US imprisoned by Israel

US feels the heat on Palestine vote at UN 

Jonathan Cook says while Europe is becoming increasingly disenchanted with Israel, as shown by the growing recognitions of Palestine, US policy towards Israel is paralysed by fear of upsetting the Zionist lobby. More »

Ziad Abu Ein

Whitewashing a Palestinian minister’s murder

Jamal Kanj examines the murder by Israeli Wehrmacht soldiers of Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein and the subsequent propaganda blitz by Israel and its Western stooges and nincompoops to whitewash the murder. More »

Alon Ben-Meir

Israel’s Jews trapped in their own narrative

Alan Hart explains why Israeli Jews must acknowledge that a terrible wrong was done to the Palestinians by Zionism in the name of all Jews and that this wrong must be righted. More »

Media determinism

Free choice vs media determinism

Lawrence Davidson questions the extent of free will, whether in commercial or political choices, in the face of media manipulation amounting to determinism and exercised through advertisements and selective news and emphasis. More »

Sanctions Russia Israel

Palestine and Europe’s symbolic gestures

Alan Hart says Europe needs to go beyond gestures towards Palestine and submit a Security Council resolution with an ultimatum for Israel to withdraw from the Palestinian territories or face international sanctions. More »

Ethnic cleansing

Israel’s ethnic cleansing manifesto

Jamal Kanj argues that Israeli politicians such as the present foreign minister, the Moldovan former nightclub bouncer Avigdor Lieberman, are seeking to complete the ethnic cleansing begun by Israel’s founders in 1948. More »

Israeli elections 2015

Israel’s upcoming election choices

Uri Avnery advocates a centrist-leftist election bloc to contest Israel’s upcoming polls, which he argues will decide between a racist, warmongering state or a democratic state at peace with the Palestinians. More »

Silencing dissent

Zionist lobby attack on academic freedom in USA

Lawrence Davidson examines how Zionists are undermining academic freedom in the USA by seeking to destroy the careers of critics of Israel, and argues that this underlines the importance of continued dissent. More »

Christian friends of Israel

The UK’s Israeli flag-waving Christian preachers

Stuart Littlewood highlights the case of Christian priests who act as Israel’s propagandists, ignoring Israel’s crimes against humanity and its persecution of their Christian brothers and sisters in the Holy Land. 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 »

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.