Archives for February 2021

Another Step Back for Biden: Attack on Syria Draws Establishment Cheers

“This is basically the polar opposite of getting back in the peace agreement, which was what [Biden] promised to do.” — Political commentator Kyle Kulinski

US Syria Feature photo

WASHINGTON -- Barely a month into his presidency, Joe Biden launched an airstrike on Syria yesterday. The attack was reportedly aimed at militias close to the Iraq border, killing 22 people — considerably more than the White House first claimed. In the attack, 1.75 tons of bombs were dropped on a small border-crossing village, according to The New

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Rethinking Israel’s Blank Check in Light of Palestinian Teen’s Death with US Weapon

As Americans become increasingly critical of the Israeli government, foreign assistance is put under a new microscope.

Ali Abu Aliya

JERUSALEM -- Last year, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian teenager with an American gun. Now human rights organizations, activists, and politicians are calling on the United States to investigate the killing and stop the flow of military support to Israel. On Dec. 4, 2020, Israeli forces fatally shot Ali Abu Aliya in the stomach while he was

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Futile: Saudi’s Decade-Long Attempt to Bottle Up Yemeni Youth Revolution is Failing

“Saudi Arabia has crushed our revolution, turned our lives into hell because our uprising was interpreted by the ruling family as a threat to [their] influence and because of their fear of the revolution spreading to the Saudi interior.” — Yemeni artist Aisha Ali Saeed

Yemen Feature photo

SANA'A, YEMEN -- A decade has passed since a massive popular uprising was sparked in Yemen by the wave of pro-democracy protests surging across the Middle East and North Africa known as the Arab Spring. The protests called for the overthrow of dictatorial regimes and sought democracy, sovereignty, and the elimination of poverty and unemployment.

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Media Completely Ignore American Secret Agent’s Trial for Terrorism in Venezuela

One might think that a supposedly innocent American citizen on trial for terrorism inside a hostile enemy country, facing decades behind bars in Venezuela’s notorious prisons, would spark a nationwide media furor.

Matthew Health Feature photo

CARACAS -- Unless you read the local Venezuelan press, you are unlikely to know that an American secret agent is currently standing trial in Venezuela on charges of terrorism and weapons trafficking. Matthew John Heath was arrested in September outside Amuay and Cardon oil refineries in possession of a submachine gun, a grenade launcher, C4

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Joe Biden Tells the World “America Is Back” — Not That It Ever Really Went Anywhere

Biden’s “shifting global dynamics” are what Obama’s Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel referred to as “challenging the world order that American leadership helped build after World War II.” In other words, the world’s sole superpower is averse to an emerging multipolar world.

Joe Biden Feature photo

WASHINGTON -- “America is back,” President Joe Biden bellicosely proclaimed in his major foreign policy priorities speech at the Munich Security Conference on February 19. Repeating it for effect, Biden signaled the end of the Trump interregnum. No more assuring words could have been uttered for George W. Bush’s former Defense Secretary Colin

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Elections Are Not Democracy: Call To Boycott Upcoming Israeli and Palestinian Votes that Don’t Matter

Elections will matter in Palestine when they are called to include all people who live between the River and the Sea — one person, one vote for a single legislature and executive in a Palestine that is liberated.

Israel Election Arab Voters Feature photo

JERUSALEM -- Elections for the Israeli Knesset are scheduled for next month. It has also recently been announced that in May and June there will be elections held for the Palestinian Authority’s legislative and executive branches. Since both the Palestinian Authority and the State of Israel exist to deny Palestinians the rights and freedom they

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