Tag Archives: Corruption

The American progressive’s dilemma

US corruption Lawrence Davidson reflects on the sad reality of US politics, where principled parties such as the Green Party are unlikely ever to be elected and where “the most likely thing to kick the US out of the rut is catastrophe – something even worse than the fiascos of Vietnam and Iraq”.

Palestine’s “can’t deliver” chief negotiator promoted to secretary-general

Saab Erekat with Tipi Livni Stuart Littlewood laments the continued political existence of Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian Authority’s chief negotiator with Israel who, despite his solid track record of failure, has been promoted to secretary-general of the Palestine Libation Organisation.

Licensed narco cartels: Big pharma and America’s opioid abuse epidemic

Big pharma greed Anne Farron writes:  The USA has

Donald Trump: the man and his followers

Donald Trump Lawrence Davidson explains how Donald Trump’s speech making abilities, willingness to play fast and loose with the facts and affinity for the crowd has struck a chord with America’s permanently disaffected citizens.

“It’s time for Palestine,” says Abbas as corruption runs out of control

Mahmoud Abbas corruption Stuart Littlewood says the political incompetence of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas – whose mandate expired six years ago – as shown in his inept dealings with Israel, is matched only by his catalogue of maladministration and malfeasance.

Stanford professor left barefoot, homeless and trapped in Israel for 15 years

Trapped in Israel: Gary's case Marianne Azizi describes the ordeal of a Stanford professor and US citizen who visited Israel for a long weekend only to become trapped for 15 years, fleeced and left barefoot and homeless.

Israel’s legal system complicit in child sex abuse

Stop child abuse Marianne Azizi relates the case of “Sam”, one of many Israeli children facing what is in effect state-sanctioned abuse, and the struggle of a lawyer who has dedicated himself to saving him.

UK Jewish media silent about hooligan, discredited solicitor and Zionist lobbyist Anthony Dennison

Anthony Dennison Paul Eisen writes: It’s now

Sheldon Adelson, Israel’s casino king

Sheldon Adelson Uri Avnery examines how the ultra-right-wing American Jewish Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson dominates Israel through Binyamin Netanyahu and the yellow press, and the US Congress through the Republican Party.

Is Netanyahu poised for another term in office?

Sarah and Binyamin Netanyahu Uri Avnery examines the hopeless state of Israeli domestic politics, where an apathetic public and a lacklustre and inept opposition are on the verge of handing Binyamin Netanyahu another term in office.