Network news outlets have reported stories about civilian casualties in Afghanistan with caution, often noting that Taliban claims are nearly impossible to verify. But many outlets show no inclination to be equally careful when evaluating the Pentagon's line on casualties.
n October 18, Professor Noam Chomsky spoke at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. MIT's Technology and Culture forum (web.mit.edu/tac) presented Chomsky as he gave a lecture on the "war on terrorism." Thousands of people attended the event, as the main hall and three of the overflow rooms (with live video) were completely filled. The talk was also broadcast on the web.
Federal government using archaic sedition laws to hold suspects. In the 1950's, these laws were used to persecute anarchists, and people teaching communist and Marxist doctrines in the U.S. Note that no actual crime need be committed. Long live freedom of speech.
As the US murder of unarmed and distressed Afghans continues and intensifies each day, the simultaneous murder of values and universally accepted fundamental human principles is taking place on such a wide scale that if the world leaders still choose not to remove the blindfold of American influence from their eyes the whole world will turn into a perpetual inferno of violence and chaos.