Published on Truthout, 27 March 2018. I witnessed firsthand John Bolton’s acts of mass murder in Iraq. Now the man who has been calling for war against Iran and North Korea for years, who worked to derail the UN’s weapons inspections in Iraq, and who thinks murdering 5 percent of Iraq’s population was a good
Israel-Backed Group Sues Food Co-op for Boycotting Israeli Products
Published on Truthout, 4 February 2016. Washington State’s Supreme Court has been hearing arguments in a case against current and former members of the board of directors of a food co-op in Olympia, Washington. The plaintiffs are arguing against a 2010 decision by the Olympia Food Co-op to boycott Israeli products. Read the full story
Former US Attorney General Files Brief in Lawsuit Challenging Legality of Iraq War
Published on Truthout, 15 June 2015. Sundus Saleh, an Iraqi single mother, is suing members of the George W. Bush administration for their role in the war in Iraq. Shortly after her papers were filed on May 27, former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark filed an amicus brief in a federal lawsuit that is challenging
Report Shows US Invasion, Occupation of Iraq Left 1 Million Dead
Published on Truthout, 13 April 2015. A recently released casualty study, “Body Count,” estimates that at least 1.3 million people have died as a direct or indirect result of US policy in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan since the so-called war on terror began. Continue reading the full story at Truthout.
Jordan to Host “World’s Largest Refugee Camp”
As violence in Syria continues, the al-Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan is on pace to become the largest in the world. Amman, Jordan – Al-Zaatari refugee camp near Jordan’s northern border with Syria is the second largest refugee camp in the world. On days when violence in Syria worsens, between 2,000-4,000 Syrians flood into Zaatari,
Murdoch’s Ambitions in the Middle East
With his media empire under fire in the west, NewsCorp chief eyes the Middle East market. Embroiled in a scandal that has global implications, Rupert Murdoch’s media empire is under fire due to the ongoing fallout resulting from the News of the World scandal. But while News Corp remains under heavy scrutiny in the UK,
Israel Expands Its Borders Into Europe
Recent clampdowns on Palestinian solidarity activists underscore Israel’s ability to outsource its security operations. On July 11, Israel announced it was not interested in having the United Nations become involved as a mediator in its maritime border issues with Lebanon. But when it comes to recruiting other countries to assist in the enforcement of its
Israel’s No Fly Zone
While it is the lawful right of a country to prohibit air passengers from entering, the move remains controversial. The majority of an estimated 600 Tel Aviv-bound pro-Palestine activists intending to arrive on Friday, July 8 as part of the “Welcome to Palestine” movement have not been allowed to board their flights at originating airports.
Activists Conducting ‘Fly In’ to Israel
Despite threats from Israeli security, hundreds of Palestinian solidarity activists plan to fly into Tel Aviv’s airport. This Friday, July 8, hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists are planning to fly to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport in a display of solidarity with Palestinians living in the occupied territories. According to organisers, at least 500 people have
Stranded Flotilla Activists Still Hopeful
Pro-Palestinian activists have their sights set on sailing to Gaza, despite Greek authorities blocking them. Most of the nine vessels that pro-Palestinian activists planned to sail on as part of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in defiance of an Israeli blockade remain stranded in Greece ports, after Greek authorities forbade them from embarking on the journey.