How to craft a narrative

If you’ve ever wondered how to go about creating a narrative to drive public perception about a story, I’m here to help. I’d like to start, if I may, with a couple of examples. Back in January, NATO began major troop movements as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a mission begun in response to Russia’s… Continue reading How to craft a narrative

Donny T and the Anti-War Movement

Over at Medium, because it’s been a while, I considered the possibility that pro-Trump self-professed anti-war folks might be on to something. I remain unconvinced: Hey, maybe you’re thinking that doesn’t sound so bad! Bombing the shit out of ISIS? Cool! But ISIS hasn’t segregated itself. Bombing the shit out of them entails bombing the… Continue reading Donny T and the Anti-War Movement

The trouble with principles

Today was a jam-packed day here at attwiw HQ. Well, not really, but as you can tell I didn’t have a lot of time to write today for a variety of mundane reasons and also because some days the words don’t come out so easily, you know? So you’ll have to wait until tomorrow for… Continue reading The trouble with principles

How is America helping to kill Yemenis today?

Here’s an interesting tweet, I think: What's Saudi up to in #Yemen?Tues: killed 15 at factoryFri: bombed vital bridgeSat: killed 10 children at a schoolToday: bombed hospital — Shireen Al-Adeimi (@shireen818) August 15, 2016 It’s all true. On Tuesday, Saudi airstrikes hit a potato factory in Sanaa, killing 15 people. On Friday, a bridge connecting… Continue reading How is America helping to kill Yemenis today?

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Rohingya ethnic cleansing program continues apace

The latest step in Myanmar’s campaign to erase the Rohingya people from the planet involves literally erasing them from the lexicon: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has told the UN special rapporteur on human rights that the government will avoid using the term “Rohingya” to describe a persecuted Muslim minority in the country’s north-west.… Continue reading Aung San Suu Kyi’s Rohingya ethnic cleansing program continues apace