Strange Bedfellows: US, Saudi, Al-Qaida & ISIS Interests Align In War On Yemen January 23, 2017
The people of Yemen continue to suffer amid a humanitarian catastrophe created by foreign and domestic forces alike -- almost all of whom stand to profit as long as war and chaos have a hold on the impoverished country.
The Fascism-Industrial Complex: How Xenophobia & Nationalism Lead To War & Terror By Catherine Shakdam
The media and right-wing politicians were quick to latch on to last month’s Brussels bombing to support a narrative of nationalism and xenophobia that leads to more war and terrorism.
Saudi Arabia’s Slaughter Of Yemen Fueled By Oil Interests Not Democracy By Catherine Shakdam
More than 8,900 people have died in the year-long Western-backed Saudi onslaught against Yemen. The kingdom says it’s fighting to promote democracy and to save Yemen from Iran, but analysis of the actions of its lethal coalition reveal another side to the story.
The US Wraps Saudi Arabia — And Its Human Rights Atrocities — In Its Cloak Of Exceptionalism By Catherine Shakdam
U.S. dependence on oil prevents Washington from opposing Saudi Arabia’s repeated human rights violations and support for terrorist groups like ISIS or Boko Haram.
#YouStink Isn’t Another Arab Spring — It’s The Death Of Western-Born Monopoly Capitalism By Catherine Shakdam
“Lebanon has became the capitalist cautionary tale. This is what radical capitalism looks like when applied absolutely,” a journalist and lecturer tells MintPress. “I think we can agree it is not working.”
#YouStink: Lebanese Rise Up Against The Capitalist Dream Of Privatization By Catherine Shakdam
“Lebanon is brutally capitalist in its structures … all public infrastructures are run privately,” one analyst tells MintPress. “And so what you see today as a ‘revolution’ against the establishment is really a denunciation of Western capitalism.”
Puritanically Radical, Radically Puritanical: Saudi Arabia’s Religious Cleansing Policy Expands Through ME By Catherine Shakdam
“ISIS and, through ISIS, Saudi Arabia has declared war on religious pluralism to impose its own dogmatic and bigoted interpretation of Islam in the Middle East. The real crime against humanity here is being blind and deaf to it,” a religious scholar tells MintPress.
Christians, Muslims Heed Interfaith Call To Fight ISIS With Muhammad’s Peaceful Message By Catherine Shakdam
“It is time for all faiths to come together and say in one voice: ‘Not in our name!’” Dr. John Andrew Morrow, one of the forces behind a new interfaith movement to stand in peaceful opposition to ISIS and extremist groups like it, tells MintPress.
Saudi Arabia’s War On Yemen Opened The Floodgates Of Dissent Within It’s Own Borders By Catherine Shakdam
Saudi Arabia’s history of aggression toward, and repression of, its own people could be a major element contributing to its impending doom. In the kingdom, it seems, many are finding it easy to identify with the Houthis, who are putting up a strong fight of their own against