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Glenn Greenwald | The Misguided Attacks on ACLU for Defending Neo-Nazis’ Free Speech Rights in Charlottesville
We do it because we believe in the principle, and because we realize that once you chip away at one person’s rights, everyone else’s are at risk. . . .
“Under General (David) Petraeus, starting in 2010, the U.S. initiated scores of airstrikes, as well as dozens of nighttime commando raids, daily against Afghan insurgent targets,” he recalled. “Many of these strikes hit legitimate targets, but many more of them hit civilians. The surge in increase of public support for the Taliban in areas of the air and commando strikes is undeniable.”
In a motion filed April 15, Rayyan’s lawyers, Todd Shanker and Benton C. Martin, wrote: “The government clearly exploited Rayyan, and blatantly attempted to steer him toward terrorism as an acceptable form of suicide before God.”
Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally, is supporting many of the same terror groups the United States claims to be fighting in its so-called “war on terror.” By Mnar Muhawesh Mint Press News September 23, 2015 U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, meets with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, right, at Al-Salam […]
From the article: “If Islam is portrayed as a mortal enemy to Western civilization and values it is because it poses a formidable obstacle to imperialistic hegemonic interests. Democracy, freedom of expression, and secularism are merely masks worn by the one-percenters (1%), the global elite that seeks to enslave all of humanity as it simultaneously destroys the planet in its greed for resources, wealth, and absolute power.
Greenwald: I have no idea whether this 13-year-old boy was “a member of al-Qaeda,” whatever that might mean for a boy that young. But neither does the New York Times, which is why it’s incredibly irresponsible for media outlets reflexively to claim that those killed by U.S. drone strikes are terrorists.
Hedges: If you spend time as I have in Gaza, Iraq, Yemen, Algeria, Egypt and Sudan, as well as the depressing, segregated housing projects known as banlieues that ring French cities such as Paris and Lyon, warehousing impoverished North African immigrants, you begin to understand the brothers Cherif Kouachi and Said Kouachi, who were killed Friday in a gun battle with French police. There is little employment in these pockets of squalor. Racism is overt. Despair is rampant…
Bring Back Our Girls by Susu Jeffrey Bring Back Our Girls. Bring Back Our Girls since April 15th, 2014 it’s been months & months forever for teenage girls assembled for their final physics exam. Kidnapped in the middle of the night. Bring Back Our Girls. Bring back our 276 girl students or is it 329 […]
At this year’s Socialism Conference in Chicago, Jeremy Scahill spoke about the war against whistleblowers, what a country’s treatment of its own citizens says about how it will treat non-citizens and the difference between having principles and playing a partisan game. Published on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by The Nation via Common Dreams videonation Published on Jul 11, 2013 […]
The HBO host has become a leading advocate of the view that Islam is uniquely violent and threatening. Does that hold up under critical scrutiny? Glenn Greenwald guardian.co.uk Saturday 11 May 2013 09.25 EDT [Video below] From l to r: Glenn Greenwald, Joy Reid, Charles Cooke, Bill Maher on HBO’s “Real Time”, May 11, 2013 Photograph: screen […]
In Defense of Radicalism by KATHY MANLEY WEEKEND EDITION MAY 3-5, 2013 Counterpunch.org After the Boston Marathon bombing some media outlets have suggested that the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) was an incubator of radicalism because the Tsarnaev brothers occasionally worshipped there, and because they had permitted “radicals” who “defended terrorism suspects” to speak […]
Originally posted on Rise Up Times:
The Business of Islamophobia A positive view of Muslims would hinder the multibillion dollar Islamophobia industry that promotes fear as part of the U.S. “War on Terror.” By Margaret Sarfehjooy http://www.worldwidewamm.org WAMM Newsletter March/April 2013 Part I: The Attack on CAIR-MN With offices in the U.S. and Canada, the…
The Business of Islamophobia A positive view of Muslims would hinder the multibillion dollar Islamophobia industry that promotes fear as part of the U.S. “War on Terror.” By Margaret Sarfehjooy http://www.worldwidewamm.org WAMM Newsletter March/April 2013 Part I: The Attack on CAIR-MN With offices in the U.S. and Canada, the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) […]
“Islamophobia has a much longer history in Europe than in the U.S., but there is now ample evidence that Islamophobia is a flourishing industry in this country.” By Liza Burr WorldwideWAMM.org November 2012 What is Islamophobia? Fifteen years ago, in 1997, the Runnymede Trust, a British think tank, identified eight components of Islamophobia. By this […]
Eight attacks, 11 days There’s a crime wave targeting houses of worship, most of them Muslim. Is something sinister at work? BY UZMA KOLSY August 14, 2012 Salon.com The remains of the Islamic Society of Joplin mosque(Credit: Islamic Society of Joplin/Facebook) David Conrad, a resident of Morton Grove, Illinois, was likely peeved by the noise from […]