Category Archives: Highlights

Trump has reminded Palestinians that it was always about one state

One state or two states in Palestine? Jonathan Cook says Trump’s claim that he is not fixated on a two-state solution means Israelis and Palestinians must define their objective: a fortress for their tribe, or a shared homeland with rights and dignity for all. Read more [...]

Ethiopia: From peaceful protest to armed uprising

Rebels in northern Ethiopia Graham Peebles says what began as a protest movement in Ethiopia in November 2015 is in danger of becoming a fully-fledged armed uprising, thanks to the government's brutal repression and the silence of donor states. Read more [...]

Dysfunction in the US White House

Lawrence Davidson says President Trump presents “progressives” with an opportunity to form a united front and reform the Democratic Party but wonders if party apparatchiks will stand in the way of meaningful reform. Read more [...]

Women’s gyms lay bare limits of Saudi reforms

Saudi women in black shrouds James Dorsey says the Saudi decision to license women-only gyms is progress in a country where women have few rights, but restrictions on what activities the gyms will be allowed to offer reflect the continuing power of reactionary forces. Read more [...]

Britain’s sickening infatuation with Israel continues

Stuart Littlewood examines the relationship between Britain’s enduring infatuation with Israel on the one hand, and Israel’s stooges and flag wavers who infest the swamp known as the UK political elite on the other. Read more [...]

Israel’s settlers clear path to annexation with new land law

West Bank annexation Jonathan Cook says while a new Israeli law “legalises” the theft of private Palestinian lands, it will also highlight the criminal nature of all settlements and could end with Israeli politicians in the International Criminal Court. Read more [...]

Protecting terrorists: China blocks UN listing of Pakistani as a globally designated terrorist

Pakistani terror chief Masood Azhar James Dorsey says China’s shielding of terror chief Masood Azhar on behalf Pakistan raises questions about the sincerity of Pakistan’s crackdown on terrorists and China’s willingness to pressure Pakistan not to use terrorists as proxies. Read more [...]

Trump’s assault on human kindness, cooperation and the environment

Trump and envionmental degradation Graham Peebles outlines the grave dangers posed by President Trump and urges people to consistently and creatively engage in coordinated, peaceful protests if Trump and his like are to be cast aside. Read more [...]

Trump fuels the fire by singling out Iran

Trump fuels the fire in Middle East James Dorsey argues that President Trump’s singling out of Iran, rather than tackling the root causes of violence and instability, risks fuelling sectarianism across the Muslim world and exacerbating ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa. Read more [...]

Pakistani crackdown on extremists: One hand works to neutralise the other

Pakistani militant leader Hafez Saeed James Dorsey examines the belief in official Pakistani circles that terrorist groups can serve a geopolitical purpose without endangering the fabric of society, which has already been infused by ultra-conservative strands of Islam. Read more [...]