Imperialist Feminism and Liberalism

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 more…


ISIS, 9/11, and the Terrorism Time Loop

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 more…


“Telegenically Dead”: Israel’s Crumbling Media War

“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 more…


Stop Spying on Muslim Americans

Stop Spying on Muslim Americans

by Arun Kundnani and Deepa Kumar The U.S. government has been snooping on prominent members of the Muslim-American community, according to documents released by National Security Agency whistle-blowerEdward Snowden and publicized in a story byGlenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain of the online publication Intercept. That story reveals that the NSA and FBI covertly monitored the emails of five Muslim-Americans who have “all Read more…


Media Stoke Our Terrorism Mindset

Media Stoke Our Terrorism Mindset

For more than 30 years, media and pop culture have used scare tactics and racial profiling to overwhelm Americans with fear of the dark-skinned terrorist. Shortly after the Boston Marathon bombing, users of the social networking site Reddit organized a campaign to identify the suspects. After pouring through scores of photos, they fixated on two Read more…



Abby Martin takes on the US corporate media

Watch RT anchor Abby Martin take on the US corporate lapdog media. After her bold statement opposing Russia’s invasion of Crimea, the US media have been a flutter trying to expose the pro-Russian slant on RT. Abby responds by saying yes this true, but then the US corporate media are no less propagandistic in a Read more…


Pearson Inc., Rutgers and the fight for Quality Education

Pearson Inc., Rutgers and the fight for Quality Education

Pearson, Inc., which dominates the world of education testing and technology, was recently in the news because of illegal practices carried out by its charitable wing. Charitable foundations are not supposed to be in the business of making money, hence the word “charity.” But in a move that would have made Scrooge proud (both Ebenezer Read more…