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Aleppo

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

Holy Water

In the last few months Netanyahu has appointed new people to several of the most important government functions... [read more]

Crusaders and Zionists

Lately, the words "Crusaders" and "Zionists" have been appearing more and more often as twins... [read more]

Israel: International Anger Mounts

“The situation involving Palestine 
and Israel is an undeclared war, in which the aggressor, Israel, has 
destroyed the Palestinian economy, robbed people of their land, 
unilaterally changed borders, and unilaterally built a wall of exclusion 
to keep Palestinians out of their land... [read more]

How we are gentrified, impoverished and silenced – if we allow it

Momentous change almost always begins with the courage of people taking back their own lives against the odds, writes John Pilger.... [read more]

Netanyahu’s High-stakes Game in Gaza: Same Time, Same Place

Many key phrases have been presented to explain Israel’s latest military onslaught against Gaza, which left scores dead and wounded. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is flexing his muscles in preparation for the Israeli general elections in January, suggested some, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Anomie

Enclosure and dispossession have driven us, like John Clare, all a little mad, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Redefining the ‘Arab Spring’: Is Chaos Overtaking Revolution?

The age of revolutionary romance is over. Various Arab countries are now facing hard truths. Millions of Arabs merely want to live with a semblance of dignity, free from tyranny and continuous anxiety over the future, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

Champions of the Overdog

Local papers are vanishing. George Monbiot asks: Does it matter? ... [read more]

Support the Iranian People, Oppose Tehran’s Clerical Fascism

Peter Tatchell believes the left should unite against the theocratic regime in Tehran.... [read more]