"The Americans are angry because they had one day of war. We have had 23 years of it"
January 16, 2002 6:20 AM   Subscribe

"The Americans are angry because they had one day of war. We have had 23 years of it" human rights group Global Exchange takes WTC victim's families to meet the victims of the "War on Terror"
posted by brettski (9 comments total)
Their heavy emphasis on trips to Cuba seems to indicate where their spot on the political spectrum is. Cuba--Island of World Champions!
posted by gimonca at 7:26 AM on January 16, 2002

Or it could indicate that it's the closest country that's been abused by the USA over the years. Much cheaper than flying off to Timbuktu.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:07 AM on January 16, 2002

This was a wonderful link. Thank you so much!
posted by tweebiscuit at 9:10 AM on January 16, 2002

how come the article cuts off in the middle of a sentence?
posted by zerolucid at 2:19 PM on January 16, 2002

The Independent was refreshingly honest: radical human rights group Global Exchange. Most US media simply say "human rights group", a problem that Andrew Sullivan has been harping on.
posted by dhartung at 2:56 PM on January 16, 2002

Way back when, P. J. O'Rourke wrote a hilarious article for Harper's about taking a "Peace Cruise" down the Volga in the early '80s with people like this. I think the title was "Fellow Travellers". Sadly, a brief trip through Google isn't turning it up.

I'm sure these people mean well, and doubtless a trip to Haiti or Vietnam would be eye-opening to a lot of Americans. I'm just bemused at the heavy emphasis on Cuba--seems like a real red-diaper-baby kind of thing.

posted by gimonca at 3:14 PM on January 16, 2002

gimonca, it was called "Ship Of Fools", and PJ wrote it for Harper's in '82.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:39 PM on January 16, 2002

Will this knee-jerk anti-American self-loathing Idiotarianism never end? Better call in the roving WarbloggersTM for a full deconstruction and pschoanalysis.
posted by lagado at 7:06 PM on January 16, 2002

Perhaps doubters might read a rather positive (quite surprising to this red diaper baby!) Time magazine story: "Greetings from Zapatista Land."
posted by Carol Anne at 5:46 AM on January 17, 2002

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