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Jeremy Corbyn Is Praised for Denouncing Failed ‘Global War on Terror’


The British Labour Party leader’s speech comes as general election campaigning resumes in the U.K. after Monday’s deadly bombing in Manchester, England.

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Trump Admonishes NATO Member Countries in Speech (Video)

By Emma Niles

The president spoke at a North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in Brussels on Thursday morning, scolding member countries for “not paying what they should be paying.”

Posted on May 25, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Terror and Geopolitics: Manchester in 2017 and in 1996


Although decades apart, both terrorist attacks were reactions against a history of colonialism.

Posted on May 24, 2017 READ MORE

22 Killed in Manchester, U.K., in What Police Are Treating as a Terrorist Bombing


An explosion ripped through young concertgoers Monday after a performance by the American pop singer Ariana Grande. Evidence points to a suicide attack.

Posted on May 23, 2017 READ MORE

Forbidden Questions: 24 Key Issues Ignored by the Washington Elite and the Media


The media’s obsession with Donald Trump provides an excuse for highlighting trivia while slighting issues that deserve far more attention.

Posted on May 9, 2017 READ MORE

Did Islamic State Hijack the French Election?


The hackers who leaked Emmanuel Macron’s emails are late to the party. The biggest de facto backer of his opponent, Marine Le Pen (pictured), is the terrorist organization.

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When the Word ‘Terrorism’ Is Invoked, Ask Who Benefits (Video)

Political theorist Brad Evans tells “The Trews” host Russell Brand: “[Terrorism] demands a certain form of intervention, which is heightened securitization, heightened militarization.”

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Yes, Sweden Is a Paradise Lost—but Not Because of Immigration


In a whirlwind of rumors, Sweden has come to occupy a central role, cast as the innocent, naive, white country in the North that has collapsed because of its own goodness.

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Noam Chomsky: The Real Effect of the Recent U.S. Bombings in Syria and Afghanistan (Video)

The social critic and linguist comments, “In our culture and society, it’s considered very courageous to send a huge bomb somewhere”—but the consequences may not be those intended.

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Islamic State Strikes Egyptian Christians on Palm Sunday


The terrorist group claims responsibility for two suicide bombings at churches that left more than 40 dead and 100 wounded.

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The Pandora’s Box of War


Amid the U.S. outrage over Syrian civilian deaths from banned weapons, we should not forget America’s role in creating and perpetuating the seemingly endless conflict.

Posted on Apr 7, 2017 READ MORE

Demobilizing America: A Nation Made by War and a Citizenry Unmade by It


For more than 15 years, the U.S. has been fighting essentially failed or failing wars—efforts that seem only to spread the terrorism they’re supposed to eradicate.

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 READ MORE

National Insecurity


Voters drawn to Donald Trump because they believed he would rein in interventionism abroad and deal with festering problems at home are in for a disappointment.

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 READ MORE

Chomsky: If Trump Falters With Supporters, a ‘Staged or Alleged’ Terrorist Attack Could Follow


The linguist and social critic discusses the president’s agenda and warns about the scapegoating of vulnerable people.

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 READ MORE

Islamic State Is Encouraging Loner Attacks to Mask Its Decline


The terrorist organization is playing a long game in trying to herd Europe’s tens of millions of Muslims into radicalism.

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 READ MORE

Asian-American Slain, 2nd Is Wounded in Kansas by a Man Yelling, “Get Out of My Country!”


It is speculated that the alleged shooter falsely believed the men to be Middle Eastern Muslims.

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 READ MORE

Historian Juan Cole Warns Against Strongmen at Home and Abroad

In an interview by Truthdig’s Robert Scheer, the Middle East scholar also says that Islamic terrorism is overreported in the U.S. and criticizes the linking of violence and religion.

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Trump Lied About Immigrant Crime and Terror Attack on Sweden That Never Happened


It is clear that the president and his advisers despise Sweden and Germany for sheltering more than their fair share of refugees since the crisis began.

Posted on Feb 19, 2017 READ MORE

Eight Signs That Someone Is a White Terrorist


Robert Doggart (pictured) has been found guilty on four counts of plotting to commit arson and violate civil rights. But he was not charged with terrorism.

Posted on Feb 18, 2017 READ MORE

Campaign to Crush Muslim Civil Society Organizations in the U.S. Escalates


Moves to suppress American Muslim groups so far haven’t ignited the outraged protests inspired by President Trump’s travel ban.

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Kellyanne Conway Offers ‘Olive Branch,’ More Spin in CNN Interview With Jake Tapper

Tapper may have taken the president’s counselor to task on Tuesday’s episode of “The Lead,” but consider the (news) source before chalking one up for journalistic integrity.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Trump Is Mistaken About Media Coverage, but Here’s What’s Wrong With Terrorism Reporting


The president alleged Monday that the media is not covering terrorist attacks. He means terrorist attacks by Muslims in non-fundamentalist countries, of course.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 READ MORE

The ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ That Never Happened


The new administration’s spokespersons are happy to deal in fake news when it promotes the Trump worldview.

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Nancy Hollander, Chelsea Manning’s Attorney


The greatest victory of the week does not belong to Donald Trump, but to Manning and to Hollander, who never stopped fighting for justice.

Posted on Jan 22, 2017 READ MORE

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Posted on Jan 6, 2017 ENLARGE

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for the Berlin Christmas Market Attack That Killed 12


German officials continue to investigate the incident, but they have not found any leads on the driver of a truck that crashed through a crowded marketplace at high speeds Monday night.

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Russian Ambassador to Turkey Killed by Gunman


“We die in Aleppo, you die here,” the shooter of Ambassador Andrei Karlov reportedly said.

