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Tuesday, December 18, 2001

  • A Coup Attempt in Haiti Leaves Seven Dead and Scores Wounded

    In the early hours of Monday morning, as most of the nation slept, a pack of armed commandos stormed Haiti’s NationalPalace in a coup attempt that left seven dead and scores wounded. The violence lasted until mid-morning yesterday,as police faced off attackers inside the palace and thousands of government supporters gathered outside. Shouting,"We will never support another coup d’etat," they then set fire to the headquarters of the opposition Convergencealliance as well as to the home of the alliance’s leader.

  • Another World Is Possible: Activists Create a Cultural Response to the September 11th Attacks

    Shortly after September 11th, as New York-and the rest of the country— struggled to come to terms with the changedworld, activists began gathering together to try to develop a response to the tragedy. In public spaces across thecountry, they grappled with the mixture of fear, sadness, anger, incomprehension and loss. And many felt there was anurgent need to create an alternative vision of the events of that day. At the Independent Media Center in New York,video activists and writers threw themselves into putting out a newspaper and to creating a video.

  • African-American Scholar, Activist and Theologian Cornel West Talks About Working Formeaningful Democracy for Racial Equality, and for Gender and Sexual Liberation After September 11

    In our first hour we spoke with the activists who edited "Another World is Possible," collection of writings bydissidents, family members of WTC and Pentagon attack victims, and antiwar activists on Progressive responses to theSeptember 11 attacks and the U.S. war against Afghanistan.