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Ongoing Assassinations and Heavy Combat in Colombian Border Region

A Justice for Colombia report on the ongoing political violence in the Colombian border region of Arauca.... [read more]

‘I Can Give You the Names of Those Responsible’ – Interview with a Colombian Human Rights Activist

Campaign group Justice for Colombia recently conducted the following interview with a human rights activist who works closely with the trade union movement in the Colombian department of Meta. ... [read more]

The Unholy City

In its long and checkered history, Jerusalem has been occupied by dozens of conquerors. Uri Avnery's weekly article... [read more]

The Hunt for FARC Commander Alfonso Cano

The Colombian military has had numerous successes targeting high-ranking leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in recent years. Its two greatest successes were the killing of secretariat members Raúl Reyes in 2008 and Jorge Briceño, alias “Mono Jojoy,” last year. By Garry Leech... [read more]

United Socialist Party of Venezuela Begins Campaign for Regional Elections

Tamara Pearson on the start of election campaigning in Venezuela.... [read more]

A Bribery Case

When the State of Israel was founded, the new foreign minister, Moshe Sharett, did something that seemed quite natural. He sold his private apartment.... [read more]

Whose Acre?

Uri Avnery on how the battle over the identity of the historic port of Acre reflects wider struggles over cultural identity in Israel-Palestine.... [read more]

Westminster Attack – Courage, Cowardice and Double Standards

Theresa May, the Prime Minister, was rushed into a car 40 yards from the gates outside Parliament where shots were fired minutes after the incident occurred. What a contrast to President Bashar Al Assad and his wife, who with their children, have never fled terrorist attacks on their country ongoing since March 2011, terrorist attacks which include entirely illegal, massive bombings by UK and US air power.... [read more]

Inner Transition: an introduction

I recently took up the challenge to talk about inner transition in the garden of an eco-village project in Värmland County, Sweden... [read more]

Syria: From the sublime to the shameful

What follows is a report from a resident of Aleppo whose identity is not revealed for reasons of security... [read more]

The War of Fools

A few days ago, Israeli TV Channel 10 broadcast an investigative story about the 2006 Israeli attack on Lebanon, known as "Lebanon War II"... [read more]

The USSR – the Democracy You Didn’t Know About

Kate Zagoskina explains the origins of democracy and it various manifestations throughout history... [read more]

Spain’s other valley of the fallen

David Eade discusses Spain’s ‘Valley of the Fallen’ where to this day the bones of those who perished under the Nationalist onslaught in the Civil War still lie on the ground... [read more]

Bankers' Coups D'etat in Southern Europe

Steven Colatrella unveils that the very tenets of democracy in Europe are under threat as finance capital launches the first of its coups d'etat in Greece and Italy.... [read more]

Africa in Colombia: The First Free Black Community in the Americas Continues Its Struggle

Garry Leech looks back on the historic struggles of Colombia's black community.... [read more]

Venezuelan Government Arrests Suspect in Attack on Globovision Television Station

Kiraz Janicke on the Venezuelan government's move to distance itself from the violent actions of some of its core supporters.... [read more]

Wife of Trade Union President Shot Dead

A Justice For Colombia report on the latest in a series of state-sponsored killings aimed at terrorising Colombia's labour movement.... [read more]

Chavez Hopes Obama Will Stop US Aggression Against Venezuela

S.E. on the Venezuelan President's hopes for a constructive relationship with the incoming Obama administration.... [read more]

Violent Opposition Student Protests Shut Down Venezuelan City and University

James Suggett on the violent confrontations initiated by anti-Chávez demonstrators in Venezuela.... [read more]

Plan Colombia Devastates Afro-Colombian Communities

Garry Leech examines the devastating impact of US policy in Colombia upon the country's Afro-Colombian rural communities.... [read more]