UK Labour leader slams Israel’s killing of over 30 Palestinians

  UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has condemned the West’s silence over Israel’s killing of over 30 Palestinians during anti-occupation rallies in the Gaza Strip. Corbyn read a message at a rally on Saturday outside Downing Street in London, saying “The silence from international powers with the responsibility of bringing a just settlement of…

Insidious Colonialism

  By Boaventura de Sousa Santos*   The German word Zeitgeist has come to be used in different languages to designate the cultural, intellectual and moral climate of a given moment – literally, the spirit of the times, or the combination of beliefs and ideas that make up the specificity of a given historical period.…

End the Zionist Genocidal Siege of Gaza

  Press release 2 April 2018 End the Zionist Genocidal Siege of Gaza   Citizens International strongly condemns the cowardly shooting and killing of peaceful Palestinian protesters demonstrating at the Gaza-Israel border. The Palestinians were protesting against the international community’s indifference to their right, under international law, of return to their homes and lands stolen…

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…