With his choice of prime minister, Italy’s president has gifted the far right
- Yanis Varoufakis Γιάνης Βαρουφάκης Янис Варуфакис يانيس فاروفاكيس
Sergio Mattarella’s defence of the status quo has ensured the success of racist and populist policies.
Italy should be doing well. Unlike Britain, it exports considerably more to the rest of the world than it imports, while its government ...
Merkel was not elected by Italians, Italy better off leaving Euro
- Hans-Olaf Henkel
Whatever challenge the EU is facing, the answer we hear quite often is “more Europe”. The same recipe for various severe diseases. Yet, before a doctor recommends a treatment, he or she needs provide a diagnosis and then a prognosis, and ...
Urging ‘Sovereignty’ from Brussels, but not from Washington : Steve Bannon supports the Italian ‘nation-populists’
- Manlio Dinucci Μάνλιο Ντινούτσι مانليو دينوتشي
Steve Bannon – the former strategist of Donald Trump, theorist of national-populism -- expressed his enthusiastic support for the alliance of the Lega with the 5 Star Movement for "the government of change." In an interview he stated: ...
Indigenous peoples recover native languages in Mexico
- Daniela Pastrana
GUELATAO, México, May 18 2018 (IPS) - Ángel Santiago is a Mexican teenager who speaks one of the variations of the Zapotec language that exists in the state of Oaxaca, in the southwest of Mexico. Standing next to the presidential candidate ...
The Gaza protests show that non-violent resistance will triumph
- Mustafa Barghouti مصطفى البرغوثي
Israel has been exposed as an oppressive, ruthless state that violates international law by using lethal, high-velocity bullets against peaceful protesters
Non-violent popular resistance is not new to the Palestinian people. It was practised in the ...
Naomi Wolf and anti-semitism’s mystification
- Jonathan Cook جونثان كوك
My previous post was about the firing of a cartoonist, Dieter Hanitzsch, by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung after its editor became concerned – though, it seems, far from sure – that a cartoon he had published of Benjamin ...
The Palestinian Nakba wasn’t just a historical event, it has continued unabated for 70 years
- Mohamed Buttu محمد بطو
Israel continues to steal Palestinian land, revoke residency rights, and destroy Palestinian homes so that Jewish Israelis can live in their place.
Bedouin women sit next to the ruins of their dwellings, which were demolished by Israeli bulldozers ...
America’s treatment of Palestinians has grown horrendously cruel
- Razan Azzarkani
No words can describe the anger and anguish I feel as a Palestinian in America watching this unfold.
On May 14, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin smiled for pictures in front of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem ...
The day of shame
- Uri Avnery أوري أفنيري אורי אבנרי
ON BLOODY MONDAY this week, when the number of Palestinian killed and wounded was rising by the hour, I asked myself: what would I have done if I had been a youngster of 15 in the Gaza Strip?
My answer was, without hesitation: I would have stood near ...
America can’t be trusted anymore
- Stephen M. Walt استفن م. والت
It's hard to be powerful when nobody believes a word you say.
One of the most overused cliches in contemporary U.S. diplomacy is Ronald Reagan’s invocation of a Russian proverb: “Trust but Verify.” Originally used in the context ...