Woman As Aggressor: The Unspoken Truth Of Domestic Violence September 19, 2014
There’s something very important that we’re not talking about when we talk about domestic violence.
Perpetual War, Indefinite Detention, And Torture: The U.S. And Israel’s Shared Values
Not only is the American-Israeli alliance characterized by $3 billion in yearly aid from the United States to Israel, along with unyielding political and diplomatic support, it is also characterized by shared values in perpetual war and indefinite detention.
The Wheel Turns, The Boat Rocks, The Sea Rises: Change In A Time Of Climate Change
When we argue for change, notably changing our ways in response to climate change, we’re arguing against people who claim we’re disrupting a stable system.
An Unbearable And Choking Hell: The Loss Of Our Freedom In The Wake Of 9/11
“I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people in — and the West in general — into an unbearable hell and a choking life.”—Osama bin Laden (October 2001), as reported by CNN.
L’affaire de Salaita And The Israel Lobby’s Cardboard Castles
How one relatively unknown professor’s dismissal from an unremarkable department at a big state university reflects the weakening pro-Israel lobby.
Resistance Is Futile: The Violent Cost Of Challenging The American Police State
If you don’t want to get probed, poked, pinched, tasered, tackled, searched, seized, stripped, manhandled, arrested, shot, or killed, don’t say, do or even suggest anything that even hints of noncompliance.
Ukraine Conflict: Red Meat For Anemic NATO Alliance
NATO’s encroachment in Russia’s backyard and its backing of the Ukraine government’s bombardment of the eastern part of the country threatens not only a new Cold War, but an armed conflict between Russia and NATO-aligned countries.
The New Realpolitik: Henry Kissinger, ISIS, and American Empire
"For a guy who claims to be a realist, Kissinger sure doesn’t seem to recognize the real conditions nation-states are currently facing."
The American Delusion: Distracted, Diverted And Insulated From The Grim Reality Of The Police State
"When we're being bombarded with wall-to-wall news coverage and news cycles that change every few days, it’s difficult to stay focused on one thing—namely, holding the government accountable to abiding by the rule of law—and the powers-that-be understand this."
The Racial Shift In The Class Of 2026
The racial makeup in American schools is shifting toward majority-minority. Is what we’re leaving to the Class of 2026 something we should be proud of?
“Justifiable” White Violence And The History Of The Criminalization Of Blackness
We must, all of us, insist that one life in this country doesn’t have more value than another.
Internationalism: The Link Betweeen Latin America And Palestine August 29, 2014
“Politicians are rattled and chaos is evident in world politics,” Fidel Castro writes in a reflective piece on internationalism’s role in combating colonial and imperialist violence.
Part I: My Father’s Journey During The Great War
WWI broke out when Norbert Schiller’s Viennese father was just 14. His penchant for the theatrical served him well after he was drafted, and his only brush with death came while he was walking back to Vienna after the war had ended.
ISIS Is Doomed — Unless We Intervene Further
Despite ISIS foolishly trying to show its strength through a beheading, the prospects for the group going forward are decidedly grim -- unless, of course, the U.S. adds boots on the ground to its military power in the sky.
Ferguson Reveals Racists In Libertarian Clothing
There are two kinds of libertarians: true believers in the constitution and racists hiding behind the constitution. Determining what kind of libertarian someone is, though, is as easy as asking his or her opinion on Ferguson.
USAID: An Imperialist Snare Under The Guise Of Humanitarian Aid
Countries targeted by USAID exhibit the dynamics of submissive gratitude -- something that has shaped U.S. foreign policy for decades.
Growing National Unrest Has Many Worried, Even Capitalists
“You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a police state. Or an uprising. There are no counterexamples. None. It’s not if, it’s when.”
Israel, The UNHRC And Selective Accountability
The UNHRC embarks on its usual schedule of reacting to Israel’s aggression -- investigations, reports, recommendations that ultimately change nothing.
What You Need To Know About The FISA Court—And How It Needs To Change
Should interpretation of the laws and Constitution of the United States take place in one-sided secretive courts, away from the public eye?
The Police Are Here To Preserve Disorder
Every Mayberry has a SWAT team and authorities are eager to unleash riot police on the public. This wasn’t the case 50 years ago, so how’d we get here?
Navigating The Inconsistencies Of Legitimacy And Complicity
Netanyahu’s apparently got it on his mind, but there are a number of reasons why Israel won’t likely be indicted for war crimes at the International Criminal Court.
We’re Human Fodder Caught In The Crossfire Of Armed Groups And Armed Governments
The elite 1% of armed groups and armed governments are waging economic, environmental and military wars against the people! They, and perhaps we ourselves too, have lost our imagination and empathy.