Contemporary Issue

From Granada to Guantanamo: The Torturing of the Muslim Subject

The 20th century’s record of western violence and record of dehumanization raises the question if anything has been learned from the history of the Inquisition and expulsion.

You Want a Picture of the Future? Imagine a Boot Stamping on Your Face

Those who remain convinced that all of the bad things happening in the police state, are happening to other people, will have to wake up.

Women Workers Face Super-Exploitation by Global Corporations

Analysis of an Oxfam report, highlighting the plight of women working in garment and food production supplying goods to major Western retail companies.

Can Mahathir’s Return Save Malaysia?

Bold change is needed to restore Malaysia’s competitiveness. Malaysians could be excused for wondering if they are stuck in a time warp as… more »

Fifty Years after 1967: The U.S. and Occupation by another Name

If the US President genuinely seeks to broker “the ultimate deal” between Israelis and Palestinians, he will need to go beyond platitudes and… more »

The War on Truth: Western Governments Attempt to Discredit Truth-tellers who Challenge their Lies

The ‘War on Terror’ has simultaneously been a War on Truth. For fifteen years—from 9/11 to Saddam Hussein’s ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’ and… more »

The Neo-Con West and Global Destruction: A ‘New World Order’ of Globalized Despair

The Neo-Con ‘West’ and its allies want to destroy the Middle East so that they can control the Middle East, writes MARK TALIANO.… more »

‘Barbarism in Words and Deeds:Barbarism of Imperial Wars is Unmatched’

In ancient Greece, the barbarians were those outside of the empire who did not speak the language of civilization. Today, the barbarians emerge from…

Washington’s Global Economic Wars

Economic warfare doesn’t work for Washington because the US economy cannot compete, especially when it attacks its own allies and traditional partners.

How Israel Stole the Bomb

When Israel stole material and secrets to build a nuclear bomb, U.S. officials looked the other way.

Behind Mask of Secularism, France Hardens Face towards Islam

in theory, under the French Constitution, all religions and races should be treated equally.

Outrage over Paris attacks mere hypocrisy*

Contradictions and double standards of the Western world illustrate a very general principle, writes Noam Chomsky.

US Minefields in Afghanistan: No Terrorism This?

The U.S. is leaving behind a deadly legacy: about 800 square miles of land littered with undetonated grenades, rockets and mortar shells.

Ukraine War Pulls in Foreign Fighters, but They are Not ‘Terrorists’ like in Syria and Iraq*

Foreigners fighting for both sides in east Ukraine’s bloody conflict hail from across Europe and come with a bewildering array of agendas.

Children of the Syrian War

There are thought to be between 180,000 and 300,000 child labourers in Lebanon, many of them Syrian.

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