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▶ John Rees: The True Purpose of NATO

Stopping Nato and the spread of war in Ukraine and beyond    Stop the War's John Rees on why Nato -- on the coat tails of the United States -- is such a threat to peace and how we can mobilise to stop the relentless drive for more war in Ukraine, the Middle East and More

Mary Beaudoin: Divide et Impera: Iraq and ISIS

 Breaking Iraq into three fragments will make it easier for the United States to ensure control. This is the cause of strife in Iraq. Sami Rasouli came to the U.S. in July to deliver a plaintive message about this in person: “I am here to tell you: don’t try to solve the problem of Iraq. More

Ed Felien: Gaza and Israel, A Bit of History, Today, and A Response

BY ED FELIEN  Southside Pride  August 4, 2014 Gaza has been Arab since the dawn of civilization.  The city of Gaza was the home of the Philistines at the time of Moses.  It was an Egyptian city with an Egyptian religion and social customs.  According to the Torah the Arabs wouldn’t let the Jews pass More

Counterpunch: Planned Chaos in the Middle East—and Beyond

An Unholy Alliance Between the Military-Security-Industrial Complex and the Israel Lobby By ISMAEL HOSSEIN-ZADEH   Counterpunch.org   Weekend Edition July 18-20, 2014 Geopolitical observers of the Middle East turbulence tend to blame the raging chaos in the area on the presumed failure of the “incoherent,” “illogical” or “contradictory” policies of the United States. Irrefutable evidence More

Mary Beaudoin> Gas and Pipelines to the Eastern Mediterranean

...the discovery of huge reserves of natural gas and oil in the southeastern Mediterranean Sea. In 2010, the World Petroleum Resources Project of the U.S. Geological Survey was tasked with conducting an “Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the Levant Basin Province, Eastern Mediterranean.”[i] The area described is off the coast of ISRAEL, GAZA, Lebanon, More

Mary Beaudoin> Gas and Pipelines to the Eastern Mediterranean

...the discovery of huge reserves of natural gas and oil in the southeastern Mediterranean Sea. In 2010, the World Petroleum Resources Project of the U.S. Geological Survey was tasked with conducting an “Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the Levant Basin Province, Eastern Mediterranean.”[i] The area described is off the coast of ISRAEL, GAZA, Lebanon, More

▶ Bill Moyers interviews Charles Lewis: The Lies That Lead to War

Lewis details the deceptions and illusions that have caused “most Americans and their elected representatives to completely ignore facts, logic and reason in the rush to war.” A complicit partner, he says, is a media intent on preserving the status quo and never offending the ruling elite. Moyers and Company  June 27, 2014 As the More

2014 Global Peace Index Released

U.S. ranks 101st in the GPI; Iceland #1 GPI rank ThePeaceAlliance.org  June 2014 Last week the Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP) released the 2014 edition of its annual Global Peace Index (GPI), which “ranks nations according to their level of peace.” The GPI measures the “absence of violence and absence of the fear of More

Tomgram: Michael Schwartz, The New Oil Wars in Iraq

It’s the Oil, Stupid! Insurgency and War on a Sea of Oil By Michael Schwartz   TomDispatch.com   June 24, 2014. Read Tom Engelhardt's Introduction here. Events in Iraq are headline news everywhere, and once again, there is no mention of the issue that underlies much of the violence: control of Iraqi oil. Instead, the media is flooded with debate More

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