Wednesday, May 26, 2004

  • The New Pearl Harbor: A Debate On A New Book That Alleges The Bush Administration Was Behind The 9/11 Attacks

    Newpearlharbor

    In a new book, well known theologian David Ray Griffin, alleges the Pentagon may have been hit by a missile on Sept. 11 and that the Twin Towers collapsed from a controlled explosion. The book has been hailed by many who question the official record of what happened on Sept. 11. But Chip Berlet of the Political Research Associates, who has studied conspiracy theory movements, charges Griffin’s book doesn’t hold up because it is based on faulty premises and unreliable sources. Today we have a debate on the book and what happened on 9/11. [includes rush transcript]

  • Chalmers Johnson: The Sorrows of Empire Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic

    Sorrowsofempire

    Former CIA analyst and retired University of California professor Chalmers Johnson examines the concept of blowback — the unintended costs and consequences of American imperialism and how it is connected to the Sept. 11 attacks.

  • Online Exclusive...Fatal Error: Lies of The Times, Their Lies Took Lives

    Exceptiontorulers

    By Amy Goodman and David Goodman

    In our new book, The Exception To the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers and the Media That Love Them, we titled one chapter "The Lies of Our Times" to examine how The New York Times coverage on Iraq and its alleged stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction helped lead the country to war. Today, The New York Times, for the first time, raised questions about its own coverage in an 1,100-word editor’s note. Here is an excerpt from our section of the book on the New York Times and Iraq.

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