Category Archives: Highlights

The tragedy of world-wide forced displacement 

Syrian refugees Graham Peebles stresses the misery driving people to migrate, and the miserable conditions they endure en route to and after arriving at their destination, and calls for compassion in treating these victims of circumstance. Read more [...]

Israel – a curious national home

Israel – a curious national home Uri Avnery examines how attention-seeking Israeli politicians are racing to propose laws so outrageous that the media cannot possibly ignore them, the latest being a bill on "Israel – the National State of the Jewish People”. Read more [...]

Grotesque inequality and anxiety

Stress Graham Peebles examines the relationship between inequality and the expectations arising from the socio-economic model that creates such inequality on the one hand, and anxiety and depression – which are reaching epidemic proportions – on the other. Read more [...]

Blasphemy and terrorism: Catchall phrases to repress dissent

Pakistani mob beat Mashal Khan James Dorsey says the abuse of labels like terrorism and blasphemy by governments, institutions, groups and individuals creates an environment that fosters violence, intolerance and disrespect for the other, and enables vigilantism and extremism. Read more [...]

Politicising anti-Semitism: the USA’s and UK’s flawed definition

Theresa May's gift to the pro-Isreali lobby Lawrence Davidson argues that the “working definition” of anti-Semitism adopted by the US and UK is not only illogical, but is also the product of the corrupting of Western political systems by Israel’s surrogate Zionist lobbies. Read more [...]

Why Palestinian President Abbas fears the prisoners’ hunger strike

Marwan Barghouti in handcuffs Jonathan Cook explains why the Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike, and possible mass disobedience that may flow from it, threaten to undermine Abbas’s approach of reliance on Israel’s Western friends to achieve Palestinian statehood. Read more [...]

The Pope in Egypt: Tiptoeing through a minefield

Pope Francis and President Al-Sisi James Dorsey explains the religious and political complexities of Egypt as Pope Francis visits in the hope of improving the fragile position of Christians and other minorities in the Middle East, North Africa and the larger Muslim world. Read more [...]

Pimping for Israel remains undiminished since UN report branded it an apartheid state

Theresa May and Binyamin Netanyahu Stuart Littlewood views the UK government’s refusal to apologise for the crime of the Balfour Declaration in the context of the Zionist lobby’s deep penetration of the British political establishment. Read more [...]

The omnipresent pressure to conform

Conformity Graham Peebles examines the pressure on young people to conform, and the rooting out from education of subjects that encourage individuality and criticism, and says this is less to do with respecting traditions and the law and more to do with control and fear. Read more [...]

A dilemma for the intelligence agencies: Trump’s attack on Syria and historical precedents

Trump-the-ego-freak Against the background of the US missile attack on Syria, Lawrence Davidson examines the correlation between disregarding the information and analysis of intelligence agencies and national leadership that is egocentric, biased and pig-headed, such as President Trump. Read more [...]