Israel Launches Missile Strike Against Syria

posted November 12, 2012 by WSWS Following the re-election of Barack Obama in last week’s US presidential poll, Washington and its allies have stepped up their war drive against Syria. In the most serious escalation of the 20-month conflict in the Middle East country, the Israeli armed forces fired a missile into Syrian territory Sunday.…

Iran vs the Empire: Fighting dollarization

by Eric Walberg posted October 30, 2012 by PressTV The West’s attempts to destroy the Iranian economy through heightened sanctions-including most imports, oil exports and use of banks for trade operations-is having its affect. According to Johns Hopkins University Professor Steve Hanke, Iran is facing hyperinflation, with a monthly inflation rate of nearly 70% per…

The Lull Before the Social Storm

by Jack Douglas posted November 7, 2012 by LewRockwell.com Vast social revolutions and wars are often preceded by periods of giving up on reforms, despairing withdrawal from public life by the best and brightest, and even peacefulness which seems to have become the normal condition in spite of deep conflicts and growing crises beneath the…

The Muslim sisterhood

by Roula Khalaf posted November 2, 2012 by Financial Times Behind the scenes and on the street women are now stepping out of the shadows and emerging as a vital political force in Egypt Sondos Asem was five years old when Hosni Mubarak’s security men broke into the family home after midnight, dragged her father…

Rise of the Libyan resistance

by Atul Aneja posted November 1, 2012 by The Hindu Although the U.S. is in denial, there is every reason to believe that it was Tahloob, a movement of pro-Qadhafi loyalists, that killed Ambassador Stevens Spin doctors in the United States are finding it hard to explain the September 11 strike in Benghazi that killed…

Bomb Iran? No. Bomb Gaza? Yes!

by Pepe Escobar posted November 17, 2012 by Asia Times Online So many wars to launch, so little time. When you’re the political leader of the most militarized nation on the planet – as is the case with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu – you gotta find ways to play with your toys. Even…