Fisk, The Independent, October 22, 2002
Nato used the same old trick when it made Milosevic an offer he could only refuse
"Now the Americans are demanding the same of Saddam Hussein."

Kevin Sullivan, IHT, October 22, 2002
Nuclear war, one world away
The United States and Soviet Union "came far closer than anyone ever realized to stumbling into a nuclear holocaust."

Americans and the World, October 22, 2002
Comprehensive Analysis of Polling on International Topics
A source of comprehensive information on US public opinion on international issues. With sections on

Brendan I. Koerner, Slate, October 22, 2002
Did the United States Expose Iraqi Civilians to Radiation?
"The Iraqi government has long claimed that uranium-tipped American shells used during the Gulf War are to blame for an upsurge in cancer deaths and birth defects among Iraqi civilians. Did the United States expose Iraqis to radiation?"

Eric Margolis, The Wisdom Fund, October 22, 2002
Truth's Already a Victim of War
"Once the United States overthrows Saddam Hussein and `liberates' Iraq, it will then proceed to spread democracy, human rights, and enlightenment throughout the world, but most notably in the Mideast." A preposterous assertion?

Julian Borger, Guardian, October 22, 2002
White House 'exagerating Iraqi threat'
Bush's October 21st address is being critiqued by an unlikely source: the CIA.

Bitte Hammargren, SvD, 19 oktober. 2002
Iraks grannar tvingas välja mellan Saddam och Bush
"Valet står, grovt sett, mellan att vårda relationerna med den amerikanska supermakten eller med de egna USA- och Israelkritiska befolkningarna."

Miael Löfgren, DN, 19 oktober, 2002
Vapen kontra diplomati
"Robert Kagans essä "Power and Weakness" har i vissa kretsar hälsats som ett sesam till den nya världsordningen."

UK Labour Party, October 19, 2002
Labour Against the War
"The Labour Party and trade union campaign for an end to western military action in response to the events of 11th September 2001."

Shlomo Shamir, Ha'aretz, October 19, 2002
Study: Israel leads in ignoring Security Council resolutions
"Israel holds the record for ignoring United Nations Security Council resolutions, according to a study by San Francisco University political science professor Steven Zunes."

P. Beaumont & N.P. Walsh, Guardian, October 19, 2002
Revealed: Iraq's quest to build a nuclear bomb
"New evidence proves that Saddam Hussein has continued his efforts to assemble an arsenal of weapons of mass destruction."

Rep. Ron Paul ,, October 19, 2002
Opposing the Use of Military Force Against Iraq
A Republican representative from Texas speaks out., October 19, 2002
"No War on Iraq"
Petition to US and world leaders. Please sign.

E. Vulliamy, P. Webster, & N.P. Walsh, Guardian, October 19, 2002
Scramble to carve up Iraqi oil reserves lies behind US diplomacy
"Manoeuvres shaped by horsetrading between America, Russia and France over control of untapped oilfields."

Robert Fisk, Independent, October 19, 2002
What the US President wants us to forget
A critique of George Bush's latest speech.

Mohammed Aldouri, IHT, October 19, 2002
'No nuclear or biological or chemical weapons'
Iraq states its case., October 19, 2002
*I'm not sure which planet they live on*
Interview with Gen. Anthony Zinni, Bush's Middle East envoy.

Leela Jacinto, ABC News, October 19, 2002
Just Say No
"Iraqis in Exile Unite in Mock Protest Vote, But Are Divided on Future."

Diana Abu-Jaber, IHT, October 19, 2002
Give Arab-Americans a fair hearing
"I have absolutely come to believe that you won't find a more generous, compassionate or hospitable people than the Arabs..."

Iraqis against War and Dictatorship, October 19, 2002
No to war on Iraq... No to dictatorship
Petition to governments and the UN. Please sign.

UN News Centre, October 19, 2002
UN Arms Inspections in Iraq
Disarming Iraq of weapons of mass destruction

Traprock Peace Center, October 19, 2002
Together We Must Stop this 11.year War
Peace center in Massachusetts, USA, calls for protest against a war with Iraq.

Alan Simpson & Dr Glen Rangwala, TPC, October 19, 2002
The dishonest case for war on Iraq
"This pamphlet separates the evidence for what we know about Iraq from the wild suppositions used as the pretext for a war."

Stephen Zunes, FPIF, October 11, 2002
United Nations Security Council Resolutions Currently Being Violated by Countries Other than Iraq
The cases are listed in order of resolution number, followed by the year in which the resolution was passed, the country or countries in violation, and a brief description of the resolution.

Ann Scott Tyson, CSM, October 11, 2002
Two big challenges complicate Iraq attack
US military gears up to disarm weapons of mass destruction &endash; and sow disloyalty in Iraqi ranks.

Robert Frisk, CDNC, October 11, 2002
The Dishonesty of this So-Called Dossier
"Tony Blair's "dossier" on Iraq is a shocking document. Reading it can only fill a decent human being with shame and outrage."

Jerusalem Post Staff, October 11, 2002
Report: IDF in Iraq
"Israeli special forces are operating inside western Iraq to locate missile launchers that could be used against Israel, according to a report in the recent issue of Jane's Foreign Report. Israeli officials refused to comment on the report."

Peter Ford, CSM, October 11, 2002
Is America the 'good guy'? Many now say, 'No.'
"In what it has cast as a battle between good and evil, the US toppled the Taliban and is now threatening 'regime change' in Iraq. But Americans see their global role differently from the way others see it."

William Pfaff, IHT, October 11, 2002
Geopolitics have changed for the worse
"The attacks of last Sept. 11 broke the international geopolitical mold of the previous decade, which was set by the collapse of the Soviet system."

Francis Boyle, GNN, October 11, 2002
Is Bush's War Illegal?
." would be important for one lawyer to get up there in front of a national audience and argue against a war and for the application of domestic and international law enforcement, international procedures, and constitutional protections, which I did."

Kevin P. Clements, International Alert, October 4, 2002
The Prospects for Peace
"In the light of the events of the past week the question is whether the rule of international law or the rule of force and power will prevail."

Hazel Henderson, October 4, 2002
Wanted: Regime Change in the USA
"Popular US comedian Jon Stewart announced recently on his mock news show's headlines, that there were plans for a regime change in Florida. After another botched election, Florida had become an embarrassment to the nation. Bombing would begin with targeting the city of Pensacola."

Sveriker Åström, Svenska Dagbladet 2 okt 2002
Världen håller andan
Om nu ett anfall kommer, ska Sverige formulera en motreaktion. I UD får man vässa sina pennor för att finna den rätta nyansen mellan ett tamt beklagande och ett otvetydigt fördömande.

Jan-Åke Jönsson, Aftonbladet, 27 september 2002
Elva frågor om USA, Irak - och kriget
"I tur och ordning skulle jag vilja få följande frågor besvarade av de krigshetsare som uppmanar FN att stödja ett amerikanskt krig mot Irak.."

