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Photography of
Skip Schiel


Links helping people understand the crisis exacerbated by the attacks of September 11, 2001

Assembled by Skip Schiel

October 24, 2001

The Clash of Ignorance, by Edward W. Said, in The Nation

The War Prayer, by Mark Twain

What I Would Say to Osama bin Laden, by Thich Nhat Hanh interviewed by Anne A. Simpkinson

Fact or Fiction? Can You Tell Web Fakes?

Making the Case for Reparations—Does America owe a debt to the descendants of its slaves?—a forum presentation


The So-Called
Evidence Is a Farce

by Stan Goff—norconews.com
Buddhist Peace Fellowship—"bringing together Buddhism and progressive social change"
Links to alternative news sources
Not My War — A Black Muslim View by Askia Muhammad, Pacific News Service—from AlterNet.org

Information about pending legislation"CDT believes that surrendering freedom will not purchase security, that democratic values are strengths not weaknesses, and that open communications networks are a positive force in the fight against violence and intolerance."

Write to congress—regarding a number of issues related to Sept. 11: civil liberties, immigrants' rights, National Arctic Wildlife Refuge, and more at the Working Assets Work for Change site

Now we will count to twelve
and we will all keep still
for once on the face of the earth,
let's not speak in any language;
let's stop for a second,
and not move our arms so much.
It would be an exotic moment
without rush, without engines;
we would all be together
in a sudden strangeness.

Fishermen in the cold sea
would not harm whales
and the man gathering salt
would not look at his hurt hands.


Those who prepare green wars,
wars with gas, wars with fire,
victories with no survivors,
would put on clean clothes
and walk about with their brothers
in the shade, doing nothing.

What I want should not be confused
with total inactivity.
Life is what it is about...

If we were not so single-minded
about keeping our lives moving,
and for once could do nothing,
perhaps a huge silence
might interrupt this sadness
of never understanding ourselves
and of threatening ourselves with death.

-Pablo Neruda

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(revised October 26, 2001)

Thanks to Louise Dunlap, Meck Groot, Tracy Marks, Bob Schiel and others for leading me to many of these sites.