Tag Archives: Boston Marathon Bombings

William Rivers Pitt | Tonight, I Raise a Glass

WILLIAM RIVERS PITT FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT Tuesday, 31 December 2013 17:52  truthout.org Tonight, I raise a glass to many upon many, and to many more again. I raise a glass to those who ran to the sound and the smoke and the screams and the blood on Boylston Street in Boston, to do what […]

Kathy Manley> I Was One of the Radicals at the Mosque

In Defense of Radicalism by KATHY MANLEY  WEEKEND EDITION MAY 3-5, 2013  Counterpunch.org After the Boston Marathon bombing some media outlets have suggested that the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) was an incubator of radicalism because the Tsarnaev brothers occasionally worshipped there, and because they had permitted “radicals” who “defended terrorism suspects” to speak […]

[Video] Glenn Greenwald> The Real Questions About the Boston Attack

Bill Moyers interviews Glenn Greenwald. April 24, 2013  Moyers & Company   billmoyers.com With so few answers on hand about motives behind the Boston bombings, are we asking the right questions? Columnist Glenn Greenwald tells Bill that, if there is a connection between the perpetrators and radical terrorist groups, we need to investigate why “there […]

Norman Solomon> The Orwellian Warfare State of Carnage and Doublethink

After the bombings that killed and maimed so horribly at the Boston Marathon, our country’s politics and mass media are awash in heartfelt compassion — and reflexive “doublethink,” which George Orwell described as willingness “to forget any fact that has become inconvenient.” by Norman Solomon  Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by Common Dreams People react as an explosion […]

Coleen Rowley> Chechen Terrorists and the Neocons

Chechen Terrorists and the Neocons By Coleen Rowley  April 19, 2013  ConsortiumNews.com The revelation that the family of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings was from Chechnya prompted new speculation about the attack as Islamic terrorism. Less discussed was the history of U.S. neocons supporting Chechen terrorists as a strategy to weaken Russia, as ex-FBI […]