Greece: Syriza’s repressive turn
- Stathis Kouvelakis Στάθης Κουβελάκης استاتیس کوولاکیس - Costas Lapavitsas Κώστας Λαπαβίτσας
Alexis Tsipras’s government promised to end austerity. Now it’s defending the banks against people evicted from their homes — and persecuting those who protest.
Many on the international left believe that things in Greece are slowly ...
Palestinian Rock vs Euro trash: Roger Waters vs Bono
- Aidan O’Brien
“Pigs rule the world”
– The key message in Roger Waters’ 2018 European Tour.
“I love [the EU elite]”
– The key part of a 2014 sycophantic speech Bono gave to Europe’s ...
Columbus Day: romancing greed, slavery, and genocide
- Ipek S. Burnett
Christopher Columbus has long been a patriotic symbol for the United States of America. Honored with more place names than any other figure of American history except for George Washington, he has been praised as a great explorer—courageous, ...
It’s even allowed to hate Israel
- Gideon Levy جدعون ليفي גדעון לוי
If cabinet Minister Erdan, scourge of left-wing dissidents, visited Sweden, he certainly did not love the liberalism and equality there, yet Swedish airport officials wouldn’t have asked him about it
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) ...
Can Brazil’s democracy be saved?
- Robert Muggah
A dangerous right-wing populist who preys on division and disunity looks to be headed for the presidency.
"Brazil above all else, God above all" (Brazilian version of Deutschland über alles)
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — ...
Seven Days in September
- Joe Lauria
A new book, an anonymous Op-Ed and an Obama speech in the first seven days of September appeared to reveal dangerous insider moves against a dangerous, but constitutionally elected president, writes Joe Lauria.
In the first seven days of September ...
Will Italy destroy the Eurozone?
- Ilya Roubanis
Eurosceptic discourse is now mainstream in Italy. The current government is a coalition that encompasses both the left and right traditions of sovereigntist politics.
The economy is at the epicentre of this discussion, with the Italian government holding ...
Who invented hummus?
- Diana Spechler
At Akramawi, a 65-year-old hummus joint by Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, a cook named Nader Tarawe was showing me how to prepare hummus. The recipe for hummus b’tahini (as the dish is named; ‘hummus’ simply means ‘chickpeas’ ...
Food, art and literature: How Israel is stealing Arab culture
- Nada Elia ندى إيليا
As a settler-colonial country, Israel has industriously sought to erase the existence of the people indigenous to the land it occupies, so as to better appropriate aspects of their culture that make it "local", rather than implanted. ...
Steve Bannon declares ‘war rooms’ to win European elections – and that’s not meddling?
- Finian Cunningham
One trait of imperial decadence is untrammeled hubris. Given the increasingly arrant arrogance on display by United States’ officials, public figures and news media we can safely conclude that this empire is accelerating into decadence.