The Terrorism We Support in Syria: A First-hand Account of the Use of Mortars against Civilians

By Eva Bartlett In stark contrast to the sparse coverage of the brutality of ISIS and other terrorist groups in Syria over the past few years, there has recently been substantial coverage of the emergence of ISIS in Iraq and the terrorist acts that this US-backed and funded group has been committing. This surge of… Read More The Terrorism We Support in Syria: A First-hand Account of the Use of Mortars against Civilians

Drones and the Production of Terror in Afghanistan

In his “Drone Strikes” (Anthropology News, March/April 2013) Daniel Varisco softly counsels the raging and confused American warfare machine about the futility of its bloody military operations in the lands of the Others in pursuit of its sadomasochistic “war on terror”.  I partially agree with Daniel Varisco; yes, the acts of terror committed by the… Read More Drones and the Production of Terror in Afghanistan

Wikileaks’ Iraq War Logs: Hundreds of Civilians Gunned Down at Checkpoints

Republished from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism October 22nd, 2010  |  by Emma Slater and James Ball It was lunchtime on September 6 2008 when a pickup truck travelling down a highway in Ninewah province, northwest Iraq, met a U.S. convoy driving in the opposite direction. The driver of the truck was elderly and had… Read More Wikileaks’ Iraq War Logs: Hundreds of Civilians Gunned Down at Checkpoints

Wikileaks’ Iraq War Logs: 15,000 New Civilian Deaths Uncovered in Leaked Files

Republished from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism October 23rd, 2010  |  by Angus Stickler and Emma Slater At least 122,000 civilians were killed during the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq, 15,000 more than previously thought. The civilian toll accounts for 80 per cent of all deaths in the Iraq conflict. The numbers of dead were recorded by… Read More Wikileaks’ Iraq War Logs: 15,000 New Civilian Deaths Uncovered in Leaked Files