Iraq, 15 years on: A toxic US legacy

Fifteen years ago this month, the United States spearheaded a fantastically bloody war on Iraq as part of its ongoing effort to ensure the Iraqi nation’s perpetual misery. Straight-up carnage aside, there were some other more trivial yet still “spectacularly unsavoury” results of the invasion, as veteran journalist Patrick Cockburn recalls: “Soon after US occupation…

How Egyptian despots are defiling history

A kind of similarity exists between the UAE foreign minister’s recent insult to the memory of Fakhri Pasha, commander of the Medina garrison during World War I, and the decision by Egyptian authorities to change the name of Selim I Street in Cairo’s al-Zaytun district. Political motivations, especially pertaining to the intense animosity between the…

Palestine BDS Activist Saddened by Stephen Hawkings’s death

The human rights and Palestine solidarity organisation, BDS South Africa, joins fellow Palestinian solidarity activists from across the globe in expressing our condolences on the passing of world-renowned physicist and our ally, Professor Stephen Hawking. In particular our condolences to his friends and family. We remember Hawking not only for the brilliance of his scientific mind and…

Former U.S Colonel says Israel is dragging U.S to WW3

At the annual Israel lobby conference at the National Press Club, sponsored by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs and Institute for Research: Middle East Policy, former U.S Colonel Wilkerson explained that Israel is headed toward “a massive confrontation with the various powers arrayed against it, a confrontation that will suck America in and perhaps terminate the experiment that is…