Narco-Politics in Chiapas: A Time Bomb that Increases the Risk of Another Massacre

Blocked roads, populations under siege, shootings every night, dozens of houses burned and the absence of authority, are some of the conditions that some 6,000 displaced persons from Chenalhó and Chalchihuitán suffer. Photo courtesy of the priest Marcelo Pérez Blanche Petrich Three weeks ago, the parish priest of Simojovel, Marcelo Pérez, started to tour the…

Libya: The Failed State

Wayne Madsen Libya, once the gem for high-living standards in Africa, is today a failed state. Thanks to the discordant foreign policy of President Barack Obama and his secretaries of state, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, Libya is now a country plagued by rival governments, gangs of terrorist marauders, human smuggling syndicates, and a collapsing…

The Truth About Radical Islam

Tony Cartalucci There are approximately 1.8 billion Muslims on Earth. That is approximately 24% of the world population. They live in regions spanning North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and reaching as far as Southeast Asia. There are Muslim communities in virtually every nation – and in many – they have played a pivotal,…

AFRICOM and Human Terrain Operations

Wayne Madsen Pentagon and White House officials have been circumspect about the reason behind the deaths of four US Green Beret troops in southwestern Niger, said to be on a “routine training mission.” There is a very good reason why the Trump administration is doing its very best to cover up the reason for an…

False Flagging Sonic Attacks in Havana: A CIA Specialty

Wayne Madsen The Central Intelligence Agency, now under the direction of an extreme right-wing Republican, former Kansas Republication congressman Mike Pompeo, is insisting behind-the-scenes that the Cuban government is responsible for alleged sonic weaponry attacks on American diplomats in Havana. The CIA, which wrote the book on false flag attacks in Europe and around the…

Puerto Rico and the Colonial Circuits of Policing

How reconsidering the history of policing in Puerto Rico complicates our understandings of the island’s colonial relationship with the United States. Marisol LeBrón Scholars and activists have long argued that Puerto Rico functions as a colonial laboratory for the United States. Instances of unethical medical and scientific experimentation in Puerto Rico—including testing of the birth…