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From Paris to Istanbul, More 'War on Terror' Means More Terrorist Attacks
As ISIS loses territory, it returns to mass-casualty attacks against civilians. That's why military-first approaches to terrorism are doomed to failure.
Shocking New Report: Bombing People Causes People to Hate You
You better sit down for this one because it will blow your mind. You are probably aware that we on a global quest to rid the world of Evil, one smart-bomb at a time. Yet, for...
Before Omar Mateen Committed Mass Murder, the FBI Tried to 'Lure' Him Into a Terror Plot
New revelations raise questions about the FBI’s role in shaping Mateen’s lethal mindset.
8 Ways to Defend Against Terror Nonviolently
One of my most popular courses at Swarthmore College focused on the challenge of how to defend against terrorism, nonviolently. Events now unfolding in France make our course...
Former 9/11 Commissioner: '28 Pages' Clearly Expose Saudi Support
"Our report should never have been read as an exoneration of Saudi Arabia."
The Lie of Patriotism
When Rory Fanning, a burly veteran who served in the 2nd Army Ranger Battalion and was deployed in Afghanistan in 2002 and 2004, appeared at the Donald Trump rally in Chicago...
The Scariest Thing About Brussels Is Our Reaction to It
Paranoid politicians, sensational journalists – the Isis recruiting officers will be thrilled at how things have gone since their atrocity in Belgium
Nobody Is Born a Terrorist
Could you feel empathy for someone who has committed an act of terrorism?
The Whole World Needs Healing
Why does our empathy seem to have limits? Why can't we extend our compassion to the whole world?
The 'Terrorism' of Puppets: Spain's Crackdown on Dissent
The arrest of two Spanish puppeteers accused of “promoting terrorism” in a play reveals the violence of the state in a way that satire never could.
Bombing IS in Syria Will Increase the Threat From IS to Britain
All available evidence suggests that extending British bombing operations against ISIS will increase the danger we face, not diminish it.
More Hard Hitting Words From the Dalai Lama About the Mass Brainwashing of Society
The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is always garnering a lot of attention, and for good reasons. Most recently, he told the world that simply praying is not the answer for the...
Why We Should Use 'Daesh' - Not 'Islamic State' or 'ISIS'
In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, the world has woken up to the threat that the ‘self-proclaimed Islamic State’ poses to the Western world. Among other things, it...
This Is the Worst Time for Society to Go on Psychopathic Autopilot
From authoritarian power grabs to Andrew Neil’s nonsensical eulogy, the reaction to the Paris attacks proves that we haven’t learned from our past mistakes
States of Terror
It is nearly certain that we will endure, sooner rather than later, another catastrophic terrorist attack on American soil. The blundering of our military into the Middle...
Western Ally Saudi Arabia Sentenced a Palestinian Poet to Death for Renouncing Islam
Ashraf Fayadh was sentenced to death for apostasy, joining a long list of dissidents facing capital punishment
Paris Is Being Used to Justify Agendas That Had Nothing to Do With the Attack
The Paris attackers weren’t Syrian, and they didn’t use encryption, but the US government is still using the carnage to justify attempts to ban them both
We Created Islamic Extremism: Those Blaming Islam for ISIS Would Have Supported Osama Bin Laden in the '80s
Jingoists conveniently forget the West's Cold War strategy was to arm the Islamic extremists that became al-Qaida
Europe Is Harbouring the Islamic State's Backers
Why France’s brave new war on ISIS is a sick joke, and an insult to the victims of the Paris attacks
The Oneness Is the Greatest - #SanctumBristol
A reflection on religion, spirituality, connection and destruction.
Decoding Daesh: Why Is the New Name for ISIS so Hard to Understand?
Arabic translator Alice Guthrie investigates 'Daesh', the new name for ISIS recently adopted by several world leaders because it delegitimises the group's activities. But how...
I Know Islamic State. What They Fear More Than Bombs Is Unity
In Syria I learned that Islamic State longs to provoke retaliation. We should not fall into the trap
Don't Make Refugees Pay for the Terror They're Fleeing
Shutting down borders and blaming Muslim immigrants for the Paris attacks would give ISIS precisely the type of “civilizational conflict” it craves.
What Shall We Love?
Human beings seem unable to live without war, but they are also unable to live without love.
Breaking The Cycle Of Violence After Paris: The Truth We Must Face
Last night - parallel to the Paris attacks, as I found out this morning - I had a special experience. As I walked home through the dark from Tamera's bar to my sleeping place...
We Are in Pitiless Times
After Paris, macho language about 'pitiless war' defines the contours of leadership. Little else is on offer. It is red meat to our emotions.
America's Terrorist Training Camp
What’s the difference between Al Qaeda and Fort Benning?
