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'Brexit' Could Threaten Peace, Says David Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron is to invoke the memory of Europe’s violent past to make the case for remaining in the European Union. At a speech in London on Monday, he is expected to say: “Can we be so sure that peace and stability...Show More Summary

Yemen: Saudis Using US Cluster Munitions

Human Rights Watch | – – End Production, Transfer of These Banned Weapons (Washington, DC) – Saudi Arabia has used US-made cluster munitions near civilian areas in Yemen, leaving behind unexploded submunitions,…

An apologia for Ken Livingstone (What would Buber say?)

The flap over anti-Zionism in British Labour ranks reveals the degree to which Zionism, or Jewish nationalism in Palestine, which depends on anti-Semitism, has replaced Torah, God, and peoplehood as the definition of Jewishness in European and American Jewish communities.

Netanyahu announces ‘seminar on Jewish history’ in his office– for European diplomats

Netanyahu and a top aide have lectured Europeans about Jewish history lately, Netanyahu to say that Israel has a right to control Jerusalem and Dore Gold implies that the Holocaust is threatened again by European efforts to punish Israel for its settlement policy.

Another 14-year-old Palestinian girl is arrested, after occupying soldiers claim to find ‘knife in her purse’

According to International Middle East Media Center, eyewitnesses in occupied Jerusalem said Israeli soldiers kidnapped a child, only 14 years of age, in the Old City, after attacking and beating her. They added that the soldiers took the child to an interrogation center in the city, allegedly after “locating a knife in her purse.”

Egyptian Official Blames Spread of Violence on Tom and Jerry

An Egyptian government official has blamed the animated Tom and Jerry series for allegedly spreading a culture of violence, the AP reports. The accusations by Salah Abdel-Sadek, head of State Information Service, which is affiliated with the presidency, came at a forum held in Cairo this week. Abdel-Sadek told academics,...

The Real Cost of Corruption, Incompetence and Impunity in Kenya.

Days after a six-story apartment building collapsed in Huruma -- killing scores, injuring hundreds and causing millions in damages -- President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the arrest of one Samuel Kamau, the (building's) owner. The collapse...Show More Summary

Mainstream media frames Israeli attacks on Gaza civilians as ‘retaliatory’

After 21 months of a one-way ceasefire, Israel is once again escalating attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip. Yesterday, Israeli shelling killed Zaina Attia al-Amour, a 54-year-old grandmother and two days before, airstrikes on Gaza City injured three children and 65-year-old Hassan Hassanien. Show More Summary

Fight or Flight: One Man's Choice When Faced With Death

By: Steve Gauthier, @njscout82 Millions of Refugees Seek A Normal Life Away From War With the ongoing war on ISIS in the Middle East forcing its citizens to leave the area in droves, the western world has been charged with the responsibility of playing humanitarians, different from the usual role of international police force. Show More Summary

The Muslim Council of Britain Appoints Extremists to Investigate Extremism

How effective would a panel of racists be at investigating racism? What of EDL activists commissioned to investigate Islamophobia in the UK? Utterly preposterous, right? Well, The Muslim Council of Britain recently formed an investigative panel to look into the role of one of its affiliates in inciting violence against Ahmadi Muslims in the UK. Show More Summary

People's Liberation Army ups its recruitment game

Brendan Thomas-Noone China, PLA, Defense, China, Asia-Pacific It's a pretty slick ad. The People's Liberation Army released a new 'action-packed rap' recruitment video a couple of days ago. A couple of the lines in the video have gained...Show More Summary

Papa Wemba: strong, but ambiguous bonds, with his motherland

Eugenio Giorgianni, Royal Holloway "The Kasaï Nightingale" was on stage, a flamboyantly dressed stage animal as always, when he collapsed from a sudden illness. The drummer completed his Rumba riff on the cymbal before stopping the music. Show More Summary

People's Liberation Army ups its recruitment game

[youtube:VOroYiQoaAw] The People's Liberation Army released a new 'action-packed rap' recruitment video a couple of days ago. A couple of the lines in the video have gained some attention such as: 'Are you afraid? No! Are you afraid?...Show More Summary

Are Clinton and Sanders really all that different on Israel/Palestine?

Indiana’s vote for Bernie Sanders notwithstanding, Hillary Clinton’s path to the Democratic nomination remains all but guaranteed. For the defenders of Palestinian rights who have flocked to Sanders, this is grim news. But in terms of actual U.S. Show More Summary

Elor Azarya, King of Israel

The episode since Israeli medic-soldier Elor Azarya was filmed summarily executing Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sharif in Hebron has been a sobering reminder of the right-wing’s total and long-standing dominance in Israel. Dan Cohen explains what the aftermath of the murder tells us about Israeli society and what we can expect next.

Philippines at a Crossroads: "Iron Fist" vs. "Straight Path 2.0"?

More than two centuries ago, Jen-Jacques Rousseau, in The Social Contract, envisioned a society where "no citizen shall ever be wealthy enough to buy another, and none poor enough to be forced to sell himself." Embodying the 'General...Show More Summary

Fundraiser For Children In Morrocco

"I want to go to the Space, see the Planet," he said. "I want to be an aeronautic engineer," she said on the video. It all started when I watched this documentary about children living in the streets in most of Muslim countries such as Morocco (the country where I am from). Show More Summary

$300K Car Crashes 10 Minutes After It's Delivered

There was champagne, there was celebrating, there was … probably a lot of noise as some very expensive steel and rubber smashed into a tree. A man in Essex, England, appeared terribly excited to take delivery of his new $313,000 McLaren 650S sports car (a "supercar" that Jalopnik notes...

When Robots Are an Instrument of Male Desire

By the time she started saying "Hitler was right I hate the jews," people had started to realize that there was something wrong with Tay. TayAI, Microsoft's Twitter chatbot, had been online for less than 12 hours when she began to spew...Show More Summary

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