From an open internet, back to the dark ages

Internet censorship Jonathan Cook says internet censorship has begun with Facebook and Google discriminating against alternative content to that of Western corporate media, and that matters seem set to get worse. Read more [...]

Saudi Prince Muhammad’s Achilles Heel: Misreading tea leaves in Washington

James Dorsey says Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad’s regional strategy not only risks escalating tensions and raising questions about Saudi Arabia’s ability to successfully confront Iran, but also may be based on a misreading of the dynamics of US policymaking. Read more [...]

Balfour mentality has no place in civilised society

Israel's Conservative pimps Stuart Littlewood examines how the Israel lobby’s influence on the British political class has made British politicians put Israel’s interests ahead of the UK’s by supporting the Zionist entity’s criminal, inhuman and unjust activities. Read more [...]

Israel lobby is slowly being dragged into the light

Priti Patel and Conservative Friends of Israel Jonathan Cook explains why, in light of the now-resigned UK minister Priti Patel’s secret meetings with Israeli officials, it is time for Western states “to show as much concern about the malign influence of Israel’s lobbyists as they do about Russian hackers”. Read more [...]

Yasser Arafat, the leader I knew

Yasser Arafat Jamal Kanj remembers Yasser Arafat on the 13th anniversary of his death as a strong leader with a common touch who “accentuated Palestinian nationalism over pan-Arabism and secularism over religion.” Read more [...]

Who is afraid of the Iranian bomb?

Iranian flag as a jigsaw puzzle Uri Avnery debunks the propaganda about the “Iranian threat”, including the alleged nuclear “threat”, arguing that even if it is accepted that the current Iranian rulers may be fanatics, “they seem eminently practical people”. Read more [...]