Category: Middle East

Dilar Dirik: Kurdish MP on hunger strike prepared to “protest to the death”

Imprisoned HDP MP Leyla Güven is in critical condition after 68 days of hunger strike to demand an end to the isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan

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Richard Falk: Toward Geopolitical Disengagement: Uncertain yet Desirable

For the first time in the 21stCentury it is possible to envision positive developments in the region as reducing the level of violence and turbulence

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Ramzy Baroud: When Bolsonaro and Netanyahu Are ‘Brothers’

Why Brazil Should Shun the Israeli Model

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Nick Turse: Bases, Bases, Everywhere…

Except in the Pentagon’s Report

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Richard Falk: Palestinian Aspirations versus Zombie Geopolitics

How can we explain the durability of the two-state mantra in the domain of geopolitics?

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Ali Abunimah: Angela Davis is latest Black target of Israel lobby

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute has canceled its annual gala at which iconic Black scholar and activist Angela Davis was to receive a prestigious human rights award

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Richard Falk: Jerusalem and Foreign Embassies

Legal, Political, and Diplomatic Implications

Ryan Grim: U.S. Senate’s First Bill a Bipartisan Defense of Israeli Government from Boycotts

When each new Congress is gaveled into session, the chambers attach symbolic importance to the first piece of legislation to be considered. For that reason, it bears the lofty designation of H.R.1 in the House, and S.1 in the Senate. In the newly controlled Democratic House, H.R.1 – meant to signal the new majority’s priorities Read more…

Pete Dolack: Why are Leftists cheering potential demise of Rojava’s socialist experiment?

To ignore what the Kurdish people, in attempting to build a socialist, egalitarian society, have to say are acts of Western chauvinism

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Stephen Zunes: Despite Everything, U.S. Troops Should Leave Syria

A small detachment of U.S. troops won’t protect the Kurds from Turkish aggression, but putting conditions on arms transfers might

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