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Anthony Lappé
Anthony Lappé is a NY-based author, television producer and media commentator. He wrote the graphic novel “Shooting War,” and produced the award-winning Showtime Iraq war documentary, “BattleGround.” He has appeared on numerous media outlets, including the BBC, NPR, CBC and Radio Havana. He is currently a consultant for the National Geographic Channel and a freelance producer for Radical Media.

Entries by Anthony Lappé

What if JFK Lived? Vietnam, President Cheney and a 21st Century War with the USSR?

(39) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 7:52 AM

American troops are amassed at the border of a Central Asian republic. The U.S. is on the brink of war -- not with with Muslim extremists, but with the Soviet Union. It's November 22, 2013.

This week, we are all looking back at the terrible events that happened fifty years...

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Don't Think of a Pig: Why 'Corporate Greed' Is the Wrong Frame

(12) Comments | Posted October 13, 2011 | 12:52 PM


Photo credit: Anthony Lappe

As the Occupy Wall Street enters its fourth week, the meta-narrative around the rapidly spreading movement is beginning to take shape. From CNN to Fox News to many protestors themselves, one central slogan is sticking: corporate greed.


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A Last Meal with Josh Wolf

(10) Comments | Posted September 20, 2006 | 4:08 PM

It wasn't much of a last meal. A focused and determined Josh Wolf and I shared some cheap fish and Japanese beer at a restaurant popular with broke NYU students near Washington Square Park Monday night. In town for a meeting with the newest member of his legal team, the...

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Chasing Ghosts: The Next Catch-22?

(21) Comments | Posted May 4, 2006 | 6:38 PM

There's been a slew of books by Iraq vets recently. Some by grunts with a lot of attitude and little tactical insight, others by officers with a lot of stars on their shoulders but with no sense of humor or irony. The literary debut from HuffPo's own Paul Rieckhoff,

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The Big Lies of The Times

(28) Comments | Posted April 10, 2006 | 11:48 PM

Just when you thought news organizations like The New York Times coverage of the administration couldn't get any worse check out today's A1 headline: "Democracy in the Arab World, a U.S. Goal, Falters."

Demcracy in the Middle East a U.S. goal? Oh, really? It's just this kind of not-so-subtle...

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System v. The System

(4) Comments | Posted December 7, 2005 | 7:57 PM

In the spring of 2003, as the nation slouched towards the mother of all strategic blunders in Iraq, I was working as a producer for Fuse, a new rival to MTV. The mood in the country was ugly. Clear Channel, the conglomerate which owns 1,700 radio stations, had issued a...

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50 Cent, the War Profiteer and the $10 Million Bat Mitzah

(18) Comments | Posted November 30, 2005 | 3:38 PM

On the day the President told the American people to prepare for the long haul in Iraq, here's a story that perfectly sums up just how screwed up our priorities are as a nation. They're calling it Mitzvahpalooza. It may go down in history as the world's most obscene birthday...

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The World Can't Wait, for What Exactly?

(35) Comments | Posted November 2, 2005 | 7:22 PM

The World Can’t Wait anti-Bush administration campaign kicked off today around the country. According to the organizers, "On November 2, in 67 cities, 43 colleges and universities, and 90 high schools (at last count), people are walking out of school and work and demonstrating to drive out the Bush...

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The Grapple in the Apple

(10) Comments | Posted September 15, 2005 | 5:05 PM

The crowd was hungry for blood last night at New York's Baruch College. A who's who of the lefty intellectual elite and their activist foot soldiers had gathered to see their most high-profile turncoat Christopher Hitchens finally put in his place by controversial British MP George Galloway. So far, the...

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Birth of a Network

(6) Comments | Posted August 1, 2005 | 12:02 PM

While in Park City for the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, my partners and I from the Guerrilla News Network met with the recently unemployed Vice President of the United States in the alpine chalet of his business partner Joel Hyatt. We had been summoned by Al Gore to pitch...

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Starve the Beast

(5) Comments | Posted July 29, 2005 | 8:40 PM

This week's talk of "withdrawal in 2006" (20,000 troops, possibly, if the Constitution gets finished, things go well with the elections, the insurgents convert to Tibetan Buddhism, etc.) is a sham, as the New York Times' Bob Herbert points out. The long-term goal was, and still is,...

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