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 »

Anti lobby demonstration

America’s special interest problem

Lawrence Davidson argues that only popular action can free United States legislators from the shackles of special interest groups, or lobbies, that have hijacked and corrupted US foreign and domestic policies. More »

India's space mission

India’s space madness amid astronomical poverty 

Graham Peebles questions the justice and wisdom of India’s ruling elite, which spends USD1 billion annually on its space programme while India has the world’s highest number of people practising open defecation. More »

US Congress traitors

Israel, the US Congress and treason

Alan Hart explains how members of Congress who put Israel’s interests ahead of those of the United States could be charged with treason, despite the US constitution’s narrow definition of a traitor. More »

Pro-Palestinian demonstration in Britain

Israel ignoring “tectonic change” in public opinion

Uri Avnery argues that, oblivious to Israelis, a tectonic change in public attitude towards Israel is underway, as shown by the UK parliament’s and Sweden’s decisions to recognise the state of Palestine. More »

David Cameron and Binyamin Netanyahu

Cameron still hasn’t got the message on Palestine

Stuart Littlewood examines the spurious arguments used by the British government to try to wheedle its way out of recognising Palestine as a state, as emphatically demanded by the British parliament. More »

UK parliament votes for Palestine recognition

A shot across the bows of Israel and its stooges

Stuart Littlewood says the UK parliament’s vote in favour of recognising Palestine as a state is a clear instruction to the government to act with honour and decency towards the Palestinian people. More »

Map showing how Palestine is being swallowed up by Jewish squatter colonies

The UK House of Commons Palestine vote…

Alan Hart explains why the two-state solution to the Palestine-Israel conflict – the premise on which British lawmakers voted in favour of recognising a Palestinian state – is no longer possible. 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.