"Dozens of mourning people captured during civil service in remembrance of November 2015 Paris attacks victims. Wesern Europe, France, Paris, November 15, 2015" by Mstyslav Chernov - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons
01 Dec 2015

Who Is Buying ISIS Oil?

Putin claims Turkey’s attack on a plane in Syria was retaliation for bombing ISIS oil destined for Turkey. But how is ISIS selling oil in the first place?

Hillary Clinton Speaks at a Presidential Primary Rally in Raleigh, NC in 2008 (Keith Kissel on Flickr)
24 Nov 2015

Libya’s Collapse Proves Hillary Clinton Learned Nothing From Iraq War

As Clinton makes another attempt at the imperial presidency, she appears unwilling or unable to learn from the horrible blunders she championed in the past.

File: In this October 29, 2013 photograph, a F-35 Lightning fighter jet drops a laser-guided bomb. (Flickr / Ministry of Defence Images / Darin Russell)
19 Nov 2015

US-Saudi Relationship Discredits US Fight Against ISIS

Despite Saudi Arabia’s support for ISIS and repeated human rights abuses in Yemen, the U.S. approved a $1.3 billion arms sale to the Saudis this week.

In this November 14, 2015 photograph, a group of Shia Muslims hold a candlelit vigil in Detroit, Michigan, for the victims of recent terrorist attacks in Beirut and Paris. (Flickr / Lion Multimedia Productions)
17 Nov 2015

Paris Attacks Fuel New Cycle Of Anti-Muslim Hysteria In The United States

After the Paris Attacks, innocent Muslims are facing a host of threats and even violent attacks, while American Islamophobia threatens to reach new heights.

A protester in an "Anonymous" Guy Fawkes mask holds a sign reading "Defend the Rights of All!" at a protest against Canada's controversial C-51 anti-terrorism legislation on April 18, 2015. C-51 follows a familiar American playbook of blaming terrorism to justify taking away freedom. (Flickr / Sally T. Buck)
06 Oct 2015

No More Nice Canada: C-51 Anti-Terrorism Law A Sign Of A Growing Police State

C-51, a controversial anti-terrorism bill, shows how Canada uses the threat of terrorism to justify decreasing freedom, just like its neighbor to the south.

Protesters with the ISIS flag at a rally for Sharia law in Maldives on September 5, 2014. (Flickr / Dying Regime)
16 Sep 2015

Phyllis Bennis: ISIS Is Filling The Holes Left By The US War On Terror

What gave rise to ISIS and how is the group holding onto power? To answer these questions, journalist, activist and political commentator Phyllis Bennis connects the dots between the fall of Iraq, the U.S. “War on Terror,” and oil.

19 May 2015

MENA Mashup: Pentagon claims Ramadi a mere setback are ‘delusional’

McClatchy published this excellent report yesterday…Experts: U.S. claims Ramadi a mere setback are ‘delusional’ WASHINGTON — The Obama administration Monday called the fall of the capital of Iraq’s Anbar province to the Islamic State a temporary setback that Iraqi forces would reverse with U.S. support. Experts dismissed that assessment as