Tagged: global war on terror
A book launch party and signing of IPS fellow Phyllis Bennis’s latest Middle East primer – this one focused on ISIS and President Obama’s war. The war is supposed to be only against the violent extremists of ISIS, but in fact is being waged against whole populations in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya and beyond.
"It's a rather shocking level of authorization to go to war anywhere in the world for as long as you want, against whoever you say, without any checks and balances," she says.
Phyllis Bennis debates war-by-proxy in Syria, neocolonialism in the Middle East, and the global war on terror.
Sooner or later, if citizens are going to support further wars and impingements on their own civil liberties, they need red meat.
After 10 Years of War in Afghanistan join people building community after a decade of struggle at home and abroad.
While a Pew study shows that a third of U.S. soldiers felt that neither Iraq or Afghanistan were worth the effort, a pipeline project might ensure continued U.S. presence in the area.
In the midst of the Arab Spring, which directly rejects al-Qaeda-style small-group violence in favor of mass-based, society-wide mobilization and non-violent protest to challenge dictatorship and corruption, does the killing of Osama bin Laden represent ultimate justice, or even an end to the "unfinished business" of 9/11?