Pakistan’s Devastating Floods Are President Zardari’s Katrina
- Fatima Bhutto
Some 1,600 people have died, and upwards of six million people are directly affected, according to the latest estimates from the United Nations, which has compared the scale of the crisis to the 2005 earthquake. As landslides and continuing rain complicated ...
A War on Wikileaks?
- Maximilian C. Forte
In the interest of full disclosure, I am one of Wikileaks’ many financial donors. I have downloaded their entire Afghan War Diary, and numerous other documents in the past, and I have shared them. I am also one of the critics of some aspects ...
Violence is steadily increasing in North Caucasus
- Txente Rekondo
This summer, rebel attacks continue in all the Caucasian republics, apparent differences persist between the Kremlin leadership and Ramzan Kadyrov – their ally in Chechnya – and it seems that confrontations have erupted inside one of ...
Palestinian Prisoners: A Symbol of Resistance, Steadfastness and Pride
- Reham Alhelsi
A couple of days ago I read the following tweet on Twitter: “Too many long days and night passed since Gilad Shalit was kidnapped by Hamas 1501 is beyond comprehension.”
Shalit, as any human being with a conscience would admit, is an Israeli ...
Will the police find these thieves?
- Santiago Alba Rico
An historic coup. An audacity of unprecedented proportions. An astronomical robbery. Yesterday at 11:15 p.m., while everyone was sleeping, thieves broke in and took everything.
Last night, in an extraordinarily well coördinated action executed ...
- William Blum
If and when the United States and Israel bomb Iran (marking the sixth country so blessed by Barack Obama) and this sad old world has a new daily horror show to look at on their TV sets, and we then discover that Iran was not actually building nuclear ...
Saving Women and Preventing Genocide: The Real Reasons the U.S. is in Afghanistan Now
- Bretigne Shaffer
So now the cheerleaders for war would have us believe that they are more concerned for the welfare of Afghan civilians than are those who wish to end the US occupation.
First we have White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs sanctimoniously imploring ...
We Do Not Obey: 12 Israeli women publicly defy army orders, take Palestinians for a day trip in Tel Aviv
- Promised Land
Until the Oslo years, Palestinians enjoyed freedom of movement throughout Israel. But since the mid 90’s, only those with special permits from the IDF can cross the Greed Line west – to work, for a visit of friends or family members, or for ...
In defense of dignity and freedom
- Ilana Hammerman
Not long ago, a foundation by the name of The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel asked the attorney general to open a criminal investigation against me for violating the Law of Entry to Israel because I took three Palestinian young women out for a day ...
Widening Income Inequality: A Challenge To 1Malaysia
- Chandra Muzaffar
Since Merdeka(Independence) in 1957, the top 20% of income earners in Malaysia have benefited much more from economic growth than the bottom 40%. It is significant that the report of the National Economic Advisory Council (NEAC) on the New Economic Model ...