Trump’s vision of the Middle East: 11 things we’ve learned from ‘Fire and Fury’

US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy has been described as a “queasy-making mishmash of thought” in Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff’s tell-all book that documents the first nine months of the Trump administration and has drawn legal threats from the White House. Donald Trump has dismissed the book as “full of lies” and “misrepresentations”. But on…

Tourism should be regulated

ROME, Jan 2018  – This year, we will have 3 million tourists each day wandering the world. This massive phenomenon is without precedent in human history and is happening (as usual), with only one consideration in mind: money. We should pause and take a look at its social, cultural and environmental impact and take remedial…

UN experts call out Saudi Arabia for ‘repression’ of rights activists

In a rare move, United Nations human rights experts called on Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to end the “repression” of rights activists and release dozens detained since September for peacefully exercising their civil and political rights. More than 60 prominent clerics, writers, journalists, academics and activists are reported to have been detained in a wave…

New Orleans becomes first city in US south to adopt pro-BDS resolution

he New Orleans City Council passed a resolution backed by Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) advocates, pledging to examine investments and contracts with companies whose practices may violate human rights. The resolution, which was supported by the New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee, recommends removing corporations that violate the city’s social and ethical values from the…

Why Sisi is Israel’s choice?

You can imagine the telephone calls. A third heavyweight challenger has emerged to contest the presidential election and he is another former chief of staff, General Sami Anan. Military intelligence, loyal to the incumbent president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, is working overtime to brief its hand puppets in the media. “We have made this so simple even…

Yes, It Was Blood for Oil : CODEPINK Nails the Truth About George Bush’s Wars (Part: 2)

Early in December of 2016 CODEPINK conducted “The People’s Tribunal on the Iraq War.” Two days of testimony and documentation disclosed the indisputable truth: Afghanistan and Iraq were invaded to gain control of hydrocarbon resources. Combating terrorism was irrelevant, a concocted deception. The detailed history below is adapted from a powerpoint presentation, The Fraudulent War,…