Terror in the God-shaped hole – Confronting modernity’s identity crisis

Terror in the God-shaped hole – Confronting modernity’s identity crisis

“Eutopia 15” Abstract photograph 2015 © Jan Oberg David R. LoyTFF Associate October 21, 2020 “Hell is truth seen too late.” (Anonymous) Why would a small group of people want to crash hijacked airplanes into skyscrapers, killing thousands and terrorizing millions? Perhaps only religion can provide the motivation and collective support for such heinous deeds […]

Conversation Between Gandhi & Bin Laden – by Bhikhu Parekh

Conversation Between Gandhi & Bin Laden – by Bhikhu Parekh

By Bhikhu Parekh November 5, 2020 If he were alive today, how might Mahatma Gandhi, the greatest apostle of non-violence, challenge Osama Bin Laden’s worldview? Bhikhu Parekh is Vice-President of The Gandhi Foundation, a professor of political philosophy, a Labour peer, and the author of three books on Gandhi. This article first appeared in Prospect Magazine in April […]

Macron’s attack on Islam reveals “intolerance and hatred,” says Nobel peace laureate Tawakkol Karman

Macron’s attack on Islam reveals “intolerance and hatred,” says Nobel peace laureate Tawakkol Karman

Steven Sahiounie November 09, 2020 29 Oct 2020 – The beheading of a teacher in France elicited inflammatory remarks from President Emmanuel Macron, which in turn has been met with an Arab boycott of French goods and outrage by the Muslim world. Macron is accusing Muslims of separatism and is introducing a new bill to crack down on this sin against French […]

Leaked docs expose massive Syria propaganda operation by Western government contractors and media

Leaked docs expose massive Syria propaganda operation by Western government contractors and media

Photo: The Liberation of Aleppo December 2016 Collage © Jan Oberg Ben Norton October 26, 2020 Western government-funded intelligence cutouts trained Syrian opposition leaders, planted stories in media outlets from BBC to Al Jazeera, and ran a cadre of journalists. A trove of leaked documents exposes the propaganda network. Originally published on The Grayzone, September […]

The price of speaking out against forever war

Chris Hedges September 4, 2020 Chris Hedges discusses “Ghost Riders of the Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge,” with author Danny Sjursen, combat veteran and West Point. It’s RT’s “On Contact”. If you want to know more about Sjursen, here is his SceptialVet homepage. Originally posted on Scheerpost’s website on August 17, […]

Rogue states sanction the International Criminal Court

Rogue states sanction the International Criminal Court

Richard FalkTFF Associate 1 July, 2020 This post is a slightly modified version of an editorial contribution to TMS – Transcend Media Service – June 22-28, 2020 Sanctioning the International Criminal Court, ICC Even Orwell would be at a loss to make sense of some of the recent antics of leading governments. We would expect […]

Environment a victim of war in Iraq and Syria

Environment a victim of war in Iraq and Syria

June 16, 2020 The war in Syria, now in its sixth year, has been ferocious and deadly. In 2016, the death toll was estimated at 400,000. In Iraq, the fight against the Islamic State (IS) has destroyed cities and displaced around 3.3 million people. Yet beyond the immediate consequences of these conflicts, the environmental degradation in both countries could have a far-reaching impact. Originally posted […]

Acknowledging disorientation after COVID-19: Beyond horizons of fear and doubt

Acknowledging disorientation after COVID-19: Beyond horizons of fear and doubt

Richard Falk May 08, 2020 More than earlier crises of my lifetime, including the Great Depression, World War II, 9/11, the COVID-19 pandemic illuminates as never before, how precarious and uncertain is the future wellbeing, and possibly survival, of the human species. The concreteness, immediacy, and haunting uncertainties of the pandemic is quite terrifying on […]

Recalling the hundreds of thousands of civilian victims of America’s endless ‘war on terror’

Recalling the hundreds of thousands of civilian victims of America’s endless ‘war on terror’

By Dave Lindorff May 04, 2020 Now that the flags are back waving from the tops of flagpoles across the country, and the maudlin paeans to the close to 3000 lives lost in the airplane attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, it’s time we gave a thought to […]

Joseph Biden’s foreign policy

Joseph Biden’s foreign policy

By Jonathan Power April 14, 2020 Joseph Biden for president! Yesterday his main rival for the Democratic Party’s nomination, Bernie Sanders, endorsed him. If the world could vote, the overwhelming majority would vote for Biden, despite some misgivings. My reservations would be on his foreign policy. Like President Barack Obama he would be good on […]

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