Winston Churchill: The Imperial Monster

by Michael Dickinson   EUROPE, 2 February 2015   Fear-Monger, War Criminal, Racist 28 Jan 2015 – This week Britain is commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill. Millions of people worldwide watched his state funeral on television in 1965, and thousands of people lined the streets of London to pay their last…

Netanyahu calls Schumer

By Marwan Bishara     Netanyahu calls Schumer The saga continues; the plot thickens 02 Feb 2015 05:39 GMT   Netanyahu questioning the Democrats’ support of Israel [Reuters]   Increasingly isolated, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turns to US Senator Chuck Schumer, Israel’s leading friend, to enlist his support against President Barack Obama. It’s likely…

A picture is worth a thousand words

      Libya: Ten Things About Gaddafi They Don’t Want You to Know November 16, 2014 Ruling the country for for 41 years until his demise in October 2011, Muammar Gaddafi did some truly amazing things for his country and repeatedly tried to unite and empower the whole of Africa. So despite what you’ve heard on the…

Noam Chomsky | The Leading Terrorist State

By Noam Chomsky   “It’s official: The U.S. is the world’s leading terrorist state, and proud of it.” That should have been the headline for the lead story in The New York Times on Oct. 15, which was more politely titled “CIA Study of Covert Aid Fueled Skepticism About Helping Syrian Rebels.” The article reports on…

The Myth of the Free Press

  by Chris Hedges   Detail from the film, “Kill the Messenger,” about journalist Gary Webb. (File)   There is more truth about American journalism in the film “Kill the Messenger,” which chronicles the mainstream media’s discrediting of the work of the investigative journalist Gary Webb, than there is in the movie “All the President’s Men,”…

‘I Didn’t Think of Iraqis as Humans,’ Says U.S. Soldier Who Raped 14-year-old Girl Before Killing Her and Her Family

By Daily Mail An Iraq War veteran serving five life terms for raping and killing a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and killing her parents and sister says he didn’t think of Iraqi civilians as humans after being exposed to extreme warzone violence. Steven Green, a former 101st Airborne soldier, in his first interview since the 2006 killings, claimed…

Iraq Descends Into Anarchy Shia Militias ‘Abducting and Killing Sunni Civilians In Revenge For Isis Attacks’

By Patrick Cockburn    October 15, 2014 “ICH” – “The Independent” – Iraq is descending into savage sectarian warfare as government-backed Shia militias kill, torture and hold for ransom any Sunni whom they detain. Isis is notorious for its mass killings of Shia, but retaliation by Shia militiamen means that Iraq is returning to the levels…