Taiwan moves up to 32nd in Henley Passport Index

Taiwan moved up two spots to 32nd in the Henley Passport Index released Jan. 11 by London-headquartered citizenship and residency advisory firm Henley and Partners.   ROC (Taiwan) passport holders enjoy visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 145 countries and territories. This year’s HPI, based on data from Montreal-based International Air Transport Association, compared visa-free access … Continue reading “Taiwan moves up to 32nd in Henley Passport Index”

Bagdad : tirs de roquettes dans la «zone verte» de Bagdad abritant l’ambassade américaine

Deux personnes ont été blessées ce 13 janvier par une roquette qui s’est abattue sur une école située dans la «zone verte» de Bagdad, tandis que deux autres roquettes sont tombées dans l’enceinte de l’ambassade américaine, a appris l’AFP auprès d’une source militaire irakienne.  «Trois roquettes ont été tirées en direction de la zone verte. … Continue reading “Bagdad : tirs de roquettes dans la «zone verte» de Bagdad abritant l’ambassade américaine”

Iranians demand justice on anniversary of airplane downing

Iranian court ruling in April failed to satisfy families of deceasedOriginally published on Global VoicesAll 176 passengers aboard Ukraine airline’s flight 752 were killed. Image used under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International. Iranians on January 8 commemorated the second anniversary of the shooting down of Ukrainian Airlines Flight PS752,  with slogans such as “We … Continue reading “Iranians demand justice on anniversary of airplane downing”

Les entretiens Amérique – Russie de Genève des 10 et 11 janvier se sont achevés, par Alexis Toulet

Vladimir Poutine décore Rex Tillerson, qui sera le premier ministre des Affaires étrangères de TrumpLes rencontres Russie – OTAN et OSCE qui démarrent aujourd’hui ne sont que du « window dressing » comme disent les Américains : c’est décoratif, ça sert à tenter de dissimuler quelque peu la domination des Etats-Unis et de la Russie sur les … Continue reading “Les entretiens Amérique – Russie de Genève des 10 et 11 janvier se sont achevés, par Alexis Toulet”

Iran-Israël. De l’alliance à la confrontation

Du 26 au 31 octobre 2021, une panne généralisée du système informatique des stations essence a paralysé l’Iran, à la suite d’une cyberattaque. Le général iranien Gholam Reza Jalali n’a pas hésité à accuser Israël d’en être à l’origine. Les soupçons de l’Iran ne sont pas infondés. Depuis plusieurs années, le conflit indirect opposant l’Iran à Israël … Continue reading “Iran-Israël. De l’alliance à la confrontation”

A dangerous myth: The US has never been ‘a nation of immigrants’

In her latest book, Not “A Nation of Immigrants”: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion, world-renowned scholar and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz writes, “The United States has never been ‘a nation of immigrants.’ It has always been a settler state with a core of descendants from the original colonial settlers, that … Continue reading “A dangerous myth: The US has never been ‘a nation of immigrants’”

Harry Reid Had the Courage Of Obama’s Convictions

On the night of December 16, 2010, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid dialed President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. The Democrats had been shellacked in the midterms a bit over a month earlier, and Republicans were set to take over the House in just two weeks. That meant two weeks to finish what they could … Continue reading “Harry Reid Had the Courage Of Obama’s Convictions”

Cheney’s Inferno Comes to Capitol Hill

That’s why the chick was in the way. That’s why so many died needless deaths in a war of lies and looting. Of course, all war crimes on this scale require huge numbers of “willing executioners,” and the snarling man had plenty of help. (Not least from the Senate “statesman” who helped secure bipartisan support … Continue reading “Cheney’s Inferno Comes to Capitol Hill”

AUKUS and the West’s dangerous war games with China

Announced on Sept. 15 2021, AUKUS is a trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, which involves the US and UK sharing nuclear propulsion technology with Australia. As Michael Safi of The Guardian notes, “When Boris Johnson, Joe Biden and Scott Morrison announced a new deal that would provide Australia with the technology to run … Continue reading “AUKUS and the West’s dangerous war games with China”