Josh Meyer, LA Times, September 27, 2002
70,000 Terrorist Suspects Worldwide on U.S. List
Probe: War hasn't sapped Al Qaeda, official says. Operatives believed to be in states.

Amnesty International, September 27, 2002
International justice system under attack
Petition to all governments to refuse to enter into any agreement that allows the US authorities not to fulfil their obligations under internatinonal law. Please sign!

Katharine Viner, Guardian, September 27, 2002
Feminism as imperialism
"George Bush is not the first empire-builder to wage war in the name of women."

Marc W. Herold, Cursor, September 27, 2002
The Bombing of Afghanistan as Reflection of 9/11 and Different Valuations of Life
"As the tri-color flags on pick-up trucks' antennae have faded and become ragged in these months after 9/11, greater clarity is slowly emerging over the human costs of the U.S. air and ground campaigns."

Borzou Daragahi,, September 27, 2002
History of betrayal costs Washington a powerful ally
"The failure to recruit Mr Hakim into an anti-Saddam coalition shows how the poor relations between the United States and Iran have complicated the drive to replace the Iraqi government."

David R. Sands, The Washington Times, September 27, 2002
Iraq not alone in defying resolutions of U.N. body
"Iraq may be the most blatant, but it is far from the first country to defy the will of the U.N. Security Council..."

Robert Fisk,, September 27, 2002
America's case for war is built on blindness, hypocrisy and lies
"George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld are wilfully ignoring the realities of the Middle East. The result can only be catastrophic".

David Pratt, sundayherald, September 27, 2002
Unveiled: the thugs Bush wants in place of Saddam
"If Saddam Hussein is America's frying-pan, these men are the fire into which President Bush may be jumping."

Majid Tehranian, The Iranian, September 27, 2002
The seventh oil war
"Iraq has the second largest oil reserves in the world. If and when it happens, an invasion of Iraq will be the 7th oil war in some 50 years."

Charles Knight, PDA, September 27, 2002
First Strike Guidelines: the case of Iraq
Project on Defense Alternatives Briefing Memo #25

BBC Radio 4, September 27, 2002
A Future Iraqi Leader?
Listen to an extended unbroadcast version of Gorden Corera's interview with former Iraqi general, Nizar Al-Khazraji.

The New York Times, IHT, September 27, 2002
The Bush doctrine
As a presidential candidate two years ago, George W. Bush called for a degree of humility in U.S. dealings with other nations. Since he took office it has often been hard to locate that sentiment in his foreign policy.

Global, September 27, 2002
National Security Strategy Report - September 2002
On September 20, 2002 President Bush released a new national security strategy that essentially abandons concepts of deterrence ... for a forward-reaching, pre-emptive strategy against hostile states and terrorist groups...

Global, September 27, 2002
Target Iraq
A wealth of information about Iraq.

Gail Russell Chaddock, CSM, September 27, 2002
A Bush vision of Pax Americana
National strategy, released Friday, calls for US dominance to expand global peace.

Dan Morgan & David B. Ottaway, IHT, September 20, 2002
When it's over, who gets the oil?
"A U.S.-led ouster of President Saddam Hussein could open a bonanza for American oil companies long banished from Iraq, scuttling oil deals between Baghdad and Russia, France and other countries and reshuffling world petroleum markets, according to industry officials and Iraqi opposition leaders."

Scott Peterson, CSM, September 20, 2002
Can Hussein be deterred?
Experts say the Iraqi's survival instincts can be exploited

Rupert Cornwell, Independent, September 20, 2002
America had 12 warnings of aircraft attack
"American intelligence received many more clues before the 11 September attacks than previously disclosed, that terrorists might hijack planes and turn them into weapons..."

Stephen Zunes, FPIF, September 20, 2002
Bush's United Nations Speech Unconvincing
"Despite vastly improved reconnaissance technology in the subsequent forty years, President George W. Bush, in his long-anticipated speech before the United Nations, was unable to present any clear proof that Iraq currently has weapons of mass destruction or functioning offensive delivery systems."

Marwan Bishara, IHT, September 20, 2002
Waging war seldom leads to lasting peace
Those who advocate an attack on Iraq have short memories. Since World War II, the use of force by the United States has consistently failed to neutralize its adversaries beyond the short term. And in the Middle East, wars and covert operations have only produced further conflict.

Andrew Buncombe and Rupert Cornwell, Independent, September 20, 2002
US sends forces to wage secret war in Horn of Africa
America is preparing to take on suspected al-Qa'ida members believed to be hiding in Yemen &endash; possibly sending special forces troops on covert operations to capture them.

Tony Bunyan, Statewatch, September 20, 2002
the war on freedom and democracy": an analysis of the effects on civil liberties and democratic culture in the EU
The "war on terrorism" has turned into an ongoing "war on freedom and democracy" which is now setting new norms - where accountability, scrutiny and human rights protections are luxuries to be curtailed or discarded in defence of "democracy".

BBC, September 20, 2002
US threatens world peace, says Mandela
One of the world's most respected statesmen, Nelson Mandela, has condemned United States intervention in the Middle East as "a threat to world peace".

Miriam Pemberton, FPIF, September 20, 2002
The Economic Costs of Going to War with Iraq
When we have not been attacked, when the other justifications the administration has offered for going to war are as murky as they are, ... then it makes sense for Congress and the American people to take these economic costs into special consideration.

Noam Chomsky, The Guardian, September 20, 2002
Drain the swamp and there will be no more mosquitoes
By attacking Iraq, the US will invite a new wave of terrorist attacks.

Toby Harnden, The Telegraph, Sept 17, 2002
Ousting Saddam 'would be good business'
War in Iraq could cost America up to £140 billion, the White House has said. But what about oil prices and the world economy?

Sunday Herald, September 15, 2002
Bush planned Iraq regime change before becoming President
The secrt blueprint for the creation of a 'global Pax Americana' is entitled Rebuilding America's Defences: Strategies, Forces And Resources For A New Century, was written in September 2000 by the neo-conservative think-tank Project for the New American Century (PNAC).

SIES, 13 september 2002
Nej till Kriget mot Irak
Vi vädjar till vår regering att den med kraft hävdar det internationella samfundets skyldighet att lösa konflikter på fredlig väg, genom diplomati och vapeninspektioner och nedrustning i hela regionen, enligt FN:s resolution 687.14.

Desmund Tutu - Politiken, 11. september 2002
Vi har intet lært - September 11, 2002
»Jeg troede oprindeligt, at 11. september ville have fået flere mennesker til at forstå fornemmelsen af at leve i usikkerhed. Det var første gang, at amerikanerne oplevede smerten. Normalt ville det være USA, der forårsagede smerte andre steder i verden, og amerikanerne, der så det på tv. Så de var begyndt at føle sig urørlige. Denne begivenhed demonstrerede, at kun Gud er usårlig«.

Gallup International - September 11, 2002
Global survey gives a thumbs down to US foreign policy
Many believe Bush's foreign policy has a negative effect on their country. Here is the
text and the tables of this 36-country survey.

