Tag Archives: Muslims

The World According to George Galloway, by Chris Hedges

Trump is failing the people he conned.

Henry A. Giroux | War Culture, Militarism and Racist Violence Under Donald Trump

War has been redefined in the age of global capitalism: it has expanded its boundaries and now shapes all aspects of society.

Joseph Gerson | The Peace Movement and Resistance in Dark Times

Our responsibility is to resist, resist and transform.

Mary Turck | Dialogue, not demonization – for “rural, white Christians” and others

Many people I knew while growing up and many people I still know in rural, white, Christian America hold diverse viewpoints.

Marie Braun | Iraq: Forgiving the Unforgivable

[Rasouli] wonders if U.S. citizens believe these wars, which could cost up to $6 trillion, were worth it.

Hey Media, We Don’t Need Another Glossy Profile on That Nazi Dork

The balance between covering hate and promoting it is a difficult one, and one that we shouldn’t dismiss out of hand.

ISIS in America: The Terror Trial That Shook Minnesota (Video)

An ISIS cell. An undercover FBI agent. A community torn apart.

Donald Trump Will Be President. This is What We Do Next.

The people who run America have constructed a political system that’s like a glitchy killer robot, one even they can’t control anymore.

CCR takes Turkmen v. Ashcroft case to the Supreme Court

For over 14 years, CCR has insisted that no one is above the law, no matter how exalted their role.

The FBI Plot to Entrap Somali Youth

To bring serious charges against the youth, the government had to show that the youth were “predisposed” to do something. The FBI set up a sting operation to ensnare them. To assist with it, they engaged [a] 20-year-old [informant].

Living in the Shadow of Counterterrorism: Meet the Muslim Women Taking on the National Security State

Informants, paid and unpaid, played a critical role in at least half of these cases, the report found. High-ranking government officials like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) also used these cases for their own political gain, according to reports. Often, allegations of terrorism have prompted the arrests of Muslim Americans like the Duka brothers, based on wholly fabricated plots, trumped up by federal authorities eager to show they are combating “homegrown terrorism.”

Henry A. Giroux | Donald Trump and the Plague of Atomization in a Neoliberal Age

Neoliberalism fosters the viewing of pain and suffering as entertainment, warfare a permanent state of existence, and militarism as the most powerful force shaping masculinity. Politics has taken an exit from ethics and thus the issue of social costs is divorced from any form of intervention in the world.

In America, UN Finds Rights To Peaceful Assembly And Association Eroded

“The outcry for accountability for police shootings is deafening.”
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…while Kiai commended the work of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, he expressed his astonishment at the lack of official data documenting police use of force.

Dr. Todd Green | Islamophobia: What Are We Really Afraid Of? (Video)

Dr. Green’s talk addresses what we hope to bring to light about the problem of terrorism, its causes and solutions.

Michael Eric Dyson | What White America Fails to See

You do not condemn these cops; to do so, you would have to condemn the culture that produced them — the same culture that produced you. Black people will continue to die at the hands of cops as long as we deny that whiteness can be more important in explaining those cops’ behavior than the dangerous circumstances they face.

Orlando: When Media Learned Killer’s Ethnicity, Then They Knew to Call It ‘Terrorism’

When those who wish to use violence against innocent people are unidentified, they are referred to as “shooters” and their attacks as “attacks” or, in the case of Orlando, as “shootings.” It’s not until the perpetrators are identified as non-white people with an otherized cultural background that the media uses the word “terror.”

The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism

The Terror Factory reveals shocking information about the criminals, con men, and liars the FBI uses as paid informants…

Mel Reeves | No charges, no surprises, no decency in Jamar Clark case: but lots of hypocrisy

the law is designed to make it nearly impossible to indict police for violence and criminality inflicted on the citizenry. They don’t have this much trouble filling the jails with primarily black and poor people because the laws and standard of law that applies to them is much less stringent.

How the Mainstream Media’s Islamophobia Fuels Endless War

AFSC researchers looked at 600 news stories published by 20 national outlets in the United States last year and discovered a pervasive tendency toward painting violent extremism as an inherently Islamic problem that is only solvable with the use of force.

Jeremy Scahill Outlines How Obama Made Assassination Formal US Policy

I’m a white guy, and I am a journalist. I would often see Arabs and other Muslims in the detention center at JFK airport, Area B of JFK airport. I would often come in and see a room packed with people, none of whom were white. I would be called up to the desk before them, and I would be released after them.