Posted on Dec 19, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump’s Jerusalem Embassy Move Is an Invitation to Terrorism


The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian West Bank is a severe security problem for the United States. Now the president-elect is planning to ratchet up tensions even further. (Pictured, Trump and his choice for ambassador to Israel, David Friedman.)

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Russell Brand Sees ‘Snoopers Charter’ as Proof the ‘State Sees Us as Its Enemy’ (Video)

The “Trews” host explains why whistleblower Edward Snowden describes the British Investigatory Powers Act as a legalization of “the most extreme surveillance in the history of western democracy.”

Posted on Dec 4, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Trump’s Cabinet Members Want Jihad Against Political Islam, but Their Efforts Will Fail


The American right wing has substituted hysteria about socialism with hysteria about Islam.

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Waiting for the Barbarians


The collapse of our democratic institutions, the pillaging of the economy by the elites and the surrender of our most basic constitutional rights will be enshrined permanently into law by a crisis.

Posted on Nov 27, 2016 READ MORE

Sting and Gandhian Anti-Terrorism: Your Paris Vacation Can Help Cripple Islamic State (Video)


Sting, 65, recently played at the Bataclan Theater in Paris, where Islamic State terrorists killed 90 people last year in one of the worst attacks in the West in recent years.

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One Veteran’s War on Islamophobia


When I chose to serve in the military 20 years ago, I did so to protect what I viewed as our sacred foundational values of liberty, equality and democracy. Now I’ve joined forces with fellow veterans to fight again for those sacred values, this time, right here at home.

Posted on Nov 2, 2016 READ MORE

‘On Contact’: Chris Hedges and Medea Benjamin on the U.S.-Saudi Alliance

On this week’s episode of RT’s “On Contact,” the Truthdig columnist and the author of “Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection,” explore why Saudi Arabia remains one of the United States’ closest allies in the Middle East in spite of the monarchy’s record of human rights abuses.

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

‘On Contact’: Chris Hedges and Hamza Yusuf Explore the Islamic World

The Truthdig columnist and the Islamic scholar review how Western interests have shaped Muslim societies and how terror groups have perverted Islam.

Posted on Oct 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

How the Override of the Veto of the 9/11 Lawsuit Bill Could Come Back to Bite Americans


President Obama vetoed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, but Congress has for the first time in his presidency over-ridden his veto. This is a disastrous law with potentially ruinous effects on the U.S. economy and U.S. policy.

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 READ MORE

Hacker Who Handed Over U.S. Government Data to Islamic State Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison


International cooperation led to Ardit Ferizi’s arrest and conviction in a groundbreaking cybersecurity case.

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 READ MORE

Apologizing to My Daughter for the Last 15 Years of War


What I really wanted to say when I dropped her off for her last year at college was just how sorry I was that she would have to live in what 9/11 transformed into the most frightened country on earth.

Posted on Sep 22, 2016 READ MORE

Here Are Six Problems America Has That Are Worse Than Terrorism


Every time a person of Middle Eastern heritage who ought to have been committed to an insane asylum but wasn’t (because rich people who don’t want to pay taxes successfully lobbied to get rid of insane asylums) commits violence, our press and politicians hit the panic button.

Posted on Sep 21, 2016 READ MORE

Chris Hedges on the Role of the Media in Perpetuating ‘Endless War in the Middle East’

In a new interview, the Truthdig columnist explains how both political parties and the media are accountable for radical terrorism in America—and how it can be stopped.

Posted on Sep 20, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

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Posted on Sep 20, 2016 ENLARGE

New York City on High Alert After Explosion Injures 29


Authorities are investigating after explosions in Manhattan and in New Jersey near a Marine Corps charity race. No one was killed, and the injured have been released from hospitals. An undetonated pressure-cooker explosive was found in Manhattan.

Posted on Sep 18, 2016 READ MORE

Trump-Supporting Felon Allegedly Torches Florida Mosque, Says ‘All Islam Is Radical’


Joseph Michael Schreiber stands accused of having carried out an arson attack against a mosque in Fort Pierce, Fla.

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 READ MORE

Will Peace Ever Be the Norm Again in the United States?

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and his team sat down with peace activist Frank Dorrel to discuss how we can strengthen the peace movement.

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Former Sen. Bob Graham: FBI Covered Up Saudi Leaders’ Role in 9/11 Attacks

What a difference 28 pages can make—especially when they are a recently declassified portion of the 2002 congressional inquiry, chaired by Graham, into the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001. (Pictured, then-President George W. Bush with a Saudi diplomat.)

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

The Lost Innocence of 9/11


The renewed patriotism and commitment we felt 15 years ago has decayed, sullied by jingoism, xenophobia and paranoid fantasies about race and religion.

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As America Mourned 9/11, CEOs and Lobbyists Pounced on the Prospect of a Bonanza Born of the Tragedy


In the wake of the awful attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, while many in New York were still attending memorial services for firefighters and police, while across the country Americans’ cheeks were still stained with tears, the corporate and Washington-based predators were already pursuing private plunder at public expense.

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 READ MORE

15 Years After 9/11, Can We Recover Our Republic?


The Founding Fathers thought keeping a standing army was a danger to democracy. The great wars of the 20th century appear to have left the United States with a permanent standing army—a state of affairs only reinforced by the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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A 9/11 Retrospective: Washington’s 15-Year Air War


Al-Qaida’s U.S. attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, were barbaric atrocities of the first order. Almost 15 years later, similar acts continue to be unleashed across the Greater Middle East, Africa and elsewhere.

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 READ MORE

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