Privatizing the Occupation: How Israeli Corporations Came to Police the Palestinians

“The options for these retired [Israeli] generals are narrowing and they either become arms dealers or they set up security companies.” — Dr. Shir Hever, author of “The Privatisation of Israeli Security”

Privatizing the Occupation: How Israeli Corporations Came to Police the Palestinians

OCCUPIED WEST BANK — On any given morning, masses of Palestinians are packed like sardines at the Qalandiya checkpoint at the edge of Ramallah in the Occupied West Bank. Here, the Israeli army, border police, and Israeli police are all on patrol. But another group of officers -- nearly indistinguishable from the state authorities -- also stands

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How a Poor “Negro” Couple Bucked the KKK and Sowed the Seeds of East-West Diplomacy

“They say that on a quiet night if you listen hard enough and long enough you can hear the angry black people tugging fiercely at their chains all over America.” — From “Listen, Brother!” by Robert F. Williams

How a Poor “Negro” Couple Bucked the KKK and Sowed the Seeds of East-West Diplomacy

Editor's Note | This article was published for a brief time on September 3, 2021. It was temporarily removed after a few individuals raised concerns over the use of the word negro in the article's headline in order to allow the author the opportunity to add context to his use of the word. The author requested the following

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In Masafer Yatta, Palestinian Children Face Stoning, Car Ramming and Terror from Jewish Settlers

“It’s still not really a protection because the criminal settlers are still living there,” Ali Awad said. “Every morning, the kids have to wait for the army to show up and usually the army is late.”

In Masafer Yatta, Palestinian Children Face Stoning, Car Ramming and Terror from Jewish Settlers

MASAFER YATTA, OCCUPIED WEST BANK — It’s the first week of school and Sujoud Awad walks with eight other children from the village of Tuba in the Occupied West Bank to the adjacent village, At-Tuwani, to attend class. An Israeli military jeep crawls behind the group of children as they pass through the illegal settlement outpost of Havat Maon in

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“I Was Living Like Scarface”: The Ludicrous Costs of the War in Afghanistan Revealed in New Documents, Testimonies

“Holy cow, I was living like Scarface…I was paying out anywhere between $300-400,000 per week to $5 million per week at times. All in cash.” Matthew Hoh, U.S. Marine Corps Captain and former State Department official

“I Was Living Like Scarface”: The Ludicrous Costs of the War in Afghanistan Revealed in New Documents, Testimonies

WASHINGTON -- The conflict in Afghanistan — for the U.S. at least — appears to be over. Essentially admitting defeat, American planes are beating a hasty and ignominious retreat from Kabul, with images of the withdrawal bearing a striking resemblance to those from the fall of Saigon 46 years previously. As the Taliban complete their takeover,

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Creative Associates International (CAI): It’s Not Exactly the CIA, But Close Enough

While mercenary armies like Blackwater have at least been subject to inquiry, making the company’s name infamous around the world, Creative Associates International has largely flown under the radar — exactly where the organization’s board wants it to be.

Creative Associates International (CAI): It’s Not Exactly the CIA, But Close Enough

CHEVY CHASE, MARYLAND -- You have likely not heard of them, but Creative Associates International (CAI) is one of the largest and most powerful non-governmental organizations operating anywhere in the world. A pillar of soft U.S. power, the group has been an architect in privatizing the Iraqi education system, designed messenger apps meant to

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CoJiT: The “Anti-Extremism” Think Tank Started by Sons of Israeli Superspy Robert Maxwell

CoJiT’s profound and manifold connections to the Israeli security state call into question the Maxwell brothers’ motives for founding the think tank, considering how an anti-Muslim extremism agenda could dovetail so easily with a pro-Israeli state one.

CoJiT: The “Anti-Extremism” Think Tank Started by Sons of Israeli Superspy Robert Maxwell

LONDON -- If you have not heard of Combating Jihadist Terrorism and Extremism (CoJiT), you are probably not alone. The London-based think tank does not go out of its way to advertise itself. Yet it appears to be having an outsized effect on domestic British policy towards terrorism and surveillance, pushing for

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Corporate Media Joins the Anti-Vaxxers When It Comes to Chinese- and Russian-Made Vaccines

“It’s striking how similar the techniques [are] that Fox News uses to frighten people about the U.S. vaccination campaign and those that The New York Times, Reuters and others use to scare people about Chinese vaccines.” — Jim Naureckas, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

Corporate Media Joins the Anti-Vaxxers When It Comes to Chinese- and Russian-Made Vaccines

WASHINGTON -- “Hundreds of Thai medical workers infected despite Sinovac vaccinations,” ran Reuters’ bombshell headline earlier this month. The report detailed how 618 Thai medical workers inoculated with the

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