Israel Repurposes Nakba Myths to Justify Massacres in Gaza

Jonathan Cook On Monday and Tuesday, Palestinians commemorate the anniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe, their mass expulsion and dispossession 70 years ago as the new state of Israel was built on the ruins of their homeland. As a result, most Palestinians were turned into refugees, denied by Israel the right to return to their…

NATO in Afghanistan: A Dagger in the Heart of Asia

Christopher Black On April 27 the NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg issued an ultimatum to the Taliban fighting the US and NATO allied forces that have invaded and occupied Afghanistan; negotiate–meaning surrender-or be destroyed. Taking his cue from the Nazi diktats in the countries they invaded and occupied across Europe in the Second World War, he…

May 2018: It is Impossible to Understate the Looming Dangers

Peter Korzun The month of May is always associated with V-E Day. The sentiments of “never again” were strong 73 years ago, in 1945 when the UN was founded. Since then Europe has put a huge amount of effort into creating a unique security system to prevent armed conflicts. It was never perfect, but by…

Imperial Road to Conquest: Peace and Disarmament Agreements

James Petras Internationalist 360° Introduction In recent years US imperial strategy has sought to lessen the cost of defeating and overthrowing independent countries. The means and method are fairly straight forward. World-wide propaganda campaigns which demonize the adversary; the enlistment and collaboration of European and regional allies (England, France, Saudi Arabia and Israel); the recruitment,…

Statement of the PFLP Prison Branch on Palestinian Prisoners’ Day 2018

Palestinian Prisoners’ Day this year coincides with the uprising of the Great Return Marches. On this day, we honor the blood of the martyrs of the prisoners’ movement and the pangs of the empty stomach, which have formed the legends of challenge and resistance to the oppressor and the executioner, through many achievements gained through…