Stories from 2002-06-01
"Throughout the Bush family's decades of public life, the American press has gone out of its way to overlook one historical fact — that through Union Banking Corporation, Prescott Bush and his father-in-law, George Herbert Walker, along with German industrialist Fritz Thyssen, financed Adolf Hitler before and during World War II." [more]
"Pakistan this week reserved the right to use nuclear weapons, even in the event of a 'conventional war', and denied subscribing to a 'no-first-use' policy. Diplomatic efforts to defuse the crisis continue, with US President George Bush sending his defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, to both countries next week. Deputy secretary of State Richard Armitage is expected in the region at the end of this week." [more]
"We must uncover terror cells in 60 or more countries, using every tool of finance, intelligence and law enforcement. Along with our friends and allies, we must oppose proliferation and confront regimes that sponsor terror, as each case requires. Some nations need military training to fight terror, and we'll provide it. Other nations oppose terror, but tolerate the hatred that leads to terror and that must change. (Applause.) We will send diplomats where they are needed, and we will send you, our soldiers, where you're needed. (Applause.)" [more]
"In the wake of Sept. 11, Gallup International conducted polls in 37 countries, and found that the majority of people in 34 of them preferred bringing terrorist suspects to trial rather than a U.S. military reprisal. The three exceptions were the U.S., Israel and India." [more]
"The US military has admitted shooting dead three of its Afghan allies and wounding two others in a bungled operation in the troubled east Afghan province of Paktia.
Special forces opened fire during a night-time raid on a compound after believing themselves in danger, said Lieutenant Frank Merriman, a spokesman for US Central Command." [more]
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(IHT, Apr 30)
"In just five years, Bush has challenged more than 750 new laws, by far a record for any president, while becoming the first president since Thomas Jefferson to stay so long in office without issuing a veto." [more]
(Interactivist Info Exchange, Jul 26)
"Horizontalism is not an ideology, however, it is a relationship — a way of relating to one another in a directly democratic way while at the same time creating through the process of discovery. What has resulted is the creation of an amazing complex of movements, all linked." [more]
This website is a tribute to Why War?, one of the nation's first and most innovative post-9/11 student antiwar organizations. Born on October 22, 2001 at Swarthmore College, we were a handful of freshmen and sophmores who vocally opposed the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. And now, seven years later, we are retiring this website as we focus our efforts on new directions. We hope that it continues to serve future activists and we remain confident that humanity is on the verge birthing a better world.