Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tag: ISIL

Destroying Raqqa in order to save it

The devastation of Raqqa was not covered in the English language press with the same vigor as the earlier battle for Aleppo.

Terror and geopolitics: Manchester in 2017 and in 1996

Both Manchester bombings were reactions against a history of colonial shaping of the lives of local people.

Trump doesn’t understand the concept of ‘classified’

Trump may have just killed the spy who with incredible bravery penetrated ISIL.

Violence Begets….

“If only enough of our countries' public will demand holding those war criminals accountable, and keep at it... then we will send the rest of the world a sincere message.”

Militant MadAmerika

“In her great piece, Sara Gray makes the connection between kids playing at 'first person shooter games' and being in live combat. She explains how these kinds of games desensitize heavy players to images of violence- thus, isn't it easy to imagine shooting someone in real life when you spend all day simulating shooting someone?”

You Say ISIL, I Say ISIS, Let’s Call the Whole Thing...

“Iraqis, now Syrians, and by extension even the Europeans who are now awash in refugees from the wars we help foment, and the US taxpayer, and, documented by a Brown University study, the US job seeker—these are the losers.”

Could ISIL Be Strengthened by U.S., French, Russian Bombing?

A conversation with longtime journalist Abdel Bari Atwan about how the bombings could backfire and help grow the Islamic State.

9/11 Mastermind Urges Unity Between al-Qaida and Islamic State Against Russia...

Al-Zawahiri, a mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks and successor of Bin Laden, is urging for the unity between al-Qaeda and Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) in the face of American, Russian and Shiite forces in Syria. Things just got more complicated for the CIA.

Today’s Top Seven Myths About Islamic State

While ISIS continues to haunt the nightmares of Western journalists and security analysts, Juan Cole points out some assertions about the "Islamic State" that are truly exaggerated and completely incorrect.

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A global anti-Olympics movement rises to challenge the games’ darker side

“The Olympics Games put tremendous pressure on the host city’s local budget, crash the democratic government process and destroy the environment."

The far right’s new-old war on women

From the Trumpists who attacked the U.S. Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.

The Right’s grotesque, negative learning curve is steadily demolishing its national brand

For a white nationalist base obsessed with “losing its country” (and dominance) to outsiders and non-whites, won’t chronic, severe political whoppers achieve exactly its worst fear?

How Civil Rights Leader Bob Moses used math literacy to push for racial equality

The Algebra Project is a nonprofit dedicated to helping students from historically marginalized communities develop math literacy.