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30.03.2020

Iran repeats world call against US harassment

Iran repeats world call against US harassment

Iran repeated a world call against unilateral and punitive measures that hinder the fight against Covid-19 in the country, local media reported on Sunday. ‘The world needs to wake up and end the violations of international law committed by Washington against the Islamic Republic,’ Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi noted. »

22.03.2020

UN welcomes response by Libyan parties to calls for humanitarian pause

UN welcomes response by Libyan parties to calls for humanitarian pause

The United Nations on Saturday welcomed the “positive responses” of Libya’s Tripoli-based government and the Libyan National Army (LNA) to calls for a pause to stop the fighting, in the hopes that this would allow humanitarian access throughout the crisis-torn country and head off the potential threat… »

18.03.2020

12 Ways the U.S. Invasion of Iraq Lives On In Infamy

12 Ways the U.S. Invasion of Iraq Lives On In Infamy

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies While the world is consumed with the terrifying coronavirus pandemic, on March 19 the Trump administration will be marking the 17th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq by ramping up the conflict there. After an Iran-aligned militia allegedly struck a… »

03.03.2020

Afghan Women Must Be Included at the Negotiating Table

Afghan Women Must Be Included at the Negotiating Table

Afghan women should have been at the table for the U.S.-Taliban talks, but they were not. History has shown that women stand to lose the most from deals made behind closed doors with rooms full of men. Add your name as a supporter of the following call from Afghan… »

20.02.2020

Afghan troops say Taliban are brothers and war is “not really our fight.”

Afghan troops say Taliban are brothers and war is “not really our fight.”

By Nicolas J S Davies The world is waiting anxiously to see whether the U.S. and Afghan governments and the Taliban will agree to a one-week truce that could set the stage for a “permanent and comprehensive” ceasefire and a withdrawal of U.S. and other foreign occupation forces from Afghanistan. Could… »

04.02.2020

1 February in Tel Aviv: Jews and Arabs for peace

1 February in Tel Aviv: Jews and Arabs for peace

About 1,000 people, Jews and Arabs, marched together on February 1 to protest under the following banner: “The Trump-Netanyahu Agreement is a threat to the future of both nations. It is a unilateral agreement that will not bring peace, justice or conflict resolution, but will further spread violence. The plan… »

01.02.2020

Mehdi Hasan: Trump’s Middle East Plan Is a Policy of Apartheid & Settler Colonialism

Mehdi Hasan: Trump’s Middle East Plan Is a Policy of Apartheid & Settler Colonialism

We continue our discussion of President Trump’s long-awaited Middle East plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which he has described as the “deal of the century.” The plan was drafted by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner without any input from Palestinians and would give Israel sovereignty over large areas of the… »

24.01.2020

New government in Lebanon still failing to diffuse protests as many raise slogan: Revolution, Revolution

New government in Lebanon still failing to diffuse protests as many raise slogan: Revolution, Revolution

By Countercurrents Collective More than three months of political blockade have passed since protests in Lebanon erupted. A new government has sworn-in. Still violent protests continue with call for an end to corruption, economic woes and sectarian politics. Protesters have called for a “Week of Rage”. Protesters on Tuesday chanted… »

23.01.2020

Standing United: Connecting Nonviolence

Standing United: Connecting Nonviolence

By j.jill “United We Stand” is a motto best-known for the July 1942 campaign to stimulate emotion and capital for United States entry into the Second World War. Yet, its origin heralds to 1768s “The Liberty Song” by John Dickinson and has been used historically as a sort of rallying… »

17.01.2020

Is Iraq Now a Virtual “US-Occupied Territory”?

Is Iraq Now a Virtual “US-Occupied Territory”?

By Thalif Deen Pat Buchanan, a senior advisor to three US Presidents and twice candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, once infamously described the United States Congress as “Israeli-occupied territory” -– apparently because of its unrelentingly blind support for the Jewish state. Never mind post-1967 Gaza, West… »

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