Stephan Salisbury discusses the mainstream media’s failure to cover police violence in America; the recent incident in Anaheim where police shot and killed an unarmed man, then fired on concerned residents with rubber bullets; and the post 9/11 militarization of police forces.
Eric Margolis discusses his article “Has the US Given Israel a Green Light to Attack Syria;” the cooperation between Western intelligence services, special forces, and Syria’s rebels; and the many excuses for intervention, including humanitarian corridors, no-fly zones and seizing Syria’s chemical weapons.
Roy Gutman discusses Syrian President Assad’s desperate attempt to stay in power by allowing Kurdish autonomy; evidence that Syria’s rebels are not funded, armed and controlled by foreign powers (contrary to conventional wisdom); and claims that al Qaeda in Iraq members are on the Syrian government’s payroll and have no role in the rebellion.
Phil Giraldi discusses the messy coalition of countries and non-state actors promoting Syrian regime change; how al Qaeda has benefited from instability in Iraq and Syria; the rock-bottom quality of US politicians; and how Syria’s President Assad is striking back against Turkey by enabling Kurdish regional autonomy.
Ryan Alford discusses Obama’s unprecedented claim of authority to assassinate US citizens at his discretion; the Constitution’s ban of bills of attainder; and how the US has abandoned the Magna Carta and 800 years of legal precedence that protects the people against tyranny.
Wes Messamore discusses the “100 Ways Mitt Romney is Just Like Barack Obama;” the NY Times’ shallow comparison of the two candidates; and why the establishment consensus is wrong about everything.
Stephen Zunes discusses the growing divestment campaign in protest of Israel’s illegal occupations; US government support for Morocco’s illegal occupation of Western Sahara; and how a broader divestment campaign would stave off accusations of singling out Israel and anti-Semitism.
Brendan O’Neill discusses Amnesty International’s shortsighted arms control campaign, which assumes only Western-friendly countries should have weapons; how AI enabled the “humanitarian” interventions in Kosovo and Libya; and how liberal warmongers can cause more trouble than their conservative counterparts.
Sheldon Richman discusses the merits (or lack thereof) of gun control laws in the wake of the Aurora theater shooting; how concealed-carry permits contribute to public safety; and the cognitive dissonance required to support the War on Guns while opposing the War on Drugs (or vice versa for conservatives).
Scott McConnell discusses Hezbollah’s motives for the Burgas bombing (if they really did it); Israel’s history of preemptive strikes against peace talks; and Israel’s disastrous invasion and occupation of Lebanon.
Jin Zhao discusses her article “How About This for Supporting the Troops: Help Our 55,000 Female Homeless Veterans;” and the cycle of abuse endured by many military women – before, during, and after service.
Adam Morrow discusses the Egyptian military’s mass-release of civilian prisoners; the possible end of military rule and the decades-long Emergency law; eased restrictions at the Rafah border crossing with Gaza; and why the Camp David Accords may be coming to an end, eventually.
Gareth Porter discusses Benjamin Netanyahu’s attempt to pin the Burgas bombing on Hezbollah (to get them on the EU’s terrorist group list); why al Qaeda is more likely to conduct suicide bombings against Jewish targets abroad than Hezbollah; and how Syria’s dissolution could put a chemical weapons stockpile in the hands of dangerous people.
Andy Worthington discusses how Bagram prison in Afghanistan is “Still a Black Hole for Foreign Prisoners;” President Obama’s contempt for the Geneva Conventions and the Boumediene Supreme Court decision that granted Guantanamo prisoners habeas corpus rights; problems with keeping prisoners of war for the duration of an interminable “War on Terror;” and how the Bush torture legacy remains intact under Obama.
Gareth Porter discusses the false accusations that Iran was behind the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center (and therefore must be responsible for the Bulgaria bus bombing 18 years later); and why the 1994 bombing was most likely committed by anti-Semitic Argentinian police.