U.S. Sends Wrong Message to the World
By Frank Smyth, July 2, 2005, International Herald Tribune

Restrictive regimes around the world came out ahead when the U.S. Supreme Court announced this week that it would not hear an appeal by two journalists in a case involving the leak of a CIA officer’s name. The…

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ABU GHRAIB: Within the Horror
By Frank Smyth, May 23, 2004, Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON — Like everyone else, I am riveted by the images from Iraq of humans being abused and humiliated in U.S.-run prisons. But I also find myself studying the backgrounds of the photographs, looking for something familiar. Thirteen years ago a French journalist named Alain Buu and I spent two weeks…

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Il ricordo di un amico perso nel terrore di Saddam
By Frank Smyth, June 3, 2003, International Herald Tribune

Il rovesciamento del regime di Saddam Hussein in Iraq ha liberato un torrente di ricordi repressi, racconti di torture, sparizioni ed esecuzioni sbrigative.

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Remembering a Friend Lost to Saddam’s Terror
By Frank Smyth, June 3, 2003, International Herald Tribune

The overthrow of Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq has unleashed a torrent of repressed memories – tales of torture, disappearance, and summary executions. Iraqis searching for long-lost relatives and friends broke…

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Battle Cry of Freedom: A Review of Taking Liberties
By Frank Smyth, March 9, 2003, The Washington Post

How many Americans take their rights for granted? Last month an impressive number of antiwar demonstrators converged on San Francisco and New York in chartered buses. Similarly, more than 30 years ago, various protest organizers chartered buses to bring anti-Vietnam-War…

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Iraq: Telling the Left from the Right
By Frank Smyth, February 28, 2003, LAWeekly

HOW MANY AMERICANS WHO OPPOSE THE LOOMING war know the left from the right when it comes to Iraq? The only two players on the field are not George W. Bush and Saddam Hussein.

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Iraq’s Eclipsed Red Star?
By Frank Smyth, January 13, 2003, Guerrilla News Network

Not that long ago, when American progressives spoke about being in solidarity with the people of a foreign nation they were supporting leftist national liberation movements. Back in the 1980s, for instance, the Committee in Solidarity with the People…

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