Articles from Juan Cole

Why no Eclipse Denialists? The Same Science predicts Global Heating

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – –

Eminent physicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s tweet pointing out that there are no eclipse denialists the way there are dedicated climate change denialists went viral:

Green Norway: Will it be the World’s First post-Carbon Society?

By Sam Morgan | | – –

Norway has the renewable resources and political will to become the world’s first country to use entirely clean electricity for its power demands, according to a new report by Energi Norge, a non-profit industry group representing Norwegian electricity companies.

Racist Israeli Youth attack Israeli Soldiers, shouting “You are Arabs!”

Ma’an News Agency | – –

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) –Two Israeli soldiers were attacked on Friday night in a public park in the town of Pardes Hanna-Karkur, south of Haifa in northern Israel, by a group of young Israelis who allegedly thought the soldiers were Palestinians, according to Israeli media.

Ynet news reported on Sunday that the two soldiers were sitting in the park with a young woman when they were attacked by the group of youth, who according to the soldiers, yelled “you are Arabs” at the soldiers, who were on vacation and presumably not in uniform.

White Supremacy was already dying in the 1860s & can’t be Revived

By Gail Ukockis | (Informed Comment) | – –

One statue of Robert E. Lee that will probably remain standing is at the battlefield of Gettysburg. Here is an appropriate place for his statue, since he and General Meade were the two commanders of the opposing forces. He sits erect and proud upon his horse. Nearby is the field where Pickett’s Charge occurred, a military maneuver that was obviously doomed to fail. Lee sent 12,000 soldiers across an open field where they were slaughtered.

Trump Pledged to Carpet Bomb ISIL, but Little Lebanon is Taking them On

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – –

The Lebanese Army has mobilized to clean out an ISIL enclave in a mountainous region on the border with Syria, Jurud al-Qaa and Jurud Ra’s Baalbak. Some 600 ISIL terrorists had controlled about 36 square miles in the hills, but already on late Saturday, one day into the offensive, the Lebanese Army announced it had taken back 12 sq mi.

Despite Disavowals, Leading Tech Companies Help Extremist Sites Monetize Hate

By Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Madeleine Varner and Lauren Kirchner | ( ProPublica ) | – –

Because of its “extreme hostility toward Muslims,” the website is considered an active hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League. The views of the site’s director, Robert Spencer, on Islam led the British Home Office to ban him from entering the country in 2013.

‘Not in Our Name!’: Barcelona Muslims Denounce Attacks

TeleSur | – –

The crowd chanted slogans such as “Islam is peace!” and “They are not Muslims, they are terrorists!”

In the wake of two attacks in Catalonia this week, claimed by the Islamic State group, Barcelona’s Muslim community gathered to denounce the incidents.

Chanting “Islam is peace!”, “Not in our name!” and “They are not Muslims, they are terrorists!” , the crowd of about a hundred demonstrated at the Spanish city’s Canaletas Fountain.