Beating The Drum for Peace, Understanding & Justice

Now that President Bush has declared war in response to Tuesday's horrific act of terrorism, the often impressive reporting of the past few days by mainstream media could, as in previous wars, give way to a resonant drumbeat for revenge. Just when cautious response, political criticism, wise analysis, public education and more just international policies are most needed, diverse voices and opinions may be drowned out or declared un-American. Fortunately, unlike previous U.S. wars, today there exist alternative sources of news, analysis and commentary that are accessible by anyone on the globe with a computer modem. Alternet is one leading source beating the drum for peace, understanding and justice.