Terrorism Double Standards: After Paris, Let's Stop Blaming Muslims & Take a Hard Look at Ourselves
We must mourn all victims. But until we look honestly at the violence we export, nothing will ever change
The Age of Despair: Reaping the Whirlwind of Western Support for Extremist Violence
We, the West, overthrew Saddam by violence. We overthrew Gaddafi by violence. We are trying to overthrow Assad by violence. Harsh regimes all — but far less draconian than our...
Paris Terror Attacks: France Now Faces Fight Against Fear and Exclusion
The attacks that took place at a series of venues in Paris on November 13 are already the deadliest on French soil since 1945. At least 127 people have been killed in six...
How Globalization Fuels Terrorism and Fundamentalism
For people in the modern world, there may be nothing more difficult to comprehend than the group calling itself the Islamic State, or ISIS. The beheadings, rapes, and other...
Heartbreaking: Here's What a U.S Soldier Said When Asked to Justify the War on Terror
"You grew up wanting so bad to be Luke Skywalker, but you realize that you were basically a Stormtrooper, a faceless, nameless rifleman, carrying a spear for empire, and you...
Why Saudi Ties to 9/11 Mean U.S. Ties to 9/11
Media interest in Saudi Arabian connections to the crimes of 9/11 has centered on calls for the release of the 28 missing pages from the Joint Congressional Inquiry’s report...
The Incomprehensible Idea: What Opposing All Wars Means
The world’s two big nuclear militaries are in the same war now in Syria and, if not on opposite sides exactly, certainly not on the same side. A primary, if not the primary...
How to Spy the 9/11 Lie
A recent book written by veteran CIA officers describes how deception can be identified by simple observational techniques. In Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to...
Numerous Civilians Dead After US Bombs Hospital in Afghanistan
Dozens dead and wounded after witnesses say bombardment of charity medical center continued for 30 minutes
The Letters P L U R in Terrorism
I wrote this 14 years ago, when I was a senior at Free State High School, just a couple days after September 11th, 2001. Somewhat unbelievably to me now, I actually stood up in...
Son of Victim Arrested for Protesting Military Exploitation of 9/11
'Using Sept. 11 as a justification for an unnecessary war, torture, drone strikes and civilian casualties compounds my grief and is wrong-minded and counterproductive.'
A Thousand 9/11s
The 9/11 attack was just the beginning of the bloodletting and the wanton abuse of law to extend unaccountable state authority
Nafeez Ahmed's Review of "9/11 Truther: The Fight For Peace, Justice And Accountability"
A bitter dose of heartfelt rationality in a field muddied by conspiracy industry dimwits.
Congressmen Reiterate Call for Release of 9/11 Secrets
When Congressman Thomas Massie first arrived in Washington, DC as a freshman from Kentucky, a long-tenured North Carolinian, Walter Jones, asked him an intriguing...
9/11, Conspiracy Theory, and Bullshit Mongers
I get trolled a lot these days by people with all sorts of ideological beef. It gets old, fast. 9/11 and 7/7 conspiracy theorists who believe that governments "did" 9/11 and...
FBI Don't Consider Dylann Roof a Terrorist But Say Animal Rights Activists Are
The FBI on Friday announced the arrests in Oakland of two animal rights activists, Joseph Buddenberg and Nicole Kissane, and accused the pair of engaging in “domestic...
Bin Laden's Death and the Fairy Tale of the War on Terror
Recent revelations have challenged the official version of Bin Laden’s death, but the real cover-up concerns the motivations behind the War on Terror.
Why Does the FBI Have to Manufacture Its Own Plots If Terrorism and ISIS Are Such Grave Threats?
The FBI and major media outlets recently trumpeted the agency’s latest counterterrorism triumph: the arrest of three Brooklyn men, ages 19 to 30, on charges of conspiring to...
Why the Rise of Fascism Is Again the Issue
The US government has repeatedly lied to the public in order to wage war abroad, and control other nations and their resources. The recent 70th anniversary of the liberation...
A Graphic Account of Terrorism
John Rees takes a look behind the propaganda at the facts about terrorism The government's ‘Counter-terrorism awareness week’ has just ended. A raft of new laws said to...
The Terror We Give Is the Terror We Get
We fire missiles from the sky that incinerate families huddled in their houses. They incinerate a pilot cowering in a cage. We torture hostages in our black sites and choke...
Are Islamic State’s ‘Shock and Awe’ Tactics More Awful Because of One Victim?
The Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) burning of a captured Jordanian pilot alive produced justified revulsion globally, resulting in the terrorist organization being termed “barbarous”...
Crimes Against Humanity: Why Is Henry Kissinger Walking Around Free?
On September 11th, 2013, hundreds of thousands of Chileans somberly marked the 40th anniversary of their nation’s September 11th terrorist event. It was on that date in 1973...