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THE TERROR ATTACKS
PHOENIX COVERAGE
September 12, 2002


BEARING WITNESS
Voices of tragedy
BY KRISTEN LOMBARDI


OPINION
Memento moribund
BY CHRIS WRIGHT







September 5, 2002


Ripple effect
Our writers and editors reflect on one of the gravest moments in American history, and the year we haven't quite caught up with.


Apathy at the polls
The great myth of increased political participation as a result of 9/11 is just that — a myth
BY SETH GITELL


Out in the cold
Before 9/11, unprecedented immigrant-rights reform was on the agenda. Today, it’s just a memory. So where does that leave the millions of undocumented immigrants currently working in America?
BY KRISTEN LOMBARDI


A lot to learn
We think the world has changed since 9/11. But little has. Including us.
BY DAVID BRUDNOY


Judge dread
The Bush administration’s war on terror is shoving civil liberties aside. The courts are pushing back.
BY RICHARD BYRNE


Survivor
Imagine how it might feel to have tried to change flights the morning of September 11 — to United Flight 175 — and failed.
INTERVIEW BY CHRIS WRIGHT


How to remember
Bostonians reflect on how they plan to commemorate one of America’s darkest days
BY TAMARA WIEDER







August 29, 2002


A house of cards
The new government in Afghanistan is a failure. But you wouldn’t know it by listening to the US and UN spinmeisters
BY ANDREW BUSHELL







July 25, 2002


Will Daniel Pearl ever be avenged?
Four were found guilty of killing the Wall Street Journal reporter. Did they?
BY ANDREW BUSHELL







June 20, 2002


Rally ’round the fag
The sorry fate of queer politics since September 11
BY MICHAEL BRONSKI







June 13, 2002


JUSTICE DEFERRED
Dirty deed, dirty deal
BY BARRY CRIMMINS







June 6, 2002


EDITORIAL
Freedom to choose


THOUGHTS ON POLITICAL PORNOGRAPHY
A vile act that is beneath contempt
BY STEPHEN M. MINDICH







May 30, 2002


MAY THE RIGHTS PREVAIL
Global civil liberties succumb to the war on terror
BY KRISTEN LOMBARDI


THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF HEARTACHE
Some Terrible Things
BY CHRIS WRIGHT







May 23, 2002


EDITORIAL
Who knew what when?







March 21, 2002


REPORT FROM AFGHANISTAN
A dark scenario
BY ANDREW BUSHELL







February 14, 2002


Pakistan’s slave trade
Afghan refugees sold into prostitution; indentured servitude flourishes; scenes from a slave auction
BY ANDREW BUSHELL







January 31, 2002


Afghanistan: What’s the future hold?
Officials of the new ‘government’ steal grain, counterfeit money, and maintain private armies. Can interim leader Karzai fashion a nation out of feudal chaos?
BY ANDREW BUSHELL







January 24, 2002


LETTER FROM NEW YORK
Site fleeing
BY CHRIS WRIGHT







January 17, 2002


PR
Truth in advertising
BY SETH GITELL







January 10, 2002


Brave new Web
In the face of strict new anti-terrorism legislation, the hacker community finds itself at the center of a renewed debate over the nature of the Internet as a free system
BY MICHAEL CONNOR







January 3, 2002


Hello, 1950s
Cold War culture makes a comeback
BY NINA WILLDORF


Annus mirabilis
After a year marked by an economic downturn, rising crime, and the ongoing terrorist threat, what can Americans look forward to in 2002?
BY CHRIS WRIGHT


MEDIA
How the Journal got Al Qaeda’s computers
BY DAN KENNEDY







December 27, 2001


The year of war
Bush vs. Gore. Columbine wanna-bes vs. our schools. The US vs. terrorism
BY KRISTEN LOMBARDI


World, interrupted
What we would have been talking about on September 11
BY ROBERT DAVID SULLIVAN


