Afghanistan: the crucial question for NATO
- Tobias Pflüger
Without any doubt, geo-strategical and economic interests played and play an important role in the military intervention of NATO in Afghanistan. But there is much more at play in the Hindu Kush. From the point of view of the West, nothing less than the ...
Shocking video of Papuan torture prompts calls for inquiry
- Survival International
Disturbing and graphic footage of two tribal Papuan men being tortured, allegedly by Indonesian soldiers, has led to widespread demands for an independent inquiry. One of the victims is an elderly man.
The incident is believed to have been filmed on ...
From Rabbi Yosef to Marx
- Gilad Atzmon جيلاد أتزمون گيلاد آتزمون
In case the Goyim cannot find a purpose in their life, Israeli senior Sephardi Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is there to help them out. In his Saturday sermon Rabbi Yosef revealed that the sole purpose of Gentiles ...
"Iran belongs to all Iranians": Mehdi Karroubi on the Green Movement
- Laura Secor لاورا سکور
When I started visiting Iran, in 2004, Mehdi Karroubi was widely viewed as the most conservative figure among the reformists. He was a white-turbaned, populist clergyman from the agricultural province of Lorestan, and, though he was concerned about protecting ...
Debt Crowds Out Essential Spending on Health
- Stanley Kwenda
Zimbabwe’s debt burden of about 8,3 billion dollars, owed to internal and external institutions, is crowding out essential national budget items such as health and basic services, with detrimental effects for particularly women.
The Jewish Republic of Israel
- Gideon Levy גדעון לוי
Remember this day. It's the day Israel changes its character. As a result, it can also change its name to the Jewish Republic of Israel, like the Islamic Republic of Iran. Granted, the loyalty oath bill that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking ...
At the Roots of Mapuche Resistance
- Dawn Paley
More than 34 Mapuche political prisoners in Chile have entered into day 69 of a hunger strike to bring attention to their struggle and force significant changes in the way the Chilean state treats Mapuche people.
The hunger strike has entered into ...
The bomb culture
- Nnimmo Bassey
The Willink Commission Report of 1958 that examined the fears of minorities and proposed ways to allay the fears in the fledging nation painted a graphic picture of the gross neglect of the Niger Delta. This was the same year that commercial ...
New War Rumors: U.S. Plans To Seize Pakistan’s Nuclear Arsenal
- Rick Rozoff
Two recent news items emanating from the United States have begun to reverberate in Pakistan and give rise to speculation that growing American drone strikes and NATO helicopter attacks in that country may be the harbingers of far broader actions: Nothing ...
OIL POLITICS: Where are the 50-year-old trees?
- Nnimmo Bassey
Trees are the lungs of the earth; it can be assumed then Nigeria, which displays severe cases of deforestation, is literally gasping for breath for lack of oxygen. That Nigeria’s rainforests have been depleted to less than 10 percent of ...