Qatar’s backtracking on labour rights and its cooperation with Russia reflect new world order

Person holding placard saying Qatar Play Fair James Dorsey argues that the rise of populists in the US and Europe and Russia’s renewed assertiveness on the world stage have emboldened Qatar to backtrack on migrant workers’ rights and encouraged it to forge ties with Russia. Read more [...]

Climate change: The potential impacts of collective inaction

NASA map of climate change Graham Peebles explains the likely alarming outcome for life on earth even if the targets of the Paris climate change conference, which aimed to limit the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C, were to be met. Read more [...]

Israel’s manipulation of UK politics: time for zero tolerance

Overlapping Israeli and UK flags Stuart Littlewood recalls how efforts by UK citizens to challenge Israel’s penetration of the British state hit a brick wall, and says that this could be surmounted if the boycott Israel movement, pro-Palestinian activists and trade unions pooled their efforts. Read more [...]

Fury at Azaria verdict is Israel’s Trump moment

Murderer Elor Azaria treated as hero Jonathan Cook says the conviction of Elor Azaria, the Israeli soldier who murdered an unarmed and wounded Palestinian, and the popular reaction to the conviction, speak volumes about the state of Israeli society. Read more [...]

How many British MPs are working for Israel?

Israeli London embassy spy Shai Masot Jonathan Cook underlines the need for an inquiry into Israel's collusion with British politicians to influence and subvert UK policy, and laments that it was Aljazeera, not the British media, which exposed the extent of this collusion. Read more [...]

Islamic State violence fuels culture wars and widens generation gaps

Reina nightclub attack James Dorsey explains why the Islamist attack on Istanbul’s Reina nightclub may have emboldened Muslim youth “to stand up for their right to craft lives that reflect a more liberal, less restrictive interpretation of Islam”. Read more [...]