Dr John Chipman, IISS Director, IISS, September 10, 2002
Iraq WMD Dossier Statment (Press Statement)
"Welcome to the Launch of a special publication by the IISS: 'Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Net Assessment', An IISS Strategic Dossier."

John Pilger, sunday herald, September 10, 2002
Inside Iraq
"On his visits to Iraq, John Pilger found a devastated country where sanctions imposed after the Gulf war have brought misery and death to more than a million. The last thing these people need, he argues, is more war."

Keith Bradsher, IHT, September 10, 2002
China wrestles with dependence on foreign oil
"Alarmed by violence and political volatility in the Middle East, China's leaders are aggressively developing alternatives to oil from the region..."

William Raspberry, IHT, September 10, 2002
Bush mistakes Saddam for Osama bin Laden
"One sign of maturity is the ability to suffer outrage and gut-wrenching grief without going nuts. On the eve of America's saddest anniversary since Pearl Harbor, Americans remain justifiably outraged and their grief is palpable. But must they go nuts

Glenn Kessler, IHT, September 10, 2002
A widening chasm in year since Sept 11
Many foreign officials believe that the US has no interest in the needs and opinions of other countries.

Dan Plesch, Peter Beaumont & Paul Beaver, The Observer,
September 10, 2002
US pours arms into Gulf region
The US has already begun the military build-up needed for a war against Iraq.

Walter Pincus,, September 10, 2002
Bush's Father Feared Expanded Role in Iraq
Former president, George H. W. Bush, wrote in his 1998 book that there was unanimity within his administration to end the 1991 Persian Gulf War after Saddam Hussein's troops had been driven from Kuwait.

BBC News, September 10, 2002
Where the world stands on Iraq
The US has been trying to build diplomatic support for military action to topple the Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. This article contains an interactive map to help you find out where countries stand on the issue.

Jimmy Carter, IHT, September 6, 2002
The troubling new face of America
This former US president voices his concerns over the lack of existing debate in the US, the lack of a comprehensible Middle East policy, and the "belligerent and divisive voices" that "now seem to be dominant in Washington".

Sean Gonsalves,, September 6, 2002
Connecting the Energy Dots to Afghanistan
Even with media attention focussed on Afghanistan, the picture of what is really happening there is still fuzzy. This article attempts to see if a different pattern exists behind the scenes.

Christopher Hitchens, The Observer, September 6, 2002
Hawks in the dovecote
Henry Kissinger opposes an Iraqi war. So do the Saudis. And the Turks. With friends like these...

Produktionsgruppen Wechselmann AB, 6 september 2002
Filmen får bio-premiär 30/8 i Stockholm, Malmö och Göteborg. Den handlar om 7 krig: Inbördeskriget i El Salvador 1980 - 1992, Inbördeskriget i Grekland 1945 - 1949, Koreakriget 1950 - 1953, Kriget i Vietnam 1961 - 1975, Kriget i Afghanistan 1979 - 1988, Gulfkriget 1991, NATO mot Serbien 1999

Slavoj Zizek, Aftonbladet, 6 september 2002
Vad vore Bush utan 11 september?
En artikel om den nya världsordningens demokrati. Republiken till Imperiet?

John Pilger, Aftonbladet, 6 september 2002
Ett krig byggt på lögner
Enligt trovärdiga underrättelsekällor i ett annat västland, som hade tillgång till samma kommunikationer, har CIA gjort klart att det inte finns "några trovärdiga bevis" som rättfärdigar ett angrepp mot Irak.

Elsa-Maria Bergström (SKV), Annika Johansson (forskare), Anita Dilburn (ordf Irakkommittén), Bibbi Steinert (Kvinnor för fred), Maj Wechselmann (journalist författare och regissör), Aftonbladet, 6 september 2002
Vad gör ni för världsfreden?
Det är ett minimikrav att alla partier klart redovisar sin inställning till de krig och den upprustning som pågår i världen liksom till de krig som är under planering.

Anita Lilburn, SIES, September 3, 2002
Petition for Peace and Economic Development in Iraq
For twelve years, the Nordic countries have supported and participated in economic sanctions against Iraq. These sanctions have been described by many high United Nations officialsæincluding Denis Halliday, Hans von Sponeck and Jutta Burghartæand representatives of UN agencies and NGO's as "an ongoing genocide".

Anita Lilburn, SIES, 3 september 2002
Upprop för fred och ekonomisk utveckling i Irak
Sedan tolv år stöder och deltar de nordiska länderna i ekonomiska sanktioner mot Irak. Sanktionspolitiken har betecknats som "ett pågående folkmord" av flera höga FN-tjänstemän &endash; inklusive Denis Halliday, Hans von Sponeck och Jutta Burghart - och av representanter för ett stort antal FN-organ och hjälporganisationer.

Birgitte Rahbek, kultursociolog, 3 september 2002
... hvad den anden hånd gør!
Samtidig med at Vesten - USA og dets allierede inklusive Storbritannien og Danmark - bekæmper terrorister med den ene hånd, skaber de samme allierede med den anden i hobetal af nye terrorister gennem bombardementerne i Afghanistan og gennem deres dobbeltspil og hykleriske politik i Mellemøsten.

Birgitte Rahbek, kultursociolog, 27 august 2002
Så vælg da freden
Det er nu næsten to år siden det palæstinensiske oprør intifadaen brød ud, og i mellemtiden er omkring 650 palæstinensere og 170 israelere blevet dræbt...

Birgitte Rahbek, kultursociolog, 27 august 2002
Myten om Camp David
Store begivenheder kræver ikoner. Camp David forhandlingernes ikon blev en stump TV-film med Barak, Clinton og Arafat vej på ind ad døren til forhandlinger en smuk julidag år 2000.

Ny bok av Gunnar Garbo, 25. august 2002
"Også krig er terror"
Et kritisk oppgjør med det nye NATO, krigene i Afghanistan og Kosovo og Norges egen rolle. TFF anbefaler bogen på det varmeste. Den findes i sin helhed på Internet.

UNDP, August 9, 2002
Human Development Report 2002
Politics matter for human development. Reducing poverty depends as much on whether poor people have political power as on their opportunities for economic progress.

UNDP, August 9, 2002
Arab Human Development Report 2002
From the Atlantic to the Gulf, people - women, men and children - are the real wealth and hope of Arab countries. Policies for development and growth in the Arab region must focus on freeing people from deprivation, in all its forms, and expanding their choices.

SAPRIN, August 9, 2002
Introduction to the Structural Adjustment Participatory Review International Network
SAPRIN is a global network established to expand and legitimize the role of civil society in economic policymaking and to strengthen the organized challenge to structural adjustment programs by citizens around the globe.

