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…

Turkey: Kudrish City if Sirnak 246 Days After Curfew and Genocidal Siege

The military curfew imposed in Kurdish city Sirnak has been lifted partially after 246 days, revealing the destruction and devastation left behind. The curfew imposed by the Turkish government on 14 March 2016 was partially lifted as families who had fled clashes between the Turkish army and local Kurdish forces returned to the city to…

Turkey: Fascist AKP Launches Campaign Against Assyrian Christians

VOLTAIRE NETWORK | 17 JANUARY 2017 FRANÇAIS  ESPAÑOL The mayor of Diyarbakir, recently appointed by the Yildirim government after the dismissal of the elected mayor, has removed the Assyrian statue [that had been erected] opposite the townhall. The former mayor (HDP), had erected the statue of the winged bull, Lamassu, in recognition of the Assyrian…

Fascist America: The Issue is Not Trump, It’s Us

On Actually Existing Fascism and the Hypocrisy of the Left Under Obama, the U.S. extended secret “special forces” operations to 138 countries, or 70 percent of the world’s population. By John Pilger On the day President Trump is inaugurated, thousands of writers in the United States will express their indignation. “In order for us to heal…

The Rojava Revolution: Either Betrayal or Freedom!

By Sinan Cudi “Revolutions that take power and gain statehood immediately cannot just be considered as exhausted; they are also the betrayal of the ideals of equality, freedom and democracy. In this sense the history of revolutions is also the history of the tragedy of betrayal. The French, Russian and Islamic Revolutions are full of important…

Building Totalitarianism in Europe

The Last Coup of Victoria Nuland Since April 2016, US neoconservatives have been trying to change the status of Cyprus. It is for them both (1) to reunite the island (2) to deprive it of its army (3) but also to deploy the Turkish army under cover of NATO. The inevitable Victoria Nuland, who should…

Fear of Genocide in South-east Turkey

Erdogan’s War on Women  Julie Ward went to Nusaybin during her October visit and met with bereaved mothers and saw for herself the ongoing clearance of whole neighbourhoods and the desecration of graves.“Many families have yet to receive the corpses of their loved ones and in some cases only a few body parts have been…