The West & Gulf Couldn’t Sway These Lebanese Elections

by As’ad AbuKhalil, written for Consortium News, May 31, 2018 The recent Lebanese parliamentary election generated a lot of publicity in Western media. To be sure, free elections are rare in the Middle East, and Western media get excited over the prospects of success for what they dub as “pro-Western” candidates or coalitions anywhere. Also because foes of Israel and[…]

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A Conversation Daniel Patrick Welch

by Danny Haiphong, originally published on Black Agenda Report’s Independent Journalist Corner, March 7, 2018 “Americans—even ‘woke’ ones—don’t know jack about their own history: the violence, the terror on behalf of white supremacy is simply a bottomless pit.” This week I spoke with journalist and political analyst Daniel Patrick Welch (Donal Pádraig Breatnach). He is a writer of political commentary[…]

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Resisting Calls to ‘Do Something’ About Syria

A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces stands amidst the ruins of buildings near the Clock Square in Raqqa, Syria October 18, 2017 ~REUTERS/Erik De Castro/File photo by Caitlin Johnstone, Feb 28, 2018 “We’ve got to do something about Syria!” goes the common Western refrain. Actually, no you don’t. “What? You’re saying we should just do nothing??” goes the common response. Yes. Yeah that’d[…]

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The $1.5 billion Campaign to Whitewash Genocide in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition have intensified airstrikes on Hodeidah in recent months and a new front there is imminent. It will cut off 70% of imports to the country’s starving population. by Dan Glazebrook, March 2, 2018 The Situation in Yemen looks like the Apocolypse “The situation in Yemen – today, right now, to the population of the country,” UN humanitarian[…]

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The Ongoing Agony of the Obama-Trump War on the People of Yemen

Once again, the hypocritical morality of the U.S. and the West is exposed. With all of its moralistic pontificating about human rights, humanitarianism, the responsibility to protect, the global public is reminded that U.S. and Western geo-political interests will always “trump” their supposed commitments to the rule of law, human rights, and all of the other high-sounding principles that they[…]

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