The United States is creating more national security threats than it solves with its Islamophobic policy decisions.
Violence against abortion providers is terrorism, full stop. The federal government’s pointed refusal to engage with it is not acceptable.
Do we really want to restrict access to gun ownership on the basis of a murky government blacklist?
Domestic terrorism is, and should be considered to be, a significant national security threat. Successful acts of terrorism have the potential to directly disrupt food and water supplies, economic and government stability, and the day to day lives of people living in the United States. While incidence of terrorism in the United States is relatively […]
The Western media is fond of painting Africa with a broad, stark brush — for one thing, all of Africa is bundled together as though it is a single lumpy nation, rather than an entire continent with incredible cultural, political, social, and ecological diversity. For another, the version of ‘Africa’ the West sees is often […]
IS is the bogeyman for the United States, a nation firmly focused on misdirection to the point of insisting that an extremist group in the Middle East is a bigger threat than domestic terrorism — while the actions of IS are without doubt reprehensible and the organisation does need to be put to a stop, […]
14 years ago, we woke up to a very different landscape in the United States, and not just in lower Manhattan. The metaphorical and cultural landscape of this country changed radically with the fall of the Twin Towers as well as the collision into the Pentagon and the crash in Pennsylvania that likely averted an attack […]
In February of this year, a horrific series of events broke out in Chapel Hill as a man shot three Muslims to death and the whole affair was neatly excused as a ‘dispute over parking.’ As occurs nearly every time a minority is shot to death in the United States, there was a convenient explanation […]
I drink raw milk. I eat young, unpasteurised cheeses. I culture yoghurt and other dairy products with raw milk. I have also been known, on occasion, to eat raw eggs, various uncooked seafood products, and the occasional untoasted piece of bread. Okay, I threw in that last just to have fun with you. The point […]
After the horrific bombing in Boston in April, there was much talk about how there hadn’t been a single act of terrorism on US shores since the 11 September attacks in 2001. More than that, there was much talk about how no one in the United States lives with the daily threat of terrorism: not […]