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Dr Nafeez Ahmed is an investigative journalist, bestselling author and international security scholar. A former Guardian writer, he writes the 'System Shift' column for VICE's Motherboard, and is also a columnist for Middle East Eye. He is the winner of a 2015 Project Censored Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for his Guardian work.
Nafeez has also written for The Independent, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Scotsman, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, Quartz, Prospect, New Statesman, Le Monde diplomatique, New Internationalist, Counterpunch, Truthout, among others. He is the author of A User's Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It (2010), and the scifi thriller novel ZERO POINT, among other books. His work on the root causes and covert operations linked to international terrorism officially contributed to the 9/11 Commission and the 7/7 Coroner's Inquest.
(1 comments) Saturday, December 2, 2017 Google, HuffPo, Greenpeace & the liberal progressive 'Resistance' are lying to you
the biggest opposition to the transformational change we need on the planet comes not from among the sources of power I traditionally investigate; not simply from the incumbency; not from the 'Deep State', 'Big Oil', 'Financial Elites', or other extractive industries; but from those amongst us who shout the clarion call for Change, who carry the banners of Resistance, who proudly wear the badges of Progress.
(11 comments) Thursday, November 23, 2017 Thanksgiving: celebrating the hidden holocaust
Imagine if the Nazis won the Second World War. Yes, yes, I know there's a TV show about that -- but stay with me. So imagine: the Nazis won, and then every year, on the day when we currently hold"
(5 comments) Friday, January 1, 2016 Terror, climate chaos, financial crisis are the costs of 'doing business'
The techno-narcissism of predatory neoliberal capitalism is locked into an endless war with the bastard monster of its own creation, Islamist militant supremacism.
Both ideologies believe they represent "civilisation". Both are merely fractured mirror images, reflecting a deeper Crisis of Civilisation.
(7 comments) Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Paris climate negotiations won't stop the planet burning
The much-vaunted COP21 negotiations in Paris are, despite the claims of world leaders, dead on arrival.
Emissions reductions targets are not up for discussion. Those pledges are already on the table, having been put forward voluntarily by each country.
Government negotiators in Paris are instead looking at banal details of how and when countries should commit to improving their voluntary pledges...
(4 comments) Sunday, November 22, 2015 Paris Attacks and Climate Change Push Us to Fix a World of Broken Systems
In much the same way that 9/11 saw the birth of a new era of perpetual war in the Muslim world, the 11/13 Paris attacks are giving rise to a new phase in that perpetual war: a relentless state of emergency, in which citizens are expected, in the words of British Home Secretary Theresa May, to possess "vigilance"--a euphemism for constant paranoia, suspicion, and fear in their everyday dealings with other citizens.
(6 comments) Tuesday, November 17, 2015 ISIS wants to destroy the 'grey zone'. Here's how we defend it
So far, world governments have responded as if the ISIS attack came entirely out of the blue... The Paris attacks have occurred on the tail-end of an escalating series of massacres...
The goal is to inflict trauma, fear, paranoia, suspicion, panic & terror -- but there is a twisted logic as part of this continuum of violence, which is to draw the western world into an apocalyptic civilizational Armageddon with Islam
(3 comments) Tuesday, November 25, 2014 How the Pentagon's Skynet Would Automate War
Mass surveillance, drone swarms, cyborg soldiers, telekinesis, synthetic organisms, and laser beams will determine future conflict by 2030.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Terminal Depletion of the World's Mineral Energy Reserves Looms
Dpletion of the world's mineral energy reserves looms imminent - or certainly within the first quarter of this century. It may well signify the end of industrial civilization as we know it, and synchronous failures could permit a convergence of energy, food, and economic crises as early as 2018. But study after study proves that we know what we can do to forge a more sustainable world. It is high time for a great transition.