American academic Noam Chomsky has lent his support to a British Liberal Democrat MP, who criticized the Israeli regime’s violent treatment of Palestinians. Earlier in January, Bradford East MP David Ward accused “the Jews” in Israel of having failed to learn lessons from their persecution by the Nazis in World… »
A retired Spanish couple has committed suicide after receiving an order to evict their home on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca due to unpaid debts. Authorities said the 68-year-old man and the 67-year-old woman, who took an overdose of prescription drugs on Tuesday in their home, stated in a suicide… »
An Australian group representing sexual abuse victims has welcomed Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to step down, saying he has done little to stop “the reign of terror of child rapist priests.” The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) issued a statement on Monday, calling for the next Pope… »
Secret Pentagon studies have cast serious doubt on the effectiveness of the US-planned multi-billion-dollar missile system in Europe, congressional investigators say. The classified studies by the Missile Defense Agency were summarized in a briefing for lawmakers by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a congressional nonpartisan investigative body. The GAO investigators… »
British anti-war campaigners have condemned western warmongering policies around the globe in an international conference on the 10th year of the “biggest demonstration in history” against the US-led invasion of Iraq. The one-day conference, called by the Stop the War Coalition in London and dubbed “Confronting War Ten Years On”,… »
A study shows that a possible nuclear accident in France would cost the country about 430 billion euros, which is equivalent to 20 percent of its economic output. The study, conducted by the French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), showed that a possible disaster in one of… »
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