The conviction of leading Palestinian activist Rasmea Odeh, 67, could set a troublesome precedent if evidence from a military court in a foreign country, in this case Israel, is allowed to stand in a US court.
The economist and author Mark Blyth discusses with Truthout the historical origins of austerity as an economic idea and the catastrophe of previous attempts to enforce austerity policies. The idea is rooted in ambivalence towards the state and the need to fund it, he says.
While stationed far behind the front lines, drone operators are among those on the front lines of the technological changes defining modern warfare.Though physically not in danger, US drone operators are not safe and are in harm's way. They have severe difficulties in their service, are in deep pain and break down with post-traumatic stress disorder to significant degrees as a direct result of their physical immunity.