According to Washington, terrorism is what they do, not us. Defending independent sovereignty is called terrorism. So are legitimate responses to Western/Israeli-sponsored attacks.
America does it wholesale and retail. Obama's wars increase body counts. They mount daily. Special forces death squads in over 120 countries add their own.
By Humberto DaSilva - June 1, 2013
The Right is cracking up. So drop 'em in the soup.
By Bill Van Auken - 1 June 2013
In a series of raids in the capital of Istanbul and in the southern provinces of Mersin, Adana and Hatay near the Syrian border, Turkish police rounded up 12 members of Syria’s Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Nusra Front along with chemical weapons materials.
By Revolutionary Anarchist Action - Znet
This is an informative mail about the current situation in Istanbul, Turkey. After two days of protest about the urban gentrification of Gezi Park (biggest park in Taksim where green areas are continually being destroyed), people got fed up with police brutality and violence.
By Catharina Thörn - May 31, 2013
International media surprise that revolts can emerge in Stockholm, the supposedly prosperous “capital of Scandinavia”, stems from near-total ignorance of what has happened here over the last 30 years. Behind the urban revolts that set Stockholm on fire lies another, less visible revolution: the slow, deliberate, devastating assault on the Swedish welfare state.
By STEWART J. LAWRENCE - May 31-June 02, 2013
While hailed as historically accurate and brilliantly written, there’s no denying that the charismatic alpha males that rule the roost at Sterling, Cooper, Draper and Pryce...are...sexist pigs. On a daily basis, they screw, bully and lie their way through their professional and personal lives, all the while hopped up on high-priced booze and their own unbridled egos. Most of the women around them...labor in obscurity in the firm’s secretarial pool or quietly tend to the children at home, resentful but alone.
Israeli-style defense is offense. It hasn't been attacked in 40 years. It faces no regional threats now except ones it invents. It prioritizes violence, conflict and instability.
Extraordinary renditions include arbitrary abductions and extrajudicial transfers from one country to another. Targeted individuals are called terrorists.
By William Dotinga - May 29, 2013
A California sheriff's deputy needlessly Tasered and then shot a man to death after his father called 911 seeking help for his son's depression, the family claims in court..."We called law enforcement to see if we could get help for him and we didn't get it...Instead, he shot him."
By Peter Rugh - May 30th, 2013
Amidst the ongoing jobs-vs-environment debate...one voice is noticeably absent: the bitumen workers in Canada who are largely against long-term tar sands extraction and the building of the pipeline...“We’re diametrically opposed to the construction of it...The Keystone XL is not good for the economy, it’s not good for the environment, it violates all kinds of First Nations rights.”
By RUTH HOPKINS - Counterpunch Weekend Edition
...[C]olonial language can be used as a tool to denigrate and discriminate against Native people alive today...These semantics of white privilege serve to enforce old colonial notions that attempt to reduce Natives to primitive caricatures. It suggests that we are not equals. It implies that mainstream society owns Native identity, or that we as Natives are relegated to the past.
By Kaitlin McNabb - rabble.ca
It seemed unreal. An independent, local, radical bookstore survived a renoviction attempt in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, British Columbia. I spell that out so finitely because all those qualifiers are a sure recipe for a rent hike, renoviction and then subsequent explosion of condos. Yet, here Spartacus Books stands.
By Bill Van Auken - 31 May 2013
The killing of Todashev, and the rapid disintegration of the government’s official story — that he was shot after lunging at interrogators with a knife — is an extraordinary event. It casts into further doubt everything that has been said so far about the Boston Marathon bombings.
Israel gives chutzpah new meaning. War on humanity defines its agenda. It warned Russia about supplying Syria with sophisticated defensive anti-aircraft missiles. It said Israel will react in response.