After Jerusalem, Israel Eyes Mecca and Medina

A snuffling, spluttering Donald Trump recently took to the stage to proclaim that he would transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Slurring his words as he talked about “Ishrael” and the “United Shtatesh of America”, Trump still managed to find the nerve to punctuate disregard for the Muslim world with the hollow […]

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In Turkey, An Independent Arms Industry Takes Shape

Theresa May visited Turkey in January 2017, months after the abortive coup. On the agenda was an over £100 million deal in which the UK would ostensibly help to build Turkey’s first domestically-produced jet fighter, known as the The TAI TFX – a twin-engine aerial superiority fighter jet that could work in all weathers. On the surface, […]

Marxism and the Fall of the Ottoman Khilafah: The curious case of Alexander Israel Helphand

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1867 -1923 Sometimes called a real life James Bond and described by his biographer as the Merchant of Revolution and at various points in his life an Undesirable Eastern Immigrant in the heart of the West, Marxist Intellectual, Starving Journalist, Theater Producer, Millionaire (Billionaire in modern terms) Capitalist arms dealer,…

The Truth About DeAndre Harris

You’ve probably seen the DeAndre Harris story in the media over the last few months. It pertains to the infamous neo-Nazi “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. In now infamous video footage, 20-year-old DeAndre Harris was brutally beaten in a bloody confrontation in a parking garage in Charlottesville as part of the various street […]

Weev: How the US “Justice” System Shaped a Monster

Andrew Alan Escher Auernheimer, better known by his pseudonym Weev, was always a bit of a malicious type. As one of the internet’s most notorious extremist trolls, the young hacker has always deliberately sought after controversy. Although Weev claims he’s always done things “for the lulz” (caused chaos purely for nihilistic satisfaction) and was always […]

CAGE Director Loses Privacy Case #WeAreAllRabbani

CAGE director Muhammad Rabbani has lost his legal case in his effort to protect the confidential data of a survivor of torture. Rabbani, from London, leads the advocacy group CAGE in investigating torture and abuse cases. He was stopped at Heathrow in November 2016 as he returned from the Gulf where he had been investigating […]