US, Stop Blocking Palestinian Rights!

The US government should support rather than oppose Palestinian actions to join international treaties that promote respect for human rights. On April 1, 2014, the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, signed accession instruments for 15 treaties, including the core treaties on human rights and the laws of war. On April 2, the US ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha…

Genetic Engineering Actually INCREASES Pesticide Use, DECREASES Crop Yield, And May Be Dangerous to Your Health

  Genetic Engineering Companies Promised Reduced Pesticide Use … But GE Crops Have Led to a 25% Increase In Herbicide Use One of the main selling points for genetically engineered crops is that they would use substantially less pesticides than conventional crops. Because of that, and other, promises regarding GE crops, they have taken over much of the food…

Has the third Arab liberation movement failed?

by Zafarul-Islam Khan   Three diplomats sat in the French consulate in Beirut in May 1916 while the First World War raged and agreed on a secret plan to divide the Middle East among their countries. They represented Britain, France and Imperial Russia. After the Bolshevik Revolution in October 1917, Russia withdrew from the scheme. Britain and France stayed committed and soon after the end of the war,…

MUSLIMS COME FIRST IN THE HISTORY OF CONSTITUTIONS

by Ekrem Bugra Ekinci The world’s oldest written constitution was announced 14 centuries ago in Medina, Saudi Arabia. The constitution featured a precursor to democracy. Turks are recognized as the leading actor of modern constitution, history since 1808 and the Ottoman Empire adopted the regime of constitutional monarchy with the Constitution of 1876 The Magna…

Sisi’s speech: Reading between the lines

By Mohamad Elmasry  Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s speech does not offer much hope for Egyptian democracy. Egyptian Field Marshall Abdel Fattah el-Sisi recently committed to doing exactly what he promised his June 30 collaborators he would not do – run for the presidency. Sisi’s speech served as another ominous reminder that Egypt is not headed towards anything resembling a democratic state.…

Muslim Brotherhood is not terrorist

By Zafarul-Islam Khan Editor, The Milli Gazette, New Delhi Muslim Brotherhood (MB) won Egyptian parliamentary and presidential elections in 2012. This alarmed Israeland western countries. Egyptian army and the liberal class too was scared because the MB government in Egypt meant an end to the loot and plunder the army was indulging in since 1952 and with…