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Boeing 737 crashes in Cuba with 104 on board: State media

    Boeing 737 crashes in Cuba with 104 on board: State media

A Boeing 737 plane crashed on Friday shortly after taking off from Havana's main airport, carrying 104 passengers on a domestic flight, Cuban state-run media reported. It was not immediately known if there were any casualties on the plane, which was destined for Holguin and operated by national airline Cubana, state-run TV reported. “It crashed…

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UN Human Rights Council approves int’l probe into Israeli crimes in Gaza

    UN Human Rights Council approves int’l probe into Israeli crimes in Gaza

The UN's top human rights body has voted in favor of a resolution calling for “urgently” sending an independent commission to investigate Israeli deadly attacks on peaceful Palestinian protesters. The UN Human Rights Council voted Friday to “urgently dispatch an independent, international commission of inquiry” — the council's highest-level of investigation — to probe the…

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The Western Media’s Fear and Loathing of Venezuela

    The Western Media’s Fear and Loathing of Venezuela

Humanitarian crisis, starvation, migration, repressive government, economic crisis, sanctions, resistance, Communist Party, Chavez, hyperinflation, crackdown on corruption, election fraud: just some of the keywords used by the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Reuters and the Miami Herald to describe Venezuela as it heads to the polls on May 20 to select its next president. While some…

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Saudi Arabia Lines Up with Trump and Israel – and on the Wrong Side of History

    Saudi Arabia Lines Up with Trump and Israel – and on the Wrong Side of History

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — As the Arab and Muslim world, as well as the entire international community, continues to reel from the shock of the Israeli military’s massacre of around 60 Palestinians at the Gaza fence, Saudi Arabia and its junior Gulf partners have all but ignored the occupation’s human rights abuses and instead have…

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America’s Role in Removing a Revolutionary and Restoring War to Colombia

  America’s Role in Removing a Revolutionary and Restoring War to Colombia

Former FARC leader Jesús Santrich has been conducting a hunger strike since his arrest on April 9. His looming death ought to be big news in the United States whose government has responsibility for his fate. The U.S. State Department and DEA personnel did the groundwork in Colombia in manufacturing a case against him. The Southern…

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Who’s to Blame If the US-North Korea Summit Isn’t Held?

  Who’s to Blame If the US-North Korea Summit Isn’t Held?

Virtually everyone in the US faults North Korea for threatening to cancel the Trump-Kim summit scheduled for June 12 in Singapore. No one, including the liberal media, bothers to address North Korea’s conditions for a successful summit or the reasons for its warning about a cancellation. Let’s review the matter with some objectivity. First, we…

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A Former CIA Employee is Suspected In Wikileaks ‘Vault 7’ Disclosure

  A Former CIA Employee is Suspected In Wikileaks ‘Vault 7’ Disclosure

U.S. authorities have identified a suspect in last year’s “Vault 7” leaks of CIA hacking and electronic surveillance tools used in foreign espionage operations, reports the Washington Post. The Vault 7 release – a series of 24 documents which began to publish on March 7, 2017 – reveal that the CIA had a wide variety of tools to…

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An Iranian Perspective on the Battle for Syria

  An Iranian Perspective on the Battle for Syria

West against East on the Syrian battlefield, in the newspapers and now on film: A new, full-length action movie, titled “Damascus Time,” gives an Iranian perspective on the battle against ISIS in Syria. The movie comes from Iranian screenwriter and film director Ebrahim Hatamikia. Two award-winning Iranian actors, Hadi Hejazifar and Babak Hamidian, play father…

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In Palestine, the Victim Must Apologize to the Killers

  In Palestine, the Victim Must Apologize to the Killers

Gideon Levy has written in Haaretz about the “absurd” situation whereby, in his words: “The leader of the Palestinian people is forced to apologize to the Jewish people” for saying something “anti-Semitic” about the Holocaust. According to Levy, “The one who was robbed apologizes to the robbers, the victim apologizes to the rapist, the dead to the…

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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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