A Lethal Virus Called Israeli Occupation: Another Somber Easter in Occupied Palestine

For centuries Easter in Palestine has been a special familial and communal celebration that commemorated the passion of the Christ, his crucifixion, and his triumphant resurrection. Not unlike Christ’s times when Pharisees and Sadducees shrieked their hateful rhetoric, today’s Easter celebrations in Palestine are marred by Zionist  hatred, apartheid, vengeance, brutality, corruption, militarism, a rabidly … Continue reading “A Lethal Virus Called Israeli Occupation: Another Somber Easter in Occupied Palestine”

It’s a Scandal That We Don’t Know Who Supported the Coronavirus Bailout. Help Us Find Out.

The House of Representatives last month swiftly passed the CARES Act, a $2.2 trillion spending bill, one of the largest stimulus measures to date, with only three hours of debate and no recorded vote. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., reportedly mobilized lawmakers to agree to the unconventional method for passing … Continue reading “It’s a Scandal That We Don’t Know Who Supported the Coronavirus Bailout. Help Us Find Out.”

Basket : Lamine Diane à la Nba Draft 2020

Le joueur sénégalais de la Csu Northridge, Lamine Diane, se présente pour le repêchage de la Nba 2020, selon Evan Daniels de 247Sports. Pour sa saison sophomore, Diane tourne avec une moyenne de 25,6 points et 10,2 rebonds en 19 matchs, remportant les honneurs du joueur de l’année de la Conférence Big West pour une … Continue reading “Basket : Lamine Diane à la Nba Draft 2020”

Could COVID-19 Count Fox News Among Its Victims?

It is hard to find good news in these dark days of the growing pandemic COVID-19. Stuck between a choice of going bankrupt and dying of a highly contagious, and yes, quite deadly, disease, the so-called Other (the so-called poor) is turning out to be all of us. Built on a house of cards, the … Continue reading “Could COVID-19 Count Fox News Among Its Victims?”

Impact of COVID-19 containment measures on human rights and civil liberties in the Middle East

Many of these unfair actions violate international lawSaudi women’s rights activist Loujain Alhathloul is one of many human rights defenders who remain in jail in the Middle East, despite multiple calls to release them amid COVID-19 fears. Photo credit: Loujain Al-Hathloul via OTRS system / CC BY-SA. This post was written by Khalid Ibrahim, executive director of … Continue reading “Impact of COVID-19 containment measures on human rights and civil liberties in the Middle East”

Sadio Mané meilleur joueur de la saison : Sky Sports remet ça !

Après les journalistes de Sky Sports, c’est au tour des supporters du groupe britannique de sacrer l’attaquant de Liverpool. En effet, l’international sénégalais, Sadio Mané, a été élu meilleur joueur de la saison par les lecteurs du Sky Sport. Avec 33% des votes, l’attaquant de Liverpool devance son coéquipier Jordan Hen­derson (31%) et le milieu … Continue reading “Sadio Mané meilleur joueur de la saison : Sky Sports remet ça !”

FRANCE – Depuis le premier week-end du confinement : L’Opéra de Paris ne désemplit pas !

Depuis que l’Opéra national de Paris a mis en ligne ses spectacles sur son site ou avec france.tv, les audiences s’enflamment ! Quel succès ! Les spectacles que propose l’Opéra de Paris depuis le premier week-end du confinement font un malheur -ou plutôt un bonheur- sur tous les réseaux sociaux et sites tandis que des interactions, commentaires partagés, … Continue reading “FRANCE – Depuis le premier week-end du confinement : L’Opéra de Paris ne désemplit pas !”

