War On "Terrorism," War On the Recession: Bush Delivers His First State of the Union Address

January 30, 2002


Maiza Mendoza

organizer for the World Social Forum organizer in Brazil, taking place next week. Right nowshe joins us from the Amazon, where she is part of a preparatory conference, the Amazon Social Forum.

President Bush gave his first State of the Union Address last night. He spoke for nearly 50 minutes, pausing everyfew minutes for the boisterous cheers of both Republicans and Democrats. Among the members of the audience: HamidKarzai, the new Afghan interim ruler; Shannon Spann, the widow of CIA agent Johnny Michael Spann; and more militarybrass than the Capitol building has seen in decades.


  • Bush, excerpt from the 2002 State Of The Union Address.