Understanding the Syria Situation

 President Assad is a nasty guy who got so nasty his people rebelled and the rebels (who are Good) started winning. But then some of the rebels turned a bit nasty too and christened themselves Islamic State (definitely Bad) while some (still Good) continued to support democracy. So the Americans (who are GOOD) started bombing Islamic State (who are Bad) and giving arms to the … Continue reading Understanding the Syria Situation

John Pilger – The War On Terror – Truth & Lies

“14 years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, we honor those we lost. We salute all who serve to keep us safe. We stand as strong as ever” – Barack Obama, 11th September, 2015 Breaking The Silence: Truth And Lies In The War On Terror’ (2003) was screened six months after the invasion of Iraq in March 2003 and two years after the invasion of … Continue reading John Pilger – The War On Terror – Truth & Lies

What is striking in India is the indifference of the privileged: Chomsky

At 84, Noam Chomsky remains the sharpest, most acute, most unrelenting critic of power, particularly American power. He speaks to Priyanka Borpujari about the evolution of protest; the disconnect between the misery he sees on the streets of Delhi and our elites’ chest-thumping pride; the narrow concerns of mainstream media; and his starring role in a Gangnam Style parody. Noam Chomsky, 84, Linguist & Activist, … Continue reading What is striking in India is the indifference of the privileged: Chomsky

Inventing Enemies – Shashwat Sinha

Ten years ago, an illegal war in Iraq started, that has left the country completely devastated, and its national identity more or less lost. The war was waged on a false pretext, lies, impunity, propaganda and absolute disrespect for human life. The aim of war was a moving target starting from destroying weapons of mass destruction to ultimately ‘liberating’ Iraqi people from a tyrant dictator … Continue reading Inventing Enemies – Shashwat Sinha

How Not to Teach About the Iraq War – by Bill Bigelow

Published on Monday, March 18, 2013 by Common Dreams Ten Years After: How Not to Teach About the Iraq War by Bill Bigelow In 2006, with U.S. troops occupying Iraq, the great historian and humanitarian Howard Zinn expressed his desire for what the end of the war would bring: “My hope is that the memory of death and disgrace will be so intense that the … Continue reading How Not to Teach About the Iraq War – by Bill Bigelow