War Times/Tiempo de Guerras was started to help broaden and deepen the fight against the Bush Administration response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. We believed then - and believe today - that the regime of permanent war begun under Bush cannot and will not prevent terrorist attacks. We believed then - and still believe - that civilians abroad and poor and working people and communities of color in this country would take the most casualties in a so-called "War on Terror."
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At the same time, we were astounded and heartened by the tremendous and world-wide opposition to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. We thought it was important that people who opposed U.S. wars know that they were not alone. So we began by compiling information and analysis, and putting them into the hands of large numbers of readers, through a nationwide, free, bilingual (Spanish and English), antiwar newspaper.
We also participated in the national U.S. peace movement, working with the hundreds of organizations making up United for Peace and Justice.
War Times/Tiempo de Guerras produced 19 issues (distributing roughly 100,000 copies of each) between February 2002 and the suspension of publication in October 2004. Since then we have published "Month in Review", a regular column covering U.S. military interventions and the effects of the so-called "War on Terror" on people abroad and in this country, along with other timely articles and downloadable leaflets.
In the summer of 2010, about a dozen new writers joined War Times. Click on their names at the right to find out more about each of them.
In these difficult economic times, we will be paying special attention to the connections between wars abroad and unemployment, crumbling infrastructure, struggling public education systems, and bankrupt towns, cities and states here at home. We're concerned, too, about a rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric and violence. We are worried about a manipulating right-wing that encourages some folks in this country to make immigrants and people of color scapegoats for the government's failure to deal with their very real and painful economic problems.
War Times is excited to be part of a new, reviving movement for peace and justice in this country. We look forward to building that movement with you, and would love to hear your ideas about how we can improve we do. Click on the "Contact Us" button above to get in touch.
The War Times Crew includes Jan Adams, Christine Ahn, Clare Bayard, Attieno Davis, Max Elbaum, Francesca Fiorentini, Alicia Garza, Rebecca Gordon, Felicia Gustin, Ellen Kaiser,Hany Khalil, Lynn Koh, Alberta Maged, Elvis Méndez Nathan Paulsen, Michael Reagan, John Trinkl, Rebecca Tumposky, and Sasha Wright.