Middle East

How US-Saudi War Turned Yemen into the Biggest Crisis on Earth

How US-Saudi War Turned Yemen into the Biggest Crisis on Earth

December 16, 2018

Medea Benjamin discusses the US-Saudi war on Yemen and attempts by peace activists and Congress to stop the conflict

Don't Forget George H. W. Bush's War Crimes, from Iraq's 'Highway of Death' to Panama

Don’t Forget George H. W. Bush’s War Crimes, from Iraq’s ‘Highway of Death’ to Panama

December 14, 2018

As US president, George H.W. Bush invaded Panama and waged the barbaric Gulf War, in which the American military devastated Iraqi civilian infrastructure and massacred thousands of fleeing soldiers

Senate Votes to End US Support for Saudi Mass Murder in Yemen

Senate Votes to End US Support for Saudi Mass Murder in Yemen

December 13, 2018

In a historic vote, the Senate voted 56-41 to withdraw military forces from the US-Saudi war on Yemen. Yemeni-American community organizer Rabyaah Althaibani, whose family has been divided, says she could not be happier

Canadian Court Hands Important Victory to BDS Movement

Canadian Court Hands Important Victory to BDS Movement

December 12, 2018

A Canadian Court ruled that Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions activists were denied free speech and campaigning rights when the city of Montreal tore down their posters highlighting an Israeli atrocity during an election campaign in Canada. We discuss the case with Bruce Katz, one of the main plaintiffs in the case    

Pro-Israel Lobby Groups Secretly Admits Boycott Is Effective, Leaked Report Shows

Pro-Israel Lobby Groups Secretly Admits Boycott Is Effective, Leaked Report Shows

December 12, 2018

Ali Abunimah discusses a leaked report from Creative Community for Peace (CCFP), a front for Israel government-backed lobby group StandWithUs, which admits the cultural boycott is “constantly growing” and “innovative.”

Sen. Graham Wants a More Reliable Fascist in Saudi Arabia - Paul Jay

Sen. Graham Wants a More Reliable Fascist in Saudi Arabia – Paul Jay

December 4, 2018

Senator Lindsey Graham wants to overthrow the Saudi crown prince MBS in order to have a more reliable ally against Iran and to suppress the Arab masses

Amid Middle East Realignment & Saudi Blockade, Qatar Withdraws from OPEC

Amid Middle East Realignment & Saudi Blockade, Qatar Withdraws from OPEC

December 4, 2018

Qatar is withdrawing from oil organization OPEC, while Saudi Arabia continues its blockade. Colonel Larry Wilkerson says this is part of a larger realignment in the Middle East, as Turkey exerts more influence

Bernie Sanders: End U.S. Arms Sales to Saudis and Support for its Yemen War

Bernie Sanders: End U.S. Arms Sales to Saudis and Support for its Yemen War

December 3, 2018

At the Sanders Institute Gathering, Sen. Sanders joins Paul Jay to discuss his Senate resolution to end US support for the Saudi war in Yemen

3 US Soldiers Killed, 50 Civilians Die in Retaliatory Bombing Afghanistan's Endless War

US Bombing Kills 30 Civilians in Afghanistan as US-Led War Enters its 18th Year

November 30, 2018

Casualties in the 17-year US war effort in Afghanistan is higher now than any time since 2009. Former marine and state department official Matthew Hoh says that there still is no end in sight.

Airbnb Pressured to Remove Listings in Illegal Israeli Settlements on Occupied Palestinian Land

Airbnb Pressured to Remove Listings in Illegal Israeli Settlements on Occupied Palestinian Land

November 28, 2018

House-sharing company Airbnb was pressured to remove listings in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian West Bank, after a campaign by human rights organizations. CODEPINK’s Ariel Gold says this is a big victory for peace activists