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…

War Clouds Over Gaza Again

posted November 17, 2012 by IPS A demonstration in Jerusalem against Israeli aggression. Credit: Jillian Kestler-D’Amours/IPS. As Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip enters its second day, Palestinians fear that this is only the beginning of another widespread Israeli offensive into the besieged Palestinian territory that would leave them nowhere to hide. “People are very…