America Admittedly Behind ISIS “Surge”

By Tony Cartalucci [Photo: Land Destroyer.] Taking advantage of a Syrian military stretched thin to protect everywhere at the same time, high concentrations of well-coordinated Al Qaeda forces, based in NATO-member Turkey as well as in US-allies Jordan and Saudi Arabia, have attacked across several fronts. The tactical and strategic… Read the rest

DOD Admits Supporting ISIS, Buffer Zones In Syria

By Brandon Turbeville [Bashar Assad by Freedom House.] While the Western mainstream media and even independent gatekeepers like Noam Chomsky for years spread the lie that any suggestion that the United States and NATO were supporting ISIS was a “conspiracy theory,” recently uncovered and declassified documents from the Defense Intelligence… Read the rest

The Fire This Time: Black Youth and the Spectacle of Postracial Violence

By Henry A. Giroux, Contributing Editor [Ghetto kids. Source:] “Let’s hope it isn’t too late to listen, listen intently, carefully, minds open, hearts full. Let’s hope.” – James Baldwin In 1963, James Baldwin published an essay entitled “The Negro Child – His Self-Image,” in The Saturday Review. Later celebrated… Read the rest

No Respect for the Poor, Working or Not

By Paul Street We all make mistakes. In 1996, I ventured a silly notion at the end of a grant-funded project study that criticized the over-optimistic labor market assumptions behind U.S. “welfare reform.”  Welfare “reform” was a euphemism for the elimination of poor families’ entitlement to basic family cash assistance… Read the rest

Is Puerto Rico on the Brink of Economic Disaster?

By Timothy Alexander Guzman (Graphic: Purple Slog / flickr.) Mass Migration, Poverty, Unemployment and the “VAT” Initiative Puerto Rico’s unemployment rate hovers around 14 percent but of course, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does count those who dropped out of the labor force completely. If you did count every… Read the rest
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Arab Leaders and the Insanity of Sectarian Warfare

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. [Photo: James Gordon.] Wars are Planned to Entrap Mankind Wars kill human beings and destroy human habitats, but the Western warmongers flag it as a positive development for change and economic necessity. It’s net result is the militarization of societal thinking and geopolitics. Peace is… Read the rest
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