Their Precious Young Minds and Our Precious Young Minds (Anti-Empire Report 139)

By William Blum, Contributing Editor She was a redheaded rebel, the singer in the family, a trash-talking, tattooed 21-year-old wrapped up in a hip-hop dream of becoming Holland’s Eminem. Then Betsy found Allah. After her sudden conversion to Islam last summer, Betsy began dressing in full Muslim robes. By January,… Read the rest

Patriotism at a Price: US Military Paid NFL Teams to ‘Honor’ Soldiers at Games

By Sarah Lazare (Left: Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and Army service members salute during a ceremony at Giants stadium before the New York Jets game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Photo: Marine Corps/Sgt. Randall A. Clinton/public domain)) What better way to advertise military culture—and recruit teenagers—than by staging… Read the rest

They Knew Exactly What They Were Doing The New World Disorder

By Tariq Ali (Graphic: Duncan C / flickr.) Three decades ago, with the end of the Cold War and the dismantling of the South American dictatorships, many hoped that the much talked about ‘peace dividend’ promised by Bush senior and Thatcher would actually materialise. No such luck. Instead, we have… Read the rest

US Training Nazis, Western Media Providing Cover

By Eric Draiser It has become a popular position both in the mainstream and pseudo-alternative media, and among those on the Russophobic left, to downplay the significant fascist influence on the political and military institutions, as well as the cultural character of the “New Ukraine.” Quite often, the reality of… Read the rest

Rethinking Michael Eric Dyson’s Attack on Cornel West The Perils of Being a Public Intellectual

By Henry A. Giroux (Photo: Michael Eric Dyson by Jean Song.) Michael Eric Dyson has launched in the New Republic a bitter attack on Cornel West.[1] At the heart of Dyson’s critique is a discourse that engages in character assassination but not before he makes clear what is really at… Read the rest

Domestic Terrorism, Youth and the Politics of Disposability

By Henry A. Giroux (Photo by D. Sharon Pruitt / wikipedia.) “The danger is that a global, universally interrelated civilization may produce barbarians from its own midst by forcing millions of people into conditions which, despite all appearances, are the conditions of savages.” – Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism… Read the rest
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EYE ON THE MEDIA: How Reliable Is Reuters?

Eric Zuesse Defence Mnister Sergei Shoigu: everything he asserts is true (verifiable) and morally valid, yet Reuters presents it as false and inflammatory. People see their own nation, and foreign nations, through the filter of the press that’s available to them; so, if that filter is systematically distorting (distorting in… Read the rest
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