The Pentagon Report and “Off-the-Books” Bases

Bases, Bases, Everywhere… Except in the Pentagon’s Report Nick Turse The U.S. military is finally withdrawing (or not) from its base at al-Tanf. You know, the place that the Syrian government long claimed was a training ground for Islamic State (ISIS) fighters; the land corridor just inside Syria, near both the Iraqi and Jordanian borders,…

War Criminals at Large

Daniele Ganser It is a common misconception that democracies do not start wars of aggression or carry out terrorist attacks. The historical facts for the period from 1945 to today show a completely different reality: time and again, democratic states (*) in Europe and North America have participated in wars of aggression and terrorist attacks…

India: Lynching as a Public Spectacle

Prabir Purkayastha The rise of hate crimes in India – cow-related violence and lynchings – has been coupled with extensive use of social media. While fake news and fake videos have often helped spark communal violence, they have also been “celebratory” in nature: participants bragging about being a part of the mob involved in the…