The logic of Israel’s brutality

Vashti Kenway In 2002, Israeli army chief Moshe Yaalon declared: “The Palestinians must be made to understand in the deepest recesses of their consciousness that they are a defeated people”. More than any other quote from any other Israeli official, this statement reveals the heart of Israeli policy tow...CONTINUE READING

Two apartheid states, two massacres

Mick Armstrong On 21 March 1960, the apartheid state of South Africa carried out one of its most notorious massacres, unleashing murderous fire on 5,000 Blacks gathered outside the police station in Sharpeville. They were protesting against the racist Pass Laws, which severely restricted the movement of...CONTINUE READING

The return of the regime change hawks

Ashley Smith They’re back. After nearly a decade in exile from the headquarters of US imperialism, foreign policy extremists so radical that even known neoconservatives dismissed them as kooks have returned to power in the Trump administration. Together with Trump, they have set the US and its allies I...CONTINUE READING

Palestinian morality and Israeli-US immorality

Barry Sheppard The world saw two starkly opposed moral cultures on 14 May. On one side were unarmed protesters in the Gaza Strip calling for the right of Palestinians to return to the homes and lands they were driven from by the creation of Israel 70 years ago. Palestinians call that the Nakba (“catastro...CONTINUE READING

Israel slaughters Palestinians marching to return

Israeli occupation forces killed 58 Palestinians in Gaza on Monday as tens of thousands protested along the eastern perimeter of the territory. Monday’s death toll is likely to climb higher as 70 were in critical condition and Gaza hospitals struggled to triage the staggering number of cas...CONTINUE READING

Comey given the kid gloves while the FBI is exalted

Barry Sheppard The former head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey, is on a tour promoting his new book, which attacks Trump. He is being given the kid gloves treatment. The Democrats, their supporters in the mass media and most self-styled “progressives” are on a drive to whitewash...CONTINUE READING

Will Trump set off the Middle East powder keg?

Ashley Smith After a weeklong Twitter storm of threats from Donald Trump, the US government, in alliance with Britain and France, launched air strikes against Syria late on 13 April. This mainly symbolic display of military might will intensify geopolitical conflicts in the region and internationally,...CONTINUE READING

It’s not just Facebook – surveillance is the business model of the internet

Michael Kandelaars Twenty-five years ago, the New Yorker published a cartoon that became the most republished in the magazine’s history. It depicts a canine sitting at a computer, looking down at its friend, a smaller pooch, and saying, “On the Internet, no one knows you’re a dog”. It captured well the reali...CONTINUE READING