VICE: From ISIS to The Islamic State

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VICE – The Islamic State, a hardline Sunni jihadist group that formerly had ties to al Qaeda, has conquered large swathes of Iraq and Syria. Previously known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the group has announced their intention to reestablish the caliphate and declared their leader, the shadowy Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as the caliph. Flush with cash … Read More

An “Efficient” Assault: US-Israeli War Crimes in Gaza

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The humanitarian catastrophe resulting from Israel’s latest killing spree in Gaza should weigh heavily on the conscience of US citizens, given that Israel remains the largest recipient of US foreign aid, to the tune of 3 billion dollars a year. According to Reuters, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) has now dropped bombs on over 1,000 targets across what has been … Read More

Media Distorts Truth About Israel’s Campaign of Brutality Against Gaza

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Today Israel carried out aerial strikes in Gaza targeting a mosque it claims was hosting rockets, a disabled care center and a geriatric urgent care hospital, where international volunteers have since rushed to shield patients. In the deadliest strike yet, the city’s police headquarters and the home of Gaza’s police chief was bombed, killing 18 members of his family. Israel has … Read More

NSA Veterans Expose Shocking History of US Illegal Surveillance Program

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It’s been over a year since the groundbreaking documents were released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, detailing a massive surveillance apparatus collecting the electronic communications of entire populations. The proof positive spying story sparked a global discussion reevaluating state power and a groundswell of privacy advocates. However, years before Snowden’s damning disclosures, two former NSA insiders had also blown the whistle … Read More

Dismantling Our Right-Wing World

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(A quick note to US readers: left and right in this piece do not refer to the American liberal-conservative spectrum – both of which are considered neoliberal – but to the broader left-right spectrum as traditionally conceived, ranging from far-left communism/socialism to far-right fascism.) It’s been an eventful few weeks for the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), also known … Read More

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