PATRIOTIC DUTY
Spelunking 101
BY CHRIS WRIGHT







December 20, 2001


PIPELINE
Islam expert in demand
BY SETH GITELL


VIDEO
The pornography of terror
BY CHRIS WRIGHT







December 13, 2001


Gag order
The First Amendment states that ‘no law’ can abridge freedom of speech. So what part of ‘no’ doesn’t John Ashcroft understand?
BY HARVEY A. SILVERGLATE


Prophets of doom
Jihad terrorists surprised America on September 11, but apparently more than one astrologer saw it coming
BY CHRIS WRIGHT


TODAY’S JOLT
Osama bin Butthead: or, the Columbine Kid
BY CHRIS WRIGHT







December 6, 2001


Torture warrants?
Our legal system already recognizes that, under exceptional circumstances, people may be exonerated for committing otherwise criminal acts. That is why the current debate about authorizing torture through the courts is so unnecessary — and dangerous.
BY HARVEY A. SILVERGLATE


EDITORIAL
States that sponsor terrorism must be held responsible


KIDS
Letter from Mazar-e-Sharif
BY CHRIS WRIGHT







November 29, 2001


Right face
Riding a wave of post–September 11 popularity, the Bush administration shows its allegiance to a questionable social agenda
BY DAVID BRUDNOY


Patriot games
What do real Americans do? Wave the flag or protect the Constitution?
BY MICHELLE CHIHARA







November 22, 2001


Taking liberties
A Phoenix roundtable on freedom in the age of terrorism
BY DAN KENNEDY


MEDIA
For reporters, danger and death in Afghanistan
BY DAN KENNEDY


EDITORIAL
What is President Bush trying to hide?







November 15, 2001


Closet drama
Don’t put Hitler and Mohamed Atta on the list of famous queers in history just yet
BY MICHAEL BRONSKI


Human tide
The Afghan refugees flooding Pakistan are unintended victims of the war on terrorism
PHOTOS AND TEXT BY BIKEM EKBERZADE


FREEDOM WATCH
End the war on drugs
BY HARVEY A. SILVERGLATE


TRAGICOMICS
Spider-Man gets real
BY MIKE MILIARD







November 8, 2001


Charitable complications
$1.4 billion has been raised for the September 11 survivors. But many of the grieving and out-of-work still haven’t seen a relief check. What’s going on?
BY KRISTEN LOMBARDI


EDITORIAL
So now we’re talking about torture? Our newfound need to protect ourselves mustn’t come at the expense of civil liberties.


News from the back burner
Five important stories pushed to the margins by the terrorism-obsessed media
BY DAN KENNEDY







November 1, 2001


Postcards from the New New Economy
Greetings from the land of high anxiety and wavering expectations
BY DAN KENNEDY


Fear factors
Why terrorism is — or should be — the least of our worries
BY CHRIS WRIGHT


POLITICS
Buckingham’s gone; who’s next?
BY SETH GITELL


OCTOBER 25, 2001

Dissing Israel
George W. Bush has done all the right things since September 11 except one: Engage Israel in the war on terrorism. And it’s the one mistake that will keep us from winning.
BY SETH GITELL


Money pit
Since September 11, news organizations have been spending more and earning less. Will profit-obsessed Wall Street slam on the brakes?
BY DAN KENNEDY


I think I’m paranoid
When vigilance becomes entrapment
BY CAMILLE DODERO


EDITORIAL
Anthrax hysteria is sweeping the US, and our government is ill-equipped to deal with it.



OCTOBER 18, 2001

'Liberal': No longer a dirty word
Liberal support of the war on terrorism caps a long journey back to a new mainstream
BY DAN KENNEDY


Surina Khan
A Pakistani advocate for gay and lesbian human rights shares her thoughts about America’s war on terrorism
BY MICHAEL BRONSKI


RANT
Oxymoron: Military intelligence
BY SETH GITELL


UNHOLY ALLIANCES
Let us not lose sight of the consequences
BY STEPHEN M. MINDICH


MIXED MESSAGES
Positively ridiculous
BY CHRIS WRIGHT


EDITORIAL
The Office of Homeland Security must be fully funded and authorized. Plus, a return to liberal internationalism.



