Gone West

Month: April, 2009

Homegrown Terror

Just added pdf of my Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists article..Homegrown Terror here

This article can also be found in the Tenth Annual Edition of Violence and Terrorism, McGraw Hill


Friday Night Music & Ephemera-Border Mix

Maria Elena, Ry Cooder with Flaco Jimenez from back in the day… Wasn’t that sweet?

Perfect as the sun drips out in the west. But that was back then. This is a taste of corrido now…soundtrack to a beat I’ve been working for the past few months…

Let’s step along..like a samba or some such..and check with Bob’s take on this border thing we all share..

OK..now we  close this phase with Los Tigres…the Rolling Stones of the narcocorrido…a classic…absolute killers, so to speak

US Evangelical Push into Kurdistan

I’ve just posted my orphaned article on  US evangelical operations in northern Iraq and the dangers they pose as Kurds, Sunnis and Assyrian Christians wrangle over the oil-rich border areas of Kirkuk and Nineveh.

To read it click here

Note that Sara Palin is an adherent of the New Apostolic brand of evangelical Pentecostalism that established itself in northern Iraq more than a decade ago.

Viva Zapata!

Today is Emiliano Zapata’s birthday..  gunned down in a political assassination 90 years ago, the revolutionary from Morales still lives.

Interview with me in Z Magazine

An interview with me by Bill Berkowitz  on the US evangelical push into northern Iraq   is in current edition of Z magazine now on the stands. Online, it’s Subscribers only.  U.S. Evangelical Christians\’ Kurdish Crusade by Bill Berkowitz.

Disclosing: Berkowitz and I collaborated on a investigative piece on Palin and the religious right  for Alternet