The tragedy of world-wide forced displacement 

Syrian refugees Graham Peebles stresses the misery driving people to migrate, and the miserable conditions they endure en route to and after arriving at their destination, and calls for compassion in treating these victims of circumstance. Read more [...]

Israel tutors its children in fear and loathing

Israeli children taught fear and loathing Jonathan Cook highlights state-sponsored activities in Israel intended to create traumatised children, distrustful and fearful of anyone outside their Jewish tribe, and views the impact on the prospects for peace with the Palestinians. Read more [...]

Israel – a curious national home

Israel – a curious national home Uri Avnery examines how attention-seeking Israeli politicians are racing to propose laws so outrageous that the media cannot possibly ignore them, the latest being a bill on "Israel – the National State of the Jewish People”. Read more [...]

Grotesque inequality and anxiety

Stress Graham Peebles examines the relationship between inequality and the expectations arising from the socio-economic model that creates such inequality on the one hand, and anxiety and depression – which are reaching epidemic proportions – on the other. Read more [...]

Blasphemy and terrorism: Catchall phrases to repress dissent

Pakistani mob beat Mashal Khan James Dorsey says the abuse of labels like terrorism and blasphemy by governments, institutions, groups and individuals creates an environment that fosters violence, intolerance and disrespect for the other, and enables vigilantism and extremism. Read more [...]

Politicising anti-Semitism: the USA’s and UK’s flawed definition

Theresa May's gift to the pro-Isreali lobby Lawrence Davidson argues that the “working definition” of anti-Semitism adopted by the US and UK is not only illogical, but is also the product of the corrupting of Western political systems by Israel’s surrogate Zionist lobbies. Read more [...]