The Fall of the House of ISIS

Syrian girls walk past the rubble of destroyed buildings in rebel-held Aleppo in 2015 (Jordi Bernabeu Farrús via Flickr)

by John Feffer The Middle East today is enduring a replay of World War II — with the Islamic State in the role of Nazi Germany. Having seized much of Europe and parts of the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany reached… Continue Reading  

Kumbaya (Not)

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by John Feffer In his new film Taxi, Iranian director Jafar Panahi is having a conversation with his young niece. They’re sitting in the cab Panahi is driving. The Iranian government has banned the director from making films, so he’s… Continue Reading  

Living With No Future

Iraq-Checkpoint

Iraq, 10 Years Later by Dahr Jamail via Tom Dispatch Back then, everybody was writing about Iraq, but it’s surprising how few Americans, including reporters, paid much attention to the suffering of Iraqis.  Today, Iraq is in the news again. The… Continue Reading