Groundbreaking anti-propaganda news from the Middle East to the American Midwest.
Big Noise Dispatches takes you around the world to look war and crisis in the face. RETURN OF THE WARLORDS Afghanistan's most notorious warlord is back--at the invitation of the president. Karzai hails his warlord allies as national heroes, but what does their return to political prominence mean for Afghan democracy? CURVEBALL Six years into a disastrous war in Iraq, stories have emerged about a staggeringly incompetent pre-war intelligence effort that got nearly everything wrong. . . but the truth is much more troubling. BROKE DOWN IN MOTOR CITY Detroit was once the epicenter of American industry. Today, it is a city in crisis. Brokedown in Motor City is the story of this crisis, and of the people fighting to save their homes and their city. THE CONTINUING OCCUPATION As the American occupation grinds on, Iraq remains in ruins, with over 1 million dead and 4 to 6 million refugees who have not begun to return home. How did the occupation turn into this, and what went wrong?