Leftists are ironically rallying around Chuck Hagel as Obama's apparent pick for Secretary of Defense—a conservative Republican who is wary of the neocons but close to Big Oil.
Talk of former Republican Nebraska senator Chuck Hagel's imminent nomination as Obama's new Secreaty of Defense has sparked all the predictable reactions—but they don't neatly break down along lines of right and left. MondoWeiss says the pick is "setting up a battle between the left and r
The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution to upgrade Palestine to a "non-member state" at the United Nations, implicitly recognizing a Palestinian state.
The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution on Nov. 29 to upgrade Palestine to a "non-member state" at the United Nations, implicitly recognizing a Palestinian state. There were 138 votes in favor, nine against and 41 abstentions.
The new Socialist president of France, François Hollande, is emulating his reactionary predecessor Sarkozy in his response to a new uprising by immigrant youth—and setting up Jews to take the hit.
Well, if you thought that France getting a new Socialist president, François Hollande, was going to mean a retreat from the Franco-dystopia that unfolded under his reactionary predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy—time to think again.
The demolition of a mosque near the Golden Temple of Dambulla—a Buddhist cave-temple in central Sri Lanka—bears echoes of the 1992 destruction of the Ayodhya mosque in India, which ultimately led to the Gujarat genocide.
It sounds like an oxymoron, but it is starting to smell that way.
A judge ordered ex-president Carlos Saúl Menem to stand trial on charges he impeded a probe into the 1994 bombing of the Argentine Jewish Mutual Association, the world's worst anti-Semitic attack since World War II.
Unidentified Argentine judicial sources reported on March 30 that federal judge Ariel Lijo has ordered former president Carlos Saúl Menem (1989-1999) to stand trial on charges that during his presidency he impeded the initial investigation into a July 1994 bombing
There are doubtless many good reasons to oppose Henrique Capriles Radonski, the bourgeois politician who is challenging Hugo Chávez for Venezuela's presidency. His Jewish background is equally assuredly not among them.
It is really, really a drag to have to do this, but we really have no choice.
Foreign Policy magazine cites US intelligence memos to the effect that Mossad agents recruited militants from the Iranian terrorist group Jundallah by passing themselves off as CIA agents in a "false flag" operation. Does this make sense?
Does it get any murkier than this? The conspirosphere is abuzz with claims aired in Foreign Policy magazine Jan.
The US has already cut funds to the Palestinian Authority as a punitive measure in response to its statehood bid. From Kosova to Western Sahara, numerous other countries around the world similarly wait and sacrifice for UN recognition.
The UN Security Council’s Standing Committee on Admission of New Members is currently considering Palestine's application for full United Nations membership.
Israeli officials responded harshly and immediately when Honduran president Pepe Lobo announced that his country plans to support statehood for Palestine during the UN General Assembly meeting in September.
On Aug. 2 Honduran president Porfirio ("Pepe") Lobo Sosa announced that Honduras plans to support an effort by the Palestinian Authority to win recognition for Palestine as a state during the United Nations General Assembly meeting in September. Israeli officials reacted immediately. On Aug.
The Obama administration argues that the bombardment of Libya does not constitute "hostilities," to weasel out of the War Power Act restrictions—while anti-war commentators ignore the fact that Libya's rebels avidly support the bombing.
Arab-Colombian pop diva Shakira, who courageously protested Israel's Lebanon aggression in 2006, now served as a "goodwill ambassador" at the Israeli President's Conference—in defiance of an appeal by sanctions advocates.
Shakira, the Colombian pop diva (of Lebanese descent), spoke courageously against Israel's 2006 aggression in the land of her forebears, calling on "the leaders of the US and of the world's great powers to stop this war, since we all know they could stop it.
Glenn Greenwald hyperventilates about a WikiLeaks cable revealing that (gasp!) US oil companies didn't like Qaddafi, as he betrays the Libyan rebels by portraying "regime change" as just a cynical conspiracy by Exxon & ilk.
Glenn Greenwald (who, as we have noted, has become rather annoying of late) has a sneeringly sarcastic screed in his
Beltway neocons are clearly heartened by the bloodshed, and see it as an opportunity to augment it with US bombardment, as in Libya. The Assad dictatorship meanwhile exploits the Israeli-occupied Golan Druze as a base of support.
WikiLeaks cables reveal embarrassing details of an Israeli military contractor's secret operations in Latin America—sparking a government "hate campaign" against journalists who reported the shenanigans in Panama.