Every child killed or maimed by US-made weapons inevitably creates enemies among survivors.
DN! Video | Slaughter or Liberation? A Debate on Russia’s Role in the Syrian War & the Fall of Aleppo
Russia described the fall of Aleppo as a victory against terrorists and jihadists, but the United States has decried the Russian-backed offensive...
Salon: The media will never quit warmongering: How a refugee crisis became another excuse for militarism
Mirkinson: It happens every time something bad starts brewing in the Middle East. Hawkish pundits immediately begin calling for more bombing and war to defeat whatever threat has popped up on the horizon.
Glenn Greenwald: A Quiz for the West’s Great Free Speech Advocates and Supporters of Anjem Choudary’s Arrest
Greenwald: ...it’s crucial that these high-minded standards not be exploited to render permissible advocacy of ideas that you like while outlawing and criminalizing ideas that you hate — or, worse, to legalize advocacy of violence by one’s own side while criminalizing advocacy of violence by the other side.
FAIR: With the latest mass shooting in Chattanooga, corporate media followed the usual pattern of being ready and willing to label violence as “terrorism” so long as the suspect is Muslim—
Glenn Greenwald: Greatest threat to free speech comes not from terrorism, but from those claiming to fight it
Threats to free speech can come from lots of places. But right now, the greatest threat by far in the West to ideals of free expression is coming not from radical Muslims, but from the very Western governments claiming to fight them. The increasingly unhinged, Cheney-sounding governments of the U.K., Australia, France, New Zealand and Canada — More
This new squad will be used to investigate and combat terrorist plots, lone wolf terrorists, and... protests. "It is designed for dealing with events like our recent protests, or incidents like Mumbai or what just happened in Paris," Bratton said, according to CBS. Police Commissioner Bratton at yesterday's press conference (Jen Chung/Gothamist) gothamist.com January 29, More
One million people worldwide have been swept up by TIDE, the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment. It's a list of people suspected of being terrorists that's managed by the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center. But how easy is it to get on the list, and are we a step closer to a world where everyone's a suspect? More
By Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux The Intercept 23 Jul 2014 The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The More
Closer to home it is harder to ignore the consequences of U.S. state terror. There is now great concern about the flood of children fleeing to the U.S. from Central America. ...Obama has proposed a humanitarian response to the tragic influx: more efficient deportation. Do alternatives come to mind? Monday, 07 July 2014 00:00By Noam Chomsky, More