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Francis Boyle: Under the Jackboot of the Empire

The Condition of Human Rights at the International Setting Historically this latest eruption of American militarism at the start of the 21st Century is akin to that of America opening the 20th Century by means of the U.S.-instigated Spanish-American War in 1898. Then the Republican administration of President William McKinley stole their colonial empire from Spain in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philipp ...

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Finian Cunningham: West Moves In for Syrian Endgame and War on Iran

US President Barack Obama’s renewed warning against Syria this week, that any use of chemical weapons by Syrian government forces is a red line triggering direct military assault on the country, can be seen as the Western powers moving towards their endgame of “regime change.” Washington first raised the specter of Syrian chemical weapons several months ago and warned then that it would be ...

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Paul Balles: Beating of War Drums

Either war is obsolete or men are. --Buckminster Fuller Some of the important news gets reported quickly and is then forgotten just as hurriedly. The following, from CBS Chicago, reported on May 10, 2012, provides an example of an under-reported event: “A handful of soldiers gathered Thursday morning at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park on the Chicago River, to announce their opposition to NATO, and anno ...

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Ismail Salami: Obama Legalises the Illegal, Targets Innocents

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was bitterly right when he said US president Barack Obama “seems to be a nice man, and that is precisely the problem” and aptly described him as a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”.   Under the pretext of combating terrorism, Obama has followed in the footsteps of former President George Bush and even intensified the killer drone attacks in differ ...

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Paul Balles: Greatest Threat to Democracy

Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don't know and I don't care.-- Jimmy Buffett November 25, 2012 "Information Clearing House" -Yesterday I was angry. Today, I'm tired; but I refuse to be apathetic. I'm tired of a world full of hostile maniacs who get their kicks out of slaughtering each other. I'm tired of the power brokers whose only concern is whether or not the storms of nat ...

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Magid Shihade: We Are Fine in Gaza – How Are You?

In celebrating the 85th anniversary of the Communist Party in Syria and Lebanon, the Palestinian singer and writer—Khaled El-Hibr sang these words: We are fine in Gaza How about you? We are fine under attack How about you? Our martyrs are under the rubbles Our children now living in the tents And they ask about you We are fine in Gaza How about you? …. The sea is behind us But we fight back The ...

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Chris Hedges: Elites Will Make Gazans of Us All

  Illustration by Mr. Fish Gaza is a window on our coming dystopia. The growing divide between the world’s elite and its miserable masses of humanity is maintained through spiraling violence. Many impoverished regions of the world, which have fallen off the economic cliff, are beginning to resemble Gaza, where 1.6 million Palestinians live in the planet’s largest internment camp. These sacr ...

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Children of Gaza Say: … „Save Us, Please“

    WASHINTON, (PIC)– “It is a dangerous and terrifying time for children”, Save the Children organization said, calling for an immediate end to the Israeli aggression on Gaza as the number of child casualties mounts. “There is no clean water so children are going to have to start drinking the polluted tap water soon which is going to cause more severe health problems, ...

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Lawrence Davidson: A Zionist Worldview and the Slaughter of Gaza

Introducing Fred Skolnik Soon after my analysis, “In Defense of Richard Falk” (3 November 2012) was published by Media with a Conscience (MWC), the site editor forwarded to me an unusual chastising response. Unusual because it came from a relatively well-known scholar and writer by the name of Fred Skolnik. Mr. Skolnik is the editor in chief of a 22 volume Encyclopedia Judaica (second edition), ...

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