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03.01.2020

‘An Explicit Act of War’: Senior Iranian Military Official Qasem Soleimani Reportedly Killed in Baghdad Drone Strike

‘An Explicit Act of War’: Senior Iranian Military Official Qasem Soleimani Reportedly Killed in Baghdad Drone Strike

“It’s like Iran killing the head of the CIA or the Mossad on foreign soil.” By Eoin Higgins, staff writer Common Dreams A drone strike believed to be from the U.S. military at or near the Baghdad airport reportedly killed Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Major General Qasem Soleimani, an act that… »

03.01.2020

A New Year and a New Trump Foreign Policy Blunder in Iraq

A New Year and a New Trump Foreign Policy Blunder in Iraq

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies It’s a new year, and the U.S. has found a new enemy—an Iraqi militia called Kata’ib Hezbollah. How tragically predictable was that? So who or what is Kata’ib Hezbollah? Why are U.S. forces attacking it? And where will this lead? Kata’ib Hezbollah… »

29.12.2019

The Israeli right’s fury is driven by fear of Palestinian citizens

The Israeli right’s fury is driven by fear of Palestinian citizens

Palestinian citizens of Israel are intensifying their fight for equality. The right-wing has spent the last decade doing everything in its power to stop them. By Amjad Iraqi December 27, 2019 When the Knesset passed the Jewish Nation-State… »

24.12.2019

“For Sama,” the Right Dose of Oxytocin

“For Sama,” the Right Dose of Oxytocin

By Jhon Sánchez Like Tim O’Brien in “How to Tell a War Story,” from “The Things They Carried,” I start this article with the following: ‘This is true. We have a buddy [in Siria.]” Her name is Waad al-Kateab, a journalist. Waad documents her family life, marriage, and pregnancy from… »

11.12.2019

Afghanistan: 18 Years of War On Its Shoulders

Afghanistan: 18 Years of War On Its Shoulders

Interview by Cristina Mirra and J Jill Afghanistan told by Dr. Hakim who left the tranquility of Singapore to help the Afghan people to rise again: 18 years of war, 100 million landmines, 40% of the population illiterate. Could you share with us your vision of Afghanistan as you see… »

25.11.2019

Mike Pompeo: All Israeli settlements are illegal!

Mike Pompeo: All Israeli settlements are illegal!

On Monday, November 18, 2019, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reversed 40 years of US policy and crossed international law by falsely stating that Israeli settlements do not violate international law. Add your name to letter condemning Pompeo’s statement. We will deliver the letter and signatures to the… »

22.11.2019

Despite uncertain future, Lebanon’s uprising remains united against political elite

Despite uncertain future, Lebanon’s uprising remains united against political elite

Unlike previous movements, demonstrations in Lebanon have spread to all parts of the country and are targeting the entire political establishment. Jenny Gustafsson November 18, 2019 Holding a megaphone, a women chants to the crowds gathered at Martyrs’… »

22.11.2019

Today Netanyahu, tomorrow Trump.

Today Netanyahu, tomorrow Trump.

Polarity in Fast-pace Political Times By Gabriela Jurosz-Landa Once again, icons are falling; only this time, it is in the Jewish-Christian hemisphere. One is reminded of the bringing down of Hussein, Gaddafi, Moubarak, and other dictators. However, what comes after? Let us not forget what happened after these leaders were… »

14.11.2019

Why Hamas is staying out of Israel’s fight with Islamic Jihad

Why Hamas is staying out of Israel’s fight with Islamic Jihad

Israeli security and political coordination with Hamas has served mutual interests for many years. Now Hamas is hoping to stay out of the current fighting in order to potentially expand its political power in the West Bank. By Menachem Klein The new round of fighting between Israel and Islamic Jihad in Gaza gives… »

10.11.2019

Demonstrations from abroad of support, encouragement and inspiration for Chile

Demonstrations from abroad of support, encouragement and inspiration for Chile

Al over the world there have been demonstrations in support of the rebellion in Chile, fuelled by the core tiredness of the people of having their basic rights played with by the same elite that has accumulated and concentrated the country’s resources for way too long. That includes the governments… »

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