Archives for August 2018

‘Victory for Indigenous Communities Everywhere’: Trans Mountain Pipeline Halted After Canadian Court Overturns Approval

“This is the consequence of the unholy alliance between the federal government and corporations taking shortcuts through consultation,” declared Grand Chief Stewart Phillip. “My faith in the judicial system is somewhat restored today.”

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Indigenous peoples and climate campaigners scored a major victory in Canada on Thursday as the Federal Court of Appeals ruled that the government's review of the controversial Trans Mountain Pipeline, a project of Kinder Morgan, did not adequately consult with First Nations before greenlighting the project. The ruling comes after ongoing and

Undercover Documentary Shows Israel Lobby Groups Organizing “Fake Protests”

Exclusive leaked scenes from Al Jazeera’s “The Lobby – USA” documentary show how Emergency Committee for Israel Executive Director Noah Pollak and the Hoover Institution astroturfed an inflammatory protest against the 2016 Students for Justice in Palestine national conference.

The Grayzone Project has released scenes from an investigative Al Jazeera undercover documentary, “The Lobby – USA,” whose publication was blocked by the government of Qatar under Israel lobby pressure. The footage reveals how Emergency Committee on Israel Executive Director Noah Pollak and the right-wing Hoover Institution organized an

Israeli Weapons Used in Genocide Against Rohingya Muslims

“Today, after Rohingyas’ lives became almost impossible, the UN woke up and officially declared that Myanmar, including the army, the police as well as the Buddhist establishment and even the Prime Minister and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, are all responsible for killing an entire population.”

Rohingya Muslim girl Afeefa Bebi, who recently crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, holds her few-hours-old brother as doctors check her mother Yasmeen Ara at a community hospital in Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. The family crossed into Bangladesh on Sept. 3. Recent violence in Myanmar has driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to seek refuge across the border in Bangladesh. But Rohingya have been fleeing persecution in Buddhist-majority Myanmar for decades, and many who have made it to safety in other countries still face a precarious existence. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

“Israeli weapons are used in the ethnic and religious cleansing carried out by the Myanmar army against the Rohingya minority, resulting in the persecution of 700,000 Muslims who were slaughtered and expelled from their country,” said Israeli writer and journalist Tsur Shezaf in an article published by the Israeli newspaper Yedioth

Trump’s Response to Hurricane Maria Resulted in the Deaths of Nearly 3,000 People

The comments of Carmen Yulin Cruz came after Puerto Rico’s official death toll from Hurricane Maria soared from 64 to 2,975.

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The Mayor of Puerto Rico’s capital San Juan, Carmen Yulin Cruz, said U.S. President Donald Trump’s negligent response to Hurricane Maria in September 2017 was responsible for the deaths of almost 3,000 people. "The Trump administration killed the Puerto Rican with neglect," Cruz told CNN. "The Trump administration led us to believe that they

Israeli Nation State Law Hallmark of an Unfree People Living in Fear

From its very inception, the State of Israel passed laws that limit the rights of Palestinians in all areas of life — from citizenship rights to the right to political participation, land and housing rights, education rights, cultural and language rights, religious rights, and due-process rights.

An Israeli soldier aims his rifle at an unarmed Palestinian during a protest against Israel's apartheid wall in the Palestanian village of Bilin near Ramallah. Majdi Mohammed | AP

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (Analysis) -- Who needs a Nation State Law? What does the insistence and the passing of a law that states Israel’s exclusive rights to the land and the state mean? Since many laws and the reality on the ground make it seemingly obvious that Israel is already a state for Jews, one would think this law is redundant at least, if not

With Korean Peace Talks Inherently Fragile, a Little Washington Sabotage Goes a Long Way

In Beijing, observers are urging vigilance as the U.S. appears dead-set on sabotaging the peace process, endangering not only regional stability but also the warming relationship between the governments of Xi Jinping and President Moon Jae-in.

WASHINGTON -- Talks between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, as North Korea is officially known) have taken a decided turn for the worse this week, proving the inability of the two sides to make headway since June’s Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong-un. The halt in