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The Limits Of Dissent – Glenn Greenwald And The Guardian

    The Limits Of Dissent – Glenn Greenwald And The Guardian

When we think of prisons, we tend to think of Alcatraz, Bang Kwang and Belmarsh with their guard towers, iron bars and concrete. But in his forthcoming book, ’33 Myths of the System’, Darren Allen invites us to imagine a prison with walls made entirely of vacuous guff: Censorship is unnecessary in a system in which…

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In 1991 George H.W. Bush Took on the Israel Lobby, and Paid for It

    In 1991 George  H.W. Bush Took on the Israel Lobby, and Paid for It

In its article, “How ‘lonely little’ George H.W. Bush changed the US-Israel relationship,” the Times of Israel reports: “The 41st president beat AIPAC, but lost 24% of his Jewish backing after confronting Israel over the settlements; it’s a lesson US leaders since have taken to heart.” The Israeli newspaper states that Bush “made clear the cost of…

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Analysts Doubt Authenticity of Israel’s Military Operation Against “Hezbollah Tunnels

    Analysts Doubt Authenticity of Israel’s Military Operation Against “Hezbollah Tunnels

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) announced suddenly on Tuesday morning the start of a massive military operation along the border with Lebanon. The reason, said the IDF, is to search for “offensive” tunnels dug by Hezbollah which, according to a report on Israeli Army Radio, are “penetrating Israeli soil and have been prepared for carrying out terror…

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Trump Administration Shows True Colors at Southern Border, Tear-Gassing Asylum-Seekers

    Trump Administration Shows True Colors at Southern Border, Tear-Gassing Asylum-Seekers

TIJUANA, MEXICO — Mimicking Israel’s tools of repression, United States troops deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border used aggressive force against thousands of unarmed migrants seeking asylum from U.S.-stoked violence in their home countries. This appears to be only the beginning, as thousands of more migrants are on the way while Pentagon officials say troops are…

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In First Venture from Home Since Khashoggi Killing, MBS Is Greeted by Angry Tunisian Protesters

  In First Venture from Home Since Khashoggi Killing, MBS Is Greeted by Angry Tunisian Protesters

TUNIS, TUNISIA — Hundreds of Tunisians took to the streets this week to protest a visit from the murderous Saudi Arabian crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). Users on social media quickly spread photos of the demonstrations, as they were the first of their kind in the Arab world. This is an unusual turn of…

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US Complicity in Saudi Arabia’s Genocide in Yemen Spans Obama and Trump

  US Complicity in Saudi Arabia’s Genocide in Yemen Spans Obama and Trump

A Saudi-led coalition of states has been aggressively bombing Yemen and imposing an air and naval blockade of its ports for more than three years, leading U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to describe Yemen as “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.” Guterres put the crisis in stark perspective, emphasizing the near complete lack of security for the Yemeni people. More than…

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With Tensions Mounting over Kerch Strait Incident, Will Ukraine Replace Syria as Focus for US’ Russia Containment Strategy?

  With Tensions Mounting over Kerch Strait Incident, Will Ukraine Replace Syria as Focus for US’ Russia Containment Strategy?

SEVASTOPOL, CRIMEA — Seemingly out of nowhere, Ukraine nearly declared war on Russia over the weekend after a confrontation in the Kerch Strait, which straddles Crimea and the Russian mainland, between Ukrainian naval boats and Russian authorities that resulted in Russia seizing three Ukrainian navy vessels and 24 Ukrainian sailors. Ukraine has accused Russian ships…

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How Supporters of Israel Used the Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack to Demonize BDS

  How Supporters of Israel Used the Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack to Demonize BDS

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA — (Analysis) In the aftermath of the horrific attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, politicians have managed to use the tragedy to attack their opponents. Instead of addressing the underlying issue of such hate attacks, they change the focus to unrelated matters. For example, President Trump suggested perhaps the attack…

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IDF Shoots AP Cameraman in Press Vest Covering Gaza Protests

  IDF Shoots AP Cameraman in Press Vest Covering Gaza Protests

GAZA CITY — An Israeli military sniper shot and gravely wounded a Palestinian cameraman working for the Associated Press. Rashed Rashid was shot in the leg on Monday during protests in the Gaza enclave, resulting in multiple fractures above the ankle that will require surgery, he is expected to survive. At the time of the…

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ACTA 2.0 – The EU’s New Intellectual Property Law Threatens Fundamental Internet Freedom

  ACTA 2.0 – The EU’s New Intellectual Property Law Threatens Fundamental Internet Freedom

Internet means freedom. Still. We can (still) freely retrieve content with our search engines. We can (still) freely and without further ado access the sources in a text. This will soon change. Article 13 of the controversial law says that website operators and Internet providers will be held accountable for the content of their customers…

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