Over 20 Alt-Weeklies Run Sept. 11 Anniversary Commentary by Tom Hayden

september 9, 2011  01:00 pm
As the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaches, over twenty alternative publications across the United States are running the commentary piece, "9/11 Blind," by author and anti-war activist Tom Hayden.

The article examines the "Long War" that has unfolded over the past ten years, resulting in the loss of thousands of lives and exacting a heavy toll on the U.S. economy.

The piece was commissioned by the Sacramento News & Review, and was made available exclusively to members of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia.

"With Hayden's piece appearing in more than 20 AAN papers across the country, at a combined print circulation of something like 1.5 million, we really managed to get an alternative narrative out there at the exact right time," said Melinda Welsh, editor of the Sacramento News & Review. "[It's coming out] just as the country is being inundated with mostly mainstream coverage of the 9/11 anniversary."

Publications that are running the story this week include:

Boise Weekly
Boulder Weekly
Cincinnati Citybeat
City Newspaper
Chico News & Review
East Bay Express
Eugene Weekly
Folio Weekly
Fort Worth Weekly
Illinois Times
Independent Weekly (NC)
Las Vegas CityLife
LEO Weekly
Metro Times
Monterey County Weekly
North Bay Bohemian
North Coast Journal
Pasadena Weekly
Sacramento News & Review
Salt Lake City Weekly
San Francisco Bay Guardian
Santa Cruz Weekly
Ventura County Reporter

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