Category Archives: Other World

UK Zionists rattled by election of first students union president of Muslim background

Malia Bouattia, President of Britain's National Union of Students Gilad Atzmon writes: Malia Bouattia 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 [...]

Poverty, isolation, removal: asylum in the UK

Plight of UK asylum seekers Graham Peebles examines Britain’s policy towards asylum seekers, which he says is not just ”incompetence bordering on madness”, but derives from intolerance, deprives asylum seekers of their dignity and treats them with a lack of compassion. 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 [...]

Ethiopia: Unity in opposition

Oromo students' protest Graham Peebles argues that the recent huge demonstrations in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Gondar regions could be the green shoots of a popular movement that would eventually depose the country’s quarter-century one-party dictatorship. Read more [...]

Unjust and dysfunctional: Asylum in the UK

Dysfunctional UK asylum system Graham Peebles argues that the British asylum system, which is slow, inadequate, cold and indifferent towards some of the world’s most vulnerable people, is causing hardship to thousands of innocents and is in need of urgent, far-reaching reform. Read more [...]

On the down side of institutionalised religion

Religion cartoon Lawrence Davidson explains why religion should be confined to the individual and local charity work, and points to the lethal consequences when religion claims for itself the trappings of secular power or attaches itself to the institutions of power. Read more [...]

UK’s Palestine Solidarity Campaign blocks call to expel Israel from UN

Wither PSC? Stuart Littlewood asks where does the Palestine Solidarity Campaign – the UK's leading pro-Palestine campaign group – go from here, now that it has rejected a proposal to seek Israel's expulsion from the UN for persistently violating international law? Read more [...]

Famine and government neglect in Ethiopia

Ethiopian famine 2015 Graham Peebles says the Ethiopian government’s priority is not drought avoidance but control, holding onto power and the accumulation of personal wealth, and he urges donor countries to ensure that Addis Ababa puts in place visionary plans to mitigate the impact of future droughts. Read more [...]