Stories by Alex Kane

Alex Kane is AlterNet's New York-based World editor, and an assistant editor for Mondoweiss. Follow him on Twitter @alexbkane. subscribe to Alex Kane's feed

Posted on: Aug 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Islamic extremist fighters captured U.S.-made Humvees and tanks from a crumbling Iraqi Army.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

An embarrassing fact: the Islamic State's rise has been fueled by cash from citizens of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Pummeling Gaza is a sick form of 'product demonstration' for Israel on a civilian population.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

USAID used an HIV prevention program to try to undermine the Cuban government.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Gaza is reeling.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Democrats and Republicans alike have fallen over themselves to support Israel’s attack.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The worsening of life for people in Gaza is a deliberate goal of the Israeli military.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

You wouldn't believe how ignorant these celebrity rants are.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The government entraps people into talking about terrorism in order to arrest them.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2014, Source: Mondoweiss

The Palestinians had fled their homes following Israeli messages to do so.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The growing number of stars speaking out signals that mainstream American opinion is shifting on Israel.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Israel is using American weapons and money to pound Gaza.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2014, Source: Mondoweiss

In total so far, 231 Palestinians–most of them civilians–have been killed by Israel. One Israeli has been killed by rocket fire.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The global arms race knows no boundaries.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Post-9/11 surveillance is out of control.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The consequences are measured in lives, limbs and cash.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Corporate media absolves the U.S. of blame for the bloody crisis in Iraq.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Teenager Tariq Abu Khdeir is the latest American to experience Israel's cruel tactics.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The disappearance of three Israeli youths lead to the largest Israeli army operation in the occupied West Bank in years.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The militarization of police is harming civil liberties, impacting children, and transforming neighborhoods into war zones.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A Justice Department memo attempts to rationalize the unthinkable.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

U.S. military aid goes to wildly abusive regimes.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The conservative establishment is steeped in ugly, rank Islamophobia.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The NYPD Intelligence Division has transformed into a paramilitary agency that chills speech and activism in the Muslim community.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. has partnered with unsavory allies abroad to torture people accused of terrorism.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to force-feed hunger striking prisoners like the U.S. does at Guantanamo Bay.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Mega-sport tournaments: where fun and games mask violence and plunder.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Special Ops raids and reliance on brutal militias will wreak havoc in Afghanistan for the foreseeable future.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Obama administration is trying to force New York Times journalist James Risen to reveal a source.

Posted on: May 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Hundreds of billions of dollars will once again be spent on the U.S. defense budget.

Posted on: May 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The pope's prayer at the separation wall highlighted a barrier that has come to symbolize Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands.

Posted on: May 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The intelligence agency has promised to stop using vaccination campaigns as a front for conducting covert operations. But the damage is done.

Posted on: May 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Boycott Brunei movement fuels ignorance of Islamic law and largely ignores the country's role as a U.S. ally.

Posted on: May 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

In the post-9/11 world, informants are a major tool law enforcement uses to infiltrate Muslim communities.

Posted on: May 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The deployment of Western military advisers to help battle Boko Haram will only bolster a failed strategy.

Posted on: May 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Obama administration's outraged rhetoric over anti-gay legislation masks U.S. military support in those nations.

Posted on: May 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

For the first time a senior American official acknowledges that Israel could become an apartheid state.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

What's already public is a clear and systematic abuse of power and human rights.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

France curbs after-work emails, while a Swedish city experiments with six-hour work days.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

U.S.-funded Kenyan forces are ramping up a campaign of extrajudicial executions.

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