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Criminalizing Critics of Israel: Congress Considers Sweeping Bills to Fine & Jail Supporters of BDS

July 21, 2017

Photo: Bill Hackwell

U.S. lawmakers are seeking to criminally outlaw support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel. (more…)

One Week after Mosul’s “Liberation,” Horror of the US Siege Continues to Unfold

By Bill Van Auken on July 18, 2017

Mosul and the Pentaon’s handy work. Photo: Francesca Mannocchi

One week after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi proclaimed the “liberation” of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, the scale of destruction wrought during a nine-month, US-backed siege is becoming clearer, (more…)

Israel’s Ever-More Sadistic Reprisals Help Shore up a Sense of Victimhood

By Jonathan Cook on July 11, 2017

When Israel passed a new counter-terrorism law last year, Ayman Odeh, a leader of the country’s large minority of Palestinian citizens, described its draconian measures as colonialism’s “last gasp”. He said: “I see … the panic of the French at the end of the occupation of Algeria.” (more…)

Hiding US Lies About Libyan Invasion

By Joe Lauria on July 7, 2017

In George Orwell’s 1949 dystopian novel 1984, the protagonist Winston Smith’s job was to delve into The Times of London archive and rewrite stories that could cause trouble for the totalitarian government ruling Britain. (more…)

Ignoring the Human Disaster in Yemen

By Alon Ben-Meir on July 13, 2017

The World Health Organization says a rapidly spreading cholera outbreak has affected 246,000. Photo: Hani Mohammed

The West’s protestations about human rights sound hollow when one looks at Yemen where the U.S. and U.K. place profits from arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the carnage those weapons are inflicting. (more…)

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