TTIP threat to NHS

Scramble to conclude suspicious EU-US trade deal

With the UK industry in intensive care, Stuart Littlewood asks whether Britons should throw open the door and allow US big business to muscle in under cover of a trade treaty. More »

Netanyahu's war electioneering

Netanyahu trying to provoke war to win election

Uri Avnery explains why many Israelis believe that the sudden flair up on the border with Syria, caused by an unprovoked Israeli attack, was an election ploy by Netanyahu and his companions. More »

Pope Francis and Shimon Peres

A challenge for Pope Francis

Stuart Littlewood calls on Pope Francis to go beyond using fine and pious words, challenge Israeli crime in the Holy Land, and pluck up the courage to visit the besieged Gaza Strip. More »

Binyamin Netanyahu and Europe's right

Netanyahu, Europe’s far right find common ground

Jonathan Cook says Israel’s PM and Europe’s far right’s common vision is a Europe free of Jews, who should be in Israel, and free of Muslims, who risk undermining support for Israel. More »

Terror in Paris

Terror in Paris: how we got there and a way out

Lawrence Davidson views the Paris attacks in the broader contexts that contributed to them, and asks how much blood has to be shed before we honour the only escape route: international law. More »

Netanyahu waving at Paris demonstration

Paris attacks – Islamists’ gift to Israel

Uri Avnery argues that the jihadist terrorist attacks in Paris benefited Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli right and Zionism in general, and may also help entrench the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. More »

Jewish censorship

UK Zionist mafia’s onslaught against free speech

Stuart Littlewood looks at how Britain’s Zionist lobby is sabotaging freedom of speech by bullying politicians and journalists who speak the truth about Israel, most recently BBC reporter Tim Willcox. More »

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War crimes suspects lead Paris anti-terror march

Stuart Littlewood voices incredulity at the appearance of war criminals Binyamin Netanyahu and Tzipi Livni, and Jewish squatter leader Naftali Bennett, at the Pars march marking the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack. More »

Greater Israel

Israel’s March 2015 elections

Lawrence Davidson explains why regardless of the outcome of the March elections, Israel’s habitual violence and its ongoing violation of international laws and the standards of human rights will not change. 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.