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Strikes on Iran: Can one de­mand ‘re­straint’ while fund­ing Is­rael?

Early on Friday, Iran activated its air defence systems after reports of explosions in Isfahan province. According to Iranian state media, three small...

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Sor­ry, but Iran is not the ag­gres­sor here

On Saturday, April 13, Iran launched hundreds of drones and missiles at Israel in retaliation for a deadly Israeli strike on the Iranian consulate in...

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Weapon­is­ing un­der­wear: Geno­cide with a semi-porno­graph­ic twist

Let’s pretend for a moment that, in the course of waging war against the state of Israel, Hamas militants from the Gaza Strip had taken to posing...

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Gaza is one big ‘kill zone’

Four Palestinian men are walking in the city of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip through an area largely pulverised by Israeli bombardments....

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The US ‘con­tin­gency plan’: Send Haitians to Guan­tanamo, again

In March, amid a flare-up in gang violence that prompted the declaration of a state of emergency in Haiti, the United States made it known that – as...

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How I be­came a mi­grant traf­fick­er in Mex­i­co

In February 2024, far-right American activist and white nationalist Laura Loomer – whom former United States president and current presidential...

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The crim­i­nal hypocrisy of Her­nan­dez’s drug con­vic­tion in a US court

On Friday, March 8, former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández was convicted on three counts of drug trafficking and weapons conspiracy in a...

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‘Birthright’ in a time of geno­cide

In January, the Birthright Israel programme resumed operations following a brief suspension of activity. The hiatus was triggered by the October 7...

06.03.2024 70

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Sui­cide vs geno­cide: Rest in pow­er, Aaron Bush­nell

On Sunday, February 25, 25-year-old active duty member of the United States Air Force Aaron Bushnell set himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy...

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The tri­als of Ju­lian As­sange: A death sen­tence for democ­ra­cy

In June 2022, when Russia’s foreign ministry announced that it was considering “stringent measures” against United States media outlets in...

22.02.2024 40

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Thomas Fried­man: De­hu­man­i­sa­tion par ex­cel­lence amid a geno­cide

There are few American journalists who so transparently embody the United States’ pompous and demeaning approach to Arab and Muslim lands and...

17.02.2024 30

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Face­book at 20: From vir­tu­al com­mu­ni­ty to cen­sor­ship of re­al­i­ty

When I joined Facebook in 2007, three years after the platform launched, I used it solely as a means of staying in touch with friends I had acquired...

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Let­ter from Pana­ma’s ‘Lit­tle Hi­roshi­ma’

Once upon a time, the United States was good buddies with a fellow named Manuel Noriega, a longstanding CIA asset and the dictator of Panama in the...

25.01.2024 30

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Biden and the big bor­der de­ba­cle

Shortly before Christmas, an extended Venezuelan family of 10 crossed into the United States from Mexico with a large contingent of other asylum...

15.01.2024 20

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The (not so) sur­pris­ing rev­e­la­tions of the Ep­stein list

What do former United States presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump have in common with Hyatt Hotels executive chairman Thomas Pritzker and...

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New year, ‘new Mid­dle East’?

In July 2006, in the middle of Israel’s war on Lebanon that ultimately killed approximately 1,200 people – the overwhelming majority of them...

03.01.2024 40

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The real ‘Per­son of the Year’

It’s the end of the year, and you know what that means: lots of hubbub about Time magazine’s annual “Person of the Year,” a tradition that...

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The US is no coun­try for old men

Shortly prior to his death from prostate cancer in August of this year at the age of 72, my father emerged from a state of muteness to recite, with a...

23.12.2023 30

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Is­rael is tak­ing scorched earth pol­i­cy to a new lev­el

In October, shortly after the start of the Israeli war on Gaza that has now killed nearly 20,000 Palestinians, Israel pledged to wipe Hamas “off the...

17.12.2023 70

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Hol­ly­wood’s Is­rael prob­lem

It’s that time of year again: when Hollywood’s thought police undertake to ensure that American celebrity culture remains firmly in the service of...

07.12.2023 10

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Dy­ing with­out bor­ders

On November 6 in the city of Tapachula in Mexico’s Chiapas state, just down the road from the border with Guatemala, a young woman lay face down on...

22.11.2023 10

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How Amer­i­ca’s blood­thirsty jour­nal­ism cheers on Is­rael’s war on Gaza

In a recent segment on how Hamas “frames the civilian casualties” of Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip, CNN’s Jake Tapper starts out by...

12.11.2023 20

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Is­rael’s psy­cho­log­i­cal op­er­a­tion in Gaza

In 2014, nine years prior to Israel’s current annihilative efforts in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army undertook what it dubbed “Operation...

06.11.2023 20

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Is­rael is forcibly dis­ap­pear­ing Gaza

On October 28, Israeli military spokesperson Daniel Hagari took to X – the platform formerly known as Twitter – with an “urgent message” for...

30.10.2023 20

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Guter­res, Gaza and the con­se­quences of coun­ter­ing ‘Is­rael­s­peak’

On top of its genocidal escapades in the Gaza Strip, the state of Israel is now also having a hissy fit. The tantrum is primarily directed at United...

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A PR stunt amid a mas­sacre in Gaza

Friday, October 20 was supposed to be a particularly humanitarian day for the “world’s most moral army”, ie, the one that has slaughtered more...

21.10.2023 100

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Is­rael and the weapon­i­sa­tion of em­pa­thy

On October 9, two days into the current Israel-Hamas war – in which the Israeli army appears intent on semi-obliterating the Gaza Strip – the...

16.10.2023 90

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What’s be­hind the Wash­ing­ton, DC mur­der spike?

The capital of the United States of America is threatening to reclaim its reputation as the nation’s murder capital, as well. According to...

08.10.2023 30

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Cor­rup­tion is as Amer­i­can as ap­ple pie

On September 22, influential United States Senator Bob Menendez was indicted on corruption charges along with his wife, Nadine. It is the second time...

29.09.2023 100

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A day in the life of the Amer­i­can dream

The day after my father died in August in Washington, DC, I was taking out the trash in my parents’ apartment building when I was intercepted by a...

18.09.2023 40

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Mex­i­co will elect a fe­male pres­i­dent, but Mex­i­can women will still lose

It is official: Mexico will elect its first female president next year. One of the two top contenders in the June vote is 61-year-old Claudia...

14.09.2023 70

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