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One of the Nastiest Wars in Recent History Is Raging in Yemen—And the U.S. Is Heavily Involved in It

By Vijay Prashad on February 8, 2017

Photo: The Guardian

A United Nations Panel of Experts sent its report to the UN Security Council this week. The tenor of the report is bleak. Yemen, say the experts, is ‘in danger of fracturing beyond the point of no return’. (more…)

Palestinian Children Traumatized in Israeli Jails

February 14, 2017

A Palestinian academic sounded the alarm over the preplanned tactics of psycho-physical torture perpetrated against Palestinian children in Israeli jails. (more…)

Iran Hawks Take the White House

By Philip Giraldi on February 11, 2017

The United States is adding new sanctions on Iran over that country’s alleged misdeeds, and nearly all of those allegations are either out-and-out lies or half-truths. (more…)

Land Law is Final Nail in the Two-State Solution Coffin

By Jonathan Cook on February 7, 2017

The Israeli parliament passed legalisation law on Monday night – a piece of legislation every bit as suspect as its title suggests. The law widens the powers of Israeli officials to seize the last fragments of Palestinian land in the West Bank that were supposed to be off-limits. (more…)

Amnesty International Stokes Syrian War

By Rick Sterling on February 11, 2017

After the liberation of East Aleppo. Photo: Vanessa Beeley

Amnesty International (AI) has done some good investigations and reports over the years, which has won the group widespread support. (more…)

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