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eric alterman

Review: max Blumenthal "Goliath" (tags)

Eric Alterman is a Distinguished Professor of English, Brooklyn College, City University of New York,

Waging War on Truth (tags)

media

ADL Hate Laws Hate Freedom of Speech (tags)

The Anti-Defamation League (as its contrarian euphemism for an organization that does little, if anything, to fight defamation against Arabs and Muslims by rabid Islamo-phobes in the U.S. like Jewish-American Michael Savage) is “again” proposing another anti-free-speech bill disguised as the “Megan Meier Cyberbullying Prevention Act” HR 1966, which makes it a thought crime to “intimidate” and “harass” anyone over the Internet or on the airwaves.

Neocon-o- m: A Real Threat to America (tags)

Contemplate a connection between Leo Strauss, the NeoCons, and m in general—to see if there are any connections—especially since it has been the NeoCons’ strategy to consistently use their racist term “Islamo m” and to argue Arabs and Muslims are America’s boogeymen. The manipulation of American xenophobia and ignorance of foreigners are the anthropological realities of what has happened here in the United States via the propaganda machines run by the powers-that-be and pro-lobbyists (see Daniel Lazare’s “Lobbying Degree Zero” in The Nation Oct. 22, 2007).

(Jewish) Groups Fear Public Backlash Over Iran (tags)

Jewish Groups Fearing Backlash When Iran is Attacked Next for Israel

He's no Hugo Chávez . . . (tags)

This month he did something no other US politician has dared to do, and took on the Anti-Defamation League, the organization which smears opponents of Israeli policy as anti-semites. He won't be elected in November, of course, but that's not the point. The point is that if you want to change a system, you have to start now, rather than in some endlessly deferred future. And the better Nader does, the faster the campaign for change will grow.

Paul Krugman: It's fair to be uncivil when liberty is at stake (tags)

'One of the problems with media coverage of this administration," wrote Eric Alterman in The Nation, "is that it requires bad manners." He's right. There's no nice way to explain how the Bush administration uses cooked numbers to sell its tax cuts, or how its arrogance and gullibility led to the current mess in Iraq. So it was predictable that the administration and its allies, no longer very successful at claiming that questioning the president is unpatriotic, would use appeals to good manners as a way to silence critics. Not, mind you, that Emily Post, the doyenne of etiquette, has taken over the Republican Party: The same people who denounce liberal incivility continue to impugn the motives of their opponents.

My Obsession with Jews (tags)

Now and then I get letters and e-mail messages asking why I am so "obsessed" with Jews and Israel. The question amuses me. It would be one thing if I often wrote about Mali, or Honduras, or Borneo, or any other nation or country most people remember only as a name from geography class.

The Cruise Missile Left: Helping the Establishment Attack the Peace Movement (tags)

Marc Cooper, Eric Alterman, Christopher Hitchens and Todd Gitlin, to name a few, paint the authentic Left with false assumptions, unsupported statements and incomplete reporting. Their progressive credentials are eagerly used by the Bush Admin to discredit the Peace Movement.

Michael Lerner: Should He Speak? (tags)

Biting Satire Exposing Lerner's Ego.

The TRUTH regarding the "banning" of Rabbi Lerner (tags)

David Corn and Marc Cooper of The Nation have launched a campaign against ANSWER for the so-called "banning" of Rabbi Lerner from the speakers podium. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Let Anti-War Rabbi Michael Lerner Speak (tags)

Rabbi Michael Lerner has been banned from speaking at the antiwar rally in San Francisco this Sunday, February 16. One of the rally organizers, Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER), has stated that it will not allow a "pro-Israel" speaker to take the stage.

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