Football and flags: Why Celtic fans back the Palestinian cause

Marc Patrick Conaghan

By Marc Patrick Conaghan   Scottish club’s followers have always shown solidarity towards the dispossessed and oppressed   This verse is from a song that Celtic football fans sing called The Fields of Athenry. Written during the 1970s, it tells the story of a family dispossessed of their land and left starving

Egypt’s prosecution to investigate spying claims against politicians Sabahi, Abul-Fotouh

Politicians Hamdeen Sabahi (L) and Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh (R) A citizen has filed a report claiming former presidential candidates Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh and Hamdeen Sabahi have spied for Hezbollah and Iran Egypt’s prosecutor-general has ordered an investigation into a police report that accuses politicians Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh and Hamdeen Sabahi of spying for

July 15 Tweets Pose Questions On ‘Shadow CIA’ Stratfor

  – In similar circumstances, no one would have posted such information about the US president’s whereabouts, argues analyst Tweets by U.S.-based firm Stratfor on the Turkish president’s flight to Istanbul from Marmaris on the night of the July 15 coup attempt have drawn attention and controversy worldwide, said Anadolu Agency

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