Another Israel: The Rosh Hashanah of my childhood
- Gideon Levy جدعون ليفي גדעון לוי
On the eve of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we would go to the Meisels – Netka and Josef – my grandfather’s childhood friends. They lived on Shlomo Hamelech Street, and from their apartment you could see the religious girls’ ...
War on the World: industrialized militaries are a bigger part of the climate emergency than you know
- Murtaza Hussain مرتضی حسین
Over a century before we reached the brink of ecological catastrophe, Rabindranath Tagore had a glimpse of where we might be headed. Tagore, an Indian author and cultural reformer who lived during the period of British colonialism, was among the ...
How Yemen’s Houthis are bringing down a Goliath
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
‘From a military perspective, nobody ever took our forces in Yemen seriously,’ scholar says
“It is clear to us that Iran bears responsibility for this attack. There is no other plausible explanation. We support ongoing ...
Israel: Even if the settlers' party lost, the settlements won
- Amira Hass عميرة هاس עמירה הס
I wish I could, like Gideon Levy, see the low number of Knesset seats won by Yamina as a defeat for the settlers (“The mouse that roared,” September 22). I wish I could share his view of the settlements as a project of the settlers, who ...
Hated by fools, worshipped by idiots: Greta's Way of Sorrows
- Nicolas Casaux
“Greta, I love you!” “Thank you, Greta!” “What courage!” “She's got guts!”
Greta Thunberg, a sincere and probably too naive girl, does what she can - and is expected to do - under her own circumstances. ...
UN Human Rights Office and Venezuelan Government sign Memorandum of Understanding
- OHCHR HCDH ACNUDH УВКПЧ 联合国人权事务高级专员办事处 المفوضية السامية للأمم المتحدة لحقوق الإنسان
GENEVA/NEW YORK (23 September 2019) – The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Government of Venezuela have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which establishes a framework for future discussion and cooperation, and ...
Peace vs. Climate
- Peter Koenig
Today, Monday 23 September, the UN in New York is hosting a special meeting on Climate Change. There were massive predominantly youth demonstrations of tens of thousands around the globe, many of them in New York, one of them led by Greta Thunberg, ...
We, Moroccan citizens, declare that we are outlaws
- Various Authors - Autores varios - Auteurs divers- AAVV-d.a.
At the initiative of writers Leila Slimani and Sonia Terrab, more than 490 Moroccan women and men signed a manifesto to denounce the "liberticidal laws" of the Criminal Code and launch a "national debate on individual freedoms" ...
Saudi Arabia executions spike in 2019 – with 134 crucified and beheaded including six who were kids when arrested
- Jenny Awford
SAUDI Arabia has brutally executed 134 people so far this year, including six who were kids when they were arrested.
The slain were tortured and slaughtered by brutal methods – including crucifixion and beheading, according to a human rights organisation. ...
Central Bankers' Desperate Grab for Power
- Ellen Brown
Central bankers are out of ammunition. Mark Carney, the soon-to-be-retiring head of the Bank of England, admitted as much in a speech at the annual meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyo., in August. “In the longer-term, ...