TomPaine.com Stories

TomPaine.com -- a liberal advocacy organization -- distributed a public call on August 12, 2002 for 300 word "opinion advertisement" similar to those that the organization had been running regularly in the op-ed page of The New York Times. TomPaine.com received hundreds of submissions from the public, most of which the September 11 Digital Archive has preserved here.

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September 11, 2001 could have been a wake up call on a global scale. Unfortunately, it wasnt. Instead, the status quo is still being maintained, and in some cases even amplified. On 9-11 and after...

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It's a Small World After All Citizens of the United States listened, mum, throughout the hedonistic decade of the 1990s as the rhetoric of globalization poured forth from every media outlet; hai...

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The lessons Americans draw from September 11 come from answers to the question, What role does the United States play in the world? On the one hand, the left identifies America as an empire posing...

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Toward a More Perfect Union: Failure to Ask the Right Question and to Answer It The well coordinated terrorist attacks of 9/11/01 occurred because a group of men hated the United States enough to...

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Armed with police-state favorites, such as pepper spray, truncheons, teargas canisters and guns that fire marble-size rubber bullets and beanbags, police on Aug. 22 attacked non-violent demonstrators...

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It serves them right a taxi driver told me on the day after 9/11, in Sri Lankas capital, Colombo, while expressing sorrow at the tragedy. When Colombo Airport was attacked in July 2001, the US Governm...

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This sad anniversary offers us an opportunity to take back our democracy. Above all we must work for peace and social justice to create a brighter future for our children. In the past year U.S. re...

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We have learned in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center that we can prevent terrorist acts on our nation. How do we know that? No subsequent attacks have occurred. And how d...

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The 9-11 attacks have made contesting the issues of corporate globalization more vital than ever, for they have shifted the basis of legitimacy of the system from unfulfilled, discredited promises to...

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