White House Meeting With Egypt’s Tyrant Highlights Key Trump Effect: Unmasking U.S. Policy. Krugman believes — or at least wants his Democratic followers to believe — that supporting and praising savage despotism in Egypt is a new development that only happens in “Trump’s America.”
Aamulehti. A history of global living conditions in 5 charts - Our World In Data. Israel kieltää maahan pääsyn Israelin tai sen tuotteiden boikottia kannattavilta – ihmisoikeusjärjestöt arvostelevat. Conflict in Israel and Palestine: Crash Course World History 223. The Israel-Palestine conflict: a brief, simple history. Luulitko osaavasi googlettaa? Lue ensin nämä 10 vinkkiä - Tietokoneet. Le Monde diplomatique & Novaja Gazeta. ROAR Magazine. This article has been translated into Turkish by the comrades at Fraksiyon.org.
The introduction to the new book The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy (Verso, 2015), explains how Murray Bookchin – born to Russian Jewish immigrants in New York City in 1921 – was introduced to radical politics at the age of nine when he joined the Young Pioneers, a Communist youth organization. This would be the start of his ‘life on the left’ in which he would turn from Stalinism to Trotskyism in the years running up to World War II before defining himself as an anarchist in the late 1950s and eventually identifying as a ‘communalist’ or ‘libertarian municipalist’ after the introduction of the idea of social ecology. The Next Revolution includes the 1992 essay The Ecological Crisis and the Need to Remake Society. The PKK was inspired by Marxist-Leninist thought and fought for an independent Kurdish state that would be founded upon socialist principles.
Inside Tel Aviv's "Death to the Arabs" rally. Thousands converged on Tel Aviv’s city hall this week to register their support for an Israeli soldier who was filmed last month executing a Palestinian youth as he lay on the ground, wounded and immobile, in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.
From across the country, Israelis descended upon Rabin Square, Tel Aviv’s premier venue for large public protests, to express their indignation over the army’s charges of manslaughter against the soldier, 19-year-old Sergeant Elor Azarya. The rally featured speeches by Azarya’s mother, father and sister and a number of musical performances by popular Israeli artists. At another rally which we filmed in the soldier’s home town of Ramle, rally-goers voiced harsh criticism for those who do not support Azarya’s action and for those who helped expose his deed – especially the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem. Notably, on the same day as the rally, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged leniency for Azarya. Tags. Trump at War. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Drones (HBO)
I'm on the Kill List. This is what it feels like to be hunted by drones. I am in the strange position of knowing that I am on the ‘Kill List’.
I know this because I have been told, and I know because I have been targeted for death over and over again. Four times missiles have been fired at me. I am extraordinarily fortunate to be alive. I don’t want to end up a “Bugsplat” – the ugly word that is used for what remains of a human being after being blown up by a Hellfire missile fired from a Predator drone. More importantly, I don’t want my family to become victims, or even to live with the droning engines overhead, knowing that at any moment they could be vaporized. I am in England this week because I decided that if Westerners wanted to kill me without bothering to come to speak with me first, perhaps I should come to speak to them instead. I am from Waziristan, the border area between Pakistan and Afghanistan. American Dad! - ollie north. 41 men targeted but 1,147 people killed: US drone strikes – the facts on the ground. The drones came for Ayman Zawahiri on 13 January 2006, hovering over a village in Pakistan called Damadola.
Ten months later, they came again for the man who would become al-Qaida’s leader, this time in Bajaur. Eight years later, Zawahiri is still alive. Seventy-six children and 29 adults, according to reports after the two strikes, are not. However many Americans know who Zawahiri is, far fewer are familiar with Qari Hussain. US soldiers 'killed Afghan civilians for sport and collected fingers as trophies' Twelve American soldiers face charges over a secret "kill team" that allegedly blew up and shot Afghan civilians at random and collected their fingers as trophies.
Five of the soldiers are charged with murdering three Afghan men who were allegedly killed for sport in separate attacks this year. Seven others are accused of covering up the killings and assaulting a recruit who exposed the murders when he reported other abuses, including members of the unit smoking hashish stolen from civilians. In one of the most serious accusations of war crimes to emerge from the Afghan conflict, the killings are alleged to have been carried out by members of a Stryker infantry brigade based in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan. According to investigators and legal documents, discussion of killing Afghan civilians began after the arrival of Staff Sergeant Calvin Gibbs at forward operating base Ramrod last November.
Hs. Mistä tunnistaa Venäjä-trollin? Inequality and the Putin Economy: Inside the Numbers. A woman chooses purchases next to a kiosk selling T-shirts with a portrait of the Russian President Vladimir Putin at a Christmas market in St.Petersburg, Russia.
The sign on the T-shirt signs 'Putin is ( all right )'. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) Throughout his time in power, Vladimir Putin has promised to level the playing field in Russia, with an emphasis on growing the middle class. Sofi Oksasen pysäyttävä kirjoitus infosodasta – Tätä on kirjoittaa Venäjästä - Aamulehti. Venäjän verkossa: Infosotaa venäläisittäin. How-does-isis-fund-its-reign-terror-282607. American ISIS fighter captured by Kurds: ‘I found it hard’
An American Islamic State fighter in Kurdish custody, identified as Mohamad Khweis, speaks about his journey to the Islamic State and why he decided to surrender himself to Kurdish forces.
