Stories by Bill Berkowitz

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Posted on: Jul 24, 2003, Source:

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:

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

Posted on: Jul 8, 2003, Source:

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:

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

Posted on: Jun 29, 2003, Source:

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:

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:

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:

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

Posted on: Mar 18, 2003, Source:

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:

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

Posted on: Feb 19, 2003, Source:

Activists are launching an attack on the media spin that passes for journalism in the post-9/11 era.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2003, Source:

The Fox News anchor is quick to attack any celebrity who criticizes George Bush. His latest target is none other than George Clooney.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2002, Source:

When a nation harbors terrorists and supplies nuclear weapons to North Korea, it can always rely on a swanky PR firm with close GOP ties to save the day.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2002, Source:

Meet Ms Benador: PR agent extraordinaire who specializes helping the leading Dr. Strangelovian characters on the right -- like Richard Perle -- get their message out.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2002, Source:

In mid-July, Arizona began enforcing a two-year-old law banning prisoners from contributing information about their cases to Web sites run by outside organizations.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2002, Source:

Young, hardcore, and conservative to the bone. Meet Ben Shapiro -- the newest face in the vast constellation of rightwing punditry.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2002, Source:

Are U.S. jet pilots popping amphetamines and misdirecting bombs onto civilian targets?

Posted on: Aug 5, 2002, Source:

Bush says he wants Americans to donate 4,000 hours to volunteer work, but his gameplan includes snooping in schools, churches and other public places.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2002, Source:

Recent farm bills in Illinois and Missouri show the agribusiness industry throwing up fences to keep the truth from getting out.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2002, Source:

Although President Bush publicly announced the formation of the Terrorist Information and Prevention System, the Justice Department refuses to talk about it.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2002, Source:

A groups of influential neocons in the White House are beating the attack-Iraq war drum again.

Posted on: May 23, 2002, Source: The Progressive

In an era of heightened surveillance, "Neigborhood Watch" might mean the little old lady next door is a government informant.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2002, Source:

Toy makers are hoping to click with military-themed toys for the holidays.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2002, Source:

Ethnic Cleansing, the new video game put out by neo-nazi hate groups, let's you "blast away" blacks, latinos, and jews in your spare time.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2002, Source:

Families of gay and lesbian victims of 911 are being denied relief from the government's Compensation Fund. They are now going to court to demand an end to the discrimination.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2002, Source:

The Army of God are true believers not opposed to the use of violence and closely connected to an anti-abortion terrorist underground. Now, they're including gays and lesbians within their ever-widening orbit of hate.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2002, Source:

A political bombshell blew up this weekend when it was reported that the Pentagon has developed contingency plans for using nuclear weapons to attack seven countries.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2002, Source:

Since late October, Marc Herold has been spending close to 12 hours a day tracking reports of civilian casualties caused by the U.S. bombing of Afghanistan.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2002, Source:

The recent, misguided media attacks on the National Organization of Women for linking its agenda to 9/11 have been shown to be dead wrong.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2002, Source:

While reports indicate that school vouchers may not improve education, conservatives are directing a high-profile pro-voucher advertising campaign primarily at inner-city Black communities. Many are questioning the real agenda.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2001, Source:

If President Bush is steadfast in his belief that "if they [countries] fund a terrorist, they're a terrorist. If they house terrorists, they're terrorists," look out California!

Posted on: Dec 9, 2001, Source:

Will the resignation of president and board member Pat Robertson sound the death knell for the Christian Coalition?

Posted on: Nov 18, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Under pressure from the Christian right, the charity has rescinded domestic partners benefits.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Cost-conscious prison administrators are turning to private health care services for their inmates, causing quality of care to plummet and patient deaths to rise.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2001, Source: AlterNet

The Religious Right is not benefiting from what many are calling America's post-911 "religious revival."

Posted on: Oct 23, 2001, Source:

After more than 20 years and thousands of deaths, America's "freedom fighters" in Angola are still wreaking havoc.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Record labels are sprouting up not to capitalize on the pop music scene, but to help recruit white supremacists. "White power music" has become the movement's greatest recruiting tool.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2001, Source: AlterNet

In stark contrast to the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts of America are getting bashed by the Religious Right. Why? Because they tolerate feminism and lesbians.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2001, Source: AlterNet

The GOP has been devoting a lot of resources to going after the Catholic vote, opening of another front in America's "culture wars."