War on Terror

Ex-CIA Interrogator Trains ICE Agents in ‘Counterterrorism’ as They Terrorize Immigrants

June 24, 2018

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement pays a private security firm run by former top CIA interrogator Barry McManus to train ICE agents in intelligence and “counterterrorism.” TRNN’s Ben Norton speaks with investigative journalist Ken Klippenstein.

Philippines' Duterte Uses 'War on Terror' Tactics to Crack Down on Leftists

Philippines’ Duterte Uses ‘War on Terror’ Tactics to Crack Down on Leftists

April 17, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is violently repressing socialist and communist groups by dubbing them “terrorists,” in what ex-lawmaker Walden Bello says is a dangerous threat to democracy.

Philippines' Drug War Kills Poor Addicts, Not Rich Dealers

Philippines’ Drug War Kills Poor Addicts, Not Rich Dealers

April 17, 2018

Most of the thousands killed in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent war on drugs have been poor addicts. Ex-lawmaker Walden Bello discusses how the middle class is the social base for far-right movements

Canada

April 7, 2017
Canada likes to portray its foreign policy as being independent and different from the US, but according to Yves Engler it actually almost always follows US lead

Bush’s Legacy: ISIS, A Million Dead in Iraq

March 13, 2017

Scholar Vijay Prashad notes that as former president George W. Bush goes on a book tour to rehabilitate himself, we should remember that his administration spawned the architecture for the War on Terror

The Laura Flanders Show

July 25, 2016
Laura Flanders speaks to immigrant labor organizer Fahd Ahmed and human rights attorney Lamis Deek about anti-Arab racism, and also to Chicago teachers organizing against ‘education Apartheid’ and the School to Prison Pipeline.

US Escalates Iraq Airstrikes but Lacks Long-term Strategy

August 18, 2014

Vijay Prashad: US airstrikes are working strategically, but alone will not turn the tide against the Islamic State

CIA and NSA Wrongdoing Requires Independent Investigation, Says Former Church Committee Staff

March 16, 2014

Burt Wides, a former chief investigator for the Church Committee, who helped create the Senate and House intelligence committees, says these oversight bodies are now too entwined with the intelligence agencies; further reason for an independent committee is President Obama will not pursue an investigation into the actions taken during the Bush/Cheney administration’s ‘war on…

Egypt

February 5, 2014
Sharif Abdel Kouddous: U.S. strategic interests in Egypt have more to do with security of the Gulf than democracy, human rights, or rule of law

Independent Journalism Now Considered ‘Terrorism’ in Egypt

February 3, 2014

Sharif Abdel Kouddous on the Egyptian Military Regime’s Growing ‘War On Journalists’