Bunching ISIS up with Syrian refugees is a main focus and of course it will be embraced by many, just as refusal to allow desperate Jews and Sikhs asylum was done in the past. Have we learned nothing?
It is time to declare a war on war and escalate a march to peace in our time. It is far more affordable, desirable and achievable.
Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales host Democracy Now. Their guest is Glenn Greenwald, a champion of journalists with a lot to say and a lot worth listening to.
In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, media coverage has seen familiar patterns: uncritically repeat government claims, defend expansive state power, and blame the Muslim community for the acts of a few.
We discuss media fear mongering, anti-Muslim scapegoating, ISIL’s roots, and war profiteering with Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-founder of The Intercept.
“Every time there’s a terrorist attack, Western leaders exploit that attack to do more wars,” Greenwald says. “Which in turn means they transfer huge amounts of taxpayer money to these corporations that sell arms.
And so investors are fully aware that the main people who are going to benefit from this escalation as a result of Paris are not the American people or the people of the West — and certainly not the people of Syria — it is essentially the military-industrial complex.”