Jerusalem repression

Israel’s model of political despair in Jerusalem

Jonathan Cook says Israeli policy in Jerusalem and the rest of the occupied West Bank is turning the Palestinian-Israeli conflict into an “unmanageable colonial conflict that risks heading towards religious conflagration”. More »

Guernica

The nightmare we called the “Arab Spring”

Nureddin Sabir says the “Arab Spring” had been misunderstood from the start and, at least in Syria and Libya, what were said to be pro-democracy revolutions were in fact Islamist insurrections. More »

Israeli soldiers at Al-Aqsa

Jerusalem: The Unholy City

Uri Avnery says Israeli policies in Jerusalem – ethnic cleansing, neglect, oppression, provocation – have created an explosive situation in the city, which is now a hostile environment for inhabitants and tourists. More »

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Prosecute Israel – or let the people decide

Jamal Kanj says the Palestinian Authority must use the momentum of European recognitions of Palestine as a state to take Israel to the International Criminal Court for its violations of international law. More »

Kheir al-Din Hamdan

Israeli politicians inciting murder and mayhem

Uri Avnery argues that the actions of irresponsible Israeli politicians – from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Minister of Home Security Yitzhak Aharonowitz – is paving the way for a Palestinian uprising. More »

Ed Miliband and Labour's Jewish donors

Will British Jewish funders’ blackmail backfire?

Alan Hart offers advice to the UK Labour Party’s erstwhile Jewish donors, who are allegedly ditching the party because Ed Miliband condemned Israel and supported recognition of Palestine as an independent state. More »

Jonathan Sacks

Jonathan Sacks, preacher of Israeli hasbara

Stuart Littlewood explains why a recent speech made by former British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has left him wondering whether he's an instrument of God or just another preacher of Israeli hasbara. More »

Chickenshit

Chickenshit Netanyahu

Uri Avnery examines the tense and contradictory US-Israeli relationship, and argues that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is exploiting the dysfunctional US political system to destroy the chances of peace. More »

Jonathan Djanogly

Jonathan Djanogly, example of UK’s Israel stooges

Stuart Littlewood examines the behaviour of an Israel flag waver in the UK parliament, Jonathan Djanogly, one of the “dirty dozen” lawmakers who voted against recognising Palestine as an independent state. More »

Gaza prison

How Israel is turning Gaza into a super-max prison

Jonathan Cook argues that the Palestinians’ humanitarian needs and their right in international law to resist their oppressor are being sacrificed to make the enforcement of Israel’s occupation more efficient. More »

Tag: Africa

Enough is enough in Ethiopia

Rally in Ethiopia

Graham Peebles argues that, with elections in Ethiopia due next year, now is the time for all Ethiopians to unite, speak with one voice and demand their rights to freedom and justice.

Trafficking and torturing Eritrean refugees

Map of Eritrea

Graham Peebles describes the reality of life in Eritrea - a population muffled and forced into labour, with many escaping only to face exploitation and persecution en route to their supposed refuge.

Trading women for profit

Women trafficking

Graham Peebles examines the worldwide problem of trafficking in women in the context of a global capitalist system that gives primacy to the commercialisation and commodification of everything and everyone.

Africa and the merchants of death

It’s depressing how little seems to change when it comes to the relationship between the “great powers” and Africa. This piece by Michael Jones in World Outline provides an alarming summary of

The G8’s commercial colonization of Africa

G8 and Africa

Graham Peebles says a G8 scheme intended to help African agriculture - the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition - is likely to act as a mask for exploitation and profiteering.

The great Ethiopian land giveaway

Ethiopian land giveaway

Graham Peebles argues that the Ethiopian government’s policy of leasing vast tracts of fertile land to foreign agribusiness corporations and forcibly relocating farmers is impoverishing the countryside and degrading its people.

Ethiopia’s opportunity: a new day beckons

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Graham Peebles argues that the death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi provides an opportunity for the country to reunite its fragmented communities, restore human dignity and establish democracy and human rights.