Stories by Geov Parrish

Geov Parrish is a Seattle-based columnist and reporter for Seattle Weekly, In These Times and Eat the State! He writes the Straight Shot column for WorkingForChange. subscribe to Geov Parrish's feed

Posted on: Dec 12, 2002, Source:

Has providing information become a threat to Homeland Security? The crackdown on Internet free speech has begun in earnest.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2002, Source:

I want a full accounting of every weapon in the country. Not Iraq; the United States government -- and I want it in three weeks.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2002, Source:

The real aim of the Bush administration's expedient sabr-rattling is to distract the public while it undertakes a policy of permanent global warfare.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2002, Source:

It's been a ferociously bad week. Not just for privacy, but for the potential for government abuse.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2002, Source:

The anti-war movement needs a strong argument against attacking Iraq. Here's one: Osama bin Laden would be delighted if we did.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Chechnya is one of several places in the world at the moment where the word "genocide" is being used by reasonable people.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2002, Source:

The trafficking of human beings is a polite phrase for slavery -- not the abstract kind, wherein we call a banal job we need to help pay the rent "wage slavery," but the real kind, where one is kept by force, can't escape, and is bought and sold.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2002, Source:

The arrest of sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad reveals the dangers of a highly militarized society in which so many citizens live in alienation, fear and poverty.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2002, Source:

Even if Bush can somehow overcome widespread global opposition to his war in Iraq, his military analysts are terrified that the Empire might very well lose.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2002, Source: In These Times

Lapsed liberals, soccer moms, expense-account dads, military veterans and Americans of all stripes are angry about Iraq. But will it be enough to launch a full-scale movement?

Posted on: Sep 26, 2002, Source: AlterNet

As Congress gears up to vote on invading Iraq, the public must turn up the pressure and intensify the opposition to war.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2002, Source:

The annual radio convention hosted by the nation's most powerful broadcast lobby was all about one thing: advertising, and more of it.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2002, Source:

The Iraqis may have agreed to weapon inspections, but the campaign for "regime change" in Baghdad continues. And most other nations will go along -- for a price.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2002, Source:

Forced to use other means of transportation post-9/11, travelers realized just how annoying flying really is.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2002, Source:

Ashcroft's vision for homeland security has tens of millions of patriotic Americans participating in a for-profit effort to root out the terrorists -- America's Most Wanted.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2002, Source:

Operation TIPS was soundly rejected by the American public. Let's hope they do the same with the rest of the Dubya jihad.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2002, Source:

Nevada is a fragile ecosystem, and Yucca Mountain is fraught with problems. Let's put the world's nuclear waste somewhere it'll fit in better...

Posted on: Jul 1, 2002, Source:

The Bush administration's threat to withdraw from peacekeeping operations around the world is a grand old "screw you" to the world community

Posted on: Jul 1, 2002, Source: In These Times

Nine months after September 11, hundreds of detainees remain behind bars, shrouded in secrecy.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2002, Source: AlterNet

An intrepid reporter braves tiger pits, marathoners, and countless umlauts to get to the bottom of the Biggest Box -- Ikea.