9/11 and aftermath

From The Progressive Populist:

Editorial: Don't Let the Extremists Win (10/1/01)

Editorial: Life in Wartime (10/15/01)

Lost History of American Foreign Policy, by Robert Parry (10/15/01)

Editorial: We Deserve Answers, Not Scorn (5/15/02)

911 Coverup Questioned, by Jim Cullen (6/15/02)

The Bush 9/11 Scandal for Dummies, by Bernard Weiner (7/1/02)

Chomsky's '9-11' vs. Conventional Wisdom, book review by Roger Bybee (7/1/02)

Tangled History Sets Up Arab 'Blowback', book review by David Weiner (7/1/02)

How Osama bin Laden Won, by Wayne O'Leary (7/1/02)

Casting Blame for 9/11, by John Buell (7/1/02)

Additional Resources:

After 9/11, by Bill Moyers

UnansweredQuestions.org, a group of "concerned citizens, researchers, independent investigators and journalists asking and exploring unanswered questions" about the 9/11 attack and other pressing issues. It was launced at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on June 10, 2002 with a press conference featuring 9/11 investigative journalists, law firms representing families of victims of Sept. 11 and family members themselves. Hear audio and see written transcripts of the press conference. Video is also available via the web site.

Federation of American Scientists
Founded by members of the Manhattan Project, creators of the atomic bomb, now dedicated to ending the worldwide arms race, achieving nuclear disarmament and avoiding the use of nuclear weapons for any purpose. See its section on Terrorism

From the Wilderness
reports from Michael Ruppert, former LAPD detective, now a muckraker and conspiracy theorist who pays a lot of attention to the CIA.

The Guardian of London special reports following 9/11. See also its World News.

The Independent of London reports on American issues, including 9/11. See also their commentators, including Robert Fisk.

The Nation
Resources on 9/11

National Security Archives
research institute, library and archive of declassified U.S. documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, with many documents available online.
See a recently declassified memo from the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Kennedy administration in which the Joint Chiefs proposed to launch a phony attack on the United States and blame it on the Cubans in order to start a war.

AsJames Bamford revealed last year in "Body of Secrets" (now available in paperback), "the Joint Chiefs of Staff drew up and approved plans for what may be the most corrupt plan ever created by the US government. In the name of anti-communism, they proposed launching a secret and bloody war of terrorism against their own country in order to trick the American public into supporting an ill-conceived war they intended to launch against Cuba.

       Codenamed Operation Northwoods, the plan, which had the written approval of the Chairman and every member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called for innocent people to be shot on American streets; for boats carrying refugees fleeing Cuba to be sunk on the high seas; for a wave of violent terrorism to be launched in Washington, DC, Miami, and elsewhere. People would be framed for bombings they did not commit; planes would be hijacked. Using phony evidence, all of it would be blamed on Castro…." (p. 83, and thanks to Eric Alterman for the link.)

The Progressive.
Look for post-9/11 coverage in Further Reading, its selections from the web.


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