Iraq war

Growing up during the ‘War on Terror’

The second part of Recomposition's ‘How were you radicalized?’ series brings us to the 2000s. Starting with his family roots in the South African anti-apartheid and American civil rights movements, the author takes us through the post-9/11 and Iraq War era, a time when many of us found the radical left.

So you want to join up? - Walthamstow Anarchist Group

Soldier with head in his hands

Text of an anti-army recruitment leaflet produced by the now-defunct Walthamstow Anarchist Group in 2005, during the Iraq war.

Top 15 messages in Clint Eastwood's anti-war masterpiece "American Sniper"

I just watched "American Sniper. " I learned so much about manliness, honor, and love…

The jihadis return: ISIS and the new Sunni uprising - Patrick Cockburn

Though capable of staging spectacular attacks like 9/11, jihadist organizations were not a significant force on the ground when they first became notorious in the shape of al Qa’ida at the turn of century.

New report details widespread torture of female Iraqi prisoners

A look at the extent of widespread torture of men and women in the Iraqi prison system. Trigger warning for torture and sexual violence.

Hopes and prospects - Noam Chomsky

In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky surveys the dangers and prospects of our early twenty-first century.

Blackwater: The rise of the world's most powerful mercenary army - Jeremy Scahill

Meet Blackwater USA, the powerful private army that the U.S. government has quietly hired to operate in international war zones and on American soil.

Washington rules: America's path to permanent war - Andrew Bacevich

For the last half century, as administrations have come and gone, the fundamental assumptions about America's military policy have remained unchanged.

The world as it is: Dispatches on the myth of human progress - Chris Hedges

Drawing on two decades of experience as a war correspondent and based on his numerous columns for Truthdig, Chris Hedges presents The World As It Is, a panorama of the American empire at home and abroad.

Making the future: Occupations, interventions, empire and resistance - Noam Chomsky

Taken together, Chomsky's essays present a powerful counter-narrative to official accounts of the major political events of the past four years.