Middle East

13.03.2019

How US Sanctions are Hurting Iran: A Firsthand Report

How US Sanctions are Hurting Iran: A Firsthand Report

By Medea Benjamin On a recent delegation to Iran, we experienced first-hand the legendary Iranian hospitality. Iranians are particularly thrilled to meet Americans, but as we discovered, our government’s policies are hurting the very people who want to be our friends. As our 28-person delegation traveled through the country wearing messages… »

07.03.2019

U.K. Labour Leader Calls for End to Israeli Arms Sales

U.K. Labour Leader Calls for End to Israeli Arms Sales

In Britain, Labour Party and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn is renewing calls for the U.K. to stop selling arms to Israel in light of the recent U.N. inquiry that found that Israel may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in their response to protesters in Gaza since the… »

03.03.2019

Israel/Palestine: Combatants for Peace newsletter, February 2019

Israel/Palestine: Combatants for Peace newsletter, February 2019

“We must not be afraid to take responsibility. We the ones with the power: it is up to us to do what is right” Dear 2019 begun for us with a series of new activities. House meetings with Israel & Palestinian youth, planting olive trees in endangered Palestinian villages, educational… »

26.02.2019

Germany’s SPD to extend freeze on arms sales to Riyadh

Germany’s SPD to extend freeze on arms sales to Riyadh

The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), which is part of the ruling coalition, says it has plans to extend an embargo on arms supplies to Saudi Arabia despite pressure from major European countries not to do so. Rolf Muetzenich, the deputy leader of SPD in Germany’s parliament, said the… »

26.02.2019

Israel and the Arab States’ positions in international discussions concerning disarmament

Israel and the Arab States’ positions in international discussions concerning disarmament

by Zain Hussain for BASIC*. Israel has reiterated time and again on the international scene that it supports the idea of a WMD Free Zone in the Middle East (WMDFZME). It has not, however, acceded to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), like all other… »

24.02.2019

How can we move forward after the US withdrawal from the Iran deal?

How can we move forward after the US withdrawal from the Iran deal?

by Zain Hussain for BASIC*. The Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPoA) is an international agreement restricting Iran’s nuclear programme, chiefly its uranium production and stockpile capacity and its heavy water reactor and production facilities. In response to Iranian compliance, it relaxes sanctions upon… »

12.02.2019

TAKE ACTION: Strike a blow against corporate power in 2019

TAKE ACTION: Strike a blow against corporate power in 2019

Under ISDS corporations and the rich have sued governments for billions of euros – for anything from introducing health warnings on cigarettes to banning dirty oil drilling. Citizens, campaigners and social movements are uniting in 2019 to put an end to this parallel justice system for big business. You can… »

05.02.2019

IAEA reconfirms Iran commitment to nuclear deal

IAEA reconfirms Iran commitment to nuclear deal

Or just how unreasonable US policies against Iran are President Trump doesn’t accept the view of Iran and its behaviour that is stated in the report from the National Intelligence Office. He characterizes his intellligence people as “extremely passive and naive” and says – “Be careful of Iran. Perhaps Intelligence should… »

18.01.2019

The Mythology of Modern Israel

The Mythology of Modern Israel

by Tariq Ali1 This article is a transcription extracted from a conference at Rothko Chapel.   “… In order to create a myth to justify the existence of… »

16.01.2019

UN Security Council approves dozens of monitors for Yemen’s Hudaydah truce

UN Security Council approves dozens of monitors for Yemen’s Hudaydah truce

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously approved the deployment of dozens of observers to the strategic Yemeni port city of Hudaydah for six months to monitor a truce reached during the latest round of UN-sponsored peace negotiations in Sweden last month. The 75 unarmed monitors will be sent to Hudaydah,… »

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