We kill, drone and bomb Muslims and we wonder why some hate us?

Powerful column in the UK Independent by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: First, read this unconditional acceptance of facts that cannot be denied nor excused. Islamicist terrorism has inflicted atrocities and diffused panic and amorphous, long-term anxiety from east to west, south to north. Citizens of Nairobi and Baghdad, Madrid and London, Bamako and Dar es Salaam, New…

How the CIA funds Afghan corruption

Welcome to the insane US-led war in Afghanistan (via New York Times): For more than a decade, wads of American dollars packed into suitcases, backpacks and, on occasion, plastic shopping bags have been dropped off every month or so at the offices of Afghanistan’s president — courtesy of the… Central Intelligence Agency. All told, tens of…

Wikileaks has right to raise funds for vital work

Reporters Without Borders hails an important legal decision: Reporters Without Borders hails a ruling by Iceland’s supreme court on 24 April ordering Valitor — Visa’s local partner in Iceland — and formerly called Visa Iceland — to resume processing online donations to WikiLeaks within two weeks or thereafter pay a daily fine of 6,830 dollars…

Major BDS success: US academic boycott against Israel grows

Important move to stand against Israeli occupation (via Inside Higher Ed): The general membership of the Association for Asian American Studies has unanimously approved a resolution endorsing the boycott of Israeli universities, making it the first scholarly organization in the U.S. to do so,… according to… the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.…