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Commentary :: Alternative Media : Media Criticism


Many people in the KPFA listener community in the San Francisco Bay Area have asked me, Joseph Anderson, for a copy of my UC Berkeley "Daily Californian" newspaper guest column on Pacifica Radio's KPFA character Larry Bensky. At the time of its original publication, I knew nothing about Bensky other than how he came across on the air. I guess it is time for a confirming retrospective. Bensky hasn't changed a bit. This was written during the Pacifica Radio crisis of 1999, when Bensky was fired (thanks to *me*, now it can be told!). I immediately notified and talked to Mary Berry, then, about his insubordination and symbolically offered to let her have Bensky in exchange for Pacifica Radio back. But, it was still nice to have someone Black shut *Bensky* up!

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Announcement :: Globalization & Capitalism

OT II - Anarchist Gathering

February 2005 - Anarchist Gathering

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News :: Government & Elections

$150,000 Raised, Recount Will Happen In Ohio

Green Party Campaign Raises $150,000 in 4 days, in an effort to recount all the ballots cast in Ohio before the results are certified on December 3rd.

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Commentary :: Peace & War

Iraq: The Unthinkable Becomes Normal

Edward S. Herman's landmark essay, "The Banality of Evil," has never seemed more apposite. "Doing terrible things in an organised and systematic way rests on 'normalisation'," wrote Herman.

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News :: Peace & War

IRAQ: US-Army uses Napalm and Phosphor

International media and newspaper report that the US-army uses Napalm and Phosphor bombs in Falluja. Here is a summary (with links; some in foreign language)

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Commentary :: Peace & War



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News :: Civil & Human Rights

National Task Force Established to Free Mumia

report on national meeting of Mumia Abu-Jamal activits

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Commentary :: Peace & War

Art of War : An Open Letter to the Christian Right


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LOCAL Commentary :: Government & Elections

Sorry, Everybody

The people, teddie bears, bunnies, and dollies of Santa Cruz, California, are very sorry that our city council's vote to impeach Bush did not carry more weight.....

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News :: Peace & War

Palestinians mourn Arafat but struggle for liberation will continue

In this posting:

1. “Palestinians mourn Arafat but struggle for liberation will continue" by Socialist Struggle (Ma'avak Sotsyalisti) of Israel

2. Steven Argue responds to Senator Adam Kline regarding Israeli actions in Jenin.

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