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How Israel’s Conscription Law Assaults its Own Ultra-Orthodox Community

    How Israel’s Conscription Law Assaults its Own Ultra-Orthodox Community

Mea Sha’arim, Jerusalem – “Nazis, Nazis,” that’s what I thought I heard. I was driving down the main road near Jerusalem’s Ultra-orthodox Me’a Sha’arim neighborhood where hundreds of young Haredi Jews were blocking the road. Dumpsters were burning and the traffic came to a halt. I jumped out of the car and ran to see…

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Both Leading Candidates to Replace Mattis are Maximum War Hawks

    Both Leading Candidates to Replace Mattis are Maximum War Hawks

WASHINGTON — On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that Secretary of Defense James “Mad Dog” Mattis would be “retiring” in February and that a replacement for Mattis would soon be named. Mattis’ departure had been the subject of speculation since late June, when it was reported that Mattis was already being kept out…

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Corporations See a Different Kind of “Green” in Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal”

    Corporations See a Different Kind of “Green” in Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal”

WASHINGTON – (Opinion) In recent weeks, support from progressives and establishment liberals has been pouring in for the “Green New Deal,” a plan largely promoted by U.S. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. The plan claims that it seeks to “transform the U.S. economy in an effort to fight climate change” that would ostensibly push…

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The ISIS Massacre in Sweida: A Story of Torment and Resilience for an Uninterested World

    The ISIS Massacre in Sweida: A Story of Torment and Resilience for an Uninterested World

SWEIDA, SYRIA – On July 25, 2018, ISIS terrorists attacked Sweida City and villages in the surrounding countryside. The ensuing massacre, one of the bloodiest of the eight-year Syrian conflict, went virtually unreported in the West. The U.S. coalition, illegally occupying Syrian territory, turned a blind eye as the ISIS terrorists that they claim to…

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A Doer of Good among Rats and Snakes: The Vindication of Activist and Journalist Randy Credico

  A Doer of Good among Rats and Snakes: The Vindication of Activist and Journalist Randy Credico

MINNEAPOLIS — (Analysis) In case you missed it, last week the creator and producer of Empire Files, Abby Martin, released an in-depth interview with Randy Credico, a long-time activist and Julian Assange supporter who has been embroiled in the Mueller investigation ever since Nixon bagman Roger Stone fingered him as a back channel to WikiLeaks.…

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Syria’s Grand Mufti Hassoun Discusses Peaceful Coexistence, Love, and an Inclusive, Nonsectarian Syria

  Syria’s Grand Mufti Hassoun Discusses Peaceful Coexistence, Love, and an Inclusive, Nonsectarian Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA — On October 2, 2018, I met with the Grand Mufti of Syria, Dr. Ahmad Badr Al-Din Hassoun, a scholar and the highest official of Islamic law in Syria, who assumed the position of grand mufti in 2005. Dr. Hassoun’s (archived) website notes that in addition to his title of grand mufti, his…

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Exposing the Israel Lobby Groups Behind the “Political Lynching” of Marc Lamont Hill

  Exposing the Israel Lobby Groups Behind the “Political Lynching” of Marc Lamont Hill

PHILADELPHIA – After his UN Speech marking the International Day of Solidarity with Palestine last week was twisted so as to smear him as an anti-Semite, Marc Lamont Hill was subjected to a “political lynching” that saw him fired from his role as a political commentator on CNN and will now see Temple University —…

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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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Idlib’s Rebels Unite Under Al Qaeda Banner While Syria Prepares Offensive

  Idlib’s Rebels Unite Under Al Qaeda Banner While Syria Prepares Offensive

DAMASCUS, SYRIA – While the conflict in Syria has largely faded from the news following the Idlib demilitarization agreement primarily brokered by Russia and Turkey in mid-September, a new Syrian military report cited by Al Masdar News claims that the Syrian military is set to begin a long-anticipated, major military offensive to retake the Idlib…

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Blowback: An Inside Look at How US-Funded Fascists in Ukraine Mentor US White Supremacists

  Blowback: An Inside Look at How US-Funded Fascists in Ukraine Mentor US White Supremacists

Last month, an unsealed FBI indictment of four American white supremacists from the Rise Above Movement (RAM) declared that the defendants had trained with Ukraine’s Azov Battalion, a neo-Nazi militia officially incorporated into the country’s national guard. The training took place after the white supremacist gang participated in violent riots in Huntington Beach and Berkeley,…

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