De l’autre côté des croisades

Du film Kingdom of Heaven (Ridley Scott, 2005) au jeu vidéo Assassin’s Creed (Ubisoft, 2007), la croisade est une source d’inspiration récurrente pour différentes productions culturelles, à tel point que ce phénomène historique nous semble bien connu, ou tout au moins familier. Pourtant, nos représentations communes, très marquées par l’orientalisme, peuvent être réinterrogées à profit … Continue reading “De l’autre côté des croisades”

God Lists “Mideast Peace” as New Year’s Resolution for 2022nd Time

After another year of war between Middle Eastern countries and factions, and a never-ending global pandemic, God has publicly tweeted that this year is going to be different. “2020 was a bust and 2021 definitely didn’t go as planned, but new year, new me! In 2022 I vow that there will b no more mideast … Continue reading “God Lists “Mideast Peace” as New Year’s Resolution for 2022nd Time”

‘Washington’s Political Class Is Poised to March Into a Hurricane of Its Own Making in Ukraine’

It’s an indisputable fact: Washington leads the world in self-delusion. Washington’s political class is poised to march into a hurricane of its own making in Ukraine, a perfect storm of foreign- and defense-policy blunders likely to plunge the American people into future crises and conflicts. Having refused to acknowledge Russia’s vital strategic interest in Ukraine, … Continue reading “‘Washington’s Political Class Is Poised to March Into a Hurricane of Its Own Making in Ukraine’”

Iran and Iraq Issue Joint Statement on Soleimani Assassination

All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Visit … The post Iran and Iraq Issue Joint Statement on Soleimani Assassination appeared first on Global Research.

Témoignage d’un migrant africain en Lituanie : “Je suis détenu depuis des mois, comme un prisonnier”

Depuis le début de l’année, plus de 4 200 personnes sont entrées illégalement en Lituanie, depuis la Biélorussie, contre 74 en 2020. Parmi elles, une grande majorité d’Irakiens (2 797). Derrière eux, les deux pays les plus représentés sont le Congo-Brazzaville (200) et le Cameroun (131). Environ 8 000 personnes ont également été refoulées par … Continue reading “Témoignage d’un migrant africain en Lituanie : “Je suis détenu depuis des mois, comme un prisonnier””

Humanitarian Exemptions to Crushing U.S. Sanctions Do Little to Prevent Collapse of Afghanistan’s Economy

When the U.S. pulled out of Afghanistan in August, ceding to the Taliban, the country’s economy began a severe contraction — what the Financial Times calls “one of the worst economic meltdowns in history.” The sprawling crisis has left nearly 23 million people in extreme hunger, and at least 1 million children under the age of 5 … Continue reading “Humanitarian Exemptions to Crushing U.S. Sanctions Do Little to Prevent Collapse of Afghanistan’s Economy”

Noam Chomsky: US-China Cooperation Is Essential to Avert a New Cold War

Noam Chomsky: US-China Cooperation Is Essential to Avert a New Cold War Noam Chomsky Interviewed by C.J. Polychroniou December 22, 2021. Truthout. We live at a critical juncture in world history. In spite of immense progress in some areas of human civilization, the prospects of annihilation caused by interstate conflict among competing powers with unimaginably destructive … Continue reading “Noam Chomsky: US-China Cooperation Is Essential to Avert a New Cold War”

Noam Chomsky: The GOP Is a “Gang of Radical Sadists”

Noam Chomsky: The GOP Is a “Gang of Radical Sadists” An Interview with Noam Chomsky by David Barsamian October 14, 2021. Jacobin. Noam Chomsky needs no introduction. One of the most famous public intellectuals in the world, his bibliography is enormous and his contributions to the fight for a better world endless. In a recent … Continue reading “Noam Chomsky: The GOP Is a “Gang of Radical Sadists””

