Second anniversary of the super-meltdown at Fukushima
Two years after the nuclear disaster occurred on the northeastern coast of Japan, it is clear that there have been no serious consequences for the operating concern, TEPCO. There are no criminal penalties. On the contrary, the state pumped in ...
Umm al-Hieran: Jewish settlers await destruction of Bedouin village in Negev
- Nadia Ben-Youssef نادية بن يوسف
Jewish settlers have been camped out in an illegal settlement in the Negev (Naqab) forest of Yatir for two and a half years, waiting for the unrecognized Bedouin village of Umm al-Hieran to be razed so they can move in and build an exclusively-Jewish ...
“Ich bin ein Bil’iner!”
- Uri Avnery אורי אבנרי
THIS DOES not happen every day: a Minister of Culture publicly rejoices because a film from her country has NOT been awarded an Oscar. And not just one film, but two.
It happened this week. Limor Livnat, still Minister of Culture in the outgoing ...
Preparing for a Post-Chávez Venezuela
- George Ciccariello-Maher
Hugo Chávez is no more, and yet the symbolic importance of the Venezuelan President that exceeded his physical persona in life, providing a condensation point around which popular struggles coalesced, will inevitably continue to function long ...
Alawite history reveals the complexities of Syria that West does not understand
- Robert Fisk
The maps long favoured in the West partition off Arab countries into ethnic divisions, but all these make clear is our own ignorance
In Syria these days, we are resorting to our racist little maps. The Alawite mountains and the town of Qardaha, ...
On the Legacy of Hugo Chávez
- Greg Grandin
I first met Hugo Chávez in New York City in September 2006, just after his infamous appearance on the floor of the UN General Assembly, where he called George W. Bush the devil. “Yesterday, the devil came here,” he said, “ ...
Reading Karl Marx with Abraham Lincoln
- John Nichols
These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people.
—Abraham Lincoln, from his first speech as an Illinois state legislator, 1837
Everyone now is more or less a Socialist.
—Charles Dana, managing editor ...
Thousands of Palestinians pay tribute to Chavez
Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank were united in grief on Thursday over the death of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, an unwavering supporter of their cause who fiercely opposed Israel.
The 58-year-old Venezuelan president, who died on Tuesday after ...
Now it’s ‘Palestinians Only’ buses (60 years after Montgomery)
- Philip Weiss
Shocking story, from Ynet: "Ministry Launches 'Palestinians Only' Buses." In the occupied territories, so that Jews don't have to ride on buses jammed with Palestinians. I believe this is worse than conditions in Montgomery that Rosa Parks ...
Israeli settlers pump sewage into ancient Palestinian village of Sabastiya
- International Middle East Media Center
The Israeli settlement of Shafi Shamron, in the northern part of the West Bank, has routed its sewage pipes to dump directly into the historic village of Sabastiya, home to several thousand Palestinian families.
The villages have filed a legal ...