middle east

Iraq: occupation under siege

June 2004

The occupiers are in trouble. In early April, the brutal siege of Falluja and the thunderous Iraqi resistance it provoked made it clear that the warmakers are on a slippery… Read more »

An Afghan handmaiden’s tale

October 2004

Osama, by Afghan filmmaker Siddiq Barmak, provides a stunning and sobering view of life under the harsh fundamentalism of the Taliban. The award-winning movie, the first film to be made… Read more »

Farouk Abdel-Muhti 1947-2004

October 2004

When Palestinian Farouk Abdel-Muhti was finally freed on April 13, 2004 after two years of grisly abuse in nine rat-infested prisons, this newspaper and many others published jubilant articles. One… Read more »