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One-Time Top Turkish Journalist on the Coup, the Repression, and Turkey’s Future

    One-Time Top Turkish Journalist on the Coup, the Repression, and Turkey’s Future

ANKARA, TURKEY — With most of the Turkish media controlled by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP), it is hard for many people to fully understand the internal politics of Turkey. One way to break through this is by listening to Turkey’s exiled journalists like Abdullah Bozkurt. In 2016, Turkey…

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Anti-Semitism Charges Against Jeremy Corbyn are Diversion from Israeli Occupation of Palestine

    Anti-Semitism Charges Against Jeremy Corbyn are Diversion from Israeli Occupation of Palestine

LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM — The U.K. Labour Party conference is more than three weeks away and Jeremy Corbyn, true to himself and his principles, has risen above the mud-slinging and continues to fight for the principles to which he has dedicated his entire life. He focuses on issues like social justice; caring for the many…

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US Sanctions Against Venezuela Force Abby Martin’s “Empire Files” to Shut Down

    US Sanctions Against Venezuela Force Abby Martin’s “Empire Files” to Shut Down

LOS ANGELES — Recent sanctions imposed on Venezuela by the Trump administration have forced the Empire Files program, hosted by American investigative journalist Abby Martin, to shut down. The decision to officially announce the show’s end came after blocks on wire transfers originating in Venezuela and sent to the U.S. were recently imposed, thereby cutting…

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Saudis Intensify Hodeida Offensive, as Clamor Rises for US to Stop Supplying Weapons

    Saudis Intensify Hodeida Offensive, as Clamor Rises for US to Stop Supplying Weapons

HODEIDA, YEMEN — More than 15 Yemeni fishermen lost their lives and several others sustained injuries in Hodeida, western Yemen, on Sunday, when U.S.-Saudi airstrikes targeted their fishing boats off the Sawabi Islands, and Kadahah, south of the city. A wounded fisherman in al Thwarah Hospital in Hodeida, one of the six survivors of a…

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De-Arabizing Jerusalem: Biblical “History” Underwrites Israel’s Ethnic Cleansing

  De-Arabizing Jerusalem: Biblical “History” Underwrites Israel’s Ethnic Cleansing

JERUSALEM, PALESTINE — It is 2:30 p.m. on a weekday in Jerusalem’s Old City, and one would expect the stores and restaurants to be open and busy. Standing near one of the first stations along the Via Dolorosa, the final path Jesus took as he carried his cross to his own crucifixion,  I was looking…

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US-Turkey Crisis: Unrealistic Ambitions and Multipolar Chaos Underlie the Latest Mideast Drama

  US-Turkey Crisis: Unrealistic Ambitions and Multipolar Chaos Underlie the Latest Mideast Drama

ANKARA, TURKEY (Analysis) – The United States’ economic war on Turkey over the detention of a U.S. pastor is showing no sign of winding down any time soon. Instead, the long-brewing row between the two countries could mark a significant break in relations between Washington and Ankara, which has long played the role of a…

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US-Egyptian-Israeli Strategy: Bomb Palestinians into Accepting Trump “Peace Plan”

  US-Egyptian-Israeli Strategy: Bomb Palestinians into Accepting Trump “Peace Plan”

GAZA CITY – The Gaza Strip seemed to maintain a tenuous calm Tuesday after a de facto ceasefire between Palestinian factions and Tel Aviv ended a week of heightened violence that saw the Israeli military pound civilian targets across the coastal enclave. The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza has reported that the Israeli assault…

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Abused Asylum-Seekers Launch Legal Battle Against ICE and its “Concentration Camp” Prisons

  Abused Asylum-Seekers Launch Legal Battle Against  ICE and its “Concentration Camp” Prisons

ADELANTO, CALIFORNIA – A group of refugees from Central America, who faced beatings and abuse while detained at a California detention center last year, are pursuing legal action in hopes of drawing attention to the systematic abuse of migrants who are being confined in a growing network of concentration camp-style facilities across the United States.…

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Ahed Tamimi Comes Home to Great Joy but Also Reminders of Pain

  Ahed Tamimi Comes Home to Great Joy but Also Reminders of Pain

NABI SALEH, PALESTINE  — “All Palestine’s Children are Ahed Tamimi,” Nariman Tamimi said in an interview after the much-publicized mother and daughter were released from an Israeli prison on July 29. Ahed Tamimi’s mother said this in response to the tremendous amount of coverage that her daughter’s arrest and subsequent release received. Nariman said that,…

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Is Oily Econo-Politics Behind Saudis’ Crude Canadian Diplomacy?

  Is Oily Econo-Politics Behind Saudis’ Crude Canadian Diplomacy?

TORONTO — In a near repeat of Saudi Arabia’s feud with Qatar last year, the diplomatic spat between the Saudis and the Canadian government seems to have spiralled out of control after it began last Friday. Apparently beginning as a result of the Canadian Foreign Ministry’s decision to criticize via Twitter the Saudi government’s arrest…

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