Whether authorities classify an act as “terrorist” depends almost entirely on who carries it out, not what they did.
Please join us to remember Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt, who were assassinated on this site in 1976 by agents of the Pinochet dictatorship.
ISIS may be on its way out, but the Iraqi city has a long hard road ahead.
Civilians in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen won’t survive to cheer the removal of ISIS if they’re killed by the same bombs, IPS Middle East expert Phyllis Bennis told Rising Up with Sonali.
The president’s obsession with Muslims and immigrants gives cover to a simmering white nationalist movement at home.
Trump is extremely effective at dividing and conquering his opponents. What would it take for progressives to divide his supporters?
A Deadly Day: Russian Ambassador Assassinated, 12 Dead in Berlin Truck Crash, Zürich Mosque Attacked
“What we’re seeing now is the reality that this global war on terror is indeed having global ramifications,” Phyllis Bennis tells Democracy Now!
Trump’s proposal for a commission on radical Islam echos the infamously shameful House Un-American Activities Committee, Phyllis Bennis tells Democracy Now!
We need to address the root causes of what is leading ordinary people to turn to ISIS, Phyllis Bennis tells RT America.
As ISIS loses territory, it returns to mass-casualty attacks against civilians. That’s why military-first approaches to terrorism are doomed to failure.
In the second issues of the International Review of Contemporary Law, dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Charter, Phyllis Bennis writes about the Paris climate talks, the UN, terrorism, and the global war on terror.
While Muslims prayed for Orlando, the GOP nominee urged his followers to reach for their guns.
“First, do no harm,” Phyllis Bennis tells Campaign For America’s Future. If we want to defeat ISIS, we must “Stop the drone attacks. Stop the air strikes.”
It’s tempting to use a harsh epithet like “terrorism” to describe the actions in Orlando, but it may ultimately be counterproductive. “Mass hate crime” may be more accurate.