Archives for March 2023

Selective Outrage in Palestine: The Problem is Not Just Smotrich, It’s Zionism

Not even official Israeli calls for the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians seem to impact the ‘unbreakable bond’ between Washington and Tel Aviv. 

Bezalel Smotrich Feature photo

By his own admission, Israel’s new Finance Minister, Bezalel Smotrich, is a “fascist homophobe.” This declaration, which he made on January 16, should be enough to accentuate the violent nature of the new political concoction created by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last December. Though Smotrich is not the only politician in

The Shady Past of Keir Starmer, with Oliver Eagleton

Oliver Eagleton, author of “The Starmer Project: a Journey to the Right,” joins Lowkey to discuss the biography of Keir Starmer, one of the most divisive political figures in modern British history.

Oliver Eagleton Watchdog Feature photo

From hotshot lawyer to head of the Crown Prosecution Services (CPS), Keir Starmer is perhaps not the first person many would associate with the British Labour Party. But the party’s shift in ideological stance under former Prime Minister Tony Blair opened the door for the highly polished Starmer to become the leader. Joining Lowkey on today’s

Chris Hedges: The Donald Trump Problem

Donald Trump is not being targeted for the misdemeanors and serious felonies he appears to have committed but for discrediting and undermining the entrenched power of the ruling duopoly.

Donald Trump art feature photo Illustration by Mr. Fish

Washington DC — (Scheerpost) — Donald Trump — facing four government-run investigations, three criminal and one civil, targeting himself and his business — is not being targeted because of his crimes. Nearly every serious crime he is accused of carrying out has been committed by his political rivals. He is being targeted because he is deemed

Roger Waters V. the Machine: Inside the Pink Floyd Frontman’s Battle For Free Speech in Germany

After being blacklisted as “anti-Semitic,” Roger Waters has embarked upon a legal battle against German authorities over his support for BDS, criticism of the Israeli government and support for the Palestinian people.

Roger Waters Germany Feature photo

Roger Waters is facing pushback from Germany. City authorities have canceled his upcoming concert over claims the Pink Floyd frontman is anti-Semitic. Yet activists say his experience is not an isolated incident when it comes to support for Palestine. In February, Frankfurt’s City Council canceled Waters’s concert scheduled for May 28, stating

Xi’s ‘Chilling’ Remarks: What the New Multipolar World Means for the Middle East and Africa

If this geopolitical shift continues, the world will, once again, find itself divided into camps. While it is too early to determine, with any degree of certainty, the winners and losers of this new configuration, it is almost certain that a US-western-dominated world is no longer possible. 

China Multipolar world feature photo

The final exchange, caught on camera between visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian host and counterpart, Vladimir Putin, sums up the current geopolitical conflict, still in its nascent stages, between the United States and its Western allies on the one hand, and Russia, China and their allies, on the other. Xi was leaving the

Two Decades and $90 Billion US Dollars Later: Dissecting The Afghan Military’s Total Collapse

Kit Klarnberg reveals the industrial-scale corruption which allowed billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to flow into Afghanistan without supervision and for weaponry and aid to be misused, stolen or illegally sold off by Afghans, U.S. personnel and Pentagon contractors alike.

Afghanistan SIGAR Report Feature photo

In February, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) published an extensive investigation into the spectacular collapse of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces’ (ANDSF), which the U.S. spent two decades and $90 billion building. In common with previous SIGAR reports, it offers a remarkably uncompromising,