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Bashar al Assad’s Interview with Telesur

April 27, 2017

Telesur: Thank you for receiving us, Mr President. Bashar al-Assad: I welcome your team and Channel Telesur to Syria.  Telesur: Let me get straight to the most recent event.

33 Days of Hunger Strike: Mass Transfers of Prisoners as Colonial Settler Murders Palestinian Protester

May 19, 2017

On Friday, 19 May, Palestinian prisoners entered their 33rd day of the collective hunger strike launched by 1500 Palestinian prisoners – out of a total of over 6300 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails –  on 17 April 2017, Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. (more…)

Israel, Zionism and the Smearing of Critics

By Jonathan Cook on May 15, 2017

Bombing of SS Patria in 1940

Jonathan Cook’s article here is important background to the ongoing concerted effort to label any support for the Palestinian struggle for self determination as being anti-Semitic. Huge sums of money are flooding onto college campuses in the U.S. to undermine the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and to pressure state legislatures to oppose it. Seventeen states have passed laws against any boycott of Israel. If there is one thing that the U.S. Congress agrees on it is its unanimous support of the Zionist state of Israel; the most loyal outpost in the Middle East for U.S. Imperialism that they have armed to the teeth with conventional and nuclear weapons. – Resumen editorial (more…)

Israel: The Zionist Outpost for Imperialism in Occupied Palestine

Presentation at the 5th International Seminar for Peace and the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases in Guantanamo Cuba 

 *By Bassel Ismail Salem on May 6, 2017

Bassel Ismail Salem, Photo: Bill Hackwell

The illegal and deceitful Balfour Declaration will soon be 100 years old. This imperial agreement made by the British government ceded Palestine to become a Jewish national homeland with total disregard to the will of the hundreds of thousands of Palestinians living there.  (more…)

‘Entirely Preventable’: Aid Agencies Blame Economic Blockade of Yemen for Cholera Outbreak

May 15, 2017

Photo by Abduljabbar Zeyad

Calling the situation “catastrophic,” Dominik Stillhart, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Director of Operations, told RT from Yemen that with 11,000 confirmed cases the hospitals he personally visited in the capital, (more…)

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