Posts tagged “terrorism”
June 8, 2011
The Peace Foundation has awarded the $50,000 prize to US linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky for what it describes as his unfailing moral courage and critical analysis of democracy and power.
Previous winners of the prize include South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu, journalist John Pilger, former UN weapons inspector Hans Blix, Palestinian activist Hanan Ashrawi, and Indigenous human rights activist Patrick Dodson.
May 20, 2011
As the Atlantic inquiry observes, “The decision to kill bin Laden outright was the clearest illustration to date of a little-noticed aspect of the Obama administration’s counterterror policy. The Bush administration captured thousands of suspected militants and sent them to detention camps in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay. The Obama administration, by contrast, has focused on eliminating individual terrorists rather than attempting to take them alive.” That is one significant difference between Bush and Obama. The authors quote former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, who “told German TV that the U.S. raid was ‘quite clearly a violation of international law’ and that bin Laden should have been detained and put on trial,” contrasting Schmidt with US Attorney General Eric Holder, who “defended the decision to kill bin Laden although he didn’t pose an immediate threat to the Navy SEALs, telling a House panel on Tuesday that the assault had been ‘lawful, legitimate and appropriate in every way’.”
April 21, 2010
Check out this BBC interview with Loretta Napoleoni, in which, in response to a question, Loretta explains the connection between terrorism and the global economy in under one minute. Then, check out Terrorism and the Economy, now available directly from our website and very soon in bookstores everywhere.
April 9, 2010
From the 2009 TEDGlobal conference in Oxford, here’s Loretta Napleoni on the intricate connections between Terrorism and the Economy: