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Colombia “Hands Over Its Sovereignty” to US with Military Accord

Hugo Chavez has condemned the Colombian government's decision to permit the US to expand its military presence in Colombia, as James Suggett explains.... [read more]

The 'Copenhagen Accord' - All Hot Air

National self-interest and capitalist pragmatism condemned the Copenhagen talks to failure, says Adam Booth.... [read more]

Anti-Palestinism Is Hate Speech

Ahmed Amr examines the acceptable bigotry that pervades the mainstream debate on Israel-Palestine.... [read more]

The Suffering of Palestinian Refugees in Jordan

To highlight suffering is one thing, to alleviate suffering yet another.... [read more]

The American role in reshaping the future of the Middle East

The imminent prospect of a comprehensive accord between Iran and the P5+1... [read more]

Between Politics and Principles: Hamas’ Perilous Manoeuvres

Despite all of Hamas’ assurances to the contrary, a defining struggle is taking place within the Palestinian Islamic movement, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

One Holy Land United With Liberty and Justice for All

The absurd mythology of Zionism cannot hold firm forever, writes Ahmed Amr.... [read more]

South American Nations Approve Multilateral Reconstruction Fund for Haiti

The Union of South American Nations has come together to raise funds for the reconstruction of Haiti's civilian infrastructure, as Kiraz Janicke reports.... [read more]

Chávez Vows to Defend Venezuela’s Sovereignty if Colombia Violates Border

James Suggett on the ongoing border row between Venezuela and Colombia.... [read more]

Shadow Networks: Violence, War and Plunder in the Great Lakes Region of Africa

Colonial rivalry and capitalist exploitation are at the heart of the violence in the Congo.... [read more]

A WINNING WAY IS POSSIBLE

A recent study shows that citizens in the Western democracies are dissatisfied with the way they are governed... [read more]

A Writer's Place

It was a masterpiece of evasion. He was asked, as other writers were, to comment on the needs of publishers to seek out work of merit that might not be commercially viable... [read more]

Iraq: Will Tony Blair Finally Stand Trial for His Part in the “Supreme International Crime”?

Perhaps, at last, justice may have a chance, one which might set a precedent and also deter any politician or leader from embarking on the “supreme international crime”, ever again. Here’s fervently hoping.... [read more]

Syria, the UK and Funding the “Moderate armed opposition”

The British government has spent “over £100 million” since 2012, “working closely with a range of actors” to “find a political solution to the conflict and prepare to rebuild the country in the post Assad era.” ... [read more]

Left in Agony

Cameron is responsible for taking us all to the edge of the cliff... [read more]

King Bibi

The real danger of Netanyahu's reign is his total lack of an answer to Israel's main problem... [read more]

The First Noël

A poem by Dr Faysal Mikdadi... [read more]

Labour and benefit cuts‏

Bryan Gould, former Labour shadow cabinet minister, asks how voters are likely to view a party that so manifestly lacks the courage of its convictions... [read more]

The Nuclear with Iran and the Prospect of Regional Transformation

The long anticipated historic nuclear accords between the P5+1 countries and Iran is now poised to set a new milestone for non-confrontation and dialogue... [read more]

Preaching rebirth and home; practicing death abroad

England’s Easter was the culmination of recent events which have brought the would-be great and good to their knees - and knee deep in hypocrisy... [read more]

Is Russia a Kleptocracy?

Many anti-Russian commentators today have no problem with classifying Vladimir Putin's government as kleptocratic... [read more]

FREE: Bowe Bergdahl exchanged for 5 Taliban captives

Carol Grayson reports on the release of Bowe Bergdahl, a US soldier held prisoner by the Taliban for five years... [read more]

North Waziristan suffers a fierce bombardment, civilians traumatized by air strikes

Carol Grayson reports on the latest airstrikes against North Waziristan... [read more]

Banks: Fudged health report

The final part of the series by Eric Toussaint - Banks versus the People: the Underside of a Rigged Game!... [read more]

Lenin on the "Withering Away'' of the State and Violent Revolution

Lenin discusses these two topics in section four of chapter one of The State and Revolution (1917)... [read more]

Special Report: Interview with British “jihadis” and what you won’t read in the “Tackling Extremism in the UK” report

