Stories by Bill Berkowitz

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Posted on: Apr 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet

District court moves to protect a California group from the federal government's war on medical marijuana.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Refusing to admit their mistakes, Bush's spokesmen in Iraq attack Arab-based media while failing in their efforts to establish alternatives.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Can Team Bush's marketing machine possibly spin the current crisis into an upbeat media moment?

Posted on: Apr 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Pakistani military claimed they had a 'high value' Al Qaeda target in their sights, sparking a media frenzy. So what happened?

Posted on: Apr 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Budget cuts are starving the national parks and spurring on a push towards privatization.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The religious right is hoping to convince mainstream and traditionally Democratic Party-oriented African Americans that gays are sullying the history of the civil rights struggle.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2004, Source: AlterNet

There are currently thousands of mercenaries serving in Iraq. Their high salaries and shorter terms of employment will inevitably make a serious dent on the military's budget -- and soldiers' morale.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2004, Source: AlterNet

On the cusp of its 75th anniversary, morning radio faces some of its toughest challenges yet. What started out as an experiment with light-hearted goofiness has devolved into a world of powerful "shock jocks" and right wing demagogues.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Will a newly formed Bishops Task Force aimed at holding Catholic politicians accountable for their political positions hone in on John Kerry?

Posted on: Mar 3, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Victims' families are outraged by Bush's use of Ground Zero images in the first of the President's re-election advertisements.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Salvation Army -- where some charge that a belief in Christianity is part of the job description -- is being sued by former employees for religious discrimination.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2004, Source: AlterNet

In their zeal to convert Muslims to Christianity, are US evangelicals ignoring the plight of Iraq's Christians?

Posted on: Feb 11, 2004, Source: TomPaine.com

The Justice Department withdrew its supeonas of Iowa anti-war protestors but they haven't given up on criminalizing dissent.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2004, Source: WorkingForChange.com

Over the past three years, President Bush has been plugging away at his faith-based initiative -- and it's doing better than you think.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Anti-immigration and animal-rights activists are trying to hijack the nation's oldest environmental organization.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2004, Source: WorkingForChange.com

The administration has thrown every conceivable roadblock in the path of the 9/11 commission and now seems intent on scuttling it altogether.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Despite evidence that they don't work, Team Bush's latest anti-drug advertising campaign kicks off during the Super Bowl -- and this time, the drug is booze.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Daniel Levitas, author of 'The Terrorist Next Door,' speaks about homegrown terrorists, the state of white supremacist paramilitary groups, and rising racism.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2004, Source: WorkingForChange.com

Rep. Ernest Istook's anti-marijuana reform amendment is the newest in a line of cockamamie "Istook Amendments" that always seem to be circulating in Congress.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2004, Source: TomPaine.com

Evidence disputing Bush's case for war continues to build, yet the mainstream media refuse to hold him responsible for lying to the American people. 

Posted on: Jan 6, 2004, Source: WorkingForChange.com

While we fingerprint foreigners, America's domestic terrorists are called "faith-based" activists.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2003, Source: WorkingForChange.com

Military experts say the next major wars will be fought in space -- with China and Europe emerging as players in the final frontier.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2003, Source: WorkingForChange.com

Tom Ridge has tons of stuff in his toy sack, but will any of it make you and your family safer?

Posted on: Nov 13, 2003, Source: WorkingForChange.com

Bush Administration bungling and fumbling for answers in Iraq

Posted on: Oct 4, 2003, Source: WorkingForChange.com

While the McNabb controversy is unlikely to dent his career, the brewing scandal over Limbaugh's drug problem may just shut him up.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2003, Source: WorkingForChange.com

In its quest to get the $87 billion for military and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and boost the president's flagging poll numbers, the Bush Administration is frantically trying to cook up some good news about the situation in Iraq.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2003, Source: WorkingForChange.com

How many new teachers could we have paid for with the billions spent on the Iraqi occupation?

Posted on: Sep 11, 2003, Source: WorkingForChange.com

While soldiers who die in Iraq are duly honored, the men and women injured the war have become the new disappeared.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2003, Source: WorkingForChange.com

The Bush administration claims it is making "progress" in Iraq, but the daily reports of violence, casualties, and disorder indicate otherwise.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2003, Source: WorkingForChange.com

The morale of thousands of troops in Iraq is at an all time low, yet the GOP-controlled Congress 'supports the troops' by rolling back military benefits.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2003, Source: WorkingForChange.com

A round-up of Bush Administration-sponsored domestic spy ops.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2003, Source: WorkingForChange.com

CIA honcho James Bruce's push to prosecute journalists for intelligence leaks is just the most extreme example of an administration obsessed with secrecy.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2003, Source: WorkingForChange.com

The comedian has become the loudest supporter of Bush and his foreign policy in Hollywood.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2003, Source: WorkingForChange.com

What does the Head Start program have to do with President Bush's faith-based initiative? Nothing -- and everything.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2003, Source: WorkingForChange.com

Police departments across the country are spying and compiling dossiers on political activists.

Posted on: May 10, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Al-Jazeera has a greater commitment to hard-nosed journalism and the pursuit of truth than its U.S. counterparts. No wonder the Bush administration is worried.

Posted on: May 8, 2003, Source: WorkingForChange.com

Fear that events in post-war Iraq are in danger of spinning out of control has led the administration to turn to a hard-nosed hawk.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2003, Source: WorkingForChange.com

A host of Islam-bashing fundamentalist Christian organizations are plowing the sand in Iraq for new recruits.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2003, Source: WorkingForChange.com

In recent weeks, pro-war pundits and politicians have charged peace activists and critical reporters are traitors. With war underway, how much uglier could this name-calling get?

Posted on: Mar 6, 2003, Source: WorkingForChange.com

Gay activists are organizing a campaign aimed at driving MSNBC's latest hire, rightwing talk show host Michael Savage, off the air.

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