Patrick Wintour and Michael White, Guardian, August 9, 2002
Ministers attack US war chaos
'Unpopular Bush' poll puts pressure on Blair

Duncan Campbell, Guardian, August 9, 2002
Detailed war plan handed to Bush
UN critic says attack decision has been made

Greg Miller and John Hendren, IHT, August 9, 2002
Saddam indicates plans for urban war
Iraqi leader develops strategy of drawing U.S. troops into cities

Peter Grier, Christian Science Monitor, August 9, 2002
Scenarios narrow for attacking Iraq
The pattern emerging from leaks and visible US military build-up in the region is a middle-road Gulf War Lite.

Francis Fukuyama, IHT, August 9, 2002
The West may be cracking
Osama bin Laden, Al Qaeda, the Taliban and radical Islamism more generally represent ideological challenges to Western liberal democracy that are in certain ways sharper than those offered by communism.

Thomas E. Ricks, IHT, August 9, 2002
U.S. advisers see Saudis as enemies
Briefing at Pentagon recommends ultimatum over links to terrorism

Arnaud de Borchgrave, The Washington Times, August 9, 2002
Puncturing the assumptions
Prior to two days of congressional hearings on Iraq last week, President Bush had painted himself into a rhetorical corner labeled Saddam=Hitler. Not going to war against Iraq would be tantamount to a remake of Neville Chamberlain's "Peace-in-Our-Time" appeasement follies at Munich in 1938.

Daniel Kurtzman,, August 6, 2002
George Bush Channels George Orwell
Here's a question for constitutional scholars: Can a sitting president be charged with plagiarism?

Danny Schechter,, August 6, 2002
Why International News Has Disappeared
What are these channels running ... when they do cover the world? Celebrity-dominated wildlife and travel shows. African lions are on the air constantly; African people, rarely.

Morten Rønning, Klassekampen, 6 august 2002
Et land i fengsel
Det palestinske folket er blitt glemt av alle sine tidligere venner, sier Mustafa Barghouti, som ber Norge stå ved palestinernes side.

Ulf Bjereld & Martin Sjöstedt, DN.Debatt, 6 augusti 2002
Stödet till tredje världen minskar
Sveriges stöd till tredje världen i FN har minskat drastiskt under det senaste decenniet.

Mikael Witte, 6 augusti 2002
Global Vandkunst - forslag om nyt vandprojekt
Hver eneste gågade i Danmark er vist forsynet med en vandkunst. Kaskader, rislende og perlende, springende og strømmende vand i tilsyneladende uendelige mængder. Lignende kan opleves i udlandet.

Father Sava, Decani, Kosovo, August 6, 2002
Kosovo Extremists Out of Control
Will the international community continue its practices of ignoring problems and tolerating Albanian extremist whims? Or will it begin to challenge extremism and ethnic discrimination?

Jon Basil Utley, &, Aug 5, 2002
Eight Washington Lies About Iraq (with important links)

P. Beaumont, Gaby Hinsliff & P. Beaver, The Observer, Aug 4, 2002
Bush ready to declare war on Iraq
President George W. Bush will announce within weeks that he intends to depose Iraq's ruler, Saddam Hussein, by force, setting the stage for a war in the Gulf this winter.

Roland Watson & Melissa Kite, The Times, August 5, 2002
Double warning against starting a war against Iraq
Brent Scowcroft, National Security Adviser during the Gulf War warns President Bush that invading Iraq would cause an "explosion" in the Middle East and consign the United States to defeat in its War on Terror. The former Bristish Chief of Defence Staff also against.

Patrick E. Tyler and Richard W. Stevenson, IHT, 31 July 2002
Iraq War could hurt jittery U.S. economy
A U.S. attack on Iraq could profoundly affect the U.S. economy because the United States would have to pay most of the cost and bear the brunt of any oil price shock or other market disruptions, government officials, diplomats and economists say.

Mark Townsend and Jason Burke, The Observer, July 30, 2002
Earth 'will expire by 2050'
Earth's population will be forced to colonise two planets within 50 years if natural resources continue to be exploited at the current rate, according to a report out this week.

Stephen Zunes, FPIF Policy Report, July 30, 2002
Fallacies of U.S. Plans to Invade Iraq
There is no evidence of Iraqi links to Al Qaeda. The military threat from Iraq is greatly exaggerated.

Anup Shah, Global Issues, July 30, 2002
Solving World Hunger alone will not solve World Poverty
A common, often altruistic, theme amongst many is to be able to solve world hunger via some method that may produce more food. However, often missed is the relationship between poverty and hunger. Hunger is an effect of poverty and poverty is largely a political issue.

Sam Vaknin, United Press International, July 30, 2002
Analysis: Private Armies - I
Dutch Radio, based on reports leaked by a Dutch military analysis firm, had accused the United States government of aiding and abetting terrorists in Macedonia.

Göran Rosenberg, DN, 30 juli 2002
Den skenande kapitalismen
Den gränslösa marknaden är effektivare än någonsin. Men med mänskliga mått räknat framstår den som allt mindre acceptabel.

Paul Stuart, WSWS, July 30, 2002
Camp Bonsteel and America's plans to control Caspian oil
Camp Bondsteel, the biggest "from scratch" foreign US military base since the Vietnam War is near completion in the Yugoslav province of Kosovo. It is located close to vital oil pipelines and energy corridors presently under construction, such as the US sponsored Trans-Balkan oil pipeline.

Thomas E. Ricks, IHT, July 29, 2002
US top brass express doubts on Bush' Iraq plan
Many doubt that Saddam Hussein represents a threat and that he has relations to Al-Queda; they prefer continued containment to invasion. IS Bush Jr. obsessed with Saddam because his father was targeted?

David R. Loy, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, July 26, 2002
A New Holy War Against Evil? A Buddhist Response
A response to the events of September 11th from a Buddhist perspective. Written on September 18, 2001.

David R. Loy, The Religious Consultation, July 26, 2002
Religion and the Market
The collapse of communism makes it more apparent that the Market is becoming the first truly world religion, binding all corners of the globe into a world-view and set of values whose religious role we overlook only because we insist on seeing them as"secular".

Phyllis Bennis, Stephen Zunes og Martha Honey, July 26, 2002
USAs politik over for Irak: Politiske alternativer - et sammendrag
USAs nuværende politik over for Irak har slået fejl.

Majid Tehranian, July 26, 2002
Is Civilization a Good Idea?
It is much more realistic to think of civilization in the singular rather than plural.  There are many cultures but only one global civilization. 

William Pfaff, IHT, July 25, 2002
NATO's European could say 'no'
The author suggests a 'polite mutiny' against US policies. The US is dependent on Europe, not the other way around. The Europeans could do much more than just complain about the U.S., but do they want to? This could change policies in the Middle East and stop Bush's war against Iraq.

Human Rights Watch, July 25, 2002
Bush moves to undermine a new torture treaty
Yet again the US is on a collision course with its allies over an important new mechanism to protect human rights. Last week, it was the International Criminal Court, this week, it's the prevention of torture.

