Category Archives: Americas

Islamic State, the lack of self-reflection, and moral disintegration

Moral disintegration and Islamic State Rich Forer says as long as Western societies refuse to look into the root causes of despair and anger, fear and discrimination, they will continue to sow the seeds for more violence and self-destruction, as exemplified by Islamic State.

Israel divides the Jews

Netanyahu does not speak for me Lawrence Davidson shows how Israel’s racist, expansionist and criminal policies are dividing American Jews, most recently prompting the leader of US Reform Jewry to denounce its treatment of minorities and the Judaisation of secular law.

Some popular fallacies about Islamism

British Islamists Magdi Abdelhadi debunks some of the common misconceptions about Islam and Islamism, and spells out the essential steps that must be taken if the pernicious ideology that drives the likes of Al-Qaeda and Islamic State is to be defeated.

The American progressive’s dilemma

US corruption Lawrence Davidson reflects on the sad reality of US politics, where principled parties such as the Green Party are unlikely ever to be elected and where “the most likely thing to kick the US out of the rut is catastrophe – something even worse than the fiascos of Vietnam and Iraq”.

The US-Israel nexus, fairness and the rule of law

Stop billions to Israel Richard Forer argues that the United States, by exempting Israel from US laws and shielding it from the consequences of violating international law, is the enabler of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories and its oppression of the Palestinian people.

Obama has washed his hands of Palestine and is walking away from it

Obama has washed his hands of Palestine and is walking away from it Alan Hart writes: In his major speech

Out of control: America’s heroin epidemic

USA's heroin epidemic Anne Farron* writes: America is

Gun cultures in the US and Israel

Crazed Israeli with gun Lawrence Davidson compares the gun cultures in the United States and Israel, both societies built against the backdrop of territorial conquest, delusions of racial superiority and near-genocidal treatment of indigenous populations.

Licensed narco cartels: Big pharma and America’s opioid abuse epidemic

Big pharma greed Anne Farron writes:  The USA has

Wars, refugees and the complete lack of leadership everywhere

Alan Kurdi Alan Hart reflects on the failure of leadership by US President Obama to effectively deal with the Syrian catastrophe at the time when a little common sense politics could have led to a peaceful solution.