Category Archives: Highlights

Seeds of democratic revolution in Ethiopia?

Protesters in Ethiopia Graham Peebles senses in the unrest sweeping across Ethiopia the beginning of the end of the ruling party’s dictatorship, and calls on the Western donor countries  propping up the regime to do the right thing and side with the oppressed people. Read more [...]

With mosques under surveillance, Islamic State turns to football for recruitment

Islamist cutthroats playing football James Dorsey looks at how the Islamic State group is using football and sports clubs to recruit, despite targeting football matches and despising the game as an invention of infidels designed to distract the faithful from their religious obligations. Read more [...]

Sharing and ending food waste – the keys to ridding the world of hunger

World hunger Graham Peebles highlights the relationship between the inequality and wastage inherent in the market-driven economic model on the one hand, and hunger on the other, and advocates an alternative system based on community and sharing. Read more [...]

The United States’ favoured autocrats

Henry Kissinger and Augusto Pinochet shaking hands Lawrence Davidson says the US does not care if its allies are murderers, corrupt thieves or racists as long as they help it spread capitalism, achieve resource reliability, and ensure security for its allies and strategic advantage over old enemies. Read more [...]

Another of Israel’s pimps to become Labour’s saviour?

David Miliband Against the background of speculation that Labour Party chiefs are trying to persuade David Miliband to return to London so he can snatch the party leadership from Jeremy Corbyn, Stuart Littlewood recalls the disastrous legacy of Mr Miliband. Read more [...]

The dark secret of Israel’s stolen babies

Israel's stolen babies Jonathan Cook says Israel’s theft of thousands of Arab Jewish babies shows that its Arab Jews face the same enemy as the Palestinians: a European Jewish establishment resolutely opposed to living in peace and respect with either Arabs or the region. Read more [...]

Is Saudi Arabia Zion?

Overlapping Israeli and Saudi flags As relations between Israel and the Al Saud family warm up, James Dorsey explores the prospects offered by long-forgotten research by Arab historian Kamal Salibi which concluded that “Judaism’s Zion was not located in Israel but in Saudi Arabia”. Read more [...]

The Saudi role in the  9/11 attacks

The Saudi-Bush connection Lawrence Davidson examines how Saudi Arabia, in the case of the 9/11 attacks, and Israel, in the case of the attack on the US intelligence ship, the USS Liberty, managed to get away with what were in effect acts of war against the United States. Read more [...]

Israeli racism unmasks Netanyahu goodwill video

Racist Binyamin Netanyahu Jonathan Cook argues that the ethos of the military government for Israel’s Palestinians is returning, and the “perfume” of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s soothing words about ending “discord and hate” will not cover the stench. Read more [...]

The times they are a changing: Brexit, Trump and lots of anger

World political chaos: the Day of Judgement Graham Peebles argues that despite the turmoil that is breaking the sclerotic political moulds in the US, UK and elsewhere, "these are wonderful times for democracy and politics" which will lead to fundamental social and economic change. Read more [...]