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THE LIBERATED AND THE DEAD

The BBC On The Haditha Massacre The title of the BBC news report was suitably ‘balanced’: ‘Iraqi Deaths.’ Not ‘American Massacre,’ or ‘American Massacre Of Iraqi Civilians.’ News anchor George Alagiah introduced the piece: “The

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ABANDON SHIP!

The Media War-Mongers Take To The Lifeboats Comedian Armando Iannucci recently argued that humorists are increasingly taking on the ‘watchdog’ role that has been vacated by journalists. David Aaronovitch was good enough to summarise in

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WAR AND PEACE – AND POVERTY

Child Poverty And The “Defence” Budget It was the Daily Telegraph, not the ‘liberal’ Independent or Guardian, that reported accusations last week that Tony Blair is “wasting nearly £7 billion of taxpayers’ money on a

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EATING THE PLANET

Swallowing The Context Of “Earth’s Ecological Debt Crisis” The Bland Leading The Bland October 9 saw one of the Independent’s explosive front-page stories on the global environment: “Earth’s ecological debt crisis.” According to a new