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The US Senate Just Quietly Advanced A Free Speech Busting Anti-BDS Bill

    The US Senate Just Quietly Advanced A Free Speech Busting Anti-BDS Bill

WASHINGTON — In an evening vote that garnered essentially no national media coverage, the U.S. Senate voted last night to advance the “Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019” – sometimes called the “anti-BDS bill” for its component that would allow state and local governments to punish companies or individuals who support…

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Washington Follows Ukraine, Syria Roadmap in Push for Venezuela Regime Change

    Washington Follows Ukraine, Syria Roadmap in Push for Venezuela Regime Change

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — Since the decision of the Trump administration on Wednesday to recognize a member of the Venezuelan opposition, Juan Guaidó, as an unelected “interim president,” the situation in the South American country has become increasingly tense, with efforts to force the current government of Venezuela — led by Nicolás Maduro — out of…

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Kamala Harris Schmoozes Mega-Donors While “Rejecting” Corporate Funding

    Kamala Harris Schmoozes Mega-Donors While “Rejecting” Corporate Funding

WASHINGTON — On Monday, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) formally announced her campaign for the presidency — surprising few, given long-standing speculation that she would seek the country’s highest office that began shortly after her Senate victory in 2016. However, despite the fact that her candidacy has long had an air of inevitability around it, Harris…

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Kamala Harris Dons Progressive Mantle in Public, Strips it Off in Private as She Courts Israel Lobby

    Kamala Harris Dons Progressive Mantle in Public, Strips it Off in Private as She Courts Israel Lobby

WASHINGTON — Confirming long-held speculation, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) has announced that she will be running for president in 2020, pitting her against other Democratic senators such as Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as well as Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). Harris’ announcement has generated some buzz but surprised few, as she has been…

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Amnesty International’s Troubling Collaboration with UK & US Intelligence

  Amnesty International’s Troubling Collaboration with UK & US Intelligence

LONDON — Amnesty International, the eminent human-rights non-governmental organization, is widely known for its advocacy in that realm. It produces reports critical of the Israeli occupation in Palestine and the Saudi-led war on Yemen. But it also publishes a steady flow of indictments against countries that don’t play ball with Washington — countries like Iran,…

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AG Nominee Barr Set Up “HIV Concentration Camp,” Supported President’s Unilateral War Powers

  AG Nominee Barr Set Up “HIV Concentration Camp,” Supported President’s Unilateral War Powers

WASHINGTON — William Barr — President Donald Trump’s nominee for the position of attorney general, the chief law enforcement post in the U.S. — is the subject of no shortage of controversy over his past as he testifies this week on Capitol Hill. But Democrats are hammering Barr over an unsolicited memo he wrote to…

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How a NeoCon-Backed “Fact Checker” Plans to Wage War on Independent Media

  How a NeoCon-Backed “Fact Checker” Plans to Wage War on Independent Media

MINNEAPOLIS — Soon after the social media “purge” of independent media sites and pages this past October, a top neoconservative insider — Jamie Fly — was caught stating that the mass deletion of anti-establishment and anti-war pages on Facebook and Twitter was “just the beginning” of a concerted effort by the U.S. government and powerful…

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With Golan at Stake, Netanyahu, Bolton Set Trump Straight on US Syria Withdrawal Plan

  With Golan at Stake, Netanyahu, Bolton Set Trump Straight on US Syria Withdrawal Plan

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — The state of Israel seems to share at least some of the responsibility for the latest shift of U.S. Syria policy — as National Security Adviser John Bolton announced on Sunday that President Donald Trump’s call to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria would now be “coordinated” with Israel, after meeting with…

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Elizabeth Warren and the Military Industrial Complex

  Elizabeth Warren and the Military Industrial Complex

WASHINGTON —  Senator Elizabeth Warren is making strides to characterize her foreign policy vision as a progressive one after she announced she’d be forming an exploratory committee for a presidential run. But her record on the issues and her associations with war hawks contrasts sharply with her liberal rhetoric. One executive of a defense firm…

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Amos Oz Remembered: The Sharp Talons of a Zionist “Dove”

  Amos Oz Remembered: The Sharp Talons of a Zionist “Dove”

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — The Israeli writer Amos Oz died on December 27, 2018, ten years to the day after the Israeli army began carpet bombing Gaza, murdering countless innocents. Oz referred to this massacre as “understandable and acceptable.” Amos Oz was 79 years old, his books sold millions of copies around the world and…

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