Europe: The Right Also Rises

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by John Feffer Germany got its very own electoral shock this week when the far right won 13 percent of the vote in country’s parliamentary elections. For the first time in more than half a century, the far right will… Continue Reading  

Fear of a Hot Planet

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by John Feffer An extreme weather event hits Norway. Finally shocked into doing something radical about climate change, Norwegian citizens propel the Green Party into government, where it declares an immediate suspension of oil and gas production. The new prime… Continue Reading  

FLASHBACK: Gen. Petraeus Warned of US Policies that “Foment Anti-American Sentiment”

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Robert Wright has an excellent piece at the Atlantic exploring the “hidden causes” of the protests against the United States across the Muslim world. The violence, which it’s important to emphasize is never excusable, is receiving little serious analysis in… Continue Reading  

Why Can’t the Right Be Honest About Anders Behring Breivik?

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One of the most glaring hypocrisies surrounding the so-called “war on terror” has been the way that mass killings committed by non-Muslims have been treated as functions of mental illness while those committed by Muslims have been treated as functions… Continue Reading  

Thoughts on Anders Behring Breivik

I’ve held off on commenting on the mass murders in Norway. Partly this was simply the result of a busy weekend (and I still can’t claim that I’ve managed to plow through more than a fraction of Breivik’s 1500-page manifesto).… Continue Reading