US moves against Iran raise spectre of wider regional conflict

President Trump dancing with Saudis James Dorsey argues that President Trump’s manoeuvres to withhold certification that Iran has complied with its nuclear agreement could encourage Saudi Arabia to step up its long-standing battle with Iran and set the Middle East and Gulf ablaze. Read more [...]

Europe’s shameful refugee policy

EU refugee policy Graham Peebles examines the EU’s expediency-based policy towards refugees, and argues for unified policies based on collective responsibility and group need, not the nationalistic approach which does nothing to deal with the underlying causes. Read more [...]

The Balfour Declaration: Time to say sorry. Time we made amends.

UK must apologise for Balfour Declaration Stuart Littlewood reminds us of Britain’s overwhelming responsibility for the dispossession and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people, and explains why the British state must apologise for its duplicitous role in the crime. Read more [...]

America’s culture war against tolerance

Tolerance does not mean-tolerating intolerance Lawrence Davidson highlights the growing threat to the culture of tolerance in the United States posed in particular by right-wing Republicans, especially in the traditional bastions of free speech: university and college campuses. Read more [...]

Message from UK High Court: Carry on arming the Saudis (and never mind the slaughter in Yemen)

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia kill Yemenis Stuart Littlewood examines Britain’s complicity in the war crimes committed by Saudi Arabia in Yemen, and the role of notorious Israeli stooge Liam Fox, the UK’s secretary of state for international trade, in this. Read more [...]

Israel’s ever-more sadistic reprisals help shore up a sense of victimhood

Israeli soldier headlocking Palestinian boy Jonathan Cook argues that “Israel has taken collective punishment – a serious violation of international law – to new extremes, stretching the notion to realms once imaginable only in a dystopian fable like George Orwell’s 1984”. Read more [...]