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 »

Israeli soldiers at Al-Aqsa

Jerusalem: The Unholy City

Uri Avnery says Israeli policies in Jerusalem – ethnic cleansing, neglect, oppression, provocation – have created an explosive situation in the city, which is now a hostile environment for inhabitants and tourists. More »

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Prosecute Israel – or let the people decide

Jamal Kanj says the Palestinian Authority must use the momentum of European recognitions of Palestine as a state to take Israel to the International Criminal Court for its violations of international law. More »

Kheir al-Din Hamdan

Israeli politicians inciting murder and mayhem

Uri Avnery argues that the actions of irresponsible Israeli politicians – from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Minister of Home Security Yitzhak Aharonowitz – is paving the way for a Palestinian uprising. More »

Ed Miliband and Labour's Jewish donors

Will British Jewish funders’ blackmail backfire?

Alan Hart offers advice to the UK Labour Party’s erstwhile Jewish donors, who are allegedly ditching the party because Ed Miliband condemned Israel and supported recognition of Palestine as an independent state. More »

Jonathan Sacks

Jonathan Sacks, preacher of Israeli hasbara

Stuart Littlewood explains why a recent speech made by former British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has left him wondering whether he's an instrument of God or just another preacher of Israeli hasbara. More »

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 »

Tag: Economy

India’s space madness amid astronomical poverty 

India's space mission

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.

Watch: Why farmers are killing themselves in India

Why are so many Indian farmers committing suicide? In the video above the widow of one such farmer who took his life after his crop failed explains what happened.

Corporate capitalism versus human happiness 

Happiness

Graham Peebles argues that the prevailing paradigm of market fundamentalism, neo-liberalism, globalisation and corporate politics, rather than promote social cohesion and the pursuit of happiness, engender depression, anxiety, greed and disharmony.

The case for a new global paradigm

Sharing

Graham Peebles argues the case for global change which places sharing, sustainability and cooperation – not competition, greed and abundance – at its heart, and cultivates tolerance, individuality, trust and social unity.

Competition corrupts minds and actions

Competition

Graham Peebles examines the harmful impact of competition on the individual and society, and argues that for social harmony and justice to prevail, cooperation and sharing must replace competition.

A worldwide revolution of ideas is needed

Ideas revolution

Graham Peebles says a root and branch revolution of the fundamental ideas on which contemporary capitalist societies are built is essential if the causes of conflict and disharmony are to be eliminated.

Narendra Modi, India’s new prime minister

Narendra Modi

Graham Peebles asks if newly elected nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in tune with the time and possess the vision and imagination needed to create a healthy society in India.

Materialism and misery, and the need for change

Materialism and misery

Graham Peebles explains why the predominant economic model is fostering a value system rooted in materialism, which is contrary to human nature and is a major cause of unhappiness, anxiety and depression.

Corporate-state corruption in India

Truth about India corruption

Graham Peebles examines the scale of corporate and state corruption in India, which is enriching the few super rich, impoverishing the vast majority and turning the country into a failed state.

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.