Patrick E. Taylor, Int Herald Tribune, July 23, 2002
US plan to invade Iraq raises alarms in Europe
The last thing Europe wants is to be accused of going wobbly on Iraq. But the American talk of overthrowing Saddam Hussein by military force is raising alarms in European governments.

Richard Beeston, The Times, London, July 23, 2002
Iraq's fat cats beat the sanctions
What was once an egalitarian society is now a class-divided society, because of the sanctions.

James T. Phillips, Counterpunch, July 20, 2002
"I will tell no lies" - Inside Kosovo: the human rubble of war
During my visits to Kosovo, the only stranglehold that I have noticed is that of the Albanians on the throats of the ethnic minority populations. And, the ultimate partitioning of Kosovo is being accomplished, not by Serbs, but by Albanian leaders who are proclaiming independence from the weak and isolated Serb government.

Amerikanske intellektuelle, 22. juli 2002
Ikke i vores navn - protest mod USA's "krig mod terror"
Lad det ikke blive sagt, at folk i USA intet gjorde, da deres regering proklamerede en krig uden grænser og indførte nye barske undertrykkelsesforanstaltninger. Vi opfordrer det amerikanske folk til at modsætte sig den politik...

Nicholas D. Kristof, IHT, July 23, 2002
Look who is prejudiced. Reviling Islam
Since Sept. 11, appalling hate speech about Islam has circulated in the United States on talk radio, on the Internet and in particular among conservative Christian pastors. So it's time to defend Islam.

Arnaud de Borchgrave, Washington Times, July 22, 2002
The clash of battling war plans
What could happen during and after the war against Iraq? Mind-boggling scenario as "the law of unintended consequences kicks in". It's high time to brush up miliary history - and ask tough questions.

Peter Beaumont & Paul Beaver, The Observer, July 22, 2002
Bush rallies US for strike on Iraq
Security sources warned that a massive assault against President Saddam Hussein could be likely at 'short notice'. See also great collection of links to other analyses.

John Pilger, The Observer, July 22, 2002
The Great charade
As the West prepares for an assault on Iraq, John Pilger argues that 'war on terror' is a smokescreen created by the ultimate terrorist ... America itself.

Dexter Filkins, New York Times, July 22, 2002
US air strikes left hundreds of civilians dead in Afghanistan
Read the article, see also the attached graphic "A rising costs for airstrikes."

Jason Burke & Peter Beaumont, The Observer, July 22, 2002
West bribes war lords in Afghanistan
See how the the US and the UK creates democracy and peace...

Gunnar Fredriksson, Aftonbladet, 19 juli 2002
Nya världskriget - väst mot resten?
Gunnar Fredriksson läser Huntington och ser en absurd historieteori besannas.

John Pilger, Klassekampen 10 juli 2002
Sentrale sannheter
Om du får nyheter bare fra fjernsynet, vil du ikke ha en anelse om røttene til konflikten i Midtøsten, eller om at palestinerne er ofre for en ulovlig militær okkupasjon.

RealityMacedonia, July 12, 2002
Former-deputy chief of CIA's Balkans department suggest changing of borders according to "ethnic reality"
When VOA asked him whether he is suggesting a division of Macedonia, he answered that the borders should be rearranged, and that Macedonia's survival should become an open question.

Ian Williams, in Foreign Policy in Focus, July 12, 2002
Watch Out Kofi Annan: Washington's New Witch Hunt
Washington is waging more than a war on terrorism. We are also seeing an international witch-hunt targeting international officials whose devotion to duty and multilateralism make them targets of U.S. wrath.

Prominent Americans on the War on Terror, July 12, 2002
We won't deny our consciences
The signers of this statement call on the people of the US to resist the policies and overall political direction that have emerged since September 11, 2001, and which pose grave dangers to the people of the world.

BBC - SIPRI, Stockholm, July 12, 2002
Russia tops US arms exports - but the U.S. remains largest over time
Are we seeing one of the consequences of U.S. policies vis-a-vis Russia, India and China, and of its missile defence system?

Mark Townsend,The Observer, London, July 12, 2002
Secret plan for huge new nuclear factory in England.
It may commit the U.K. to a nuclear long-term future. Parliament no consulted.

Paul Stuart, Reality Macedonia, July 12, 2002
Camp Bondsteel And America's Plans To Control Caspian Oil
If you every believed that Clinton bombed Yugoslavia for the sake of human rights, read why the U.S. established the largest foreign military base in Kosovo and how it is related to oil and to the Halliburton corporation and vice-President Dick Cheney.

GlobalIssues, TFF Partner, July 12, 2002
Terrorist attacks in the U.S.A. - and the Middle East connections
Reactions to Septembe 11, the role of violence, geopolitical history, mainstream media, and more. One of the best collectionsof facts and links on the Internet.

GlobalIssues, TFF Partner, July 12, 2002
The US and foreign aid assistance
Almost all rich nations have constantly failed to reach this 0.7% target. For example, USA's aid, in terms of percentage of their GDP is already lowest of any industrialized nation in the world.

GlobalIssues, TFF Partner, July 12, 2002
The International Criminal Court, ICC - backgrounder
History, background, links, and how the U.S. "unsigned" it.

Barbara Hatch Rosenberg, Federation of American Scientists, June 15, 2002 (Doc February 5, 2002)
Analysis of the anthrax attacks
For more than three months now the FBI has known that the perpetrator of the anthrax attacks is American. This conclusion must have been based on the perpetrator's evident connection to the US biodefense program. This is no way to instill public confidence in the competence of the FBI. The apparent lack of action is sending a dangerous message to potential bioterrorists.

Thomas Fuller, International Herald Tribune, June 13, 2002
At what price a bigger European Union?
More than a decade after the fall of the Berlin Wall, negotiations over the enlargement of the European Union have come to this: Brussels bureaucrats argue with their Eastern counterparts over the legal definition of a dentist; food experts debate the way Poles pickle their cucumbers. Candidate countries watch from the sidelines. The East feel exploited.

Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG), Michel Chossudovsky
Foreknowledge of September 11
A most comprehensive compilation of CRG articles and documents in support of a 9-11 investigation. Was "
Osamagate" only the beginning?

Robyn Lim, International Herald Tribune, June 13, 2002
Are some Japanese attempting to make Japan a nuclear power? See also the author's Nuclear temptation in Japan.

Thalif Deen, Inter Press Service, IPS, June 10, 2002
Mary Robinson seeks scrutiny of anti-terrorism measures
The highest ranking UN human rights official is calling for an independent expert or a new international body to monitor the impact of anti-terrorism measures on human rights worldwide.

Tim Judah, IWPR, June 7, 2002
In Macedonia, Greater Albania gathers support
A US government survey in Macedonia reveals ever-worsening ethnic relations and the increased appeal of a Greater Albania among ethnic Albanians.

Martin Hodgson, Christian Science Monitor, June 5, 2002
Former foes join for peace
Veteran soldiers and rebels in Colombia are working together for peace - a model for the rest of the nation. This is a moving story about forgiveness and reconciliation.

