Saturday, June 01, 2002

Words words words! Post your comments about the stories on the forum.

"Letter to a young Muslim" by Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali - The Guardian - Saturday April 13, 2002

Although he was tutored in Islam as a child, Tariq Ali, long-time activist, author and broadcaster, has always been a non-believer. In this open letter, he recognises the anger and disillusion of young Muslims, but argues it is no answer to turn to the religious fundamentalism of Osama bin Laden

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No, Nay, Never ... Neo-nazism in Burnley, Lancashire

Reflections on the electoral rise of the neo-nazi British National Party in Burnley, hometown of four members of Chumbawamba.
Boff - Chumbawamba
May 2002

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Spinning Top

Alastair Campbell (Tony Blair’s High Chief of Spin) at Burnley Football Club.
Boff reports on the ensuing shenanigans
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Chester Himes
Chester Himes’ life was one of unusual and often ironic contrasts.....[read more]

Jim Allen, writer, born October 7, 1926; died June 24 1999

Politics and polemic supposedly have no place in this era of lifestyle publishing and programming. Engagement with the world has been replaced by self-obsession and 28 innovative ways to hang curtains. In an atmosphere where expensive restaurants are given more column inches and TV time than poverty, Jim Allen’s work stands out in its refusal to junk ideas....[read more]

Robert Fisk: Why does John Malkovich want to kill me?

A war of words ... hailed by Noam Chomsky as someone to read if we want to know what is really happening in Afghanistan or the Middle East the “Independent” journalist Robert Fisk has his critics, not least the actor John Malkovich who told the Cambridge Union last week that he would like to shoot Fisk

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Michael Moore's Rant against Bush becomes US top seller

It accuses President Bush of being the "thief-in-chief, a trespasser on federal land, a squatter at the Oval Office" and calls for the marines to be sent in to evict him. It claims that the United States is a country that "goes out of its way to remain ignorant and stupid". And this week it became the number one bestselling book in the land.

Duncan Campbell in Los Angeles - Guardian
Wednesday March 27, 2002

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“The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” by Greg Palast

Greg Palast's new scandal-buster is the easiest of uneasy reads, writes Matthew Tempest ... Palast revels in his self-appointed shtick as a Philip Marlowe-style American private eye - a gumshoe detective taking on "cases" such as the Dubya's theft of the Florida election, the price of meeting New Labour ministers, the international monetary fund's privatisation of Bolivia's water supply and the misdeeds of Pfizer, Enron, Exxon, Coca Cola, Balfour Beatty, et al. ....[read more]

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