Tag Archives: USA

Seeds of democratic revolution in Ethiopia?

Protesters in Ethiopia Graham Peebles senses in the unrest sweeping across Ethiopia the beginning of the end of the ruling party’s dictatorship, and calls on the Western donor countries  propping up the regime to do the right thing and side with the oppressed people. Read more [...]

Sharing and ending food waste – the keys to ridding the world of hunger

World hunger Graham Peebles highlights the relationship between the inequality and wastage inherent in the market-driven economic model on the one hand, and hunger on the other, and advocates an alternative system based on community and sharing. Read more [...]

The United States’ favoured autocrats

Henry Kissinger and Augusto Pinochet shaking hands Lawrence Davidson says the US does not care if its allies are murderers, corrupt thieves or racists as long as they help it spread capitalism, achieve resource reliability, and ensure security for its allies and strategic advantage over old enemies. Read more [...]

The Saudi role in the  9/11 attacks

The Saudi-Bush connection Lawrence Davidson examines how Saudi Arabia, in the case of the 9/11 attacks, and Israel, in the case of the attack on the US intelligence ship, the USS Liberty, managed to get away with what were in effect acts of war against the United States. Read more [...]

The times they are a changing: Brexit, Trump and lots of anger

World political chaos: the Day of Judgement Graham Peebles argues that despite the turmoil that is breaking the sclerotic political moulds in the US, UK and elsewhere, "these are wonderful times for democracy and politics" which will lead to fundamental social and economic change. Read more [...]

Money talks as Trump does U-turn on Israel

Donald Trump in front of the Israeli flag Jonathan Cook looks at how US Zionist lobby groups have succeeded in buying off Donald Trump’s – and Hillary Clinton’s – unconditional support for Israel, its colonisation of stolen Palestinian territories and its total denial of Palestinian rights. Read more [...]

Hillary Clinton’s Democratic Party platform follies

Hillary Clinton and hubris Lawrence Davidson argues that the innate conservatism of the US Democratic Party, coupled with the deep character flaws of the party’s presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, mean that it will at most pay only lip service to real, progressive reform. Read more [...]

Secret Israeli committee uses US federal agents to hunt down down Israeli journalist and snuff out free speech

Stop interfering with my freedom of speech Marianne Azizi writes: Freedom of Read more [...]

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump: Bigots all around

The bigots Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Lawrence Davidson says Mrs Clinton, like Mr Trump, is “an unprincipled opportunist" with "a self-centred myopia”, openly siding with the Zionists who are “among the world’s most demonstrative bigots” and pledging to destroy the BDS movement. Read more [...]

Israel wants a peace process – but only if it’s doomed to fail

Binyamin Netanyahu with a warplane in the background Jonathan Cook examines Binyamin Netanyahu’s deceitful manoeuvrings intended to ride out the French peace initiative until Obama’s successor is installed next year, by which time Netanyahu can forget about the threat of a two-state solution. Read more [...]