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The Journalist and the Fixer: Who Makes the Story Possible?
…no less crucial for being obvious: in most of these countries, where Islam is the dominant religion, … al-Qaeda, and the Taliban are essentially the only available vehicles for protest and rebellion. By now, they have completely replaced the socialist and nationalist movements that predominated in the twentieth century; these years have, that is, seen a remarkable reversion to religious, ethnic, and tribal identity, to movements that seek to establish their own exclusive territory by the persecution and expulsion of minorities.
Nearly 60 million people are currently displaced from their homes by war and persecution — more than at any time since World War II. Half are children.
The Intercept: Glenn Greenwald — Oct. 29
The fallacy of “whataboutism” is now a favorite Western tactic for distracting from one’s own abuses, demanding that one’s citizens focus on the crimes of other governments rather than their own.
From the article: “If you run they will kill you, so you just close your eyes so you don’t see the rapes.”
As a Man-Made Famine Looms, Christmas Comes Early to South Sudan: The Limits of America’s African Experiment in Nation Building Posted by Nick Turse tomdispatch.com August 7, 2014 Tom Englehardt’s Introduction On return from his recent reporting trip to Africa, Nick Turse told me the following tale, which catches something of the nature of our battered […]
Missing in Action . . . What Happened to War and the Imperial Drive to Organize the Planet? By Tom Engelhardt TomDispatch.com March 2, 2014 There is, it seems, something new under the sun. Geopolitically speaking, when it comes to war and the imperial principle, we may be in uncharted territory. Take a look around and […]
Western Geopolitical Blitzkrieg in Sudan Sudan: Protests and the Politics of Regime Change Eric Draitser Land Destroyer July 23, 2012 StopImperialism.com (Images & captions added) The protests that have broken out in Sudan are, on the surface, the manifestation of legitimate grievances. Portrayed in the Western media as a direct response to austerity measures implemented by […]