Sharing and inequality

Sharing – the alternative to inequality and collapse 

Graham Peebles explains why redistribution – or sharing – of resources, skills and knowledge is the sensible alternative to the prevalent neo-liberal model, which is promoting inequality and destroying social cohesion. More »

Binyamin Netanyahu and Ed Miliband

UK opposition leader falls for Zionist propaganda

Stuart Littlewood reminds us of UK opposition leader Ed Miliband’s broken promise – that he would visit the occupied Palestinian territories – and views his decision instead to regurgitate Israeli propaganda. More »

Pollution in Delhi

Filthy, deadly mayhem in India

Graham Peebles highlights the debilitating effects of pollution in India, arguing that it is time to end the official corruption and complacency that is turning India into the world’s biggest sewer. More »

Burst bubble

Why the Palestinian-Israeli talks bubble burst

Uri Avnery examines the myths, the comprehensive lack of understandings and the fears of the alternatives to a world of make-believe surrounding the failed US-mediated talks between Israel and the Palestinians. More »

Israeli serpent

Israel the unprincipled entity

Jamal Kanj says American spinelessness towards Israel – once described by a French diplomat as a “shitty little country” – is responsible for the collapse of so-called “peace” talks with the Palestinians. More »

BBC Israel Public Inquiry

BBC misreports John Kerry on talks failure

Nureddin Sabir detects the hands of Zionists behind the BBC’s misreporting of US Secretary of State Kerry’s statement, to downplay his blaming of Israel for the failure of talks with the Palestinians. More »

Israeli theft of Palestinian rights

The reality behind the Israeli-Palestinian talks

Jonathan Cook argues that, with the imminent failure of the Israeli-Palestinian talks,“the era of wishful thinking may finally be coming to an end – and that will be progress in itself”. More »

Israeli bullying

Threats from Palestine’s nasty neighbour

Stuart Littlewood views Israel’s threatening response to Palestinian moves to join international organizations as they’re entitled to, and wonders what entitles the squatters to threaten the indigenous people from exercising their rights. More »

Sheldon Adelson

Zionist billionaire eyes US presidential purchase

Uri Avnery examines how big money is corrupting US and Israeli politics, and highlights the role of American Jewish casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson who is now considering his next US presidential purchase. More »

Zionism is racism

Rosenberg’s conundrum: Zionism vs reality

Lawrence Davidson says, contrary to Michael Rosenberg’s defence of a racial Israel, “Zionism… has to go – for the sake of the Palestinians and... for a more promising future for the Jews”. More »

Category: Libya

Libya’s Islamist menace

Sharia freaks in Libya

Nureddin Sabir reviews a recent analysis which concludes that the Islamist threat from Libya, at the core of which is the Muslim Brotherhood, should be treated as top priority, especially by Egypt.

Libya in the stranglehold of Islamist thugs

Libyan failed state

Nureddin Sabir argues that Libya may has passed the point of no return, just as Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo had done before it, and is now a failed state.

The stillbirth of the new Libya

Libyan Ansar al-Sharia

Nureddin Sabir paints a dismal picture of the prospects for his native Libya, now a crumbling, lawless, failed state where Islamist militias have filled in the post-Gaddafi political and security vacuum.

The Islamists’ hijacking of Arab hope

Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

Jamal Kanj argues that in swapping places with Dark Ages Europe, the contemporary Arab world is descending in darkness because religionists are consumed with peripheral practices rather than seeking democracy and knowledge.

Only an international force can save Libya

Libya disintegration

The only solution left to prevent Libya’s disintegration – and its violent consequences for others – is for the Security Council to authorize military intervention under Chapter VII of the UN Charter.

Libya in peril

Today a huge car bomb exploded near Al-Jalaa Hospital in the eastern Libyan city of Benghaz, killing and wounding dozens of people, including children. The attack is the latest in a wave

Women’s struggle for rights in Libya

Libyan Women's Pride Day

Nureddin Sabir highlights the plight of women in Libya where social and cultural backwardness, and the rising influence of religious bigots, are rapidly eroding the few rights they have.

Mis-analysing Libya

Libyan women waving the new Libyan flag and the flag of the Amazigh people – often called Berbers – during an Amazigh festival in Tripoli, 27 September 2011

Nureddin Sabir shows how lack of understanding of Libyan history and society can lead to flawed conclusions regarding the propriety of the UN-authorized intervention to save Libyans from Gaddafi’s murderous intentions.

Libya on the edge of a precipice

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Nureddin Sabir says failure to disarm Libya’s 1,700 militias is putting it on the edge of a precipice and that only an international peacekeeping force can disarm the militias and establish security.

Libyans say no to Islamist gangsters in Benghazi

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Fed up with the lawlessness of armed gangs, on 21/22 September 2012 Libyans stormed the headquarters of the Islamist "Ansar al-Sharia Brigade" and "Rafallah Sahati Islamic Brigade" in Benghazi.