Mikey Antushevich

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An abandoned tank, houses reduced to rubble and a boy playing on a swing: haunting images of Kurdish Syrians returning to ghost town Kobane smashed by ISIS

• <b>In September last year the city of Kobane emptied as residents fled for their lives ahead of a huge ISIS offensive</b>• <b><br>Four months of fighting saw fierce</b> …

Disney World

ISIS targets 100 U.S. military personnel with "hit list"

ISIS Is Targeting Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani Tells NBC News

ISIS is operating inside Afghanistan and eyeing the country as a strategic foothold in its broader war to establish a caliphate in the Middle East, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told NBC News.<p>In an interview, Ghani said that Afghanistan has evidence ISIS is organizing inside the …

Afghanistan

Nusra Front quietly rises in Syria as Islamic State targeted

BEIRUT (AP) — The Nusra Front, Syria's al-Qaida affiliate, is consolidating power in territory stretching from the Turkish border to central and …

Middle East

Tunisian town near 'Star Wars' backdrop now features in battle against ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> The desert and dun-colored cliffs around the town of Tataouine were once the backdrop for the movie "Star Wars," much of which was filmed in this neglected corner of Tunisia in 1976. This struggling town on the fringes of the Sahara still draws a few fans of the movie but now finds itself …

Terrorism

Fears Of ISIS In 'Tatooine' As Tourists Warned Away From 'Star Wars' Locations In Tunisia

"Star Wars" fans are being warned away from several locations in Tunisia linked to the movies due to reported jihadist activity.<p>Tataouine, which inspired the name of Luke Skywalker's home planet of Tatooine, has become a way-station for terrorists looking to enter Libya to join ISIS, CNN …

Terrorism

Islamic State recruits 400 children since January: Syria monitor | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State has recruited at least 400 children in Syria in the past three months and given these so-called “Cubs of the Caliphate” military training and hardline indoctrination, a monitoring group said on Tuesday.<p>A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant …

Human Rights

Isis launches assault on pro-Assad forces in western Syria

Islamic State militants have killed dozens of pro-Assad regime fighters in a two-pronged offensive in western Syria that threatens the ancestral homes of the Ismailis, a minority Muslim sect, and which opposition activists fear Damascus will exploit to provoke fresh sectarian tensions.<p>The assault, …

Middle East

The right to speak freely is a right often confounded with other, more nebulous, unenumerated rights. Many, particularly online, conflate the right to speak with the right to be heard and the right to a platform. But it gets more vicious than even that particular level of entitlement. Imagine, if you will, someone pinning you ...

The right to speak freely is a right often confounded with other, more nebulous, unenumerated rights. Many, particularly online, conflate the right …

Feminism

U.S. Sets New Record For Denying Federal Files Under Freedom of Information Act

The Right to the City is a core ingredient in the radical municipalist movement now spreading across cities worldwide, driven in Warsaw by local …

Occupy Movement

Chicago police commander who ran Homan Square 'black site' quits amid new lawsuit threat

<i>Resignation of Nicholas Roti, a veteran police officer who operated over the controversial police warehouse, comes as attorneys announce civil rights</i> …

New Senate Bill Could Solve Medical Marijuana's Tax Problems

When Bryan and Lanette Davies got an $875,000 bill from the Internal Revenue Service, they didn’t pay it. Instead, they took the IRS to court, …

ATF pushes bullet ban, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

It’s starting.<p>As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters.<p>The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, …

Is gun ownership really down in America?

Is gun ownership falling? The answer is yes, at least if you believe a new General Social Survey (GSS) by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC). Supposedly, since the late 1970s, the percentage of homes with a gun has fallen from approximately 50 percent to 32 percent. "The number of …

New Jersey man seeks pardon after legally owned gun makes him convicted felon

When Steffon Josey-Davis was pulled over by police along a New Jersey road two years ago, the young security guard never imagined his legally owned gun would be confiscated -- and the incident would make him a convicted felon.<p>Josey-Davis' nightmare began on the morning of Sept. 20, 2013 when he was …

A racial “Big Brother” debacle: Why is the government spying on Black Lives Matter protests?

<b>(Reuters/Mario Anzuoni/Richard Susanto via ShutterstockPhoto montage by Salon)</b><p>America’s disturbing surveillance apparatus reaches a chilling new low. Inside a perverse new form of patriotism<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>March 19, 2015 6:22pm (UTC)<p>It's comforting that we have the assurance of everyone from …

Surveillance

Texas AG Sues to Deny Family Leave to Same-Sex Spouses

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton wants his state and others to be able to deny federally guaranteed family and medical leave benefits to married …

LGBTQI

Why a Bad Supreme Court Decision May Require Civil Disobedience

Civil disobedience has a long and noble history in Western culture, and we will need a primer on it if, as seems likely, the Supreme Court rules …

NY Judge rejects request to release Eric Garner grand jury records

Judge William Garnett declined to release grand jury records in the Eric Garner case, stating the plaintiffs had not made a “compelling” case for …