World Politics

China's National Security Law Could End Hong Kong's Autonomy

China’s National Security Law Could End Hong Kong’s Autonomy

June 3, 2020

The announced law could establish Chinese security institutions in Hong Kong, ending historically protected freedom around dissent and free speech.

Climate Crisis: Dead Med Gas, Executive Bonuses, Coal Exports, Aviation Loophole

Climate Crisis: Dead Med Gas, Executive Bonuses, Coal Exports, Aviation Loophole

June 1, 2020

Oil executives get bonuses despite their industry’s economic freefall, offshore drilling in the Mediterranean Sea might be a no-go, and the aviation sector may get a major regulatory gift.

The Proposed Nile Dam Is A Wedge Between Egypt, Ethiopia, And Sudan

May 21, 2020

The plan to build a giant hydroelectric dam on the Nile River is a cornerstone in Ethiopia’s economic development strategy, but is fiercely opposed by President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi in Egypt.

How Islamophobia And Trump Are Dividing Major Jewish Organizations

May 20, 2020

The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations’ incoming Chair-elect Dianne Lob faced attack from of Morton Klein of the Zionist Organization of America because of her work with Muslim refugees.

US Sanctions On Iran Fueled By Hate And Money

May 19, 2020

John Bolton brought Richard Goldberg from the neoconservative Foundation for Defense of Democracies to serve as a senior advisor for the National Security Council, ensuring that sanctions against Iran will intensify even as Iran is wracked by COVID-19.

How Democracy Falls In East Europe And The Balkans

May 18, 2020

Freedom House says Eastern European and Balkans democracies are in danger. COVID-19 has opened the door to surveillance, and threatens democracies from Hungary to India to Israel.

Israel Strips Financial Aid From Palestinian Prisoners, Leaving Them To Face COVID-19 Alone

May 14, 2020

Calls and visits are denied to many of Israel’s Palestinian prisoners, leaving their fate in the pandemic unknown.

Palestinians And Israelis Remember Casualties Together

May 8, 2020

The alternative memorial service organized by peace organizations in Israel/Palestine challenges the racist official memorial services of the State of Israel in which only Israeli casualties are remembered.

UK Supreme Court Reverses BDS Ban

May 7, 2020

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign, the largest British Palestinian solidarity group, successfully petitioned to reverse a 2016 ban preventing local governments divesting from companies involved in the Israeli occupation.

FBI Finds Evidence Of Israeli Intervention In Trump’s 2016 Campaign

May 7, 2020

An Israeli minister met with Roger Stone to provide information that may have benefited the Trump campaign. The discovery implicates Netanyahu in an attempt to distort the 2016 US election result.