Benjamin Netanyahu’s Ideologically Dictated Worldview

On March 8, 2015, in Articles, by admin

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Ideologically Dictated Worldview by Lawrence Davidson   Part I – The Delusional Leader On 3 March 2015 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came before the U.S. Congress and once again painted a false picture of Iran and its ambitions. His vision was both apocalyptic and simplistic: the state of Iran is evil and the […]

Why We Need the International Criminal Court

On February 16, 2015, in Articles, by admin

Why We Need the International Criminal Court by Lawrence Davidson   This is the first of two analyses on the International Criminal Court. The second one will consider the Palestinian appeal to the Court.   Part I – The Need for Rules and Laws Americans consider themselves citizens of “the Land of the Free” with […]

A little legal restraint on Israel at last?

On February 16, 2015, in Articles, by admin

A little legal restraint on Israel at last? Palestine defies the US/EU and joins the ICC By David Morrison   For many years, Britain has regarded Israel’s colonisation of Palestinian territory in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, as illegal under international law and an obstacle to bringing about a “two-state solution”, which is the stated objective of British policy.  Here is a […]

Palestine

On February 16, 2015, in Articles, by admin

Palestine By Clive Hambidge and Soraya Boyd   Evocative Palestine. Just to think of Palestine is evocative. From the lush orange orchards to the laden olive groves, many examples could be provided to confirm the fact that prior to the creation of Israel,  Palestinian society thrived in all areas of human endeavour.  Renowned for its […]

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Israel’s March 2015 Elections

On January 11, 2015, in Articles, by admin

Israel’s March 2015 Elections by Lawrence Davidson   Part I – Trepidation There is trepidation in the Zionist ranks over the March 2015 elections for a new Knesset or parliament. It seems that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu got angry at his more “liberal” coalition partners Tzipi Livni and Yair Lapid because of their opposition to […]

The Fantasy of an Iran-US Partnership

On January 7, 2015, in Articles, by admin

The Fantasy of an Iran-US Partnership By Seyed Mohammad Marandi Western pundits who blithely assert that the Islamic Republic of Iran can or will cooperate with the United States in Iraq against ISIL ignore a basic problem; how can the US be a serious partner in fighting a terrorist movement that Washington may have played […]

The Israeli Connection

On January 7, 2015, in Articles, by admin

The Israeli Connection By Clive Hambidge and Soraya Boyd Supremacists in arms When one thinks of Israel today, one immediately thinks of a chain of inseparable  words:  impunity, immunity and deception; a bleak tableau which gives rise to an acrid blue sky laden with ideological chemtrails. No matter the attempt to quiet a synaptic leap […]

Attack on Academic Freedom Redux

On December 2, 2014, in Articles, by admin

Attack on Academic Freedom Redux by Lawrence Davidson Part I – The Present Moment Of late there has been news about attacks on academic freedom. Much of this is the result of aggressive efforts of Zionist organizations and individuals to silence those academics they see as enemies of Israel. The latest example of this is […]

Protecting the Children of Gaza

On October 29, 2014, in Articles, by admin

Protecting the Children of Gaza by Clive Hambidge Gianfranco Poggi’s Forms of Power explains with his usual clarity that he found it “difficult to define political power otherwise than with reference to organized violence; it is the command over this resource that allows one group, for example to ‘run things’ over a given territory.” He […]

ISIL, US intervention and the rise of the Iranian model

On October 6, 2014, in Articles, by admin

ISIL, US intervention and the rise of the Iranian model By Seyed Mohammad Marandi Western media coverage of Islam and the “Middle East” regularly dismisses any possibility of meaningful participatory politics outside the frame of western liberal democracy. When the West faces a challenge such as that posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and […]