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

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

COVER GALLERY: Alt-Weeklies Commemorate Sept. 11