State Terrorism

Ronald Reagan: Accessory to Genocide

The conviction of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt on charges of genocide against Mayan villagers in the 1980s has a special meaning for Americans who idolize Ronald Reagan. It means that their hero was an accessory to one of the most grievous crimes that can be committed against humanity by Robert Parry The courage of the Guatemalan people and […]

Former Leader of Guatemala Is Guilty of Genocide Against Mayan Group

By Elisabeth Malkin GUATEMALA CITY — A Guatemalan court on Friday found Gen. Efraín Ríos Montt, the former dictator who ruled Guatemala during one of the bloodiest periods of its long civil war, guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. Judge Yasmín Barrios sentenced General Ríos Montt, 86, to 80 years in prison. His co-defendant, José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez, who […]

Terrorism And The United States

What is it that makes young men, reasonably well educated, in good health and nice looking, with long lives ahead of them, use powerful explosives to murder complete strangers because of political beliefs? by William Blum I’m speaking about American military personnel of course, on the ground, in the air, or directing drones from an office in Nevada. Do not […]

Why Does America Media Continue to Honour Henry Kissinger?

It’s no surprise in 2013 to see the government media complex try it’s very best to preserve the delicate legacies of lauded members of the political establishment by Patrick Henningsen Look how much effort was poured into the media eulogies for Margaret Thatcher recently, only to see the whole facade come crashing down against the real weight of public opinion […]

Within The National (In) Security State: Fear as a Constant Companion

By Phil Rockstroh “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.”―Søren Kierkegaard Life, as lived, moment to moment, in the corporate/consumer state, involves moving between states of tedium, stress, and swoons of mass media and consumer distraction. Therein, one spends a large portion of one’s economically beleaguered life attempting to make ends meet and not go mad from the pressure and the […]

America: The World’s Number One Sponsor Of Terrorism


By Garikai Chengu Just as there are good dictators and bad dictators in Washington’s eyes, there are also good terrorists and bad terrorists: Al Qaeda in Iraq, bad. Al Qaeda in Syria, good. Al Qaeda in Mali, bad. Al Qaeda in Libya, good, now bad. This hypocrisy manifests itself most acutely in how western media reports on the victims of […]

Something’s Rotten in Boston

Who’s Investigating the FBI Investigators? by Dave Lindorff I’m not a conspiracy-minded person, but something definitely stinks about this whole Boston Marathon bombing story. From what we’re reading about the case, the FBI had for two years been investigating Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old older brother killed during a shootout between police and the two brothers, Tamerlan and 19-year-old Dzhokhar. They […]

Gitmo Is Killing Me

ONE man here weighs just 77 pounds. Another, 98. Last thing I knew, I weighed 132, but that was a month ago. I’ve been on a hunger strike since Feb. 10 and have lost well over 30 pounds. I will not eat until they restore my dignity by Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel I’ve been detained at Guantánamo for 11 […]

Web of Deceit

Chronology of British Foreign Policy by Mark Curtis 1947 Foreign Office describes Middle East oil in secret document as ‘a vital prize for any power interested in world influence or domination’. 1948 Britain declares ‘emergency’ in Malaya and begins 12-year war to defeat rebels, who are mainly marginalised Chinese. Britain secretly describes war as ‘in defence of [the] rubber industry’ and […]

Washington’s “Playbook” on Provoking North Korea

In an April 3 Wall Street Journal article, “U.S. dials back on Korean show of force,” reporters Adam Entous and Julian E. Barnes revealed that the White House approved a detailed plan, called ‘the playbook,’ to ratchet up tension with North Korea during the Pentagon’s war games with South Korea by Stephen Gowans The war games, which are still in progress, […]

MI6 killed late Congolese PM Patrice Lumumba

A British peer has, in explosive revelations, said that London’s spy agency MI6 murdered the first democratically-elected Prime Minister of Congo, once described as “the most important assassination of the 20th century” by PressTV   Lord David Edward Lea made the disclosure in a letter to the editor in the March 21 edition of the London Review of Books (LRB) in […]

British State Terrorism from Northern Ireland to Syria

This story connects far-flung places. Kenya, Malaya, Northern Ireland and now Syria. The one over-arching theme is British counter-insurgency strategy, or more plainly, the use of state terrorism by British forces to achieve political objectives by Finian Cunningham The story came alive again this week with two seemingly unrelated news developments. First, we learn of deeper involvement of Britain’s military […]