Category Archives: Americas

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump: Bigots all around

The bigots Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Lawrence Davidson says Mrs Clinton, like Mr Trump, is “an unprincipled opportunist" with "a self-centred myopia”, openly siding with the Zionists who are “among the world’s most demonstrative bigots” and pledging to destroy the BDS movement. Read more [...]

The American Civil War returns to New Orleans 

America's racist South Lawrence Davidson examines the lingering racism in the American South, as currently manifested in New Orleans, and calls for regulating racism and other hateful attitudes through the judicious use of public institutions that help shape attitudes over time. Read more [...]

US presidential election: Escaping the two death options

US Democrats vs Republicans Jamal Kanj paints a scenario in which Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders break away from their parties and give Americans a chance “to end the 200-year-old Democratic and Republican monopoly over US presidential elections”. Read more [...]

The world and Israel: Complicity in Zionism’s crimes and why

Western complicity in Israeli crimes Drawing on his past conversations with US and Israeli leaders, Alan Hart argues that the complicity of Western and other politicians in Zionism's crimes will be never ending because Israel is, as it has long been, a nuclear-armed monster beyond control. Read more [...]

Will the US fall for Saudi Arabia’s deliberate provocation?

Saudi King Salman Trita Parsi warns that if the US falls into the Saudi trap and sides with it against Iran, in a confrontation manufactured by Saudi Arabia, the price is likely to be the possibility of peace in Syria and the Iran nuclear deal. Read more [...]

Economic anxiety, public safety fears and the rise of demagogues in the US and Europe

Politics of fear Lawrence Davidson examines how economic anxiety and fears over public safety, fuelled by the Islamist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, are creating the environment for demagogues and militarists such as Donald Trump to flourish. Read more [...]

What was the point of Obama’s message to Israel’s president?

Reuben Riven and Barak Obama Alan Hart examines what could be either a warning or an expression of despair from President Obama to his Israeli counterpart, Reuven Rivlen, and wonders what Obama’s game plan for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict might be in what remains of his presidency. Read more [...]

Terrorism and some hard truths 

US gun culture Lawrence Davidson says much of the hysteria in the US about Islamic terrorism is politically motivated and that if politicians were serious about addressing the violence and terror in American society, they would tackle the country’s gun epidemic. Read more [...]

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. Read more [...]

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. Read more [...]