Issues & Events

  • UK government goes full Orwellian

    UK government goes full Orwellian

    Nov 13, 2018 14:56

    The excuse to be used, as ever, will be national security or terrorism, despite the huge fall in fatalities from terrorism and terror-related incidents since the 1970s.

  • The death of Khashoggi reveals more than a murder

    The death of Khashoggi reveals more than a murder

    Nov 13, 2018 14:49

    On the 2nd October 2018 Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, apparently seeking documents in relation to his recent divorce.

  • Trump and the fall of the American empire

    Trump and the fall of the American empire

    Nov 13, 2018 09:39

    It is obvious to all that the quixotic Donald Trump is presiding over the rapidly declining power of American hegemony which would soon see the end of US hegemony or more properly the stranglehold over the world.

  • Seyyed Nasrallah’s Speech, Worth Contemplating Upon

    Seyyed Nasrallah’s Speech, Worth Contemplating Upon

    Nov 13, 2018 09:35

    The West Asia region is in the grip of a grim struggle between the forces of light and darkness, with the former holding the upper hand despite the seemingly military and economic might of the latter, which as usual is destined to defeat.

  • Afghanistan war veteran kills 12 at a southern California club

    Afghanistan war veteran kills 12 at a southern California club

    Nov 12, 2018 14:28

    According to a website that tracks gun violence, another horrible mass shooting took place in the US on Wednesday night, the 307th such episode on the 311th day of the year. A 28-year-old Marine Corps veteran of the Afghanistan war walked into a country music club in Thousand Oaks, California on Wednesday night and opened fire with a handgun, killing 12 people and wounding 25.

  • California wildfires kill nine, drive 150,000 from their homes

    California wildfires kill nine, drive 150,000 from their homes

    Nov 12, 2018 14:26

    Early Thursday morning, a small fire started along the Feather River in Northern California. Due to high winds and dry conditions, the fire spread rapidly to the west, and by Friday evening had burned 90,000 acres and erased the town of Paradise (population 26,000) from the map. The Camp Fire, named after the creek where it started, forced the entire city to flee on short notice, creating traffic jams and chaos.

  • Yemen War deaths underestimated by five to one

    Yemen War deaths underestimated by five to one

    Nov 12, 2018 10:43

    In April, new estimates were made of the death toll in America’s post-2001 wars in a three-part Consortium News report. It was estimated that these wars have now killed several million people.

  • Leader: Islamic Iran continues to defeat the US

    Leader: Islamic Iran continues to defeat the US

    Nov 12, 2018 10:34

    Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, on Nov 3, on the eve of the historic 13th of Aban, the National Day of Campaign against Global Arrogance which marks the 39th anniversary of the capture by Iranian revolutionary students of the US spy den into which the American embassy in Tehran had turned, granted audience to a large group of university and high school students.

  • Troika of Tyranny: Imperialist Project in Latin America and Its Epigones

    Troika of Tyranny: Imperialist Project in Latin America and Its Epigones

    Nov 11, 2018 09:57

    “We’ve seen what Pax Americana has meant for the Middle East, now the same imperial playbook is being implemented in Latin America”, says Roger D. Harris in his article for MintPress titled: “Troika of Tyranny: Imperialist Project in Latin America and Its Epigones”. Harris is on the board of the “Task Force on the Americas”, a 33-year-old anti-imperialist human rights organization. He is also active with the Campaign to End US-Canadian Sanctions against Venezuela.