OCTOBER 11, 2001

The last laugh
As America finds itself in the throes of a national tragedy, what place is there for comedy?
BY CHRIS WRIGHT


Mourning in America
The thousands of ‘missing’ posters in Lower Manhattan are a form of public keening not seen in this country since the AIDS Quilt
BY MICHAEL BRONSKI


DON’T QUOTE ME
Beyond TV, some sobering realities
BY DAN KENNEDY


Sounding boards
Listening in the wake of September 11
BY MATT ASHARE


Sea to shining sea
Seeing this great land of ours — the hard way
BY KRIS FRIESWICK


Sebastian Junger
No stranger to danger, the author and journalist prepares to brave the world’s latest storm
BY TAMARA WIEDER


Looking for a high note
Thoughts on art, entertainment, and war
BY JON GARELICK



OCTOBER 4, 2001

Global healing
September 11 exposed deep veins of anti-American anger. Stanching the wounds that fuel it is one of our greatest challenges.
BY STEPHEN M. MINDICH


STRANGE BEDFELLOWS
Grover Norquist and Abdurahman Alamoudi
BY SETH GITELL


MEDIA
A striking instant book on the September 11 disaster
BY DAN KENNEDY


SITE SEEING
Keeping tabs on the war on terrorism
BY SETH GITELL


Pens and swords
In covering the war on terrorism, the media must contend with military censorship, the public’s distrust — and their own timidity
BY DAN KENNEDY


TALKING POLITICS
Swift not acting swiftly enough
BY SETH GITELL


EDITORIAL
The left hasn’t raised much-needed questions about our war on terrorism.



DAY SEVENTEEN: SEPTEMBER 27, 2001

How the terrorist crisis threatens our personal liberties
As we wrap ourselves in the flag, let’s not forget to cling tightly to the Bill of Rights
BY DAN KENNEDY AND HARVEY SILVERGLATE


EDITORIAL
The anti-terrorism measure proposed by Attorney General John Ashcroft is a wolf in sheep’s clothing


DELICATE SENSIBILITIES
Who speaks for Israel?
BY STEPHEN M. MINDICH


WHERE'S MENINO?
Recent events have dwarfed our indomitable mayor
BY SETH GITELL


MEDIA
Did the White House give the Taliban $43 million?
BY DAN KENNEDY


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
BY OUR READERS



DAY NINE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2001

AUDIO: THE NEWS DISSECTOR
FNX Radio News Director and Phoenix contributor Henry Santoro looks at how the media is covering the recent attacks in the U.S. with Danny Schechter, the News Dissector.
BY HENRY SANTORO


THIS JUST IN: MEDIA
Harvard's Michael Ignatieff explores the historical roots of terrorism
BY DAN KENNEDY


Easier said than done
Bush’s war on terrorism will require a Cold War–like commitment of lives and money
BY SETH GITELL


Return to the status quo
Our political landscape has changed just as much as the Manhattan skyline. Unlike the latter, though, our politics will be back to normal sooner than we think.
BY ROBERT DAVID SULLIVAN


TRANSIT
T jitters
BY KRISTEN LOMBARDI


BENEFIT
Rockin’ for the Red Cross
BY CARLY CARIOLI



DAY EIGHT: SEPTEMBER 19, 2001
"In civilized society [a man] stands at all times in need of the co-operation and assistance of great multidues, whil his whole life is scarce sufficient to gain the friendship of a few friends."
EYE OF THE STORM
Gen (X + Y) + WTC = ?
Coming of age in a time of cataclysm
BY CAMILLE DODERO


THIS JUST IN: MEDIA
Excellence, and grace, under pressure
BY DAN KENNEDY


POSTCARD FROM THE EDGE
Suffer the children
BY CHRIS WRIGHT



DAY SEVEN: SEPTEMBER 18, 2001

MEDIA
A muted New Yorker addresses the tragedy
BY DAN KENNEDY



DAY SIX: SEPTEMBER 17, 2001
"It must be understood that the children of light are foolish not merely because they underestimate the power of self-interest among the children of darkness. They underestimate this power among themselves."
CHENEY & CO.
DICK CHENEY
The man in the black suit
BY DAN KENNEDY


