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.

Justice or Vengeance?

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?