Israeli MP Presents Bills to Annex Jordan Valley, Impose Death Penalty on Palestinians

A right-wing Israeli parliamentarian submitted two bills to the Knesset on Wednesday seeking to permanently annex the Jordan Valley, the northern Dead Sea and the Hebron desert in the occupied West Bank to Israel, as well as impose the death … The post Israeli MP Presents Bills to Annex Jordan Valley, Impose Death Penalty on Palestinians … Continue reading “Israeli MP Presents Bills to Annex Jordan Valley, Impose Death Penalty on Palestinians”

La pravda américaine. Les assassinats du Mossad

Par Ron Unz – Le 27 janvier 2020 – Source Unz Review De la paix de Westphalie à la loi de la jungle L’assassinat du général iranien Qassem Soleimani par l’US Army, le 2 janvier, a été un événement d’une importance capitale. Le général Soleimani était la plus haute personnalité militaire de son pays, qui … Continue reading “La pravda américaine. Les assassinats du Mossad”

Stop Tightening the Screws: a Humanitarian Message on Sanctions

Photo: Campaign for Peace and Democracy, 2013. U.S. sanctions against Iran, cruelly strengthened in March of 2018, continue a collective punishment of extremely vulnerable people. Presently, the U.S. “maximum pressure” policy severely undermines Iranian efforts to cope with the ravages of COVID-19, causing hardship and tragedy while contributing to the global spread of the pandemic. … Continue reading “Stop Tightening the Screws: a Humanitarian Message on Sanctions”

12 Ways the U.S. Invasion of Iraq Lives on in Infamy

While the world is consumed with the terrifying coronavirus pandemic, on March 19 the Trump administration will be marking the 17th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq by ramping up the conflict there. After an Iran-aligned militia allegedly struck a U.S. base near Baghdad on March 11, the U.S. military carried out retaliatory strikes … Continue reading “12 Ways the U.S. Invasion of Iraq Lives on in Infamy”

To Help Stem Coronavirus, Lift Sanctions on Iran

Photograph Source: Debra Sweet – CC BY 2.0 The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is far from the first proof of how intertwined we are as a global community. The climate crisis and the refugee crisis have long been glaring examples that the wars or CO2 emissions on one continent risk the lives and well-being of people … Continue reading “To Help Stem Coronavirus, Lift Sanctions on Iran”

La dynastie Bush: l’Allemagne nazie, les Ben Laden et les barons mexicains de la drogue

Par Michel Chossudovsky − Le 22 février 2020 − Source Global Research Le sénateur Prescott Sheldon Bush et son filsEst-ce une coïncidence ? La famille Bush avait des liens étroits avec l’Allemagne nazie, la famille Ben Laden et le cartel de la drogue mexicain. Deux membres de la dynastie Bush ont accédé à la Maison … Continue reading “La dynastie Bush: l’Allemagne nazie, les Ben Laden et les barons mexicains de la drogue”

Migrants : Marine Le Pen assimile les agissements du président turc à un «acte de guerre»

Marine Le Pen s’est fendue d’une lettre ouverte adressée à la présidente de la Commission européenne Ursula von der Leyen et à Charles Michel, président du Conseil européen, afin de les appeler à ne pas céder aux demandes du président turc Recep Tayyip Erdogan, attendu le 9 mars à Bruxelles.  🖋 Retrouvez ma lettre ouverte à @vonderleyen et … Continue reading “Migrants : Marine Le Pen assimile les agissements du président turc à un «acte de guerre»”

Don’t Expect a Democratic President to Roll Back Trump’s Policies

America’s health care, its poor, its black and Hispanic minorities and the contest between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders don’t amount to a hill of beans in the Middle East. And many American voters – save for pro-Israeli lobbyists, liberal Jewish groups and disparate Muslim organisations  – don’t care a hill of beans about the fears … Continue reading “Don’t Expect a Democratic President to Roll Back Trump’s Policies”

As in Afghanistan, Ending Our Endless Wars Will Not Be Painless

At the end of a quiet, dusty street in an industrial suburb outside the Jordanian capital of Amman sits the house of one of the most infamous radical Islamic clerics in the world. Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi has spent a lifetime promoting a militant religious ideology that has helped inspire armed movements around the world. A … Continue reading “As in Afghanistan, Ending Our Endless Wars Will Not Be Painless”

À quoi ressemble une matinée de mobilisation sociale dans les médias ?

