KASSAM for Newsweek: Truckers of the World, Unite!

If the prime minister of a North African or Middle Eastern nation was forced into hiding by a protest occupying his capital city, Dick Cheney and Hillary Clinton would materialize from thin air to call for U.S.-backed regime change. “Government Loses Popular Support,” newspaper headlines would blare, amid calls for sanctions, State Department-NGO initiatives and the inevitable “nation-building” exercises. Justin Trudeau can rest easy, however. No such song and dance routine is in store for America’s northerly neighbor despite thousands of protesting truckers in Ottawa sending the prime minister underground. While imagining intervention in America’s northerly neighbor rightly seems risible, it

Kassam Rips Ukraine Warmongers in Debut Newsweek Op-Ed.

George Orwell’s The Lion and the Unicorn (1941) contains the following description of the English elite: One thing that has always shown that the English ruling class are morally fairly sound, is that in time of war they are ready enough to get themselves killed…. What is to be expected of them is not treachery or physical cowardice, but stupidity, unconscious sabotage, an infallible instinct for doing the wrong thing. They are not wicked, or not altogether wicked; they are merely unteachable. Only when their money and power are gone will the younger among them begin to grasp what century

60,000-Strong: America’s Sprawling, Corporate Backed, Spy Army.

Some 60,000 individuals belong to a comparatively huge undercover US army, “working under masked identities and in low profile,” according to an exclusive Newsweek report. “The largest undercover force the world has ever known is the one created by the Pentagon over the past decade,” says the Newsweek report. This “broad program” is a “signature reduction” effort, which is an attempt by so-called security agencies to minimize their footprint in the realm of surveillance. Newsweek says it engaged in a two-year investigation of “over 600 resumes and 1,000 job postings, dozens of Freedom of Information Act requests, and scores of