The Covert Origins of ISIS

The Covert Origins of ISIS

Evidence exposing who put ISIS in power, and how it was done. The Islamic militant group ISIS, formerly known as Al-Qaeda in Iraq, and recently rebranded as the so called Islamic State, is the stuff of nightmares. They are ruthless, fanatical, killers, on a mission,...
Understanding The Militarized Internet

Understanding The Militarized Internet

If twitter is any gauge, a lot of people think this article in Wired about General Keith Alexander is just all kinds of kewl: General Keith Alexander, a man few even in Washington would likely recognize. Never before has anyone in America’s intelligence sphere come...
Tears of Gaza: The War They Don’t Show You

Tears of Gaza: The War They Don’t Show You

“Disturbing, powerful and emotionally devastating, Tears of Gaza is less a conventional documentary than a record — presented with minimal gloss — of the 2008 to 2009 bombing of Gaza (dubbed ‘Operation Cast Lead’) by the Israeli military. Filmed by several Palestinian...
Gaza, The World’s Largest Open-Air Prison

Gaza, The World’s Largest Open-Air Prison

A look at life under occupation. Gaza has the look of a Third World country, with pockets of wealth surrounded by hideous poverty. It is not, however, undeveloped. Rather it is “de-developed,” and very systematically so, to borrow the term from Sara Roy,...
Afghan Corruption, and How the U.S. Facilitates It

Afghan Corruption, and How the U.S. Facilitates It

When it comes to corruption in Afghanistan, the time may be now for the United States to look in the mirror and see what lessons can be learned from contracting out parts of that war. On Sept. 30, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told CBS’s “60 Minutes” that the...