Ethiopia: From peaceful protest to armed uprising

Rebels in northern Ethiopia Graham Peebles says what began as a protest movement in Ethiopia in November 2015 is in danger of becoming a fully-fledged armed uprising, thanks to the government's brutal repression and the silence of donor states. Read more [...]

Dysfunction in the US White House

Lawrence Davidson says President Trump presents “progressives” with an opportunity to form a united front and reform the Democratic Party but wonders if party apparatchiks will stand in the way of meaningful reform. Read more [...]

Women’s gyms lay bare limits of Saudi reforms

Saudi women in black shrouds James Dorsey says the Saudi decision to license women-only gyms is progress in a country where women have few rights, but restrictions on what activities the gyms will be allowed to offer reflect the continuing power of reactionary forces. Read more [...]

Britain’s sickening infatuation with Israel continues

Stuart Littlewood examines the relationship between Britain’s enduring infatuation with Israel on the one hand, and Israel’s stooges and flag wavers who infest the swamp known as the UK political elite on the other. Read more [...]

Israel’s settlers clear path to annexation with new land law

West Bank annexation Jonathan Cook says while a new Israeli law “legalises” the theft of private Palestinian lands, it will also highlight the criminal nature of all settlements and could end with Israeli politicians in the International Criminal Court. Read more [...]

Protecting terrorists: China blocks UN listing of Pakistani as a globally designated terrorist

Pakistani terror chief Masood Azhar James Dorsey says China’s shielding of terror chief Masood Azhar on behalf Pakistan raises questions about the sincerity of Pakistan’s crackdown on terrorists and China’s willingness to pressure Pakistan not to use terrorists as proxies. Read more [...]