Archives for January 2023

Chris Hedges: Ukraine: The War That Went Wrong

NATO support for the war in Ukraine, designed to degrade the Russian military and drive Vladimir Putin from power, is not going according to plan. The new sophisticated military hardware won’t help.

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PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY (Scheerpost) — Empires in terminal decline leap from one military fiasco to the next. The war in Ukraine, another bungled attempt to reassert U.S. global hegemony, fits this pattern. The danger is that the more dire things look, the more the U.S. will escalate the conflict, potentially provoking open confrontation with Russia.

Facebook’s Jordana Cutler Appointed Head of Controversial Israeli Ministry, Sparking Censorship Fears

Facebook’s Jordana Cutler has been named director general of Israel’s controversial Ministry of Strategic Affairs, drawing concern from experts over to her personal biography and Facebook’s history of censoring Palestinian content.

Jordana Cutler Facebook Israel Feature photo

On Jan. 11, Israel’s new minister of strategic affairs, Ron Dermer, named Facebook senior employee, Jordana Cutler, as the ministry’s director general. The ministry is notorious for combatting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and promoting a positive image of Israel abroad. Yet with Cutler’s biography and Facebook’s history of

Israel’s Racism Exposed in Ongoing Imprisonment of Ethiopian-Born Soldier Avera Mengistu

Israel’s discriminatory behavior towards black people, including the lack of concern for captured Ethiopian-Israeli soldier Avera Mengistu, is rooted in the country’s institutionalized racism towards African asylum seekers and Ethiopian Jews,

Avera Mengistu Feature photo

For how long will I be in captivity? After so many years, where are the state and the people of Israel? These were the words, uttered in Hebrew, of a person believed to be Avera Mengistu, an Israeli soldier of Ethiopian origin who was captured and held in Gaza in 2014. Footage of Mengistu, looking nervous but also somewhat defiant, calling on

“New Sheriff in Town”: Israel’s Dangerous Challenge to Al-Aqsa Custodianship Threatens World Peace

Israel’s denial of entry into Al-Aqsa to the Jordanian Ambassador marks a dangerous development for the holy site and a potential catastrophe for Palestine and the world, warns Miko Peled.

Al-Aqsa Mosque Feature photo

The Jordanian Ambassador to the State of Israel was recently denied entry to Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem – the third-holiest site in Islam. This is an incident that is so severe and so dangerous that not only the Jordanian government but the entire Arab and Muslim world – as well as the West – should have reprimanded Israel severely. The

Raided by The FBI for Being Socialist, with Omali Yeshitela

Lee Camp speaks with Omali Yeshitela, a man raided by the FBI for being a black socialist, to discuss the revolutionary black liberation movement, US imperialism, racism, and the corruption of the two-party system.

Lee Camp Omali Yeshitela Feature photo

Today, “Behind The Headlines” host Lee Camp speaks to Omali Yeshitela, a man raided by the FBI for the crime of being a black socialist. Together, the two discuss the revolutionary black liberation movement, U.S. imperialism, racism, and the corruption of the two-party system. In August of last year, the FBI raided the offices of the African

Making Politicians Uncomfortable, with Anti-War Activist Medea Benjamin

Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK, discusses her book on the Ukraine conflict, the dangers of escalating military spending, peaceful negotiations, and international cooperation in preventing nuclear war and promoting peace.

Medea Benjamin Lee Camp Feature photo

In this livestream interview, Lee Camp speaks with Medea Benjamin, the co-founder of the female-led anti-war group CODEPINK. Benjamin has been on a tour of late, discussing her most recent book, "War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict." The book delves into the ongoing conflict and aims to raise awareness and inspire grassroots