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> I don't know what a Moonie paper is, Thanks to Charles Jenkins for correcting my correction. I was relying on memory. Roger, you do remember the Rev. Moon of the Unification Church? Moonies are the members of his sect/cult (?). The notoriety the Rev has achieved comes from his religious exploits, not from his political stance. And the connotations in 'Moonie' come from a mixture of both, I think - since he is dabbling in the media. (He also owns UPI.) I am attaching an article on the Rev. But the Washington Post and the New York Times, two highly respected newspapers, also echo the government line when it comes to corporate interests. They just do it in a far more subtle way. So does the mainstream press everywhere: The ideology of the New World Order is corporatism. And war, ie, conquest, expands the interests of corporations. Still, there is more of us (ordinary citizens) than of them (corporate exploiters), as Arundhati Roy keeps saying. But 'we' are useless, if we all become somatized zombies of the New World Order. So let's hang in there, Roger. Ask questions, think, resist. Perhaps the best solution to save humanity, and this planet would be for the US economy to collapse totally - pulling down the economies all the so-called developed (industrialized) countries. Then we could all start again with lowered expectations - e.g., minus SUVs and fast bucks. Just a thought... Elga Sutter <Start Fwd> http://www.cesnur.org/2002/moon_01.htm CESNUR - center for studies on new religions "Moon, guests celebrate 20th anniversary of The Washington Times" (AP, May 22, 2002) WASHINGTON - The Rev. Sun Myung Moon and a crowd of 3,000 celebrated the 20th anniversary of the newspaper he founded, The Washington Times, in the nation's capital. Moon, the 82-year-old leader of the Unification Church, started the Times on May 17, 1982, nine months after The Washington Star closed. The Times has a daily circulation of 110,120 and a strong following among political conservatives in the U.S. capital for its editorial philosophy. The other newspaper in the nation's capital is the Washington Post. Moon has invested more than dlrs 1 billion in his News World Communications, which recently bought United Press International. Moon delivered an hourlong address in Korean with a printed version in English given to guests, on the life of Jesus. "I hope that the Washington Times, UPI and other major media will accept this lofty command from Heaven and take up the task of educating humankind, taking a stance beyond religion and ideology," said Moon. Among guests at the celebration were talk-show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger, former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, former Times editor Arnaud de Borchgrave and singer Randy Travis. "We are here to celebrate a two-newspaper town," said Cal Thomas, a syndicated columnist who is carried by the Times. <End> _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk