SI | STOP-Imperialism.com | Foreign Affairs

SI | STOP-Imperialism.com

Tag "Foreign Affairs"

Video: IDF Soldiers Block Road, Shoot Unarmed Protesters, Celebrate on Camera

    Video: IDF Soldiers Block Road, Shoot Unarmed Protesters, Celebrate on Camera

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – Israeli human rights group B’Tselem released a video on Tuesday that shows an Israeli soldier celebrating and shouting “that son of a bitch” after shooting an unarmed Palestinian protester with a rubber-coated metal bullet in the town of Madama in Palestine’s West Bank. The video, taken on April 13, also shows…

0 comment Read Full Article

Chomsky Among “Progressives” Calling for US Military Involvement in Syria

    Chomsky Among “Progressives” Calling for US Military Involvement in Syria

NEW YORK – On Monday, the New York Review of Books published an open letter and petition aimed at securing Western support for putting pressure on Turkey to end its occupation of Afrin, opposing further Turkish incursions into Syria, and backing autonomy for Rojava — the region of Northern Syria that has functioned autonomously since…

0 comment Read Full Article

Calculating the Millions-High Death Toll of America’s Post-9/11 Wars

    Calculating the Millions-High Death Toll of America’s Post-9/11 Wars

In the first two parts of this report, I have estimated that about 2.4 million people have been killed as a result of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, while about 1.2 million have been killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan as a result of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan.  In the third and final part of this report, I will…

0 comment Read Full Article

Gaza: Israeli Forces Kill Second Palestinian Journalist

    Gaza: Israeli Forces Kill Second Palestinian Journalist

After Yaser Murtaja, Ahmed Abu Hussein, another Gazan photojournalist‎, who was seriously injured last Friday while documenting the March of Return, succumbed to injuries Wednesday afternoon, Gaza’s Health Ministry has said. Hussein‎ was stationed at a permissible distance from the border fence when an Israeli sniper shot the 24-year-old journalist in the stomach, causing grave injuries.…

0 comment Read Full Article

War Pressure Builds as Iran and Israel Each Vow to Respond to Other’s Escalations

  War Pressure Builds as Iran and Israel Each Vow to Respond to Other’s Escalations

TEHRAN, IRAN – Iran has no intention of letting Tel Aviv get off scot-free after the Israeli military struck an alleged Iranian air-defense system at the T4 base in Syria earlier this month, according to a senior military official in Tehran who promised that the Islamic Republic “cannot remain indifferent” to escalations by Israel, the…

0 comment Read Full Article

Dear Salafist Wahhabi Apologists

  Dear Salafist Wahhabi Apologists

Mehdi Hasan (MH) can hardly be blamed for the ignorance that he displays in his Intercept article, “Dear Bashar al-Assad Apologists: Your Hero Is a War Criminal Even If He Didn’t Gas Syrians.”  He has apparently never been to Syria, doesn’t often do research on Syria, and gets his information from proponents of a single…

0 comment Read Full Article

The Ghost of Herut: Albert Einstein on Israel, 70 Years Ago

  The Ghost of Herut: Albert Einstein on Israel, 70 Years Ago

Albert Einstein, along with other Jewish luminaries, including Hannah Arendt, published a letter in the New York Times on December 4, 1948. That was only a few months after Israel had declared its independence and as hundreds of Palestinian villages were being actively demolished after their inhabitants were expelled. The letter denounced Israel’s newly-founded Herut…

0 comment Read Full Article

Bolivia Scrambles to Maintain South American Unity Amid US Support For Right Wing Governments

  Bolivia Scrambles to Maintain South American Unity Amid US Support For Right Wing Governments

QUITO, ECUADOR — Bolivia plans on struggling hard to maintain the unity of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), after half of its member states declared the indefinite suspension of their participation in the regional organization, President Evo Morales told reporters yesterday. “We are going to make all the efforts to reach consensus to…

0 comment Read Full Article

Jesus Rodriguez, ex-Cónsul General to US, Discusses Maduro, Petro, Venezuelan Grit

  Jesus Rodriguez, ex-Cónsul General to US, Discusses Maduro, Petro, Venezuelan Grit

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — With U.S. sanctions suffocating the South American nation of Venezuela, incumbent President, and U.S. target, Nicolas Maduro is preparing for an election in late May that will likely result in his retaining his office. This is unfortunate for Washington, which has thrown its lot in via millions of dollars lavished on an…

0 comment Read Full Article

The Indigenous Community that Rebelled Against Narcos, Thieves, and Politicians … and Won

  The Indigenous Community that Rebelled Against Narcos, Thieves, and Politicians … and Won

CHERAN, MEXICO (Report) — On the road leading into this hardscrabble town in Mexico’s southwest corner, there stands a checkpoint staffed by heavily-armed guards, clad ominously in balaclavas, or ski masks. This scene is not particularly unusual for this violence-plagued country, but Cheran is no ordinary place: seven years ago this month, the mostly indigenous…

0 comment Read Full Article