Top Stories from AlterNet for October 21, 2004
Soldiers' Lives at Stake; Teach Our Children Well
* HIJACKING CATASTROPHE: 9/11, FEAR, AND THE SELLING OF AMERICAN EMPIRE
* THE UNKNOWN SOLDIERS
* EXCELLENCE IN FAILURE OR EDUCATION FOR ALL?
* POETRY FAR FROM HOME
* PERSONAL VOICES: STAYING UP LATE TO VOTE EARLY
* VACCINE POKER
* WILL BUSH SPARK A SEISMIC YOUTHQUAKE?
* THE ADOLESCENT MIND OF WASHINGTONIENNE
HIJACKING CATASTROPHE: 9/11, FEAR, AND THE SELLING OF AMERICAN EMPIRE
Narrated by Julian Bond
"The most outspoken and yet the calmest of the new documentaries opposing the Bush presidency." -Roger Ebert
"Drives home even deeper the message that Fahrenheit and its ilk attempted to deliver." -Washington Post
"A devastating critique of the Bush administration's drive to war." -Howard Zinn
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THE UNKNOWN SOLDIERS
Lakshmi Chaudhry, AlterNet
The reality of the suffering in Iraq has been rendered invisible by media hype and partisan battle. One doctor, who has treated some of the thousands, speaks about the war wounded.
Plus, one military mother's view on what her son is fighting for:
EXCELLENCE IN FAILURE OR EDUCATION FOR ALL?
Michael Gaworecki, WireTap
One enforces standardized tests, the other promises a federal trust fund; one pushes shame, the other promotes equality. Comparing the Bush and Kerry approaches to education in America.
POETRY FAR FROM HOME
Jordan E. Rosenfeld, AlterNet
The Translation Project seeks to track the rich tradition of Persian poetry in the Diaspora since the 1979 revolution, now that so many Iranians reside outside of their home country.
PERSONAL VOICES: STAYING UP LATE TO VOTE EARLY
Adrienne Maree Brown, WireTap
New voters hold their ground and stake their tents at Camp Out for Change, an event to mark the first day of early voting in Florida.
Dr. Marc Siegel, The Nation
Instead of spending all its vaccine money on the production of near-useless bioterror vaccines, the government should increase the availability of a vaccine for influenza -- that might actually save lives.
WILL BUSH SPARK A SEISMIC YOUTHQUAKE?
Arianna Huffington, AlterNet
All indications point to a radical turnaround in young voter turnout in the coming election -- a turnaround fueled by a force more powerful than all the electoral hurdles placed in young people's way.
THE ADOLESCENT MIND OF WASHINGTONIENNE
Juliet Eastland, Bitch Magazine As author of the famed blog Washingtonienne, Jessica Cutler gleefully published the sexual secrets of people she purports to care about -- and it's this, not her libido, that should incur our eye-rolling.
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