Beggared for choice: the history of Russia’s 1917 Revolution as guide to what happens next
- John Helmer
President Vladimir Putin decided there shouldn’t be a centenary commemoration this year for either the February or October Revolutions of 1917. Instead, he recommended confining the interpretation of the events to “experts” ...
Hurricanes, floods and capitalism
- Tony Murphy
In “Capital,” Karl Marx described capitalism as a system that is designed entirely around the exploitation of labor — but its true character is hidden.
Unlike previous social systems like slavery and serfdom, where the use and abuse ...
Is Israel’s government anti-Semitic?
- Yehuda Bauer יהודה באואר
When it comes to its treatment of liberal Jews in the United States and Israel, it may well be
In the Western world, even in its less laudable parts, violating the rights of religious Jews to pray according to their own custom is considered a clear ...
Netanyahu embarks on first Latin America visit by Israeli Prime Minister
- Barak Ravid ברק רביד
The 10-day trip includes meetings with leaders from Argentina, Paraguay, Colombia, Mexico and finally a stop at the UN General Assembly
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Sunday evening for a 10-day trip to three Latin American countries and the ...
- Salvador Allende (1908-1973) سلفادور أليندي Σαλβαδόρ Αλιέντε Сальвадор Альенде سالوادورآلنده
This speech was delivered at 9:10 am on September 11, 1973, in the midst of an ultimately successful US-sponsored coup d'etat against the democratically-elected government. Barricaded inside La Moneda, the presidential palace, President Allende ...
A Requiem for Florida, the paradise that should never have been
- Michael Grunwald
As Hurricane Irma prepares to strike, it’s worth remembering that Mother Nature never intended us to live here.
ORLANDO, Fla.—The first Americans to spend much time in South Florida were the U.S. Army men who chased the Seminole Indians ...
Notes from Morocco
- Vijay Prashad
Not far from Rabat’s train station, a small group of protesters hold Moroccan flags and banners as they chant for their lives. They are a family of farmers who have lost their land. These are rebels in the name of the King, to whom they plead ...
UN committee calls torture in Egypt a systemic practice
- Mada Masr مدى مصر
The UN Committee Against Torture describes abuse of human rights in Egypt as routine practice in an annual report presented to the UN General Assembly. The report revealed the results of a five-year investigation launched in 2012 following complaints ...
Palestine, doomed for all eternity?
Remarks on the German election and Israel
- Evelyn Hecht-Galinski
What happened last Sunday during the so called “Chancellor-Duel” between the CDU chancellor and the Social Democratic challenger Schulz makes me speechless. In fact, the Social Democratic candidate just negatively focussed on Turks and Palestinians. ...
While Trump tweets, Putin steals a march on North Korea
- MK Bhadrakumar
The Russian president has been busy this week sowing the seeds of Kremlin-led diplomacy as a solution to the impasse on the Korean Peninsula
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, center right, ...