Correlation Not Causation: the Link Between Terrorism and Islam

Militancy and insurgency anywhere in the world has less to do with religious extremism and more with the weak writ of the state in impoverished countries, exacerbated by the deliberate arming of militant groups by regional and global players

Correlation Not Causation: the Link Between Terrorism and Islam

Since time immemorial, it has been an article of faith of every Muslim that suicide is ‘Haram’ (prohibited) in Islam. There is a well-known Islamic precept that whoever commits suicide will go straight to hell. But the Takfirists (those who declare others as heretics) have invented a new interpretation of Islam in which suicide is

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Lady Arbuthnot of Edrom’s Flogging of Julian Assange

Julian Assange, as was Chelsea Manning, as will be Edward Snowden if he dares set foot outside Russia, is being punished for removing the veil of freedom, human rights, and civil liberties from the face of an empire of hypocrisy and lies.

Lady Arbuthnot of Edrom’s Flogging of Julian Assange

Opinion -- Julian Assange’s latest attempt to have his outstanding UK arrest warrant dropped has failed in what stands as one of the most blatant and cruel examples of the British legal system being wielded as an instrument of persecution against a man whose only crime is speaking

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Regime Change in Venezuela Failed, Is a Military Coup or Invasion Coming?

A military attack on Venezuela from its Colombian and Brazilian borders is not far fetched.

Regime Change in Venezuela Failed, Is a Military Coup or Invasion Coming?

Opinion -- Several signals point to a possible military strike on Venezuela, with high-ranking officials and influential politicians making clear that it is a distinct possibility. Speaking at his alma mater, the University of Texas, on February 1, Secretary of State Tillerson 

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The Lorde Saga – The Consequences of Boycotting Israel

Today more than ever, taking a stance against Israeli aggression towards Palestinians comes at a hefty price. But for many in the growing BDS movement, it is one that they are willing to pay.

The Lorde Saga – The Consequences of Boycotting Israel

Opinion-- The Lorde saga has now reached new riveting heights. Just a few months ago on December 21st, 2017 two young female fans from Aotearoa, New Zealand wrote an open letter urging Lorde to cancel her Tel Aviv concert, scheduled for June of this year. A few days later Lorde a 21-year-old singer and songwriter canceled her Tel

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Military Spending Is Already Bankrupting America

Since 2001, the U.S. government has spent more than $1.8 trillion in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq – that’s $8.3 million per hour.

Military Spending Is Already Bankrupting America

Mark my words, America’s war spending will bankrupt the nation. For that matter, America’s war spending has already bankrupted the nation to the tune of more than $20 trillion dollars. Now the Trump Administration

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BDS and Israel’s Declining Support Among Diaspora Jews

For Diaspora Jews, the battle against ruthless Israeli hegemony will neither be easy nor painless. At times, it will echo with the determined and peaceful call of BDS.

BDS and Israel’s Declining Support Among Diaspora Jews

Opinion -- Like its predecessor movement decades ago in South Africa, assessing the success of BDS against Israel today necessarily rubs up against the tension between Israeli hasbara (propaganda) and its reality as an effective organizing tool against it throughout the world. Though Israel has repeatedly claimed BDS has proven

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How The Propaganda Machine Gaslights Us Into Submission

The media has given a few elites the ability to effectively turn a false story that they themselves invented into an established fact so broadly accepted that anyone who doubts it can be painted in the exact same light as someone who doubts the roundness of the Earth.

How The Propaganda Machine Gaslights Us Into Submission

The dynamics of the establishment Syria narrative are hilarious if you take a step back and think about them. I mean, the Western empire is now openly admitting to having funded actual, literal terrorist groups in that

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