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Robert Jensen

Beyond Grief And Rage

Jan 13, 2009 Robert Jensen

When Israeli bombs are dropping on Gaza, as the U.S. government continues to provide military, diplomatic and economic support to Israel, it is difficult but all the more important to know -- to make the choice to know -- about the extent of injustic

The Coming Train Wreck

Nov 09, 2006 Robert Jensen

On Election Day 2006, the U.S. public didn't switch trains but simply ratified a different group of conductors. It's the same old train, on the same tracks, heading in the same direction.

Give Thanks No More

One indication of moral progress in the United States would be the replacement of Thanksgiving Day and its self-indulgent family feasting with a National Day of Atonement accompanied by a self-reflective collective fasting.

Shooting The Messenger

May 19, 2005 Robert Jensen

The focus on the Newsweek story is part of the tried-and-true strategy of demonize, disguise, and divert but the real irony is that the U.S. corporate news media deserve harsh criticism for coverage of the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Iraq's Non-Election

There will be no "election" on Jan. 30 in Iraq, if that term is meant to suggest an even remotely democratic process.

11 November, 2004

The Irony Of Arafat

Robert Jensen

Yasser Arafat died as the leader of a country that does not yet exist, and therein lies the tragic nature of the former leader and the ongoing tragedy of the people of Palestine.

09 July, 2004

A Stupid White Movie

Robert Jensen

It's a conservative movie that ends with an endorsement of one of the central lies of the United States, which should warm the hearts of the right-wingers who condemn Moore.

13 February, 2004

Bush's Nuclear Hypocrisy

Robert Jensen

Bush would do well to listen to his own words, such as this comment on "Meet the Press" last weekend: "See, free societies are societies that don't develop weapons of mass terror and don't blackmail the world."

03 February, 2004

Intelligence Failure

Robert Jensen

Not quite in the sense Bushies would have you believe, though. The Democrats could contest the Bush propaganda but they seem to be suffering from an intelligence failure of their own.

16 December, 2003

Hard Truths Remain

Robert Jensen

Saddam Hussein's capture and the hope he will be held accountable for crimes against the people of Iraq and neighboring states is welcome news, no matter what one's position on the U.S. invasion of Iraq. But this doesn't vindicate the U.S. invasion.

09 October, 2003

Just The (Documented) Facts, Ma'am

Robert Jensen

Newsroom bosses love 'Documented Facts' because they provide a reflexive defense to charges of incompetence, bias, or unfairness. True facts make most editors nervous (unless, of course, they can be rendered as 'Documented Facts')

10 September, 2003

Evasion, Invention, Obfuscation

Robert Jensen

Bush's shifting focus and recent emphasis on terrorist threat in Iraq begs an obvious question: If Iraq is now a magnet for terrorists, how did that come to be?

05 September, 2003

Iraqi Liberation, Bush Style

Robert Jensen

If WMD and terrorist links fail as rationalizations for war, don't worry; let us now praise the liberation of Iraq. It turns out that all along the invasion was about creating democracy in Iraq so that Americans will be more secure.

29 April, 2003

Groping For A Cause

Robert Jensen

How blatantly can an administration lie to promote a war and get away with it? We'll find out in the coming weeks, as U.S. forces in Iraq search for evidence of banned weapons and U.S. officials shape postwar Iraq.

15 April, 2003

The Wrong Sequence

Robert Jensen

President Bush has told the Iraqi people: 'We will help you build a peaceful and representative government that protects the rights of all citizens. And then our military forces will leave'. The US must get out first.

10 April, 2003

Images We Choose (To Ignore)

Robert Jensen

It was the picture of the day -- the toppling of a Saddam Hussein statue in Baghdad -- and may end up being the picture of the war, the single image that comes to define the conflict.

20 March, 2003

Myths And Facts

Robert Jensen

This war is not the result of a failure of diplomacy. This war is not a pre-emptive war. This war is not about weapons of mass destruction. This war is not about terrorism. This war is not about the liberation of the Iraqi people.

18 March, 2003

Confronting Our Fears

Robert Jensen

I am finally ready to admit what for months I have kept hidden. I am terrified. I am more scared than I have ever been in my adult life... Updates

Photo Gallery

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait at Ghazipur border after a bill to cancel the three contentious farm laws was passed during the Winter Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

India's captain Ajinkya Rahane speaks to on field umpires as after they stopped play at the end of the fifth day their first test cricket match with New Zealand in Kanpur.

AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

New Zealand's Ajaz Patel is beaten by a delivery bowled by India's Ravindra Jadeja during the day five of their first test cricket match in Kanpur.

AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

India's players celebrate the wicket of New Zealand's Tim Southee during the day five of their first test cricket match with New Zealand in Kanpur.

AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

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Lead Essay

Roses Among Thorns: The Many Solidarities Of Diverse Protests

Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.


Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.

Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Manual Scavengers

An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest

For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.

Bezwada Wilson
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Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

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Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

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