Scott Baldauf, Christian Science Monitor, June 4, 2002
Why Pakistan might turn to nukes
Wars seldom follow a neat plan. Military analysts say there are several conventional-warfare scenarios that could lead to a South Asia nuclear war. This article presents some of them.

Robert Fisk, The Independent, May 25, 2002
There is a firestorm coming and it is being provoked by Mr. Bush
Mr Bush goes on to do exactly what his enemies want; to provoke Muslims and Arabs, to praise their enemies and demonise their countries, to bomb and starve Iraq and give uncritical support to Israel and maintain his support for the dictators of the Middle East. Each morning now, I awake beside the Mediterranean in Beirut with a feeling of great foreboding...

Forbes Magazine, Spring 2002
Who are the richest people, countries and professions in the world?
This year's database contains 306 billionaires totaling $1.27 trillion in wealth. Search for wealthy persons yourself. And remember that 60.000-100.000 still die every day, lacking the most basic in life. Do you believe that the free market, free trade and globalisation will change this? Visit

Francis A. Boyle, May 10, 2002
Letter from United States Citizens to Friends in Europe
The central fallacy of the pro-war celebrants is the equation between "American values" as understood at home and the exercise of United States economic and especially military power abroad.

Pew Research Center, a.o., Washington
Americans and Europeans differ widely on foreign policy
Europeans have a better opinion of President Bush than they did before the Sept. 11 attacks, but they remain highly critical of the president, most of his policies, and what they see as his unilateral approach. There also is a wide gap between the United States and Europe over the conflict in the Middle East,

Kamran Mofid, May 7, 2002
Globalisation for the Common Good
Today, despite many significant achievements in science, technology, medicine, transportation and communications, and a vast increase in world trade, the globalised world economy is facing serious socio-economic, political, cultural and environmental problems, of potentially catastrophic proportions.

David R. Loy, Bunkyo University, May 7, 2002
The Nonduality of Good and Evil: Buddhist Reflections on the New Holy War
In his autobiography Gandhi writes that "those who say that religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion means" (p. 370). Perhaps this is more obvious to us after September 11th, but it should always have been obvious: religion is about how we should live, and politics is about deciding together how we want to live.

David R. Loy, Bunkyo University, May 7, 2002
The West Against the Rest? A Buddhist Response to "The Clash of Civilizations" (new, revised version)
Has September 11th vindicated Huntington's claim in "The Clash of Civilizations," that the new battle lines today are the faults between the world's civilizations? Or is his argument becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy - because, for example, the U.S. response to 9-11 is creating and deepening those fault-lines?

Paul Krugman, International Herald Tribune, April 24, 2002
America's angry people are in power
Similarities between le Pen people and Bush people - and some differences.

Stephen Zunes, AlterNet, April 24, 2002
Ten things to know about U.S. policy in the Middle East
Ten reasons why U.S. policies are counterproductive from the perspective of peace-making (September 2001).

Peter Grier, Christian Science Monitor, April 23, 2002
Summits and Valleys.
For nearly 25 years, US presidents have struggled to broker peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. A special report retraces the successes and breakdowns.

Noam Chomsky, Klassekampen, 16. april 2002
Israel är en amerikansk militærbase
Interjvu med Chomsky ifrån 2 april 2002

John Pilger, Aftonbladet 9 april 2002
Nej, än är det inte nog...
Om spelet bakom det kommande kriget mot Irak - och en jämförelse med Israel

Hans von Spoeck, Aftonbladet 10 april 2002
Den sanna bilden av Irak - och av USA
Författaren som slutade i protest som FN-samordnare i Irak är Sverige. Här skriver han om mötena med engagerade amerikaner &endash; och om lögnerna som ska rättfärdiga ett nytt krig.

William Pfaff, International Herald Tribune, April 12, 2002
Let's see if Bush stays the course
This is brutal stuff, but I do not believe that I am unfairly summarizing what the Sharon government and its American sympathizers really think about the situation.

International Herald Tribune, April 12, 2002
International Criminal Court established - fierce US opposition
"The long-held dream of the International Criminal Court will now be realized," said Secretary-General Kofi Annan. "Impunity has been dealt a decisive blow. "

Stacey Warde, Hopedance/Common Dreams, April 11, 2002
Courageous people of the world today don't carry guns or depend on war to make things right
People around the globe can feel in their hearts where all of this is leading. We know that a bloody end to Palestine or a bloody end to Israel is a bloody end to us all...It doesn't matter who's right and who's wrong. We've gone beyond the point of an eye for an eye. The murder has to stop. That's the reality and imperative of our time.

Common Dreams/Los Angeles Times - Jeremy Rifkin, April 11, 2002
The pressure is on to play the oil card
Oil, the energy that helped make the West the unchallenged force in the world in the 20th century, could become its undoing at the hands of an Islamic world determined to turn the tables and restore its former status as the world's spiritual and cultural arbiter.

Alternet- Eve Pell & Will Evans, April 11, 2002
Bringing nonviolence to the West Bank
In a test of non-violent tactics and strategies of international intervention, European and American civilians are serving as human shields for the last outpost of the Palestinian Authority.

Klassekampen, Peter M. Johansen, 11 april 2002
Camp David-Myten om Arafat
Camp David-myten lever videre som anklage om at Yasser Arafat sa nei til freden. Kartene viser derimot en helt annen historie. Johansen analyserer de kilder som finnes.

The National Security Archive - Presentation
The Archive is the world's largest non governmental library of declassified documents. See what, way back, we were told about U.S. foreign policy and compare with the now declassified truths. Do you think you can trust what you are being told today?

Le Monde Diplomatique, Catherine Samary, April 11, 2002
Milosevic in the dock. The case against the Hague court
Did you notice that CNN and others stopped broadcasting the trial?
If Milosevic is guilty of crimes against humanity, then others are too. Not to mention their willing accomplices: the governments of the West.

The Guardian, April 10, 2002, R. Northon-Taylor
A quarter of US bombs missed target in Afghan conflict
More than 22,000 weapons - ranging from cruise missiles to heavy fuel-air bombs - have been dropped on the country over the past six months. And what about bombing Iraq?

Christian Science Monitor, April 10, 2002 - Ben Lynfield
UN warns of West Bank "horror"
Amid mounting charges by human rights groups of abuses by Israeli troops, UN human rights chief Mary Robinson plans to start a Middle East fact-finding mission.

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Instead of Nuclear Weapons. New Views on Human, Global and National Security
Report from an International IPPNW and Peace Researchers Seminar in Moscow 25 March 2002. Contents include TFF's contribution.

Suzanne Elston, INFACT Canada, April 2, 2002
Comparisons in World Spending
Since the September 11th attacks, global military and security spending has spiraled.

Francis Boyle, Human Rights lawyer and a professor of law at the University of Illinois, April 2, 2002
Bush Nuclear Policy Violates International Law. Again.
The Bush Jr. administration has ordered the Pentagon to draw up war plans for the first-use of nuclear weapons against seven states: the so-called "axis of evil": Iran, Iraq, and North Korea; Libya and Syria; Russia and China, which are nuclear armed.

