The omnipresent pressure to conform

Conformity Graham Peebles examines the pressure on young people to conform, and the rooting out from education of subjects that encourage individuality and criticism, and says this is less to do with respecting traditions and the law and more to do with control and fear. Read more [...]

A dilemma for the intelligence agencies: Trump’s attack on Syria and historical precedents

Trump-the-ego-freak Against the background of the US missile attack on Syria, Lawrence Davidson examines the correlation between disregarding the information and analysis of intelligence agencies and national leadership that is egocentric, biased and pig-headed, such as President Trump. Read more [...]

Israel celebrates 50 years as occupier

50th anniversary of 1967 occupation Jonathan Cook says Israel’s celebrations to mark the 1967 war “should lay to rest any confusion that the occupation is still considered temporary”, and when occupation becomes permanent, it will turn into something far uglier. Read more [...]

Cui bono? Who launched the chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib?

Syrian Islamist cutthroats Uri Avnery explains why logic dictates that it is the “half a dozen Syrian sects and militias who are fighting against Assad and against each other”, and not the Assad regime, that are responsible for the chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib. Read more [...]

Saudi-Iranian rivalry fuels potential nuclear race

Nuclear destination Riyadh James Dorsey views the incremental steps taken by Saudi Arabia – accelerated through major agreements with China, as well as France, the US, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea and Argentina – to acquire a potential nuclear weapons capability. Read more [...]

Israel steps up dirty tricks against boycott leaders

Netanyahu – Master of Apartheid Jonathan Cook describes Israeli terrorism chief Netanyahu’s “moral battlefield”, which amounts to a “reign of terror against free speech and political activism abroad and at home, leaving Israel free to crush the Palestinians”. Read more [...]