Archbishop Desmond Tutu (1931-2021) on Apartheid, War, Palestine, Guantánamo, Climate Crisis & More

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the South African anti-apartheid icon, has died at the age of 90. In 1984 Desmond Tutu won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work fighting to end white minority rule in South Africa. After the fall of apartheid, Archbishop Tutu chaired the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, where he pushed for … Continue reading “Archbishop Desmond Tutu (1931-2021) on Apartheid, War, Palestine, Guantánamo, Climate Crisis & More”

The U.S. Military Is a Machine of Impunity

An Air Force AC-130 gunship in this undated photo was used by the U.S. military to attack targets around Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 2001. Photo: U.S. Air Force/Getty Images My education in wartime savagery started in Bosnia in the 1990s. Reporting on the war, I visited death camps, saw civilians get shot and beaten, interviewed torturers, and was arrested multiple … Continue reading “The U.S. Military Is a Machine of Impunity”

China Will Overtake the US In the Course of the Next Ten Years: Max Parry

 The US is faced with a long list of hot-spots and tensions.  Beginning with the situation in Iraq, where the Parliament has asked the US troops to leave.  However, the US has refused a withdrawal, and instead has announced … The post China Will Overtake the US In the Course of the Next Ten Years: … Continue reading “China Will Overtake the US In the Course of the Next Ten Years: Max Parry”

Je veux que les Américains qui nous ont fait du mal nous rendent nos droits (Tricontinental) — Vijay

Chers amis, Salutations du bureau de Tricontinental : Institute for Social Research. Le 12 juillet 2007, deux hélicoptères américains AH-64 Apache ont tiré des coups de canon de 30 millimètres sur un groupe de civils irakiens dans Nouveau Bagdad. Ces tireurs de l’armée américaine ont tué au moins une douzaine de personnes, dont le photographe … Continue reading “Je veux que les Américains qui nous ont fait du mal nous rendent nos droits (Tricontinental) — Vijay”

Irak : le début d’une embellie ?

De par sa diversité ethnoreligieuse et sa position géostratégique, l’Irak se trouve fréquemment au centre de l’actualité internationale. Bordé par la Syrie et la Jordanie à l’Ouest, la Turquie au Nord, l’Arabie saoudite au Sud, et l’Iran à l’Ouest, l’Irak se situe en plein cœur du Moyen-Orient. Étendu sur 438 000 km2, le pays compte actuellement 40 millions … Continue reading “Irak : le début d’une embellie ?”

Biden Administration Is Studying How to Fight to the Last Ukrainian If Moscow Overruns Them

The Biden administration is studying whether and how the United States could support an anti-Russian insurgency inside Ukraine if President Vladimir Putin invades that country and seizes substantial territory. The planning, described Sunday by a knowledgeable official, includes ways to provide weapons and other support to the Ukrainian military to resist invading Russian forces — … Continue reading “Biden Administration Is Studying How to Fight to the Last Ukrainian If Moscow Overruns Them”

Putin: It’s Not an Ultimatum, “We Simply Have Nowhere Further to Retreat To”

Putin gave a speech to “the Expanded Meeting of the Ministry of Defense Board” that was also televised for the entire Russian armed forces. Parts of it were mundane, dealing with pedestrian issues only of interest to members of the Russian military (aka the support for their housing, etc), but parts of it were downright … Continue reading “Putin: It’s Not an Ultimatum, “We Simply Have Nowhere Further to Retreat To””

A Pentagon Cover-Up: Azmat Khan on How U.S. Hid Thousands of Civilian Deaths in Middle East Air War

U.S. air power has been central in the country’s wars in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and elsewhere, with officials promising that drones and other sophisticated weapons allow the U.S. military to carry out precision airstrikes that spare civilians caught in war zones. But a groundbreaking investigation by The New York Times reveals the U.S. military’s air … Continue reading “A Pentagon Cover-Up: Azmat Khan on How U.S. Hid Thousands of Civilian Deaths in Middle East Air War”

