Tag Archives: USA

Climate change: The catastrophic impact on developing countries

Climate change impact Graham Peebles outlines the likely devastating impact of climate change on the poorest countries of the world – a likelihood that has increased with the USA’s leaving the Paris agreement – and stresses the urgent need for remedial action. Read more [...]

US moves against Iran raise spectre of wider regional conflict

President Trump dancing with Saudis James Dorsey argues that President Trump’s manoeuvres to withhold certification that Iran has complied with its nuclear agreement could encourage Saudi Arabia to step up its long-standing battle with Iran and set the Middle East and Gulf ablaze. Read more [...]

America’s culture war against tolerance

Tolerance does not mean-tolerating intolerance Lawrence Davidson highlights the growing threat to the culture of tolerance in the United States posed in particular by right-wing Republicans, especially in the traditional bastions of free speech: university and college campuses. Read more [...]

The Bizarre Case of Bashar: The Syrian regime’s questionable use of nerve gas in Khan Sheikhoun

Syria and the questionable use of Sarin Uri Avnery highlights the lack of evidence that the Syrian government carried out the Sarin gas attack on its own citizens on 4 April 2017, and laments the media’s complicity in perpetuating an apparent falsehood. Read more [...]

Israel’s efforts to hide Palestinians from view no longer fools young American Jews

Jewish and Palestinian anti-occupation activists Jonathan Cook says US Jewry are becoming polarised, between an older generation whose ignorance allows them to advocate unthinkingly for Israel and a young generation whose knowledge has brought with it a sense of responsibility. Read more [...]

UN last hurdle before Israel can rid itself of the Palestinians

Western complicity in Israeli crimes Jonathan Cook says a real conspiracy is underway between US and Israeli officials to pre-empt Donald Trump’s supposed “ultimate deal” to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by demoting the Palestinian issue to a footnote in international diplomacy. Read more [...]

Reality and its enemies: The rehabilitation of war criminal George W. Bush

George W. Bush Lawrence Davidson examines attempts in the US to rehabilitate former President George W. Bush against just two of the consequences of his war policies in the Middle East: cancer-causing munition material and drug-resistant bacteria. Read more [...]

How Israeli moves in Jerusalem are scotching Trump’s “ultimate deal”

Trump at the Western Wall Jonathan Cook argues that 1 June will be decision day for Donald Trump regarding his election campaign promise to move the US embassy to occupied Jerusalem and thereby kill any prospect of a two-state solution. Read more [...]

Politicising anti-Semitism: the USA’s and UK’s flawed definition

Theresa May's gift to the pro-Isreali lobby Lawrence Davidson argues that the “working definition” of anti-Semitism adopted by the US and UK is not only illogical, but is also the product of the corrupting of Western political systems by Israel’s surrogate Zionist lobbies. Read more [...]

A dilemma for the intelligence agencies: Trump’s attack on Syria and historical precedents

Trump-the-ego-freak Against the background of the US missile attack on Syria, Lawrence Davidson examines the correlation between disregarding the information and analysis of intelligence agencies and national leadership that is egocentric, biased and pig-headed, such as President Trump. Read more [...]