Où il est question du pluralisme des grands médias audiovisuels français au matin d’une nouvelle journée de mobilisation sociale, le 3 mars – contre le recours au 49.3 et la réforme des retraites : pluralisme des choix éditoriaux à la Une, et pluralisme des invités politiques sélectionnés dans les interviews matinales pour y répondre… – … Continue reading “À quoi ressemble une matinée de mobilisation sociale dans les médias ?”

Working Families Party: “Warren Is a Progressive and Will Work to Ensure We Have a Progressive Nominee”

The last few days have seen a rapid consolidation of the establishment behind Joe Biden, following his expected but decisive win in South Carolina. Both former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar dropped abruptly out of the race and threw what weight they had behind the former vice president. Many of their … Continue reading “Working Families Party: “Warren Is a Progressive and Will Work to Ensure We Have a Progressive Nominee””

Iran’s Coronavirus Outbreak Bizarrely Resembles the Black Death

Photograph Source: CDC/Dr. Fred Murphy – Public Domain When the very first coronavirus reports emerged, I had a suspicion that Iran would be a target of the world’s anger. The spread of Covid-19 to the Middle East was as inevitable as history because the Muslim pilgrim routes have always acted as a channel for pestilence. … Continue reading “Iran’s Coronavirus Outbreak Bizarrely Resembles the Black Death”

Oregon’s Jordan Cove Backers Double Down on Efforts to Push Project Following Federal Permit Delay

Last Thursday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) took the highly unusual step of declining to move forward on permits for the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal in Coos County, Oregon. If built, the $10 billion Jordan … The post Oregon’s Jordan Cove Backers Double Down on Efforts to Push Project Following Federal Permit … Continue reading “Oregon’s Jordan Cove Backers Double Down on Efforts to Push Project Following Federal Permit Delay”

Witnessing the Hell a Migrant Can Face

Photograph Source: Raimond Spekking – CC BY-SA 4.0 At Obock, Djibouti, 2,000 migrants gather each day along the waters of the Gulf of Aden; they look for boats to get them to Yemen. Over the past two years, more migrants from Africa have used the “Eastern Route” rather than go across the Mediterranean Sea; according … Continue reading “Witnessing the Hell a Migrant Can Face”

The So-Called Party of the People: From Nevada to South Carolina

President Obama: Meeting with Democratic Blue Dog Coalition. State Dining Room. Photograph Source: White House (Pete Souza) – Public Domain My thesis on the Democratic Party’s corporate-imperialist establishment had been consistent for years: it would rather lose to the right-wing party, even to an increasingly apocalyptic and fascistic right, than to the progressive, moderately social-democratic … Continue reading “The So-Called Party of the People: From Nevada to South Carolina”

Israel at the Cusp of a Bleak Era

Photograph Source: The White House – Public Domain Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, must be channeling the spirit of Houdini as he continues to plot his escape from one of the most convoluted political dilemmas in Israel’s history. It is no secret that Netanyahu’s political behavior is almost entirely shaped by his desire to survive … Continue reading “Israel at the Cusp of a Bleak Era”

Coronavirus Spending Bill Could be Used to Cement Spying Powers, Surveillance Critics in Congress Warned

The congressional effort to rein in the government’s surveillance powers before a looming deadline on March 15 could run up against a new opponent: the coronavirus. House Democrats have been working on plans to further amend a provision of the Patriot Act, which as of 2015 provides a way for the government to get American … Continue reading “Coronavirus Spending Bill Could be Used to Cement Spying Powers, Surveillance Critics in Congress Warned”

#LoveForJawans: Meet 5 Brave Heroes Who Risked Their Lives to Save Thousands

This article has been sponsored by Mahindra Group. Love is not just a feeling shared by two people or a bond strengthened by blood. If we look beyond its conventional understanding, there exists a version which is possibly the purest of all—one that is fueled with selflessness and sacrifice and pushes the bearer to defer … Continue reading “#LoveForJawans: Meet 5 Brave Heroes Who Risked Their Lives to Save Thousands”

