Let’s Not Forget Beirut

by Jim Lobe A brief preface to two notable articles—there are others you can find on the Web (notably, this excellent piece by Anne Barnard in The New York Times Monday) — on the disparity in U.S. media coverage of the… Continue Reading  

If The Yasiin Bey Video Was Hard To Stomach…

by Jared Metzker By now millions of people have seen the video of Yasiin Bey (a hip hop artist and actor formerly known as Mos Def) being strapped to a chair and force-fed in a manner similar to that used… Continue Reading  

The NSA and the One Percent

by Bernard Chazelle Daniel Ellsberg, a man well versed in the matter, calls it “the most important leak in American history.” The scale of the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program is indeed staggering. Not to put too fine a point on it,… Continue Reading  

How Booz Allen Made the Revolving Door Redundant

by Pratap Chaterjee via IPS News Edward Snowden, a low-level employee of Booz Allen Hamilton who blew the whistle on the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), unexpectedly exposed a powerful and seamless segment of the military-industrial complex – the world… Continue Reading  

Say what? “AP: Diagram suggests Iran working on nuclear bomb”

Those unnamed officials “from a country critical of Iran’s nuclear program” are at it again. This week they leaked an illustration to to the Associated Press which supposedly demonstrates that “Iranian scientists have run computer simulations for a nuclear weapon that… Continue Reading