Category Archives: Other World

Who is afraid of the Iranian bomb?

Iranian flag as a jigsaw puzzle Uri Avnery debunks the propaganda about the “Iranian threat”, including the alleged nuclear “threat”, arguing that even if it is accepted that the current Iranian rulers may be fanatics, “they seem eminently practical people”. Read more [...]

Balfour Declaration: Britain broke its feeble promise to the Palestinians

Theresa May and Binyamin Netanyahu On the centenary of the infamous Balfour Declaration, Jonathan Cook argues that while Britain fulfilled its promise to the Zionists in full, it broke even its feeble commitment to the Palestinians to protect their civil and religious rights. Read more [...]

Seeking happiness beyond neoliberal consumerism

True happiness Graham Peebles examines the roots of unhappiness inherent in our neoliberal, consumption-and-competition-based world, and argues that true happiness is experienced when we cease searching and when we stop desiring. Read more [...]

Harvey Weinstein and the politics of Hollywood

Young actresses kissing Harvey Weinstein Jonathan Cook spells out the political conclusions which Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's victims are not drawing: the need to get organised and expose their abusers, and save the next generation of actresses from abuse. Read more [...]

US war culture and gun culture: They’re related

US violent culture Lawrence Davidson examines the fact that since its founding the United States has been waging war against other countries, and that since 1968 1.53 million Americans have been killed as a result of gun violence. Read more [...]

Donald Trump’s evolving mass movement

Trump supporters in Virginia, USA, Aug 2017 Lawrence Davidson argues that the 37 per cent of Americans who still support President Trump “are evolving a consciousness more responsive to political propaganda and socio-economic mysticism than to rational debate or fact-based policy formulation". Read more [...]

Plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya: Islamist extremists’ next rallying call?

Burning Myanmar flag James Dorsey says calls for jihad in defence of Burma’s Muslim minority prompt fears of a second front against Islamic State-linked fighters in Southeast Asia, and – for Arab rulers – concerns the issue will re-energise extremists and opposition groups. Read more [...]

Trump’s defining moments

Trump with megaphone Lawrence Davidson laments the absence of an institutional alternative to the segment of the US public represented by the supremacists who demonstrated in Charlottesville and who reflexively applaud Donald Trump’s uninhibited utterances. Read more [...]

Climate change: The catastrophic impact on developing countries

Climate change impact Graham Peebles outlines the likely devastating impact of climate change on the poorest countries of the world – a likelihood that has increased with the USA’s leaving the Paris agreement – and stresses the urgent need for remedial action. Read more [...]

Oxford Jazz concert-goer violently attacked after veiled threat from UK Jewish organisation

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