Some of our special stories in August explored stubborn conflicts raging from Libya to Afghanistan, reported on social upheavals within Western societies, reflected on the hypocrisy of Christian violence, and more.
“Norway’s Christian Killer” by Gary G. Kohls, exploring the madness behind the massacre of scores of young people in the name of Jesus. (August 1, 2011)
“Mocking the Gaza Flotilla” by Ann Wright and Hagit Borer, responding to public attacks on a humanitarian mission. (August 1, 2011)
“Obama on the Backs of the Poor” by Ray McGovern, noting the damage to the poor from President Barack Obama’s surrender to Republican blackmail. (August 3, 2011)
“Beyond the Debt Limit Fiasco” by Phil Rockstroh, examining what needs to be done to reshape the American political/media structure. (August 3, 2011)
“Spain’s Battle Against Austerity” by Pablo Ouziel, giving a front-line look at what’s in store for Western societies as banks are pampered and people pay the price. (August 7, 2011)
“More US Soldiers Die in Vain” by Ray McGovern, recognizing the harsh reality in the mounting death toll from America’s two misbegotten wars. (August 7, 2011)
“Nuking Japan’s Christian Center” by Gary G. Kohls, recalling the fateful decision to destroy Nagasaki, home of Japan’s strongest Christian community. (August 9, 2011)
“US Lost Its Way From Omaha Beach” by Robert Parry, reflecting on how America’s bravery in liberating Europe has been betrayed by subsequent actions. (August 10, 2011)
“Wisconsin GOP Hangs onto Senate” by Lisa Pease, drawing lessons from a grassroots campaign against Republican extremism. (August 10, 2011)
“Life in an Age of Looting” by Phil Rockstroh, contemplating the violent breakdown of Western civilization. (August 12, 2011)
“Keeping a Curious Bush Secret” by Robert Parry, reporting on the Bush Library’s refusal to release an October Surprise secret on George H.W. Bush’s whereabouts. (August 12, 2011)
“The Dangerous Reagan Cult” by Robert Parry, tracing modern-day Republican extremism back to the anti-government rhetoric of Ronald Reagan. (August 16, 2011)
“Did Tenet Hide Key 9/11 Info?” by Ray McGovern, looking back at what CIA Director George Tenet knew and what he shared. (August 16, 2011)
“Truth Still a Casualty at Dieppe” by Don North, reflecting on the press propaganda that surrounded a World War II catastrophe. (August 18, 2011)
“Making Airport Screening Saner” by William John Cox, proposing ways to improve the sometimes crazy screening process at U.S. airports.( August 23, 2011)
“Orange Jumpsuits / Double Standards” by Robert Parry, contrasting the harsh treatment of London looters with benign neglect of UK/U.S. war criminals. (August 25, 2011)
“New War Rationale: Protect Civilians” by Robert Parry, questioning the rationale for NATO’s “regime change” intervention in Libya. (August 27, 2011)
“NATO’s Orwellian Twist in Libya” by Craig Murray, exposing the hypocrisy behind NATO’s protecting some Libyan civilians and killing others. (August 29, 2011)
“Rise of Another CIA Yes Man” by Ray McGovern, tracing the history of the CIA official who will guide retired Gen. David Petraeus. (August 29, 2011)
“Time Finally Ran Out for Atiyah” by Robert Parry, reporting on the death of the Libyan al-Qaeda terrorist who oversaw the plan to bog the U.S. down in Iraq. (August 30, 2011)
“The Clash over Dr. King’s Legacy” by William Loren Katz, wondering if Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of social justice will be watered down. (August 31, 2011)
“In Libya, a Bloodbath Looms” by Robert Parry, warning that NATO’s “victory” might end in a bloodletting of Muammar Gaddafi’s supporters. (August 31, 2011)
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