In Solidarity With What Syria?
- Luis Ernesto Sabini Fernández
As expected, once again the discussion of the horrific Syrian situation and Gilad Atzmon’s politically incorrect position has generated resentment. What set this off was a statement by intellectuals of different origins “in solidarity with ...
Murder Is Our National Sport
- Chris Hedges
Murder is our national sport. We murder tens of thousands with our industrial killing machines in Afghanistan and Iraq. We murder thousands more from the skies over Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen with our pilotless drones. We murder each ...
Save Europe: Split the Euro
- Brigitte Granville - Hans-Olaf Henkel - Stefan Kawalec
On the eve of the American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln famously said that “a house divided cannot stand.” Today, the European Union -- committed for decades to the quest for “ever closer union” -- must confront an agonizing ...
Iran: And the winner is - Khamenei
- Pepe Escobar
Nothing will be left to chance - even the hint of a green protest wave.
In 2009, 475 candidates registered to run for Iran's presidency. Only four were approved by the Guardian Council - the all-powerful, vetting clerical committee. ...
Syria: No Win for the West
- Immanuel Wallerstein
Nothing illustrates more the limitations of Western power than the internal controversy its elites are having in public about what the United States in particular and western European states should be doing about the civil war in Syria. I shall call ...
Syria highlights US political impotence
- Ramzy Baroud رمزي بارود
In an article published on May 15, American historical social scientist Immanuel Wallerstein wrote, "Nothing illustrates more the limitations of Western power than the internal controversy its elites are having in public about what the United ...
A Frack-Lab called Adriatic Sea
- Pietro Dommarco
The case of “Giovanna” platform, in the province of Teramo, where Eni-Agip operated in the ’90. How to extract gas “fracturing” the sea floor and using seawater. Volumes trebled, costs cut down. Also because of advantageous ...
Women of the Wall
- Uri Avnery אורי אבנרי
THERE WAS this Israeli man who from time to time put a slip of paper in the cracks between the stones of the Western Wall, asking God for favors - as Jews have been doing for centuries. They believe that the gates of heaven are located directly above ...
Palestinians Demolish Part of Separation Wall
- Linah Alsaafin لينا السعافين
On Friday night, May 16, a group of 20 Palestinians drilled a hole in the wall at the Abu Dis checkpoint, betwen the villages of al-Ezzariya and Abu Dis, and broke it down to enter the Ras il-Amood neighborhood in Jerusalem.
Video footage shows ...
Assad talks, Russia walks
- Pepe Escobar
So Bashar al-Assad has spoken - exclusively, to Argentine daily El Clarin (there's a huge Syrian diaspora in Argentina, as well as in neighboring Brazil).
Cutting through the fog of Western hysteria, he made some valuable points. The record shows ...