Deep Politics: Iran-Contra, WACL and World War III

The following is an interview with Hugo Turner, a researcher with a passion for studying the covert operations of the 70’s and 80’s. We discussed his four part series on the history of the Iran-contra scandal. They can be found at his blog here: part I, part II, part III, part IV. Our Hidden History…

The Deep State, Operation Gladio and the Crimes of the US Empire

By Gary Weglarz The key institutions of Western societies have lost their credibility.  They fail to merit either the respect or loyalty of the domestic populations they purport to serve.  Testing the validity of this assertion requires examination of Western institutions from a holistic rather than fragmentary perspective. This is easier said than done.  There…

YPJ-STAR: To the Women of the World

The Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) General Command released a statement marking March 8th, International Women’s Day. In the statement made in front of the YPJ General Command building in Serêkaniyê, dozens of YPJ fighters and commanders were present. The statement by YPJ General Command on International Women’s Day is as follows: “On March 8, 1857,…

Israel and the UN: Allies in Colonial Endeavours

By Ramona Wadi News that Tzipi Livni could be nominated for the post of UN under-secretary-general was overshadowed swiftly by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with Donald Trump. It is safe to say that even the most elementary norms have long been shunned by the international institution, despite the unabashed pontificating at its manipulated…

Trump and the Planned Fragmentation of Palestine

By Ramona Wadi Cuba-Network in Defense of Humanity In between the bouts of ridiculing Donald Trump’s communication skills, whether in the spoken word or Twitter outbursts, it would perhaps be better to contemplate the decline in the prospects for Palestine and Palestinians for what it really is. We are witnessing the culmination of decades of…

The Dark Tetrad: Dady Chery and Gilbert Mercier

*For reasons that are not immediately apparent, Dady Chery and Gilbert Mercier have launched an aggressive, vicious defamation campaign. It is my duty to defend the causes, people and organizations I support and advocate for when confronted by such nefarious predation. Chery and Mercier are guilty of libel and slander against Muammar Qaddafi and Libya’s Al…

EU Resolution on Palestine Follows a Conveniently Altered Narrative

By Ramona Wadi Earlier this week, the EU Parliamentary Assembly voted on a report titled “The Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza” and adopted Resolution 2142, which consisted of a rehashing of various recommendations seeking to condemn Israel while throwing in a measure of normalisation by propagating the two-state paradigm and the discourse of conflict. The report,…

The New Merchants of Death

Social movements ought to place private military contractors at the center of a broader critique of authoritarian neoliberalism and America’s permanent war economy. By Jeremy Kuzmarov In August 2016, the Pentagon announced that Six3 Intelligence Solutions, a private intelligence company recently acquired by California Analysis Center Incorporated (CACI), which was implicated in the Abu Ghraib scandal,…

Rojava’s Autonomous Administration Statement on Moscow Meetings

Aylina Kilic The Democratic Autonomous Administration shared the details of the meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, which took place in Moscow on Friday. The Delegation of the Democratic Autonomous Administration published a statement on the details of the meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, including Syrian political figures. The following were included in…

Israel’s Shadowy Role in Guatemala’s Dirty War

By Gabriel Schivone The Electronic Intifada Last year was a busy one for Guatemala’s criminal justice system. January 2016 saw the arrests of 18 former military officers for their alleged part in the country’s dirty war of the 1980s. In February last year, two ex-soldiers were convicted in an unprecedented wartime sexual slavery case from…

Political Prisoner, Kurdish Mayor Gultan Kisanak Calls for Solidarity Among Women

‘We will build a colourful future through women’s solidarity’ says imprisoned Kurdish mayor Gultan Kisanak Kurdish Question Imprisoned Diyarbakir co-mayor Gultan Kisanak has sent a message from prison in which she has called for women’s solidarity. Kisanak, who is jailed pending trial in Kandira Women’s Prison in Turkey’s western city Kocaeli, sent the message on a card…