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 »

Netanyahu-Livni-Paris

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 »

Israeli child poverty

Unreported Israel: poverty, injustice, child abuse

Moti Leybel and Marianne Azizi highlight some facts about life in Israel which the Israeli political and “security” elites and their allies in the media and abroad would rather hide. 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: Democracy

Free choice vs media determinism

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.

Israel’s upcoming election choices

Israeli elections 2015

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.

Watch: Iranian women’s fight against the hijab

Iranian writer, producer and director Jamileh Nedai talks to Omid Habibinia about women’s historical struggle against mandatory hijab in Iran. Nedai was among tens of thousands of women who took to the

Transitional times or the end times?

People power

Amid violence and destruction raging in many corners of the world, Graham Peebles detect signs of hope in the growing movement that seeks to build an alternative to the neo-liberal paradigm.

Scots kiss goodbye to independence

Disappointed pro-independence Scots

Stuart Littlewood explains why the promises made to the Scottish people by the ruling British elite to dissuade them from voting for independence, must be taken with a large pinch of salt.

When Scots ruled chunks of England

Scottish and British flags

As Scotland decides whether to break free or remain subservient to its southern neighbour, Stuart Littlewood looks back to a time when the relationship between Scotland and England was far less unequal.

The choice facing Arabs: integration or irrelevance

The Arab world

Jamal Kanj views a recent UN report on the failure of the Arab states to integrate, and argues that Arabs face a choice between democracy and integration or disintegration and irrelevance.

Sharing – the alternative to inequality and collapse 

Sharing and inequality

Graham Peebles explains why redistribution – or sharing – of resources, skills and knowledge is the sensible alternative to the prevalent neo-liberal model, which is promoting inequality and destroying social cohesion.

Accepting responsibility for our ills in the Arab world

The failure to take responsibility for our own behaviours and actions – let’s call it “blamism” – is one of the biggest ills of modern times. Rapists blame the victims (“she was

Libya in the stranglehold of Islamist thugs

Libyan failed state

Nureddin Sabir argues that Libya may has passed the point of no return, just as Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo had done before it, and is now a failed state.