Dear WW4 REPORT Readers:
The upcoming anniversary of the September 11 attacks will mark five years that WORLD WAR 4 REPORT has been publishing. We don’t know about you, but we think we are needed more than ever.
This will mark a fifth year of permanent war, and a fifth consecutive year of the dumbing down of discourse and reportage—in both the mainstream and “alternative” media. Our reason for being is to resist both war and stupidity, and these are fundamentally unified missions: as George Orwell noted, “the present political chaos is connected with the decay of language, and one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.”
We’re doing our best. Our monthly e-zine tries to bring you real journalism that encourages readers to think, rather than the opinion pieces so in vogue now that tell the reader what to think. Our daily weblog follows both the mainstream and alternative media with a critical eye for distortion, propaganda and inaccuracy, as well as bringing you under-reported stories from the foreign press. We endeavor to cover corners of the planet overlooked by the media spotlight—not just Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine, but Chiapas, Colombia, Paraguay, Nepal, Xinkiang, Algeria, Mauritania. And instead of just bashing Bush (which is so easy as to be practically superfluous), we try to find anti-militarist, autonomist allies to support in the countries under imperialist assault, especially among indigenous and land-rooted peoples.
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WORLD WAR 4 REPORT
July 1, 2006