Category Archives: Terror

The Last Gasp of American Democracy

Posted on Jan 5, 2014 By Chris Hedges This is our last gasp as a democracy. The state’s wholesale intrusion into our lives and obliteration of privacy are now facts. And the challenge to us—one of the final ones, I suspect—is to … Continue reading

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Why Is the Conservative Brain More Fearful? The Alternate Reality Right-Wingers Inhabit Is Terrifying

Walk a mile in your ideological counterparts’ shoes…if you dare. AlterNet / By Joshua Holland May 2, 2012 Consider for a moment just how terrifying it must be to live life as a true believer on the right. Reality is … Continue reading

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8 Stories Buried By the Corporate Media That You Need to Know About

AlterNet / By Rania Khalek – Not all news stories are treated equally. December 15, 2011 | As 2011 comes to a close, we will see lists of the year’s most memorable events and most important people, as is the … Continue reading

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SWAT Raids, Stun Guns, And Pepper Spray: Why The Government Is Ramping Up The Use Of Force

Radley Balko Senior Writer and Investigative Reporter, The Huffington Post In February of last year, video surfaced of a marijuana raid in Columbia, Mo. During the raid on Jonathan Whitworth and his family, police took down the door with a … Continue reading

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And Hate Begat Hate

By Ahmed Rashid September 13, 2011 “Today Online” — IN their shock after Sept. 11, 2001, Americans frequently asked, “Why do they hate us so much?” It wasn’t clear just who “they” were – Muslims, Arabs or simply anyone who … Continue reading

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The Years of Shame

Paul Krugman September 11, 2011, 8:41 AM Is it just me, or are the 9/11 commemorations oddly subdued? Actually, I don’t think it’s me, and it’s not really that odd. What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people … Continue reading

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How Little We Know About the Origins of 9/11

By Robert Scheer For a decade, the main questions about 9/11 have gone unanswered while the alleged perpetrators who survived the attacks have never been publicly cross-examined as to their methods and motives. It is not conspiratorial but rather obviously … Continue reading

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Tomgram: Chris Hellman, The Pentagon’s Spending Spree

Posted by Christopher Hellman at 7:46am, August 16, 2011. China just launched a refitted Ukrainian aircraft carrier from the 1990s on its first test run — and that’s what the only projected “great power” enemy of the U.S. has to … Continue reading

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What Is Really Going on in Norway?

We don’t have to imagine what WE in the US would have done in a similar situation. We showed the world how we react in our actions since 9/11. How much different would the world be if our reaction was … Continue reading

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