Can Palestinian-American Rasmea Odeh get a fair trial?

Victoria Brittain Victoria Brittain worked at The Guardian for many years and has lived and worked in Washington, Saigon, Algiers, Nairobi, and reported from many African, Asian and Middle Eastern countries. She is the author of a number of books on Africa and was co-author of Moazzam Begg’s Guantanamo memoir, Enemy Combatant, author and co-author […]

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Zoabi says IDF worse than ISIS

By GIL HOFFMAN The Jerusalem Post 10/19/2014 Balad MK Haneen Zoabi caused an uproar on Sunday when she compared the IDF to Islamic State. Islamic State “kills one person every time with their knives, but the IDF kills dozens of Palestinians with the push of a button,” she said, in an interview with Channel 2’s […]

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Tariq Ali: A Secular History of Islam — Mullahs and Heretics

Tariq Ali is the author of The Obama Syndrome (Verso). Counterpunch Weekend Edition October 17-19, 2014 I never believed in God, not even between the ages of six and ten, when I was an agnostic. This unbelief was instinctive. I was sure there was nothing else out there but space. It could have been my […]

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Uri Avnery: The Meaning of the British Vote on Palestine — Decent Respect

URI AVNERY is an Israeli writer and peace activist with Gush Shalom. He is a contributor to CounterPunch’s book The Politics of Anti-Semitism. Counterpunch Weekend Edition October 17-19, 2014 If the British parliament had adopted a resolution in favor of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, the reaction of our media would have been […]

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Pepe Escobar: The Saudi Oil War Against Russia, Iran and the US

Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times/Hong Kong October 16, 2014 “ICH” – “RT” Saudi Arabia has unleashed an economic war against selected oil producers. The strategy masks the House of Saud’s real agenda. But will it work? Rosneft Vice President Mikhail Leontyev; “Prices can be manipulative…Saudi Arabia has begun making big discounts […]

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In memory of Edward Said: the one-state solution

Ibrahim Halawi Middle East Eye Thursday 16 October 2014 20:36 BST With the symbolic recognition this week of the state of Palestine “alongside the state of Israel” in the UK, the decades-long debate was fuelled again. The advocates of a two-state solution in the international community and the stubborn backers of the Oslo Accords are […]

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