What Do Iranians Think? Not Much of America, Thanks to Donald Trump

Negotiations over restoring the nuclear agreement with Iran aren’t quite moribund, but the Biden administration has begun to sound a bit like its predecessor in muttering threats of military action. War with Iran would be a catastrophe, much worse than with Iraq. And sending in bombers would only delay, not halt, construction of nuclear weapons, … Continue reading “What Do Iranians Think? Not Much of America, Thanks to Donald Trump”

Ukraine Buildup Is a Feint. But Russian Missiles Are Going Up Off the American Coast

The release a couple of days ago on the RF Ministry of Foreign Affairs website of its draft treaties to totally revise the European security architecture has been picked up by our leading mainstream media. The New York Times lost no time posting an article by its most experienced journalists covering Russia, Andrew Kramer and Steven Erlanger: “Russia Lays … Continue reading “Ukraine Buildup Is a Feint. But Russian Missiles Are Going Up Off the American Coast”

Roaming Charges: Recycling History: First as Tragedy, Next as Farce…Then What?

+ Let us return to Baghdad in the sweltering summer of 2007, four years into the bipartisan war that destroyed Iraq. It is day one of Operation Ilaaj, a maneuver in the Sunni section of town known as New Baghdad that was designed to “clear” neighborhoods of “insurgents” and “caches of weapons.” Thanks to onboard … Continue reading “Roaming Charges: Recycling History: First as Tragedy, Next as Farce…Then What?”

Égypte. « Mon fils n’est pas seul. Des millions d’autres ont commis le même crime »

Lundi 20 décembre, un tribunal égyptien devrait émettre un jugement concernant Alaa Abdel Fattah et deux de ses compagnons. Dans un système judiciaire aux ordres, le verdict ne fait aucun doute. La mère d’Alaa lance un appel à la communauté internationale pour qu’elle aide à faire libérer « une génération » qui se meurt en prison. Le Caire. … Continue reading “Égypte. « Mon fils n’est pas seul. Des millions d’autres ont commis le même crime »”

Le peuple syrien pris en otage par un embargo criminel.

Au cours d’un voyage d’étude, les signataires de ce texte ont pu constater les conséquences désastreuses de l’embargo imposé à la République Arabe Syrienne par les Etats-Unis et l’Union européenne.Pour avoir visité les villes principales de Syrie, nous pouvons témoigner que l’embargo a pour effet de poursuivre la guerre sur le plan économique. C’est pourquoi … Continue reading “Le peuple syrien pris en otage par un embargo
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Hong Kong ‘patriots’ election: 4 candidates see mysterious surge in Facebook followers

Four pro-establishment candidates in Hong Kong’s “all patriots” election on Sunday have seen a single surge in their Facebook followers within a short time during the campaign period, with increases ranging between 1,000 and 11,000, according to data analysed by HKFP. From left to right: Ashley Tse, Connie Lam, Louis Chen, Tony Yau. Photo: Candidates’ … Continue reading “Hong Kong ‘patriots’ election: 4 candidates see mysterious surge in Facebook followers”

Two Former CIA Directors Call on Biden to Threaten Iran Militarily

A hawkish gaggle of former U.S. national security officials, lawmakers, and diplomats has launched a public campaign to pressure the Biden administration into militarily threatening Iran. The statement, headlined by former CIA chiefs Leon Panetta and retired Gen. David Petraeus as well as former Obama-era senior Pentagon official Michèle Flournoy asserts that “it is vital to restore … Continue reading “Two Former CIA Directors Call on Biden to Threaten Iran Militarily”

When the Jets Fly: New Warplanes Turn U.S. Towns Into Sonic Hellscapes

The sound of the U.S. military’s latest generation of warplanes is quite literally deafening. The vibration shakes your insides. Conversation stops. Stress floods your body. And just when you think it’s over, another jet, and another and another, roars above rooftops, until it feels as though the sky is going to crack open. This is … Continue reading “When the Jets Fly: New Warplanes Turn U.S. Towns Into Sonic Hellscapes”

