A moment of significance and opportunity for Ethiopia

Ethiopian prisoners Graham Peebles says the Ethiopian government’s “half-baked move to release a few political leaders… should embolden many” and “reveals a crack in the democratic facade presented by the regime, which must be split open under the force of sustained political activism”. Read more [...]

Salafi mission calls into question Saudi concept of moderation and policy in Yemen

Muhammad bin Salman and moderate islam James Dorsey questions whether Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad’s proclaimed quest to “return” to “moderate islam” includes subscribing to concepts of tolerance and pluralism which at present seems unlikely. Read more [...]

Ahed Tamimi offers Israelis a lesson worthy of Gandhi

Palestinian teenage hero Ahed Tamimi Jonathan Cook explains the background to Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teenager who slapped an Israeli solder desecrating her home, and the furious reaction by Israelis, noting that “Ahed has exposed the gun-wielding bully lurking in the soul of too many Israelis”. Read more [...]

Nothing like a wacky fatwa to begin the New Year

Zionist lunacy Stuart Littlewood shows with examples how the worlds of Jewish and Christian Zionists, extortionists and the deranged meld into one murky sphere inhabited by sad and deluded individuals with no life, principle or morality. Read more [...]

The Trump administration’s “Seven Forbidden Words”

Trump Newspeak Lawrence Davidson examines the implications of the Trump administration’s ban on seven words – “diversity”, “vulnerable”, “entitlement”, “transgender”, “evidence-based”, “science-based” and “fetus” – in official budgetary bids. Read more [...]

What do you call somebody who supports Israel?

Miko Peled on Israeli racism Stuart Littlewood reminds us of what it really means to be a “Friend of Israel”, and asks: Why is supporting a racist regime like Israel not only tolerated but actively encouraged in the West's corridors of power and often rewarded with high office? Read more [...]