Egypt is in danger of becoming a failed state—and western leaders are mishandling the crisis
- Robert Springborg
Propping up president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s regime is not the way forward
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the former general and head of military intelligence groomed by President Mubarak’s Minister of Defense to succeed him in that vital portfolio, ...
Structural Changes within Imperialism: currency wars and wage-deflation
- Prabhat Patnaik പ്രഭാത് പട്നായിക്
For long one could divide the world’s currencies into three distinct categories: (i) the leading currency, typically belonging to the leading imperialist power, in the present case the United States, which was considered “as good as gold” ...
Balfour’s Original Sin
- Gideon Levy جدعون ليفي גדעון לוי
British colonialism prepared the way for Israeli colonialism, even if it didn’t intend for it to continue for a 100 years and more
There was never anything like it: an empire promising a land that it had not yet conquered to a people not living ...
Will Netanyahu risk exposing one of Israel’s secrets?
- Jonathan Cook جونثان كوك
New law would tell Palestinian citizens in Israel that they are not equal, say experts
NAZARETH - As Israeli legislators returned to parliament this week, ending the long summer recess, Benjamin Netanyahu's government announced a packed agenda of ...
Daniel Viglietti has left us
- TLAXCALA ΤΛΑΞΚΑΛΑ ТЛАКСКАЛА تلاكسكالا 特拉科斯卡拉
On Monday 30 October 2017, Uruguayan singer and songwriter Daniel Viglietti died in Montevideo. He was 78 years old. He had just returned from Chile, where he celebrated the centenary of the birth of Viloleta Parra and from Bolivia, where he paid tribute ...
The Balfour Declaration: A study in British duplicity
- Avi Shlaim אבי שליים
It's been 100 years since the document changed the course of history, yet Britain still fails to acknowledge Israel's denial of the Palestinian right to national self-determination - and its own complicity
The Balfour Declaration, issued on 2 November ...
Palestine and Palestine Studies: One Century after World War I and the Balfour Declaration
- Walid Khalidi وليد الخالدي
Centre for Palestine Studies, SOAS, University of London
First Annual Lecture, 6 March 2014
Famous Palestinian historian, Professor Walid Khalidi, founder and director of the Institute for Palestine Studies (Beirut and Washington), gave a lecture ...
Who ordered killing of Honduran activist Berta Cáceres? Evidence of broad plot is found
- Elisabeth Malkin
MEXICO CITY — It was just before midnight when two men kicked in the door to Berta Cáceres’s house in the small Honduran mountain town of La Esperanza. Moving past the kitchen, one of them opened the door to her bedroom and fired six ...
‘A blot on Judaism, Jewish history and ethics’: British Jews regret the Balfour Declaration
- Philip Weiss
Independent Jewish Voices in Britain has produced a great new video explaining the Balfour Declaration, whose 100th anniversary we commemorate next month, and calling on Britain to reckon with the document at last so as to honor Palestinian rights.
Balfour anniversary drives a wedge into British consensus on Israel
- Robert Cohen
This past week Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn snubbed a dinner invitation from the Jewish Leadership Council while Jonathan Arkush, President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, sent an angry email to the UK Ambassador to the United Nations. ...