This site is no longer active.

It is being maintained as a memorial to the futility of aggression, the incompetence, stupidity and lack of any sense of morality on the part of the administration of George Bush, Richard Cheney and their associates and both the Israeli and Palestinian leadership.

Absolutely nothing has been solved by the killing of huge numbers of people, including women and children and the elderly, the destruction of cities, towns, resources and the demoralization and displacement of millions of people in Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel and Palestine.

Our credibility in the rest of the world has suffered immeasurably due to the actions of Bush and company. We have been shown as a people to be incapable of arousing sufficient moral courage to oust our leaders for their unconsionable acts.

We're now a completely screwed up country. Our values are ridden through with trite and trivial concerns about mundane things as we continue on a path toward self-destruction. And, we have no one to blame but ourselves.

Like lemmings, we have followed Bush and Cheney over a cliff of indecency and now are in free fall as the new Democrat congress hems and haws and flails about smartly, still lacking the courage to take firm stands for what the Democrat Party once stood for... freedom and justice for all without regard for race, creed or color, access to education for all, decent housing for all, the best health coverage for all, decent jobs for all with fair pay and working conditions, rapid, cheap and clean transportation..., and above all the valuing of our people, each and every one.

We can't even unite to fight the greatest fight we've ever had... against global warming and the rape of our natural resources by the greedy. The most striking and frightening aspect of the global warming threat so far has been, for me, the demonstration of just how ignrant and selfish a significant part of our governance and our business communities are.

Over several years, we have attempted on this web site to document all of what could be referred to as the futility of the human race. It's all in here, expressed in many ways. We were among the first to speak out and to show actual photos of the atrocities that have been committed in our name. Among the first to overtly denounce the war and this President and his cohorts. Among the first to bring a number of first rate journalists to you to comment on goings on in various parts of the world that were not adequately or truthfully covered by our "public" media.

You are encourage to browse the site thoroughly and read all of its many parts. Look at the dead, mutiliated bodies, most killed without reason. They are those whoa re referred to as "collateral damage" by people who, under other circumstances, would be rearded as depraved murderers.

Take it all in, then, and weep. Weep for all those whose lives have been destroyed and weep for all us who allowed it to happen... again and again and again. Our nation has a death wish and is pursuing it relentlessly.

B.J. Fine, October 12, 2007

The Last Issue Was:

Volume 1, Issue 24
Updated July 10, 2006

Table of Contents


Address to the Graduating High School Classes of 2006, May 21, 2006

Editorial Archives

Uri Avnery - Israel - Updated July 10th

Sam Bahour - Palestine - Updated July 10th

Doris Colmes - Unique Perspective - Updated July 10th

Jack Dalton - Current Issues - Please read the note from Jack Dalton! - June 5th

Chris Floyd - Sharp, detailed criticism - Updated July 10th

Genevieve Cora Fraser - Updated July 10th

Dahr Jamail - Iraq - Updated July 10th

Remi Kanazi - Emphasis on Israeli-Palestine Situation- Updated July 10th

Joey B. King - March 9th

Jason Miller - Unique Perspective - Updated July 10th

William Rivers Pitt - Current Issues - Updated July 10th

Bill Quigley - Updated July 10th

RAWA - The Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan - Updated June 18th

Sheila Samples - Current Issues - Updated July 10th

Virginia Tilley - Occasional Articles on the Middle East - Updated July 10th

What Geneva Means To Hamdan
By Aziz Huq, TomPaine.com, July 7, 2006

Prescription Drug Scams
by Dean Baker, Truthout.org, June 29, 2006

Israeli "Retaliation" and Double Standards
by Jonathan Cook, Counterpunch, June 28, 2006

Great Moments in the History of Imperialism
by William Blum, Information Clearing House, June 23, 2006

Democracy in Chains

by Greg Palast, The Guardian, June 23, 2006

Thinning the Ranks
by Jessie McQuillan, Missoula Independent, June 21, 2006

Their Barbarism, and Ours
by Norman Solomon, Truthout.org, June 21, 2006

Congress Looks to Offer Big Telecoms "Prize"
by Megan Tady, The NewStandard, June 21, 2006

The Guantánamo Peril
by Aziz Huq, TomPaine.com, June 19, 2006

Horror Show Reveals Iraq’s Descent
by Hala Jabar, Sunday Times U.K, June 18, 2006

Editor’s Notes Issue #24

Be sure and read Bill Quigley’s latest report on New Orleans. For those of you who want to help, follow Bill’s suggestions. Best is to try and establish a relationship between your community and one in New Orleans. That can lead to fund raising and, possibly, some folks going down there to help rebuild.

Very interesting additional reading:

Washington Post Obtains Shocking Memo from US Embassy in Baghdad; Details Increasing Danger and Hardship
by Greg Mitchell, Washington Post, June 18, 2006

Saving Us and The Planet
by John Sloboda, TomPaine.com, June 19, 2006

"Juggling Act" at Nation's Parks Is Not Funny
 by Rita Beamish and Frank Bass, The Associated Press, June 20, 2006

Three Iraq Myths that Won’t Quit
by Scott Ritter, AlterNet via InformationalClearingHouse, June 26, 2006

Spreading Cancer
by Robert C. Koehler, Tribune Media Services, June 29, 2006

 

 

     
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