Global Issues

Perfidious Albion and Israel-Palestine

British policy towards Palestine reveals a persistent pro-Israeli bias, from Lord Balfour to Theresa May. Avi Shlaim Al Jazeera News The Palestinians are the victims of the cruel geopolitics of a region in which foreign powers have always played a decisive role. Britain, the pre-eminent Western… Perfidious Albion and… Read More »

Doing Business With Putin

A Test For Leaders Who Tried Henry Meyer and Ilya Arkhipov Bloomberg “If Putin likes Donald Trump, I consider that an asset, not a liability,” the incoming U.S. president said at a January 11 press conference. But other U.S. and European… Doing Business With… Read More »

Meet the father and son walking from Adelaide to Canberra to help refugees

‘I owe it to my children to fight for the Australia I love, and that’s the Australia that gives people a fair… Alyssa Braithwaite SBS A father and his 13-year old son are walking from Adelaide to Canberra to protest the Australian government’s refugee policy and call for an end to offshore… Adelaide criminal lawyer Adam… Meet the father… Read More »

Trump Inherits Guantanamo’s Remaining Detainees

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Defense announced they had transferred 10 more Guantanamo detainees, this time to… Now, 45 remain at the facility, leaving challenges on what to do with the prisoners for President-elect Donald… Arun Rath npr Back in 2009, on his third day in office, President Barack Obama ordered the detention facilities at Guantanamo to be closed “as soon as practicable, and no later than one year from the date of this… The executive order also… ... Read More »

Should asylum seekers be allowed to work during their application?

Should asylum seekers be allowed to work in their host countries? Debating Europe The 1951 UN Convention on Refugees – which all EU members have signed – states that refugees “lawfully staying” in a country should have the right to… But an application for refugee status can take months… Should asylum seekers… Read More »

Why is the West selling out Cyprus?

The Western powers are pressuring the Republic of Cyprus to agree to an unjust settlement of the Cypriot conflict in order to appease Turkey and draw it away from the Eurasian… ANDREW KORYBKO The Duran The latest round of Cypriot reunification talks have just kicked off, yet most of the locals are far from enthusiastic about… There’s a… Why is the… Read More »

Dismayed by democracy? The alternative is far worse

The twin prospects of Brexit and Trump may not appeal, but denying people the right to vote is much more dangerous Tom Clark The Guardian The vote always had to be fought for, and the battle was often noisy. From the 1866 Hyde Park riots through… Dismayed by democracy? The… Read More »

Australia’s privacy laws gutted in court ruling on what is ‘personal information’

In possibly Australia’s most important privacy case to date, the Federal Court today dealt a severe blow to Australia’s information privacy laws by narrowing the definition of “personal information”. Jake Goldenfein The Conversation Australia’s data privacy laws only protect “personal information”, which is defined by whether a person is identified or identifiable from data. By reasoning that data is… Australia’s privacy laws gutted in… Read More »

Drug Prohibition Is Killing Young Australians

We need to make it as safe as possible for when our kids experiment. Greg Chipp The Huffington Post Drug prohibition is not protecting young Australians; it is killing them. Last weekend, an apparently… Drug Prohibition Is Killing… Read More »

SYRIA: Dr Bouthaina Shaaban on the Weaponization of Corporate Media

It was a truly historical moment, when the president-elect of the United States, in his first official news conference, refused to take a question from CNN, telling its correspondent that his channel propagates fake… 21st Century Wire It indicates the beginning of the end for the Zionist corporate media, which… SYRIA: Dr Bouthaina… Read More »