the Egyptian regime announced it was prosecuting witnesses who say they saw a police officer murder an unarmed poet and activist during a demonstration, the latest in a long line of brutal human rights abuses that includes imprisoning journalists, prosecuting LGBT citizens, and mass executions of protesters. Last June, Human Rights Watch said that Egyptian […]
“We have a government that has not only abandoned Mr. Fahmy in Egypt, but they’ve completely failed to give him the basics when it comes to helping him out when he’s stranded in Cairo,” he said in an interview. “Do they want him home? I would hope so, and in the interim, while there’s due […]
Fmr CIA Officer: Saudi Intervention In Yemen Keeps ‘Overlordship’ In Region. Here is a DIFFERENT opinion in this 6 min video interview
Israel sinks deeper and deeper into an abyss of strident chauvinism and endemic racism. Among its Jewish population there is an almost complete consensus that since Israel lives in a dangerous neighborhood it must be always ready on the draw. via Israel: Fortress Racism | The Bullet No. 1099.
Naomi Klein: Let’s kick oil while the price is down – video | Comment is free | The Guardian. 4 min
Using the federal nature of Canada as an excuse for inaction is a strange argument for this government to make. When it has wanted to act unilaterally and without consultation on a number of matters in which the provinces have great interest the Harper government has not hesitated. via Canada is the ‘black sheep’ of […]
“They were burned, it was a very horrible image,” said the doctor after labouring to treat the wounded, including women and children, who streamed into the nearest hospital. By the end of the day there were 29 bodies in the hospital morgue. via Witness to air strike on Yemen refugee camp: women and children burned […]
Now that document has been declassified and it reveals that there was virtually zero justification for the war. The document reveals that there was “no operational tie between Saddam and al Qaeda” and no WMD programs. via Declassified CIA Document Reveals Iraq War Had Zero Justification.
It is high time for Saudi Arabia to take a more holistic view of what is going on in Yemen, and for the GCC to recognize the strategic importance of addressing the country as a development problem, not just a security problem. Were only a fraction of the billions spent containing Yemen—through walls, weapons, surveillance, […]
The richest nations of the Arab world are pummeling one of the poorest people on earth – the Yemenis. As the deaths of helpless civilians mount, a lie of Goebellian scale is being perpetuated on the rest of us, who seem to have learned little from the propaganda that gave us Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of […]
The war and ousting of President Abd-Rabbuh Manṣour Al-Hadi in Yemen are not the results of «Houthi coup» in Yemen. It is the opposite. Al-Hadi was ousted, because with Saudi and US support he tried to backtrack on the power sharing agreements he had made and return Yemen to authoritarian rule. via The Geopolitics Behind […]
warning signs, according to the document, include protruding or throbbing neck arteries, whistling, excessive laughter via How to spot a terrorist, according to US airport security – Telegraph.