October 02, 2001
Gender apartheid in Afghanistan
( All Woman writer ) All Woman highlights the plight of these women, bewildered in a world of fundamentalist tyranny and gloom.
War against the weak
( Gary Younge ) In Through the Looking Glass, the Queen tells Alice, "I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." In a political period where suddenly almost anything seems possible, let us imagine just one impossible occurrence: that Osama bin Laden wakes up this morning and decides to leave whatever cave he is hiding in and turn himself in to the nearest Scandinavian embassy.
Pakistan's Afghan Policy
( Mushahid Hussain ) Pakistan and the United States seem keen to prevent any perception of possible cleavage in the anti-terrorism coalition given their competing interests over Afghanistan. The key areas of divergence revolve around the role of the Northern Alliance in the anti-Osama campaign, and, equally important, were the Taleban regime to unravel in the process, what sort of new political dispensation should replace it? Full Article
Continuing US Fumigations in Colombia,
( Liz Atherton ) The Colombia Peace Association shares a growing international concern about the United States' continued fumigation of peasant land in the southern states of Colombia in spite of overwhelming evidence that Amazon biodiversity is being seriously damaged; Full Article
Aftermath of the Disaster
( Playthell Benjamin ) As I awoke on this first Sunday after the great terror rained down from the skies over the nation's Capitol, and the Financial Center of the world in lower Manhattan, I was greeted with rumors and rumblings of war. And as the day proceed the rattling of sabers became fairly deafening, drowning out any attempt at sober and objective analysis of both the possible causes of the Kamikaze like attacks on the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon, and what strategy the nation should now employ to eradicate those causes. Most disappointing has been the pronouncements of our elected officials and Christian clerics. Full Article