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How Fallujah Became the Iraqi Government’s New Battleground

March 11, 2014

Journalist Dahr Jamail discusses how the Iraqi city of Fallujah went from welcoming American intervention to fighting the U.S.-backed Iraqi government

In Historic Protest Israel’s Orthodox Break with Settler Right

March 10, 2014

On Wednesday, March 6th the Israeli government’s Shaked Committee approved a law proposal that would extend forced conscription to the Jewish Orthodox. Today in Israel, military service is mandatory for all Jewish citizens, except the ultra Orthodox. The history of this exemption goes back to the founding of the state and has caused increasing tension…

In Syria Both Sides Fear Annihilation If They Lay Down Arms

January 24, 2014

Omar Dahi: While a recent Qatari report counts 11,000 tortured and executed by the Syrian government, causalities of pro-regime fighters also number in the tens of thousands

Will Geneva II Talks Keep Assad in Power in Order to Fight Al-Qaeda?

January 23, 2014

Dahi: Although John Kerry says Bashar al-Assad must step down, most Syrians think Geneva II will be about creating a front to fight Al-Qaeda, extremist groups, and that the U.S.-Russian agreement had basically accepted that the regime would stay.

Taksim Square Protesters Charged With Terrorism, Attempting Coup

December 27, 2013

Last week, an indictment was served against 308 of the millions who participated in the demonstrations for a wide range of charges, including belonging to a terrorist group. Lawyers who provided legal aid to protesters and advised them to remain silent during arrests are also being accused of assisting terrorist groups, and a new definition…

US Drone Wars

November 25, 2013
Pakistani government continues to privately back the US-led drone campaign in spite of growing public opposition to drone strikes

Racism in Israel

November 13, 2013
More than a year has passed since the last mass protest of Israel’s social justice movement. It began in 2011, shortly after the Arab Spring and became known as the Israeli Summer. But for most of the Ashkenazi (European) middle class who became politicized by it, the movement evolved into electoral politics. For others, like…

Egypt

October 10, 2013
Mohamed Elmeshad: Dozens killed in clashes across Egypt over the past week, highlighting the violent nature of the country’s US-backed coup regime The United States is reportedly planning to curb military aid to Egypt. The news comes as clashes escalate between Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. “I think what's become…

Rwanda and The Democratic Republic of the Congo

October 7, 2013
Billionaire right-wing donor Sheldon Adelson and Elie Wiesel celebrate Rwandan strongman at TV rabbi’s genocide panel A recent event on genocide at Cooper Union failed to address the war crimes committed by its guest of honor, according to a recent video report by Max Blumenthal and Jaisal Noor for The Real News Network. Paul Kagame,…

Yousef Alhelou Reporting From Gaza

September 29, 2013
Hamas carries out military parades in response to external and internal threats