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by Thierry Meyssan on 04 Mar 2024 0 Comment

Across Western and Central Europe, farmers are demonstrating. First in the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland and Romania, now in Spain, France, Germany and Poland. This continent-wide uprising is against the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). When the Treaty of Rome establishing the European Economic Community was signed in 1957, the six foundi...

by James M Dorsey on 03 Mar 2024 1 Comment

Two recent high-profile Arab events honouring Indonesia’s Nahdlatul Ulama, the world’s largest and most moderate Muslim civil society movement, highlight a subtle tug-of-war over who will define ‘moderate Islam’ in the 21st century. At the core of the tug-of-war is whether Islam in the 21st century will foster religiously and politically pluralistic societie...

by Ken Freeland on 02 Mar 2024 0 Comment

Last Sunday afternoon [Feb 25-ed] at 1 p.m., when many Christians are enjoying a leisurely lunch after their Sunday church service, USAF Senior Airman Aaron Bushnell, in what he expressly called an act of “extreme protest,” immolated himself at the gate of the Israeli embassy in Washington, D.C. This was the first such self-immolation to be recorded and post...

by Ramtanu Maitra on 01 Mar 2024 0 Comment

The retaliatory ongoing full-scale Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip indicates a gross miscalculation by Hamas. Tel Aviv showed that after all these years it still has the will and determination to go after militants who seek to harm its population. Tel Aviv has also shown that despite cries of anguish not only of the Gazans but also of a consider...

by Ramtanu Maitra on 29 Feb 2024 0 Comment

The acquisition of land in Palestine was essential to the Zionist settlers’ dream: “A land without people for a people without land.” (United Nations: The Origins and Evolution of the Palestinian Problem Part I: 1917-1943). In 1901, the Fifth Zionist Congress established the Jewish National Fund (JNF), founded by Theodor Herzl, to buy land in what was then ...

by Ramtanu Maitra on 28 Feb 2024 0 Comment

On October 7, 2023, the Palestinian Sunni Islamist Group Hamas led a horrific and well-planned surprise attack on Israel from the Gaza Strip by land, air, and sea. The eight-hour-long rampage resulted in the loss of more than 1,200 Israeli lives and left thousands more injured, including the elderly, infants, toddlers, and many innocent citizens. Around 240 ...

by Thierry Meyssan on 27 Feb 2024 0 Comment

Benjamin Netanyahu’s provocations have provoked reactions that the massacre of 29,000 Gazan civilians did not. All the protagonists in the wider Middle East and the West, who are constantly at odds with each other, have suddenly joined forces against him. While everyone sees Gaza’s future differently, all agree that Israel can no longer continue with Jewish ...

by James M Dorsey on 26 Feb 2024 0 Comment

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s plan for Gaza’s future once the guns fall silent is likely to be a non-starter. Rather than provide a pathway to a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the plan aims to squash Palestinian national aspirations and ensure continued Israeli control. It also assumes, against all odds, that Israel will succee...

by Thomas Palley on 25 Feb 2024 0 Comment

Europe’s foreign policy has been hacked and captured by US Neocon interests. That capture poses a dire threat to both European democracy and global security. The threat to global security is because Europe is now captive in the US Neocon war on China and Russia. The threat to democracy comes from European voters gradually intuiting they have been sold out, w...

by Aruna Rodrigues on 24 Feb 2024 0 Comment

Hybrid Bt cotton, the only commercialised GM crop in India, has failed conclusively. Based on this failure and the evidence on GM crops to date, the Union of India’s proposal to commercialise herbicide-tolerant (HT) mustard will destroy not just Indian mustard agriculture but citizens’ health. There have been five days of intense hearings on this matter in t...

by James M Dorsey on 23 Feb 2024 1 Comment

Increasingly, the Biden administration links a Gaza ceasefire and a prisoner exchange to broader regional objectives, including Saudi recognition of Israel and the semblance of a pathway to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. That is easier said than done, particularly given the time limitations imposed by the US presidential election in November and...

by James M Dorsey on 22 Feb 2024 0 Comment

The realisation that Saudi Arabia is not Qatar may seem obvious, but it has significant meaning for the lessons rights activists and others draw from the Qatar World Cup as they prepare for a Saudi-hosted tournament in 2034. Understanding the differences will frame efforts to pressure Saudi Arabia to adhere to all kinds of rights, including human, women, w...

by Andrew Korybko on 21 Feb 2024 0 Comment

Russia finally captured the Ukrainian fortress town of Avdeevka following a protracted battle that ended in Kiev’s chaotic retreat and the abandonment of its wounded troops. The timing took place as the Western elite met in Germany for this year’s Munich Security Conference over the weekend [Feb 16-18-ed], which conveniently enabled them to plan their next m...

by Thierry Meyssan on 20 Feb 2024 2 Comments

The “Israel Victory Conference - settlements bring security: Returning to the Gaza Strip and Northern Samaria” was no mere meeting of Jewish supremacists. A rabbi, sentenced to life imprisonment for his crimes, spoke on behalf of the successors of the Stern group that assassinated British leaders in Mandate Palestine. It was a declaration of war against the ...

by Ivan Kopytsev on 19 Feb 2024 0 Comment

The number of significant political events across the African continent has increased dramatically recently: not even a month after the signing of the sensational Memorandum of Understanding between Ethiopia and Somaliland, another news story has already taken centre stage. Thus, on 28 January, the military Governments of three Sahel States – Mali, Burkina F...

by Andrew Korybko on 18 Feb 2024 0 Comment

The timing couldn’t have been worse from the perspective of Russian state interests. The death of Alexey Navalny in an Arctic prison on Friday, which was tentatively attributed to a blood clot, has sparked another global round of anti-Russian information warfare. Western officials claimed within minutes of the news breaking that President Putin was...

by Alexandr Svaranc on 17 Feb 2024 0 Comment

The ongoing military conflict between Hamas and Israel threatens to escalate regional tensions. It could trigger a more global catastrophe. It is widely acknowledged that the current war zone extends beyond the Gaza Strip. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has taken a hard-line stance on the conflict with Hamas, advocating for their total destruction...

by Andrew Korybko on 16 Feb 2024 0 Comment

Deputy Chair of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev drew global attention to the Mediterranean Corridor’s provisionally planned extension to Lvov in his tweet on Monday [Feb 5-ed], which speculated that this will presage the creation of a rump Ukraine with its capital in that western city. The EU reportedly agreed to finance this rail project up unt...

by Phil Butler on 15 Feb 2024 0 Comment

Several days ago, former Fox anchor Tucker Carlson sat down for a lengthy interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In the week preceding this unique Q&A, CNN and other Western media focused (inadvertently) on transforming Carlson into a living legend. That is to say, by using the same methods that helped make Vladimir Putin into a modern superhero. B...

by Editor on 08 Feb 2024 0 Comment

Vijayvaani will be on vacation from February 8 to 14.

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