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If you struggle, you can win- The AFT-AAUP local at Rutgers University represents more than eight thousand faculty and graduate workers at the New Jersey school. Those thousands of workers just won an unprecedented victory in a recent contract fight with their administration. It took several years of organizing and a threat of a strike for the union to force their bosses to Read the full article...
Play it Again, (Uncle) Sam: A Brief History of US Imperialism, Propaganda, and the News- All of a sudden the establishment media appear to have developed something of a spine around the 2003 Iraq war and occupation. Yet, in this frenzy to hold officials accountable for the Iraq war, the role of media complicity is all but ignored. As Matt Taibbi wrote, various editors “quietly sat by and let lie Read the full article...
Homeland Red Riding Burqa Imperialist Feminism and Liberalism- In a recent CNN interview, religion scholar Reza Aslan was asked by journalist Alisyn Camerota if Islam is violent given the “primitive treatment in Muslim countries of women and other minorities.” Aslan responded by stating that the conditions for women in Muslim majority countries vary. While women cannot drive in Saudi Arabia, elsewhere in various Muslim majority Read the full article...
ISIS, 9/11, and the Terrorism Time Loop- As we mark another anniversary of the attacks in 2001, it seems as if little has changed. We appear to be caught in a time loop where history keeps repeating itself again and again. If it was al Qaeda in 2001 that represented the pinnacle of all things evil that animated the US invasion of Afghanistan Read the full article...
“Telegenically Dead”: Israel’s Crumbling Media War- Israeli propaganda has hit a new low. While the world was still trying to come to terms with the mass deaths in Shejaiya, Benjamin Netanyahu went on CNN to state that Hamas uses the “telegenically dead” to further “their cause.” He added that for Hamas: “The more the dead, the better.” Even while Netanyahu followed Read the full article...