On Contact: Patriotism And Dissent With Danny Sjursen

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

Former Army Major Danny Sjursen, a frequent contributor to Popular Resistance, urges people to consider themselves citizens of humanity and not of a nation.  Sjursen is the author of "Patriotic [...]

An Idea We Take For Granted Has Made The Outbreak Much Worse

By Lee Camp, Consortiumnews.com -

Something every American takes for granted has made the coronavirus outbreak much worse. That thing sits ingrained in our minds since we could barely take two steps without a face full of carpet. [...]

Like Previous Pandemics, COVID-19 Will Shape the Fates of Nations

By Richard Heinberg, Postcarbon.org   -

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been delving back into one of my favorite books, “Plagues and Peoples,” by the celebrated historian William H. McNeill. Its relevance to today’s headlines is [...]

Netanyahu Pledges To Build 3,500 Illegal Homes In Key West Bank Area

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday his plans to authorize the construction of some 3,500 new illegal homes for Jewish settlers in one of the most sensitive areas of the [...]

Profiting From Loss: How Business In Illegal Israeli Settlements Continues Unchecked

By Staff, Jonathan-cook.net -

After lengthy delays, the United Nations finally published a database last week of businesses that have been profiting from Israel’s illegal settlement activity in the West Bank. The UN High [...]

The IDF Spokesman Announces: Continue To Shoot Palestinian Children

By Gideon Levy, Haaretz.com -

February 15, 2020 "Information Clearing House" -  Israeli soldiers shoot children. Sometimes they wound them and sometimes they kill them. Sometimes the children wind up brain dead, sometimes [...]

How The World Failed West Papua In Its Campaign For Independence

By Emma Kluge, Theconversation.com -

Activism and protests marked West Papua’s 50th anniversary last year of the so-called Act of Free Choice, which formalised Indonesia’s control over the territory, with the region’s people once [...]

Ending Palestinian Statehood As ‘Path’ To Palestinian Statehood

By Joshua Cho, Fair.org -

Media coverage of the Israel/Palestine conflict over the years has typically portrayed Palestinians as obstinate and imperious negotiating partners who insist on unreasonable preconditions before [...]

Trump’s Plan Legitimizes Apartheid. Our Task Is Equal Rights For All.

By Jeff Halper, Mondoweiss.net -

The Trump “Deal of the Century” is nothing if not predictable. The product of a small group of Orthodox Jewish Americans willingly adopting the long-standing plans of the Israeli right, it merely [...]

Trump’s ‘Deal Of The Century’ Is So Absurd And Banal, It’s Impossible To Take It Seriously

By Robert Fisk, Independent.co.uk -

When the two old political fraudsters emerged at the White House this week with the most deranged, farcical tragi-comedy in Middle East history, it was difficult to know whether to laugh or cry. [...]

Palestinians Threaten To Quit Oslo Accords Over Trump’s Plan For Israel And Palestine

By Staff, Middleeasteye.net -

Palestinian leaders threatened on Sunday to withdraw from key provisions of the Oslo Accords, which define arrangements with Israel, if US President Donald Trump announces his proposal for Israel [...]

‘We Are Living By The Sword’: The Regrets Of An Israel Founder’s Son

By Sarah Helm, Middleeasteye.net -

In a wide-ranging interview, Yaakov Sharett, the son of one of Israel's founding fathers, says he regrets settling the Negev in the 1940s - and the entire Zionist project. “My name is Yaakov [...]

The UN Predicted Gaza Would Be Unlivable By 2020. They Were Right.

By Tania Hary, 972mag.com -

While revelers around the world are making new year’s resolutions for 2020, in the Gaza Strip, a different kind of assessment is taking place as Palestinians try to determine whether, or how, [...]

We Can’t Obtain Immigration Justice In A World Of Borders And Nations

By Rebecca Centeno, Truthout.org -

We can’t reckon with the extreme inequalities and inherent injustices of immigration policy without an analysis of how borders, the state and capitalism function to create them. Current liberal [...]

Israel/Palestine War Crimes Probe ‘Momentous Step Forward’, Says UN Rights Expert

By Loulou d'Aki, News.un.org -

An independent UN human rights expert hailed on Tuesday, the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) decision to consider a formal criminal investigation into allegations of war crimes in Palestine [...]