Of all neoliberal women who claim the liberation of women as their cause, Mona Eltahawy consummately peddles imperialism under the guise of feminism. Her recent article on Foreign Policy transports orientalism into the realms of the pornographic. The debased cover graphic of the issue in which the article appears is of a naked woman body-painted . . . → Read More if you dare: Throw Off the White Woman’s Burden, Mona
As’ad AbuKhalil – The US and the Arab Uprisings from International Socialist on Vimeo. Author and blogger As’ad AbuKhalil discusses the role of the US in supporting dictatorial regimes in the Middle East and North Africa both before and after the uprisings that swept the region in the spring of 2011. This presentation was . . . → Read More if you dare: As’ad Abukhalil : The US and the Arab Uprisings
While the US hedges its bets and makes appropriate tut tuts, the SCAF in Egypt refuses to relinquish power. The Egyptian police have killed 38 protesters, for which deaths the ruling junta have apologised, with 3,256 people injured. Protesters have been targeted viciously by the military with tear gas courtesy from US suppliers, although the . . . → Read More if you dare: Solidarity with the Uprising of the People of Egypt
Apparently Benazir Bhutto’s estimation years ago that Osama Bin Laden was dead was greatly exaggerated. Obama’s election campaign will now experience a mammoth boost. All hail the mighty terrorist killer! Mission accomplished! Bin Laden was reportedly killed in a mansion outside Pakistan’s capital Islamabad last week. Reports say he was killed along with 20 other . . . → Read More if you dare: Bye Bye Bin Laden, Again?
Never say never 🙂 After playing in a deceptive virtual rally for the greenwashing Israeli Arava Institute which partners with the state land-grabbing device, the Jewish National Fund, Pete Seeger has had an epiphany, altered his stance and now supports BDS! During a January meeting at his Beacon, NY home with representatives from the Israeli . . . → Read More if you dare: Thanks for Embracing BDS of Apartheid Israel, Pete Seeger!
Today, my distress after the dreadful earthquake rocking Christchurch in New Zealand’s South Island is increasing. Civil Defence Minister John Carter has declared the death toll indeterminate for the present. Adding insult to injury, the scurrilous vamperazzi has outdone itself with a monstrous feasting on human suffering. In juxtaposition, the CTV building has been destroyed . . . → Read More if you dare: Catastrophe in the Shaky Isles
While the US ambassador to the UN, “>Susan Rice disingenuously claimed that “We think it unwise for this council to attempt to resolve the core issues that divide Israelis and Palestinians” with regard to the UNSC resolution against illegal Israeli settlements, the fallout against the US and Israel may turn out to be a decisive . . . → Read More if you dare: Will the US Veto Assist Palestinian Unification?
The US has signalled that it will be vetoing the resolution currently before the UN Security Council against Israeli settlement expansion, despite the resolution’s consistency with existing US policy and previous votes in the UN. M J Rosenberg considers that this US veto “violates broader US interests”, is a function of US domestic policy and . . . → Read More if you dare: The Hypocrisy of the US on Illegal Israeli Settlements