September 11 and the U.S.War; Beyond the Curtain of Smoke

Edited By Roger Burbach and Ben Clarke

Published by City Lights and Freedom Voices

Essays providing the essential information needed to understand the origins and consequences of the September 11 attacks, US policies in the Middle East and Southwest Asia and strategies for organizing resistance to the U.S. war.

Eduardo Galeano says of the events of September 11 "The smoke of the explosions forms part of the much larger curtain of smoke that prevents all of us from seeing clearly." With this anthology we present the insights and understandings of over two dozen authors who can see beyond the curtain of smoke and who have chosen the path of dissent from the bellicose actions of the U.S. government. We seek to provide the reader with an intellectual basis for a vigorous, passionate and creative resistance to the horrendous policies and practices now undertaken in the name of the "war on terrorism."

ISBN: 0-87286-404-9
price: $11.95
pages: 176

Authors

Tariq Ali
David Bacon
Paul Bass
Frances M. Beal
Walden Bello
Wendell Berry
Roger Burbach
Linda Burnham
Michel Chossudovsky
Ben Clarke
Jeff Cohen
Robert Fisk
Eduardo Galeano
Baltasar Garzon
Susan George
Zoltan Grossman
Conn Hallinan
Marc W. Herold
Barbara Kingsolver
Michael Klare
Barbara Lee
Martin A. Lee
Aurora Levins Morales
Manning Marable
Asra Q. Nomani
Michael Parenti
Margot Pepper
David Potorti
Ted Rall
Michael Ratner
RAWA
Arundhati Roy
Norman Solomon
Starhawk
John Tirman
Dimitris Yannopoulos
Howard Zinn
Stephen Zunes
September 11 and the U.S.War
Beyond the Curtain of Smoke

Edited By Roger Burbach and Ben Clarke

Table of Contents

Introduction Clarke & Burbach

I. ORIGINS AND PERSPECTIVES ON THE CONFLICT

The Theatre of Good and Evil
Eduardo Galeano

Globalization's War
Roger Burbach

Who is Osama bin Laden?
Michel Chossudovsky

U.S. Policy Toward Political Islam
Stephen Zunes

The Geopolitics of War
Michael Klare

U.S. Policy On Iran and S.W. Asia
John Tirman

Oil Pipeline Map

Oil, Drugs and Blood
Ben Clarke

Oil Politics in Central Asia
Ted Rall

Checkerboard of Oil, Minefields
Dimitris Yannopoulos

September 11, United States and Chile
Roger Burbach

The U.S. Terrorists
Conn Hallinan

II. IMPACT AND CONSEQUENCES OF THE WAR

Afghanistan Is Vietnam....
Zoltan Grossman

Retaliation is a Trap
Robert Fisk

Why the U.S. Can't Trust Pakistan
Tariq Ali

Terrorism Meets Reactionism
Michael Parenti

The Smell Of Smoke
Margot Pepper

Fortress America
Michael Ratner

Wartime Lies
Paul Bass

Media War Without End
Norman Solomon

"Now, Jihad Has Begun"
Asra Q. Nomani

Coming to a Mall Near You
David Potorti

War Is Peace
Arundhati Roy

Blood, Tears, Terror and Tragedy
Robert Fisk

We Are the War Criminals Now
Robert Fisk

Who Will Count the Dead?
Marc W. Herold

III. RESISTANCE AND ALTERNATIVES

Statement of Rep. Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee Speaks for Me
Frances M. Beal

Light of Outrage
Linda Burnham

Reflections on 'Wartime'
Barbara Kingsolver

Afghan Women
RAWA

To End Terrorism, We Need Truth
David Bacon

Rule of Law vs. Rule of War
Jeff Cohen

Fighting for the Future
Walden Bello

The West Shares the Blame
Baltasar Garzon

Questions about America's Crusade
Martin A. Lee

The Failure of U.S. Foreign Policies
Manning Marable

A Planetary Contract
Susan George

Thoughts In The Presence Of Fear
Wendell Berry

Violence Doesn't Work
Howard Zinn

Moving Forward After 9-11
Starhawk

Shema
Aurora Levins Morales

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The Theater of Good and Evil, by Eduardo Galeano
Globalization's War, by Roger Burbach
Who is Osama bin Laden?, by Michel Chossudovsky
U.S. Policy Toward Political Islam, by Stephen Zunes

The Geopolitics of War, by Michael Klare
U.S. Policy on Iran and Southwest Asia, by John Tirman
Oil, Drugs and Blood, by Ben Clarke
Oil Politics in Central Asia, by Ted Rall

Checkerboard of Oil, Minefields, by Dimitris Yannopoulos
September 11, United States and Chile, by Roger Burbach
The U.S. Terrorists, by Conn Hallinan
Afghanistan is Vietnam, by Zoltan Grossman
Retaliation is a Trap, by Robert Fisk

Why the U.S. Can't Trust Pakistan, by Tariq Ali
Terrorism Meets Reactionism, by Michael Parenti
The Smell of Smoke, by Margot Pepper
Fortress America, by Michael Ratner
Wartime Lies, by Paul Bass

Media War Without End, by Norman Solomon
"Now, Jihad Has Begun", by Asra Q. Nomani
Coming to a Mall Near You, by David Potorti
War is Peace, by Arundhati Roy
Blood, Tears and Tragedy, by Robert Fisk

We Are the War Criminals Now, by Robert Fisk
Who Will Count the Dead?, by Marc W. Herold
Statement of Rep. Barbara Lee
Barbara Lee Speaks for Me, by Frances M. Beal
Light of Outrage, by Linda Burnham

Reflections on "Wartime", by Barbara Kingsolver
Afghan Women, by the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan
To End Terrorism, We Need Truth, by David Bacon
Rule of Law vs. Rule of War, by Jeff Cohen

Fighting for the Future, by Walden Bello
The West Shares the Blame, by Baltasar Garzon
Questions about America's Crusade, by Martin A. Lee
The Failure of U.S. Foreign Policies, by Manning Marable
A Planetary Contract, by Susan George

Thoughts in the Presence of Fear, by Wendell Berry
Violence Doesn't Work, by Howard Zinn
Moving Forward After 9-11, by Starhawk
Shema, by Aurora Levins Morales

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About B. Jesse Clarke

Some Information
Clarke is the founding editor of Freedom Voices Press, artistic director of Encounters in the Americas/ Encuentros de los Americas project of CENSA and editor of Race, Poverty & the Environment a journal of social and environmental justice published by Urban Habitat.

He is the co-editor with Roger Burbach of September 11 and the U.S. War, Beyond the Curtain of Smoke co-published by Freedom Voices and City Lights publishers 2002; editor of Image and Imagination, Encounters with the Photography of Dorothea Lange, 1997; and co-editor, with Clifton Ross of Voice of Fire, 1994, the first anthology of Zapatista communiqués and interviews published in English.

From 1998-2004, Clarke was editor of MediaFile a bi-monthly journal of media analysis and resources for activists published by San Francisco's Media Alliance.

A California Arts Council artist-in-residence 1999-2001 and a San Francisco Arts Commission lead artist on a project called Raising Our Voices, Clarke has been teaching writing, digital design and critical thinking in community settings for over a decade.