British journalist, writer and film producer Carol Grayson conducts an exclusive interview with a member of the Taliban and a British born 'Jihadist' ... [read more]

A journey into the vice-ridden world of banking

The primary objective of the world’s leaders is to avoid another banking and financial crash that could be worse than the one in September 2008... [read more]

Malala's ordeal

Dr Lal Khan explains how the Western media conveniently suppresses aspects of Malala Yousafzai's background so that Pakistani youth and workers remain oblivious of this brave girl’s struggle... [read more]

Making the World Safe for Banksters: Syria in the Cross-hairs

In an August 2013, journalist Greg Palast posted evidence of a secret late-1990s plan devised by Wall Street ans US Treasury officials to open banking to the lucrative derivatives business... [read more]

My World Is Upside Down

What does the ordinary Arab man or woman in the street think about current events? Dr Faysal Mikdadi ponders... [read more]

Brutal executions of Kurdish women activists in Paris - an attempt to derail the peace process that won’t succeed

David Morgan reports on the execution of three leading Kurdish activists in Paris... [read more]

Palestine- The Right of Return

Dr Faisal Mikdadi looks at some of the arguments used to justify Israel's annexation of Palestinian land and discusses the 'right of return'... [read more]

A Step Towards the Dock

Desmond Tutu has helped us see the true nature of what the former prime minister did to Iraq and increased pressure for a prosecution, writes George Monbiot. ... [read more]

A Ghost Story Retailed (part three)

W Stephen Gilbert delivers an up-to-date, state and fate of the retail trade in Britain, it is partly personal and anecdotal, and partly a critical overview: part three.... [read more]

Assassinating Egyptian Dreams

Ahmed Amr reveals how the Egyptian military are suffocating the spirit of the Tahrir square revolution... [read more]

Miliband: The Knives are Already Being Sharpened

Now that the dust has settled on Ed Miliband's surprise victory in the Labour leadership election, Michael Prior considers the challenges facing the new leader as he seeks to move the party away from Blairism.... [read more]

Venezuela Continues to Expand Free Public Higher Education Programmes

James Suggett reports on the progress of Venezuela's ambitious education initiative, 'Mission Sucre'.... [read more]

Israel’s Premeditated Murder of Activists Was No Mistake

Ahmed Amr says the Israeli massacre of activists was a cynical and calculated act.... [read more]

Fatah: A New Beginning or an Imminent End?

The 'pragmatism' of the Fatah Congress threatens to derail the Palestinian national project,as Ramzy Baroud explains.... [read more]

Lover of the Country

Uri Avnery remembers a writer and activist who devoted his life to challenging the militarism of the Israeli state.... [read more]

Venezuela Reviews Relations with Colombia as More US Bases Established

Kiraz Janicke on how the increasing US presence in Colombia is causing friction between Colombia and Venezuela.... [read more]

Presidents of Venezuela and Colombia Pledge Peace and Economic Development

James Suggett on an encouraging meeting between Uribe and Chávez.... [read more]

The Cluster Bomb Treaty and the World’s Unfinished Business

Ramzy Baroud examines the curious logic behind the United States' refusal to sign a treaty banning cluster bombs - and finds it wanting.... [read more]

A Third Palestinian Intifada in the Making

Prominent journalist and author Ramzy Baroud considers the many uncertainties ahead for the Palestinian struggle. ... [read more]

Venezuela Advances Integration and Shares New Satellite with Ecuador

James Suggett on the latest development in the ongoing Venezuelan-led initiative for greater Latin American integration in the face of the world economic crisis.... [read more]

The Final Offensive for the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement is a Stark Contrast to Other Developments in the Hemisphere

Mario A. Murillo on the contrast between the US client regime in Colombia and the progressive politics of some of Colombia's Latin American neighbours.... [read more]

Venezuela Strengthens Alliance with Russia to Promote “Polycentrism”

James Suggett on the recent meeting between Hugo Chávez and Dimitri Medvedev.... [read more]

Obama Moves Quickly to Court Israel Lobby

Barack Obama's recent comments on his Israel-Palestine policy suggest real "change" is definitely not on his Middle East agenda.... [read more]

A Prime Minister for Kenya?

Safreena Rajan considers the prospect of power-sharing in Kenya after Kibaki and Odinga's historic settlement.... [read more]