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Dear Armed Protesters: Your Little Occupation Is Very Expensive

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) this week urged federal authorities to do something about the armed protesters wreaking havoc in the state's...

A Semi-Exclusive Interview With An Oregon Occupier On A Horse

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.10.2016 | Politics

BURNS, Ore. -- The armed militants who seized a remote federal property in Oregon have not had the easiest week. They've lost sleep worrying about a ...

Locals Rally Against Militants In Oregon: 'Knock This Crap Off'

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

BURNS, Ore. -- Hundreds of locals from Harney County, Oregon, packed a fairgrounds building on a freezing Wednesday evening to urge armed militants o...

Tribe Member: 'We Would Have Been Dead By Now' If We Acted Like Oregon Militants

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

BURNS, Ore. -- The armed protesters who seized remote federal property in Oregon should leave, the Burns Paiute Tribal Council urged Wednesday. The o...

Militants In Oregon Are Pretty Sure They Won't Be Punished

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

BURNS, Ore -- Militants have seized a remote federal property in Oregon and have made veiled threats, pushing the FBI to take charge of the law ...

'You People Are Clowns': Welcome To The Armed Takeover in Oregon

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics

BURNS, Oregon -- "You people are clowns! You people are clowns!" Jorge Calzadilla drove up the long, icy road to Malheur National Wildlife Refug...

Kenya To 'Re-Integrate' Hundreds Of Returning Militant Recruits

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.26.2015 | Religion

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Kenya has welcomed the return of 700 citizens who had joined Somalia’s al-Shabab militant group that has attacked churches...

Black Box Voting: Voter Intimidation

Judy Frankel | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Hard to believe, but true. Voters are flat-out intimidated to come to the polls. During the 2014 midterms, incumbent Mitch McConnell sent out warnings to Kentucky voters that read: ELECTION VIOLATION NOTICE. You are at risk of acting on fraudulent information...

Soldiers Bring Vaccines To People In Areas Prone To Attacks From Boko Haram

IRIN News | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact

This post originally appeared on IRIN News. MAROUA, 13 April 2015 (IRIN) - How do you vaccinate women and children against polio in remote areas p...

Je Suis Charlie: In Defense of Free Speech

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 03.11.2015 | Religion
Parvez Ahmed

It is time for Muslim imams to lead their flocks in recognizing free speech and free exercise of religion as integral part of Islam. It is time for Western societies to stop asking Muslims what they feel every time radicals perpetrate yet another spectacular act of violence. Only then will "Je suis Charlie" find real meaning.

Drivers of Deradicalization: Needs, Narratives, Networks

Arie Kruglanski | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Arie Kruglanski

Dealing with violent extremism occupies, these days, a top spot on the world's agenda. Like the Ebola virus, another global threat du jour, the disease of radicalization is spreading with alarming speed. A reported 20,000 foreign fighters from over 70 countries are now engaged in Syria and Iraq, including 3,000 fighters from the West.

Militants Post Gruesome Images Of Mass Killing

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic militants who overran cities and towns in Iraq last week posted graphic photos that appeared to show their gunmen massacr...

As Many As 100 Militants Killed In Airstrikes

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani military jets pounded militant hideouts in the northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan early Sunday morning, off...

Report: Nigeria's Military Is Killing Thousands

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 10.18.2013 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria -- LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Shedding stark light on Nigeria's escalating war with Islamic militants, mortuary records from a single Nige...

Who's the US Killing in Pakistan? Even the CIA Doesn't Know

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 08.06.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

How can the government assert that some 150 people killed were "militants" legitimately killed when it doesn't know who they actually were?

Afghan-NATO Operation Kills More Than 20 Insurgents

AP | By RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 05.26.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan and NATO forces killed more than 20 insurgents in a joint operation in the eastern Logar province, military officia...

Drone Strike Kill 16 Militants In Pakistan

AP | HUSSAIN AFZAL | Posted 12.11.2012 | World

PARACHINAR, Pakistan — U.S. drones fired four missiles at a compound of a Pakistani militant commander in a northwestern tribal region on Thursd...

Assault on the Daughters of Swat Valley

Rukhsana Hasib | Posted 10.10.2012 | Impact
Rukhsana Hasib

The misery in the Swat Valley and the plight of thousands of women and children, who have lost husbands and fathers, gave birth to Swat Relief Initiative.

The Extreme Makeover of India's (Possible) Next Leader

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Parvez Ahmed

The core narrative in Narendra Modi's extreme image makeover is that he is as an economic miracle worker, with a clean anti-corruption record in a country where corruption remains an anathema.

Haiti's Political and Economic Earthquake "Made in the USA"

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Michael Johnson

(updated below - Update II - Update III) This morning, as political and financial leaders from around the world convene at the World Economic Forum, ...

Irish Militant Group Threatens Bankers With 'Punishment Shootings'

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Northern Irish militant group Real I.R.A., an offshoot of the Irish Republican Army, has turned its violent focus on bankers and banks, in response to...

Pakistan Militants Exploit Flooding Chaos, Clash With Authorities

AP | TIM SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SHIKARPUR, Pakistan — The water came in the morning, quietly sweeping across the rice paddies and into the village. Within hours, it was as high...

Pakistan: Islamic Militants Now Bigger Threat Than India

Wall Street Journal | TOM WRIGHT and SIOBHAN GORMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's main spy agency says homegrown Islamist militants have overtaken the Indian army as the greatest threat to national security, a finding wit...

Al Qaeda Recruiters Target Algeria's Young Jobless

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Local officials say that Islamist insurgents, fighting a lingering conflict with Algeria's security forces, are targeting the town's small army of une...

Does an Afghanistan Exit Strategy Hurt Our Allies?

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

A timetable for withdrawal is a good thing. Ignore the partisan myth-making and keep pressuring your representatives to hold Obama accountable and bring this war to an end.