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The Turkish Referendum And Descent Towards Absolute Rule: Interview With Journalist Gürkan Özturan April 20, 2017
Turkey recently held a constitutional referendum that will majorly change the country’s political system, virtually guaranteeing that the country will be ruled by a single party. Today, we’ll speak to Turkish journalist Gürkan Özturan about how these changes will affect the country.
Trump’s Massive War Power Giveaway
The U.S. military under Trump is quickly morphing into judge, jury and executioner of any enemy they see fit and are, as recent events suggest, free to attack them in anyway they choose.
The Prodigal Son-in-Law: Jared Kushner And The Rise Of The Neo-Cons In The Trump Admin
Despite Trump’s campaign promises to not get involved in Syria or in regime change, it seems Kushner really is the “neo-cons’ back door” into the Trump administration.
Safe Zones As Soft Military Occupation: Trump’s Plan For Syria, Iraq Is Taking Shape
The Trump administration is moving closer to its goal of creating “safe zones” within Syria. Though this strategy may be described as a humanitarian effort, the sizable increase in military presence that it will bring looks more like an invasion in disguise.
The Non-Muslim Victims Of Islamophobia
Most people associate Islamophobia with hatred and vitriol directed toward the Muslim community. However, there are many victims who are targeted by Islamophobes simply due to the color of their skin or the clothes they wear. These victims must be recognized as well.
Greece’s New Deal From European Lenders Delivers More Neoliberalism
Greece has entered into a new deal with European lenders that they claim will lift the country’s economy through the enactment of new reforms. However, the debt-ridden country will still have to meet tough fiscal targets for the next two years. Today, we’ll speak with a Greek economist who believes the deal will do little to help the country.
Al Jazeera’s Fall From Grace – How A News Outlet Became A Tool Of The State
Though viewed by many as one of few unbiased news sources in the Middle East, Al Jazeera’s stripes are showing as it expands into social media. The network’s subservience to the government of Qatar has become unmistakably obvious as it tries to expand its audience.
NATO’s War Of Resources Is Causing A Humanitarian Crisis In West Africa
As millions suffer from hunger, disease, illiteracy and grinding poverty in the Lake Chad region of West Africa, a sinister game of resource extraction and exploitation is playing out, with geopolitics at the heart of it all.
How The CIA And A Tech Startup Are Arming Police, Intelligence Agencies
Police officers and private security contractors are getting hi-tech help with their surveillance efforts - and the CIA is picking up the tab.
Wikileaks Vault 7 Release Paints A Grim Picture For Journalism
Wikileaks’ recent disclosure of the CIA’s hacking and surveillance capabilities highlights a frightening new reality for today’s journalists. Considering the CIA’s penchant for silencing and intimidating reporters and editors, journalists will have to overcome greater odds to protect the public’s right to know.