(Reuters) The 26-year-old Virginia man who was taken into custody in Iraq after he purportedly deserted the Islamic State told a Kurdish TV station Thursday that he decided to escape after he grew dissatisfied during intensive religious training in Mosul. Mohamad Khweis told Kurdistan 24 that his life under the Islamic State in Mosul was a “very strict” regimen of prayer, eating and eight hours of daily instruction in religion and sharia law. He said he soon came to realize that “I didn’t really support their ideology.” Khweis said he stayed only about a month, then reached out to someone who could help him make his way toward Turkey.
“It was pretty hard to live in Mosul,” he said. Women's secret films from within al-Raqqah of Islamic state. The winter rain falls onto the few people walking around on the streets of al-Raqqah.
The hidden camera footage shows men with semi-concealed Kalashnikovs over their shoulders – ISIS fighters. They have made a pilgrimage to this place, convinced that they are going to establish God's State on earth – the Islamic Caliphate. The result has become a hell on earth, not least for the women of the city. I know Isis fighters. Western bombs falling on Raqqa will fill them with joy. Since the Paris attacks, western politicians have been walking open-eyed into a trap set by the terrorists – just like they did after 9/11.
They retaliate with bombs, even though bombs are one of the main reasons why we are facing terrorism in the first place: because bombs predominantly kill innocent people, and thus help to create fresh recruits for the terrorist cause. As I learned from spending time interviewing Islamic State members in Syria and northern Iraq, George W Bush’s “war on terror” turned out to be a classic terrorist recruitment programme of this kind. In 2001 there were roughly a couple of hundred terrorists in the mountains of the Hindu Kush who posed a threat to the international community. Now, after the war on terror has claimed what some estimate to be as many as one million Iraqi lives, we are facing some 100,000 terrorists. The Rise of ISIS. Turkey could cut off Islamic State’s supply lines. So why doesn’t it? In the wake of the murderous attacks in Paris, we can expect western heads of state to do what they always do in such circumstances: declare total and unremitting war on those who brought it about.
They don’t actually mean it. They’ve had the means to uproot and destroy Islamic State within their hands for over a year now. They’ve simply refused to make use of it. In fact, as the world watched leaders making statements of implacable resolve at the G20 summit in Antalaya, these same leaders are hobnobbing with Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, a man whose tacit political, economic, and even military support contributed to Isis’s ability to perpetrate the atrocities in Paris, not to mention an endless stream of atrocities inside the Middle East. How could Isis be eliminated? But instead, YPG-controlled territory in Syria finds itself placed under a total embargo by Turkey, and PKK forces are under continual bombardment by the Turkish air force. How has Erdoğan got away with this? What I Discovered From Interviewing Imprisoned ISIS Fighters.
No sooner am I settled in an interviewing room in the police station of Kirkuk, Iraq, than the first prisoner I am there to see is brought in, flanked by two policemen and in handcuffs. I awkwardly rise, unsure of the etiquette involved in interviewing an ISIS fighter who is facing the death penalty. He is small, much smaller than I, on first appearances just a boy in trouble with the police, his eyes fixed on the floor, his face a mask.
We all sit on armchairs lined up against facing walls, in a room cloudy with cigarette smoke and lit by fluorescent strip lighting, a room so small that my knees almost touch the prisoner’s—but he still doesn’t look up. I have interviewed plenty of soldiers on the other side of this fight, mostly from the Kurdish forces (known as pesh merga) but also fighters in the Iraqi army (known as the Iraqi Security Forces or ISF), both Arab and Kurdish. Bryssel sai koko maailman huomion – tässä kymmenen muuta terroristi-iskua samalta viikolta. Politiikkaradio. Volkswagenin päästöskandaali murentaa luottamusta autoteollisuuteen ikävästi juuri Pariisin ilmastokokouksen alla. Hs.fi - Islamin rähinäaika lopuillaan? Here's what the world would look like if countries were scaled based on their population.
Le Monde diplomatique & Novaja Gazeta. Girl Stranded in Refugee Camp Is Praying to Get Out. The Omar family’s little nylon tent stands near the edge of the refugee camp at Idomeni, in northern Greece, close enough to the roadside to get splashed by passing trucks. They’ve been living there since the end of February, as have thousands of other asylum seekers, mostly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, who became stuck in Greece after Europe began to close its borders to transiting migrants earlier this year. The Omars, like many of the Syrians at Idomeni, aren’t used to the camp’s abysmal conditions. Back in their hometown of Aleppo, before it became a battleground, they owned an apartment near the city center, and enjoyed a comfortable, middle-class life. It was the country’s civil war that forced them to flee along with millions of other Syrians.
The family’s eldest child, 13-year-old Zeinab Omar, clearly recalls the war approaching, the sound of explosions growing louder until she could feel the little earthquakes they produced. It didn’t quite work out as planned. Winter On Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom - Trailer - A Netflix Documentary. Tästä on kyse: Ukrainan kriisi on kamppailua Venäjän etupiiristä - Ukraina - Datajournalismi. Putin, The Bikers and Sevastopol Bike Show. Night Wolves WWII Show: US-sanctioned Putin-loyal bikers stage show in occupied Crimea. Kasvot Syyrian sodalle. Explicit cookie consent. Syria's war: A 5-minute history.
Syyrian mutkikas valtapeli – katso grafiikasta liittolaiset ja viholliset. Suorat viivat kartalla vetivät Lähi-idän mutkalle. Trying to follow what is going on in Syria and why? This comic will get you there in 5 minutes. Economist.com - syyrian oppositio.