bases of war in the Middle East
the past 35 years, the US has covered the Middle East with military
bases and troops. What are the effects of such garrisoning
on the region?
By David Vine
Islamic State: A monster empire created
the United States' historical support for extremist groups, most notably
in Afghanistan, it should come as no surprise that the US has also
been directly involved in enabling the rise of the Islamic State.
By Jerome Roos
are no 'moderate' Syrian rebels
whole policy of the US to train so-called 'moderate' Syrian rebels
to fight the Islamic State is based on an illusion.
By Ben Reynolds
hawks take wing over extension of Iran nuclear talks
supporters in the US Congress are jubilant that the recent talks between
the US (and five other powers) and Iran on the latter's nuclear programme
failed to reach a comprehensive agreement.
By Jim Lobe
of the past
vote on Palestine is a non-starter
recent non-binding vote by the British House of Commons to recognise
the state of Palestine would be nothing more than a symbolic gesture
but for the fact that Britain was a party to the Middle East's most
By Ramzy Baroud
change, land grabs and revolution in Burkina Faso
October, a popular movement in Burkina Faso ended the 27-year presidential
rule of Blaise Compaore, a favourite of the Western powers. The significance
of this move is explained.
By Alexander Reid Ross
protests awaken Mexico from a nightmare
disappearance of 43 students whirls Mexico into a political crisis,
but the social movement that has risen up in response could change
Blanca and Jeremy Crowlesmith
and Britain crushed the government of their 'ally', Australia
Whitlam, who became Australia's Prime Minister in 1972, died in October.
The US and Britain worked together to topple him from power in 1975.
By John Pilger
and human rights in Colombia
activities in Colombia have been a permanent attack on labour and
trade union rights.
all the odds: Maternity and mortality in Afghanistan
has one of the worst maternal mortality ratios in the world, a fact
which highlights the plight of women in this war-torn country.
By Karlos Zurutuza
an egalitarian economy in Myanmar
Myanmar comes under predatory international pressure to open up all
sectors of its economy to private and foreign investors, strong regulatory
mechanisms are needed to meet the development aspirations of its people.
By Ramesh Shrestha
poem on poetry
poet laureate of the Philippines, Amado V Hernandez (1903-1970)
was also a journalist and labour activist who suffered long years
of incarceration on account of his fight for social justice.
By Amado V Hernandez
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