Stories by Bill Berkowitz

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Posted on: Feb 19, 2003, Source: WorkingForChange.com

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: WorkingForChange.com

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: WorkingForChange.com

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: WorkingForChange.com

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: WorkingForChange.com

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: WorkingForChange.com

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: WorkingForChange.com

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

Posted on: Aug 5, 2002, Source: WorkingForChange.com

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: WorkingForChange.com

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: WorkingForChange.com

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: WorkingForChange.com

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: WorkingForChange.com

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

Posted on: Mar 27, 2002, Source: WorkingForChange.com

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: WorkingForChange.com

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: WorkingForChange.com

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: WorkingForChange.com

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: WorkingForChange.com

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: WorkingForChange.com

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: WorkingForChange.com

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: WorkingForChange.com

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: WorkingForChange.com

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: WorkingForChange.com

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."

Posted on: Jul 2, 2001, Source: AlterNet

During the last 18 months, a former "soft Marxist" Pentecostal preacher, advised President Bush on charitable choice, sponsored a conference on globalization at the Vatican and launched a right-wing religious environmental coalition.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Our nation's conservatives are bent on diefying the 40th commander-in-cheif -- before he's even dead!

Posted on: Jun 12, 2001, Source: AlterNet

A Human Rights Watch report has chronicled the constant abuse gay teens suffer in public schools. Conservative groups are blasting the report as pro-gay propaganda.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2001, Source: WorkingForChange.com

The groups who sponsored anti-Earth Day are burlesquian bottom feeders of a broad anti-environmental movement that should make us all rest uneasy.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2001, Source: AlterNet

In one of his first moves as president, George W. Bush designated a National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving. And behind the most prominent prayer event was the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2001, Source: AlterNet

For years, "defunding the left" has been an idea that has resonated deeply with conservatives. Now that Republicans have control of the White House and Congress, it's an idea whose time may be coming faster than you think.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2001, Source: GayToday.com

In early February, "Left Behind -- The Movie," a production from ultra-conservative Rev. Tim LaHaye, will spread its right-wing hate message to theaters across the country.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2000, Source: AlterNet

For some fundamentalist Christians, the coming of Halloween offers an opportunity to scare the living daylights out of teenagers. Nationwide, churches are creating haunted houses that display their own brand of horror -- God's punishment for homosexuality, abortions, suicides, and drugs.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2000, Source: Culture Watch

Now that the Presidential race is down to George W. Bush and Al Gore, guess who wants a piece of the action? Rev. Jerry Falwell.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2000, Source: Culture Watch

Every year the run-up to Earth Day makes April "the cruelest month" for anti-environmentalists. As we approach April 22, a small group of conservatives will either be looking for a quiet place to hide, or attempting to commandeer the green sensibility by launching some pro-environment-sounding anti-environmental initiatives.

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