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In Face of US Threats, Iranians I Met Remain Calm and Confident in Their Strength

    In Face of US Threats, Iranians I Met Remain Calm and Confident in Their Strength

TEHRAN, IRAN — The look on people’s faces when I mention that I had just returned from visiting Iran is priceless. Even if the trip had been a terrible failure, it still would have been worth it just to see these expressions of confusion, disbelief and sometimes disdain at the mere mention of a visit…

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Trump Set to Recognize Israel’s Claim to Occupied Golan Heights and Its Sizable Oil Reserves

    Trump Set to Recognize Israel’s Claim to Occupied Golan Heights and Its Sizable Oil Reserves

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – While President Trump has reneged on many of his campaign promises — namely, those more populist and non-interventionist in nature — he has undeniably fulfilled those that appealed to his pro-Israel, Zionist supporters. First, Trump announced late last year that his administration would officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.…

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Trump Scraps North Korea Summit to Save Face – What Comes Next?

    Trump Scraps North Korea Summit to Save Face – What Comes Next?

WASHINGTON — United States President Donald Trump’s cancellation of next month’s summit with the Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong-un, came as a bit of a surprise and a jarring break from developments such as the release of three U.S. hostages by Pyongyang and the country’s apparent follow-through on…

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US Embassy Move Tears Last Fig Leaf Off of Long-Standing US-Israeli Designs for Palestine

    US Embassy Move Tears Last Fig Leaf Off of Long-Standing US-Israeli Designs for Palestine

It is our right to transfer the Arabs … The Arabs should go!” – Yosef Weitz, leading Zionist figure, director of the Land and Afforestation Department of the Jewish National Fund (JNF), 1940 The Arabs will have to go, but one needs an opportune moment for making it happen, such as a war.” – David…

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On the Eve of Venezuela’s Elections, the US Empire Isn’t Sitting Idly by

  On the Eve of Venezuela’s Elections, the US Empire Isn’t Sitting Idly by

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is the frontrunner in the presidential elections scheduled for May 20. If past pronouncements and practice by the US empire are any indication, every effort will be made to oust an avowed socialist from what is considered the US’ “backyard.” With a week to go to the election, the leftist president of…

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Painting “The Return” — Hopes and History on the Gaza Border

  Painting “The Return” — Hopes and History on the Gaza Border

GAZA — As Palestinians marked the 70th anniversary of the Nakba — or theft of their land by the creation of Israel in 1948 — the U.S. celebrated the transfer of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, in another victory for Israeli colonialism. Palestinians participating in the March of Great Return have been organizing…

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Trump and Corporate America Are Dead Serious About Plans to Conquer Outer Space

  Trump and Corporate America Are Dead Serious About Plans to Conquer Outer Space

WASHINGTON – What does the United States do when it’s faced with hegemonic decline, ascendant rivals, and an inability to use its massive military apparatus to turn the tide in favor of its own imperial ambitions without incurring costs that far outweigh the benefits? To paraphrase former First Lady Michelle Obama: When they go low,…

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GOP Hostility Toward Iran Secured After Adelson Gives $30 Million To Top Super PAC

  GOP Hostility Toward Iran Secured After Adelson Gives $30 Million To Top Super PAC

WASHINGTON – With the 2018 Congressional midterm elections approaching, Republicans – eager to keep their control of both houses of Congress – have been seeking lucrative donations that would give Republican candidates an advantage in the lead-up to November. On Thursday, those efforts paid off in a big way as the top Republican congressional political…

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Haley, Pence Convey US Message on Venezuela: Only Election Worth Holding is One that Results in Regime Change

  Haley, Pence Convey US Message on Venezuela: Only Election Worth Holding is One that Results in Regime Change

WASHINGTON – As aggressive neoconservatives increasingly take the helm of the United States foreign policy establishment, Washington’s appetite for “regime change” has only grown. The reinvigorated mood for intervening in the internal affairs of nations who don’t adhere to Washington’s dictates was on full display Tuesday as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley…

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Israeli Attack On “Iranian” Targets in Syria a Sign of Tel Aviv’s Frustration, Fear

  Israeli Attack On “Iranian” Targets in Syria a Sign of Tel Aviv’s Frustration, Fear

GOLAN HEIGHTS, SYRIA — An hours-long exchange of fire between the Israeli military and alleged rocket-equipped Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) personnel seized the world’s attention early Thursday morning just after midnight, fanning fears that the Middle East is once again being plunged into a major new war pitting the settler-colonial state against its bitter…

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