‘Every option is on the table’: US prepping for Libya-style intervention in Ethiopia

This story originally appeared in MintPress News on Dec. 10, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License. ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA⁠—Amid a bloody civil conflict and increasing great-power competition between the United States and China, there are a number of alarming signs that Ethiopia will become the next … Continue reading “‘Every option is on the table’: US prepping for Libya-style intervention in Ethiopia”

The Mysterious Case of Joe Biden and the Future of Drone Wars

Over the past year, the number of reported U.S. drone strikes has plummeted. President Joe Biden did not authorize a single known strike for the first six months of his presidency before breaking his streak with a series of drone attacks against al-Shabab in Somalia in July. Despite the notable reduction, at least two of the … Continue reading “The Mysterious Case of Joe Biden and the Future of Drone Wars”

Secret American Unit Clad in Shorts and Crocs Piled Up Massacred Syrian Civilians Sky-High

Related: French Colonel in Charge of Artillery Support for Kurds Slams US for Cowardly, Civilian-Killing Tactics in Syria Anti-ISIS Fight A single top secret American strike cell launched tens of thousands of bombs and missiles against the Islamic State in Syria, but in the process of hammering a vicious enemy, the shadowy force sidestepped safeguards and … Continue reading “Secret American Unit Clad in Shorts and Crocs Piled Up Massacred Syrian Civilians Sky-High”

UAE’s Top Security Official Visits Iran To Develop “Warm Ties”

Editor’s note: As the US reorients towards its cold wars with Russia and China the Middle East becomes a sideshow. The Emiratis (and Saudis) can see as much, and are positioning appropriately — as their value to the Empire diminishes patching things up with a big neighbor becomes critical. The UAE’s top national security adviser … Continue reading “UAE’s Top Security Official Visits Iran To Develop “Warm Ties””

Going Nuclear on Pentagon Spending

Originally posted at TomDispatch. Yes, four-star General Lloyd Austin commanded American forces in Iraq back in 2010 and 2011. In 2013, he took over from General James Mattis (remember him?) as the head of United States Central Command, or CENTCOM, overseeing America’s wars in the Greater Middle East and Afghanistan (where he had earlier commanded … Continue reading “Going Nuclear on Pentagon Spending”

Assange Ruling a Dangerous Precedent for Journalists and British Justice

On Friday, the English High Court paved the way for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be extradited to the United States and tried over the publication of hundreds of thousands of documents, some of which contained evidence of US and British war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. The decision reversed a ruling in January by … Continue reading “Assange Ruling a Dangerous Precedent for Journalists and British Justice”

Julian Assange on Brink of Extradition to U.S.

The U.S. government has won its appeal of a British court ruling barring Julian Assange’s extradition on Espionage Act charges, setting the stage for the WikiLeaks founder to be sent to the U.S. to face trial. The decision handed down Friday morning reverses a previous conclusion that Assange would face unacceptable risks to his safety … Continue reading “Julian Assange on Brink of Extradition to U.S.”

Dangerous Games: Western Militaries on the Doorsteps of Russia and China

Last spring the hoopla about Russia invading Ukraine died an ignominious death when nothing happened. This autumn, the latest Russia-will-invade boogeyman was already on life-support when the pro-western Ukrainian president decided to goose it November 26 with the breathless proclamation that Moscow intended to overthrow him “next week.” When that didn’t happen, on December 4, … Continue reading “Dangerous Games: Western Militaries on the Doorsteps of Russia and China”

How new generations are reinventing antifascism in Bosnia and Herzegovina

‘The old symbols of antifascism cannot fit our present society anymore’Originally published on Global VoicesStickers renewing antifascism symbolism from Partyzan Clothing brand. Photo by Balkan Diskurs, used with permission. This article by Aurora Pinelli was originally published on Balkan Diskurs, a project of the Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC). An edited version is republished by Global Voices as part of … Continue reading “How new generations are reinventing antifascism in Bosnia and Herzegovina”