Category: Terror War

Martin Conway: What is it about Molenbeek? The bit of Belgium that was a base for Paris terror attacks

What is true of Molenbeek would be equally true of areas of London and Paris. But what is specifically Belgian about this story is the state of Belgium

Vijay Prashad: We are in pitiless times

After Paris, macho language about “pitiless war” defines the contours of leadership. Little else is on offer. It is red meat to our emotions

Alexandre Hielard: Joints, beer but little religion in lives of Paris attack brothers

“My brothers were normal”

Claire Veale: Paris attacks: it’s time for a more radical reaction

In the wake of the Paris attacks fingers were pointed in all directions, but few were directed at France itself. What has radicalized the French youth?

Hawzhin Azeez: Eyewitness Testimony of De-mining in Kobane

As Hawzhin Azeez works with a team in and around Kobane to report on mine placements, she also reflects on Paris and how white deaths are taken to mean more than those of brown people

Gilbert Achcar: France Returns to the State of Exception

The discourse of war is already upon us. But it must be resisted

Charles Glass: Outside Powers Must End Their Proxy Wars in Syria

A FRENCH NEWS CAMERAMAN burst into the bar of Beirut’s Commodore Hotel, where his colleagues gathered most evenings, on November 17, 1983. “At last,” he shouted, cupping both hands upward, “someone with balls!” French warplanes had just bombed the town of Baalbek, site of magnificent Roman ruins but also of a Shiite Muslim militant barracks. Read more…

Pepe Escobar: In the fight against ISIS, Russia ain’t taking no prisoners

Paris 2015 – as well as Sinai 2015 – essentially is a side effect of Baghdad 2003. Putin knows it. For now, the task is to smash those mongrel imperial offspring once and for all

Dave Zirin: ‘Ne Vous Laissez Pas Manipuler’ AKA #StayWoke

To “stay woke” in the aftermath of the Paris attacks is an act of conscious resistance against an ugly tide

Jim Naureckas: Coverage of Russian Plane Bombing Shows What a Difference an Enemy Makes

When the victims of terror come from an official enemy state, it’s clear that different media rules apply

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