We won't get world peace by converting others to our tribes. We can, however, come together to at least solve the problem of economic insecurity, if not inequality, which would put everyone on a solid footing and ease the tension that is a hallmark of our times.
With Brazil facing creeping instability as acting president Michel Temer waffles on reforms and ministers resign over corruption scandals the Obama Wh...
Six corporate leviathans stand right on top of mainstream media's metaphorical garden hose, and by simply shifting their bloat about, control the fl...
In a recent debate with Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton bragged about getting the approval of Henry Kissinger: "I was very flattered when Henry Kissinger said I ran the State Department better--better than anybody had run it in a long time," she said. Now it boggles the mind how a candidate claiming she is a progressive can even mention Kissinger as a source of pride.
As to the accusation that Mr. Penn and Ms. del Castillo were responsible for the capture of El Chapo. This is el colmo in hypocrisy! In one breath, Mr. Penn is being criticized for meeting with a drug lord, and not using his meeting to set up a sting operation.
I believe the reaction of the press to Mr. Penn's article -- character assassinations, rather than exposure of the hypocrisy and fiasco that has been the "War on Drug" -- is a sad testament to the lack of integrity and freedom of the press in the USA.
Homeland Is Not a Series is a quick, interesting, quirky and insightful look at what has come to be known as "The Homeland Incident," showing now on Field of Vision.
How revealing that the perpetrators of mass surveillance violating the Fourth Amendment -- from Cheney on down -- don't have to deal with the "traitor" question. That in CNN debates, in the mass media, this grand stigma -- traitor -- is reserved only for whistleblowers.
I'd like to say I can in my agnostic way pray for more of us with the clarity, the faith, the idealism of Edward Snowden. I hope to be thankful for more people like him, as I aspire to come as close as I can.
Red, blue, liberal, and conservatives should mean nothing when 3,000 American soldiers were just sent back to a war that we lost.
What is most astonishing, as you watch Laura Poitras' Citizenfour, is how calm everyone is. At least at first.
Director Laura Poitras, like reporter Glenn Greenwald, is now known almost as widely as Edward Snowden himself, for helping facilitate his entry into the world. Her new film takes you back to June 2013 and locks you in that Hong Kong hotel room. It's a riveting, surprisingly unclaustrophic, and unforgettable experience.
The real reason that people call funnyman Stewart "the most trusted news source in America" is that he's an outsider. He rarely worries about offending his journalistic colleagues or angering high-level news sources who won't return his phone calls -- because he doesn't really have any.
Today the Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comic-Book, Pop-Cult explosion-slash-promotional orgy that is Comic Con begins its annual four-day Operation: Occupy Javits, and this weekend NYCC screens the best film of the year, while the NYFF screens one of the most anticipated docs of the year.
Consider the cases of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, and Bahrain. They are not democracies by any meaningful definition of the term; they are all committing grave violations of human rights; and yet we are not seeking to overthrow their governments.
In his latest article for The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald takes a highly critical look at a story by NPR's counterterrorism correspondent, Dina Temple-Raston, which aired on Morning Edition earlier this month.