Police Killings Won’t Stop Until U.S. Comes to Grips with its Racist Foundations

  The Real News Gerald Horne* and Paul Jay discuss the roots of police killing people of color in the American history of slavery, the elite policy that produces poverty and racism, and the laws that police officers are expected to enforce in order to maintain super exploitation and economic

Jordan, Turkey compete to woo Jerusalem

  A Palestinian woman holds a Turkish flag outside the Turkish Consulate in East Jerusalem, June 1, 2010. (photo by REUTERS/Ammar Awad)   Jordan and Turkey are vying for power in Jerusalem, and Turkey appears to be gaining the upper hand at this point. In a clear sign of the decline of

Rouhani’s greatest win on the verge of becoming a liability

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gives a news conference on the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly in regard to a long-term nuclear agreement at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Sept. 26, 2014.  (photo by REUTERS/Adrees Latif) Rouhani’s greatest win on the verge of becoming a liability The

Why Shiites are divided over Iranian role in Iraq

    Followers of Iraq’s Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr shout slogans at Grand Festivities Square within the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, May 1, 2016.  (photo by REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani)   On the night of April 30, the crowd that stormed the Green Zone gathered in the Great Celebrations Square inside the

Is Turkey’s ruling party really crumbling?

The international media has been rife with various stories about a large schism forming between Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his prime minister and Justice and Development Party (AKP) head, Ahmet Davutoglu. This comes after sudden news that Davutoglu will be resigning his post as prime minister and will

Is this the man who will replace Abbas?

  Senior Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan waves his hands as he leaves a polling station in the Khan Yunis refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, Jan. 25, 2006. (photo by REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)     Dismissed Fatah leader and former member of Fatah’s Central Committee Mohammed Dahlan has been active on the regional and

Has the US found a new friend in Iraq’s Shiite militias?

    Iraqi Sunni Muslim fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units take part in a ceremony marking the Iraqi Police Day at Amiriyat al-Fallujah in Anbar province, Jan. 9, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani) On March 12, US Consul General Steve Walker visited Al-Sadr Teaching Hospital in Basra to pay his respects to wounded

Panama Tax Haven Scandal: The Bigger Picture

Panama Tax Haven Scandal: The Bigger Picture US and UK – Not Panama – Biggest Tax Havens for Money Laundering Criminals Posted by : George Washington Post date: 04/06/2016 – 17:03 The “Panama Papers” tax haven leak is big … After all, the Prime Minister of Iceland resigned over the

Award-winning Israeli filmmaker calls Netanyahu government ‘fascist’

  Udi Aloni said comments at Berlin Film Festival were directed at Israeli government, rather than at country he ‘loves’  Filmmaker Udi Aloni is interviewed at the Berlin Film Festival (YouTube screen grab)    An award-winning Israeli director has branded Israel’s government as “fascist” during a press conference at a

Egypt minister apologises over police abuses

  Egypt’s interior minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar said authorities were exerting “huge efforts” to investigate last month’s torture and murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni (photo by Mostafa Abulezz/AFP/File)   Egypt’s interior minister apologised Monday for human rights abuses committed by police after an officer killed a driver with his service weapon

How Corrupt Is the American Government?

      Government corruption has become rampant: Senior SEC employees spent up to 8 hours a day surfing porn sites instead of cracking down on financial crimes Nuclear Regulatory Commission workers watch porn instead of cracking down on unsafe conditions at nuclear plants An EPA employee who downloaded 7,000 porn files, then spent 2-6 hours each

The countries where a majority of Muslims want to live under sharia law

  Countries where Islam is already favoured in law, like Afghanistan and Iraq, show the strongest backing for having Sharia as the official law of the land     The legal framework based on the moral and legal code of Islam is rarely out of the news. The most extreme interpretations of Sharia

Kerry in Moscow to push Syrian peace plan

  US officials expressed frustration that Assad is trying to set his own rules about which opponents he is prepared to talk to File photo shows US Secretary of State John Kerry (AFP)   US Secretary of State John Kerry flew in to Moscow on Tuesday to meet Russia’s President