William M. Arkin for 'The Los Angeles Times', April 2, 2002
Secret Plan Outlines the Unthinkable
The Bush administration, in a secret policy review completed early this year, has ordered the Pentagon to draft contingency plans for the use of nuclear weapons against at least seven countries, naming not only Russia and the "axis of evil"--Iraq, Iran, and North Korea--but also China, Libya and Syria.

Shastri Ramachandaran, Times of India, April 2, 2002
Foreign Reminders of Home Terrors
"Are you not afraid? Is there no fear in India and among Indians after the September 11 attack on the United States?"

Nur Yalman, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, April 2, 2002
The Arab World: Waiting for Bismarck
There is now in the West a curious inchoate anxiety about a huge swath of mankind who, it is thought, is somehow out to destroy Western capitalist civilization.

GlobalIssues April 2, 2002
The United States and foreign aid assistance
The US being the wealthiest, strongest and most influential nation. See how the action or inaction of the US and other rich nations affect other nations. A wealth of data and charts and links on foreign aid from a leading site on international affairs.

St. George House, Windsor, Forum for World Order, April 2, 2002
Should there be a new world order?
This is a
new, very active forum for global dialogue. See its report from an unconventional consultation in March, faciliated by Peter Ashby. The Forum is a partner of TFF.

Simon Tisdalll, The Guardian, March 28, 2002
Bush comes to shove
Nato was being counted out a few months ago. Now the US is using it to control the new Europe. Washington's message is plain: through an expanding, US-directed Nato, Europe will be reunited despite the Europeans.

Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, March 26, 2002
Who terrorizes whom?
One of the marks of exceptional hegemonic power is the ability to define words and get issues framed in accord with your own political agenda. This is notorious at this moment in history as regards "terrorism" and "antiterrorism."

Shastri Ramachandaran, Times of India, Stockholm, March 26, 2002
Sweden: the Shrinking of a Third Way Pioneer
Has Sweden lost its way? Or is it merely stuck at the crossroads?

Nur Yalman, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, March 26, 2002
Religion and Modernization in Islam
Andre Malraux in his Antimemoirs writes of the "East…likened to an old Arab on his donkey sleeping the inviolable sleep of Islam". Hegel too thought that the Orient was in a long winter sleep. For Marx the situation was worse.

Lars-Olof Fredriksson, Major, Ret, M.Sc.Pol., Äänekoski, Finland, 26 mars 2002
Hård retorik ska besegra terrorismen
Jag minns sextiotalets fredsdiskussioner och demonstrationer, alla med udden riktade mot kalla krigets kapprustning och de strategiska vapnens snabba spridning, i synnerhet i Europa. Som ung officer ville jag försvara neutraliteten och det självständiga försvaret då som nu.

John Pilger, Aftonbladet, 25 mars 2002
Ska vi starta krig mot dessa barn?
Om mediabilden av Irak och den systematiska propagandans fundamentala betydelse för frågan om "vi" ska bomba Irak.

Jake Lynch and Conflict and Peace Forums, March 22, 2002
REPORTING THE WORLD: A practical checklist for the ethical reporting of conflicts in the 21st Century
A hundred-page guide to the latest ideas on war reporting, based on tough, honest debates with 200 top journalists and analysts who together came up with a practical checklist for the ethical reporting of conflict.

Nur Yalman, Harvard University, March 22, 2002
Terror and Cultural Diversity in Times of Adversity
The tragic events of September 11 are still reverberating around the world. I am sure that the question of the role of cultural diversity in providing the breeding ground for "terror" is on many people's minds.

David R. Loy, Bunkyo University, March 22, 2002
The West Against the Rest? A Buddhist Response to "The Clash of Civilizations"
Has September 11th vindicated Huntington's claim in "The Clash of Civilizations," that the new battle lines today are the faults between the world's civilizations? Or is his argument becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy - because, for example, the U.S. response to 9-11 is creating and deepening those fault-lines?

Scott Peterson, Christian Science Monitor, March 19, 2002
Terror war and oil expand US sphere of influence
As the United States wages its war on terrorism in Afghan-istan - and deploys troops for the first time in the energy-rich regions of Central Asia and the Caucasus - the borders of a new American empire appear to be forming. See this
1998 article about US military expansion.

Robert James Parsons, Le Monde Diplomatique, March 2002
America's big dirty secret
The United States loudly and proudly boasted this month of its new bomb currently being used against al-Qaida hold-outs in Afghanistan; it sucks the air from underground installations, suffocating those within. A story about depleted uranium...

Bill Arkin, Los Angeles Times, Narch 9, 2002
Secret plan outlines the unthinkable
Pentagon needs to be prepared to use nuclear weapons against China, Russia, Iraq, North Korea, Iran, Libya and Syria. It says the weapons could be used in three types of situations: against targets able to withstand nonnuclear attack; in retaliation for attack with nuclear, biological or chemical weapons; or "in the event of surprising military developments."

Robert Baer, ex-CIA, in The Observer, March 3, 2002
Bombing Saddam is ignorance
Robert Baer, the ex-CIA man in Iraq during the failed uprising in 1995, says the US is not in a position to strike against Iraq because it does not understand anything about the country. See content and order info about Baer's new book,
See No Evil - about his life as soldier in CIA's war on terror which we recommend highly.

Lars-Olof Fredriksson, Major, Ret, M.Sc.Pol., Äänekoski, Finland, March 5, 2002
Stern Rhetoric to Defeat Terrorism
I remember the peace discussions and the marches of the sixties, with their focus on the Cold war re-armament and the rapid increase in strategic weapons, especially in Europe. As a young officer I defended non-alliance and independent defence, as I do today.

Zelim Skurbaty, The Danish Center for Human Rights, March 5, 2002
Dare to be a Dreamer: the Ten Commandments of the Human Rights Champion
I decided to be a little more upbeat. In fact, I've chosen a Biblical pattern - the Ten Commandments , although they could be called Sutras, Twelve Tables or laws of the Medes and the Persians, and could just as well be found in Koran, Sunna Hindu, Veda, Rig-Veda, Yajur-Veda, Upanishad, Avesta, Zend-Avesta, the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead or Book of Mormon. With review of Skurbaty's book and order information).

Allysson Lucca's moving movie, March 2, 2002
The Miniature World
Imagine we were 100 people on Earth. How many would be white? Christian? Educated? Who would earn how much? How many would be loosers? Pedagogical , convincing, what everyone should know if we had a free press...

Ian Mulgrew, Vancouver Sun, March 2, 2002
The truth is out there ... right?
At first, it all seemed so obvious. It was those Islamic terrorists. Osama bin Laden. Mullah Omar. George W. Bush had nothing to do with it ... did he? About all the mysterious aspects surrounding September 21 (February 23, 2002)

Stern/Guardian report on lost NATO computer, March 2, 2002
Did NATO begin planning the bombing of Yugoslavia a year before it actually happened?
Fascinating story about war in the electronic age. If true, none of what you heard about the bombing was true...(Guardian Feb 21, 2002).