RUDY GIULIANI
Make him the terrorism czar
BY SETH GITELL


THE WORLD REACTS
Tuesday’s attacks as seen from overseas
BY JUMANA FAROUKY


STAYING ON TOP OF THE NEWS
Links that matter



DAY THREE: SEPTEMBER 13, 2001
"Either you're going to go along with your mind and the truth, or you're going to yield to fear and custom and conditioned reflexes."
AN UNEASY CALM
AUDIO: EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT
Listen to FNX Radio News Director and Phoenix contributor Henry Santoro's interview with an eyewitness to the World Trade Center terror.
BY HENRY SANTORO


HOW YOU CAN HELP
Helping.org has set up a Web page for online donations to a variety of organizations involved with the relief efforts in New York and Washington DC


SO THIS IS WAR?
Christopher Hitchens thinks not



DAY TWO: SEPTEMBER 12, 2001
"To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven."
A FRIGHTENING NEW WORLD
THE END OF DECADENCE
Can the media — and the rest of us — adjust to a radically changed reality?
BY DAN KENNEDY


EDITORIAL: THOUGHTS ON TUESDAY'S TERRORIST ATTACKS
Where was the president? Why did this happen? Have we ever known anything like it?

REFLECTIONS
Our national psyche is forever changed
BY STEPHEN M. MINDICH


MEDIA
The Herald scores a big scoop
BY DAN KENNEDY


DONATION
Please give blood

WHEN DISASTER STRIKES
First day of school
BY JIM MACNIE


TALKING POLITICS: REDEFINING THE RACE
The stakes in the Ninth are now higher BY SETH GITELL


AAN COVERAGE
Read more coverage from other alternative publications at the Association of Alternative Newspapers Web site

SURVIVOR WEB SITES
Index of Web sites set up for people affected by yesterday's events



DAY ONE: SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds"
THOUGHTS ON THE TERRORIST ATTACKS
TERRORISM
This never should have happened
BY SETH GITELL


REDEMPTION
Love in the ruins
BY TAMARA WIEDER


DATELINE: NEW YORK
It’s war
BY E.J. KESSLER


AT LOGAN AIRPORT
Security? What security?
BY BEN HARTMAN


MEDIA NOTES
Covering the horror
BY DAN KENNEDY


DATELINE: BOSTON
On the street
BY CHRIS WRIGHT


REACTIONS
Thoughts from a Back Bay firehouse
BY CAMILLE DODERO


DATELINE: LOS ANGELES
When time stopped
BY JOHNNY ANGELL


DATELINE: DC (TAKE 1)
Hearing the news
BY CHRIS LEHMANN


DATELINE: DC (TAKE 2)
Plumes of smoke
BY JOEL HARDI


E-MAIL
Checking in when the phones don’t work
BY MIKE MILIARD


BUNKER MENTALITY
Notes from the underground
BY KRISTEN LOMBARDI


ON THE WEB
Making connections
BY NINA WILLDORF


FROM THE VILLAGE VOICE
THE BASTARDS! Terrorists bring war to our shores
BY ALISA SOLOMON


FROM THE NASHVILLE SCENE
EYEWITNESS: Terrorism — up close and personal



FROM OUR ARCHIVES
FIGHTING OURSELVES
At the turn of the millennium, fear of terrorist attacks ran high. The city of Seattle cancelled New Year’s Eve celebrations. At the time, the Phoenix editorialized against the temptation to curb civil liberties when under attack - or fear of attack. Click here to read the editorial.

IT COULD HAPPEN HERE
In 1997, staff writer Michael Crowley examined what would happen if Boston was subjected to a biological terrorist attack as well as other disasters. Crowley's report was an exercise in imaginative -- but never the less -- reality-based reporting. In the wake of the apparent terrorist attacks New York City and Washington DC, this story warrants rereading.
BY MICHAEL CROWLEY



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