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▶ Chomsky on ‘Sniper,’ Hebdo and Terrorism (and What We Can Do About It)

[youtube=http://youtu.be/U9inbJdowCc] “The more we can blame some crime on some enemy, the greater the outrage,” Noam Chomsky said in Cambridge, Mass., in a recent discussion about terrorism with Kade Crockford, the director of the ACLU of Massachusetts’ Technology for Liberty Project. “The more we are responsible for it, and therefore, incidentally, can do something about More

Genocides, Not Wars

Western Wars, Not Really Wars TGP STAFF   January 23, 2015    ANDRE VLTCHEK | Simulpost with Counterpunch In ancient times, even the greatest bandits such as kings and conquerors, deranged knights and simple arch-brigands, used to lead their armies into battle. It would be unthinkable for them to hide behind; it would be so shameful! The Queen More

Tomgram: David Vine, A Permanent Infrastructure for Permanent War

The Bases of War in the Middle East From Carter to the Islamic State, 35 Years of Building Bases and Sowing Disaster By David Vine   TomDispatch.com   November 13, 2014 An anti-war protest in 2010. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue/cc/flickr) Common Dreams Introduction by Nick Nurse  In a September address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Barack More

Rasmea Yousef Odeh goes to trial: Interview with her lawyers

NLG attys. Michael Deutsch and Jim Fennerty are representing ‪#‎RasmeaOdeh‬, whose trial begins Tues. Listen to their interview with WBEZ Worldview, which broadcast today: "There's a basic injustice in this case which is founded on FBI and US government surveillance and repression of people who are engaged in First Amendment activity," Deutsch said. ‪#‎Justice4Rasmea‬ WBEZ's More

Gareth Porter: When the Ayatollah Said No to Nukes

In an exclusive interview, a top Iranian official says that Khomeini personally stopped him from building Iran's WMD program. BY GARETH PORTER   ForeignPolicy.com   OCTOBER 16, 2014 The nuclear negotiations between six world powers and Iran, which are now nearing their November deadline, remain deadlocked over U.S. demands that Iran dismantle the bulk of its capacity to More

Peter Van Buren: Apocalypse Now, Iraq Edition, Fighting in Iraq Until Hell Freezes Over

Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, Back to the Future in Iraq Read Tom Engelhardt's Introduction here.  Rise Up Times Editorial Note: Tom Engelhardt, editor of Tom Dispatch, writes excellent commentary on the original articles TomDispatch.com publishes. Apocalypse Now, Iraq Edition: Fighting in Iraq Until Hell Freezes Over By Peter Van Buren  TomDispatch.com  September 23, 2014 I wanted to More

The Intercept: News Organizations Finally Realize Obama's War Plan is a Hot Mess

"Rudderless and without a compass, the American ship of state continues to drift, guns blazing."  —Andrew J. Bacevich     BY DAN FROOMKIN  The Intercept  September 11, 2014    President Obama’s plan to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State counts on pretty much everything going right in a region of the world where pretty much More

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