Gallup Poll reviewed by CNN, February 26, 2002
Extremely negative attitudes to the U.S. throughout the Muslim world after September 11.
On Bush, 58 percent of those surveyed had unfavorable opinions, compared with 11 percent who had favorable views. Of those surveyed, 67 percent saw the September 11 attacks as morally unjustified, while 15 percent of the respondents said they were morally justified. Read it and ask yourself where there international coalition is?

Göteborgs-Posten, Kultursidan, 21 februari 2002
En värld där maktpolitik styr
TFF-Vännen och människorättighetsforskaren Zelim Skurbaty och Jan Öberg ger synpunkter på den officiella tolkningen av vad som hände 21 september. Feature-artikel av Lars Åberg

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, February 28, 2002
The hands of the "doomsday clock" has moved from 9 to 7 minutes to midnight. Read why!

Peter M. Johansen, Klassekampen, 26. februar 2002
Bush' bakmenn
Europeiske allierte er sjokkert over språkbruken i Washington. President George W. Bush fortsetter å fylle opp sin administrasjon med rehabiliterte høyreekstremister. Senest viseutenriksminister Otto Reich.

Cynthia Cockburn for 'Hands Across the Divide, Feb 26, 2002
"Enough is Enough!" Women Demonstrate for Peace in Cyprus
A small group of Cypriot women, calling themselves "Hands Across the Divide", has started actively campaigning for peace in Cyprus....

Project on Defense Alternatives, Washington Jan 30, 2002
A Strange Victory: A critical appraisal of Operation Enduring Freedom and the Afghanistan war
The best critical study of what has happened since October 7. Read at least the
Executive Summary. See also PDA's study of civilian casulaties. These reports cut through much of the current opinion deception about success and offer constructive alternatives.

Dan Balz & Bob Woodward, Washington Post, 8-part analysis
America's chaotic road to war. Bush's global strategy began to take shape in first frantic hours after attack
Insider analysis of ten days in September. See how Bush and the people around him reacted and how they shaped the policies pursued since then. Read why they decided to call it war, and how they decided what and how to tell the world.

David B. Ottaway & Robert G. Kaiser, Washington Post Feb 12, 2002
After Sept. 11, Severe tests loom for US-Saudi relationship
The Saudi government has become so alarmed about expressions of American hostility toward the kingdom that it has launched a multimillion-dollar public relations campaign to try to restore confidence in the Saudi-American "special relationship."

Robert S. McNamara, former Sec of Defense, Uncommon Knowledge, February 18, 2002
McNamara talks about his recent book "Wilson's Ghost"
McNamara, now 86, has written a magnificent book (with james Blight) that outlines what America's leadership and security policy ought to be: for nuclear abolition, nonviolent conflict-resolution and multilateralism. It is a total negation of everything the Bush administration stands for. Listen to this RealAudio. Read the book.

Yoshikazu Sakamoto, Sekai, Japan, January 2002
The Politics of Terrorism and "Civilization: How to respond as a human being
Professor emeritus, University of Tokyo, one of the most distinguished Japanese peace researchers, criticises the Western interpretation of September 11, analyses the international legal aspects and suggests a new policy for Japan, including a Human Security Corps.

Sverker Åström, ambassadör, Dagens Nyheter 13 februari 2002
Sluta vara USA:s transportkompani
Perspektivering inför Anna Lindhs utrikesdeklaration

David R. Loy, Bunkyo University, Japan, Febr 12, 2002
A new holy war against evil? A Buddhist response to September 11.
Buddhism emphasizes the three roots of evil: greed, ill will and delusion. The Abrahamic religions emphasize the struggle between good and evil because for them the basic issue depends on our will: which side are we on? In contrast, Buddhism emphasizes ignorance and enlightenment because the basic issue depends on our self-knowledge: do we really understand what motivates us? This world is a not a collection of objects but a community of subjects. That interdependence means we cannot avoid responsibility for each other.

William Bole, National Catholic Reporter, Feb 12, 2002
Forgiveness makes future possible
Is it purely imaginary to think of an international strategy that deploys forgiveness in the post-World Trade Center era?

Elise Boulding, professor emerita, TFF Friend, Feb.12, 2002
Peace culture - The problem of managing human difference
Peace culture, neither a fantasy nor accident, is as central to human nature as war culture.

KSA - Konfliktlösning i skola och arbete
KSA är ett företag som startades av barnläkaren Karin Utas Carlsson år 2000 efter att hon hade disputerat i pedagogik med avhandlingen "Violence Prevention and Conflict Resolution: A Study of Peace Education in Grades 4-6". Vad gör KSA? Bok- och videotips, länkar. Mycket relevant i "internationella decenniet för en freds- och ickevåldskultur för världens barn".

Richard E. Rubenstein, February 8, 2002
Bush's State of the Union Address and the New Imperialism
The failure of the Democratic Party and the mainstream news media to criticize President Bush's overwrought, alarmingly bellicose State of the Union speech is no less appalling for being predictable. Their vacuous, timid responses remind us once again that democracy and freedom depend ultimately on ideas and the courage to voice them, not just on forms of legality.

Feature, February 7, 2002, Congressman for Peace
Meet Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich
See his
Department of Peace Bill
See his bill to
preserve peace in space

Feature, February 7, 2002, John Pilger in The Mirror
The Colder War
Last week, the US government announced that it was building the biggest-ever war machine. Military spending will rise to $379billion, of which $50billion will pay for its "war on terrorism". It is time to break our silence.

Feature, February 3, 2002, The Nation
Beyond Jihad Vs McWorld
Benjamin Barber argues that the war we must win is that for democracy

Feature, February 2, 2002, New York Times
Reservists balk at occupation, roiling Israel
On the civil disobedience among Israeli reservists. See
Yesh Gvul "There is a limit" organisation behind it.

Feature: William Pfaff, International Herald Tribune, Jan 31
As Captor, US risks dehumanizing itself. See also Pfaff's
Inevitable clashes between civilisations? Dont believe it

Feature: Stratfor, January 26, 2002
Media and war. Appearance and reality

Feature: Stratfor, January 26, 2002
Warhead storage ensures more than U.S. nuclear superiority

Indymedia's Guide to the World Economic Forum

Walter Wink, YES! - Winter 2001-2002
Can love save the world?

Bill Arkin, Washington Post, Jan 14, 2002
Another Rumsfeld Bomb - on the Nuclear Posture Review

Vandana Shiva, in Resurgence Magazine
How free is India?

Ola Tunander, Svenska Dagbladet 21 jan 2002
Bildt förutspådde NATOintrång

Feature - Sten De Geer och Kjell Jönsson, SvD 21 jan 2002
Väst på väg att acceptera tortyr. Sverige går före






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