Debate: in the West Bank, the palm trees of discord

On January 28, 2020, US president Donald Trump announced a “peace plan” that would involve the annexation of most of the Jordan Valley by Israel. Most reactions focused on its contradiction with international law – the Israeli occupation of the West Bank has been condemned by several United Nations resolutions. The economic context is also … Continue reading “Debate: in the West Bank, the palm trees of discord”

Jared Offers Sanders Campaign His Peace Plan

Presidential special advisor and cut-price WestWorld robot, Jared Kushner, has offered the Bernie Sanders campaign a copy of his latest peace plan in case the ‘Democrat’ wins power. Mr. Kushner was encouraged to ‘hedge his bets’ upon realizing the document would only need minor changes to make it palatable to Senator Sanders. A spokesman for … Continue reading “Jared Offers Sanders Campaign His Peace Plan”

Les « deepfakes », ces fausses vidéos créées pour nous influencer

Image d’une fausse vidéo présentant l’ancien président des États-Unis Barack Obama, avec des éléments de cartographie faciale permettant de réaliser des fausses vidéos. (AP Photo)Entre l’affaire Cambridge Analytica, les tentatives d’ingérence dans les élections françaises et les opérations d’influence en Ukraine, les méthodes visant à influencer les populations sont maintenant perçues comme une réalité par … Continue reading “Les « deepfakes », ces fausses vidéos créées pour nous influencer”

Syrie : la Russie relève le défi du bluff turc …

… Les sources de l’opposition médiatique en Syrie sont dirigées, et payées, par les services de renseignement britanniques Par Moon of Alabama − Le19 février 2020 La Russie a relevé le bluff de la Turquie menaçant d’une attaque de grande envergure contre les forces gouvernementales syriennes. Le président turc Recep Tayyip Erdogan devra maintenant trouver … Continue reading “Syrie : la Russie relève le défi du bluff turc …”

Baghdad Is Blocking US Deployment of Patriot Air Defense Systems to Iraq

The story is from January 30th. It slipped through the cracks at the time but it’s still relevant. Iraq has still not granted permission. Indeed, since Iraq is trying to get the Americans to leave what would be the point of allowing more of their assets in? Perhaps if the US was willing to defend … Continue reading “Baghdad Is Blocking US Deployment of Patriot Air Defense Systems to Iraq”

Les dessous du pillage des compétences marocaines

Au Maroc, la fuite des cerveaux inquiète Alors que 600 ingénieurs quittent le royaume chaque année, les gouvernements français et marocain ont entamé un dialogue pour trouver des solutions. 1.- Le pillage des maigres ressources en compétences du sud est organisé avec la « collaboration » des autorités locales. Comme le souligne benoîtement l’article ci-dessous, … Continue reading “Les dessous du pillage des compétences marocaines”

Egypt, Morocco lead as Africa, Middle East installed 894MW wind energy capacity in 2019

London, Feb. 19, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows Africa and the Middle East installed 894MW capacity of wind power in 2019, a decrease of 7 per cent on the previous year which saw 962MW installed. However, faster growth is on the horizon with GWEC Market Intelligence’s preliminary … Continue reading “Egypt, Morocco lead as Africa, Middle East installed 894MW wind energy capacity in 2019”

How the UN’s Middle East Peace Plan Was Trounced by Its Own Members

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has delivered a dramatic condemnation of the U.S.-drafted Middle East peace plan. No country, except Israel, has approved of the proposals at any public forum. Still, several nations around the world want the Palestinians to use the plan as a means of reopening negotiations with Israel by presenting its own vision. … Continue reading “How the UN’s Middle East Peace Plan Was Trounced by Its Own Members”

Breaking with Washington: Arabs and Muslims Must Take a United Stance for Palestine

A negotiated solution to the ‘Palestinian-Israeli conflict’, at least the way envisaged by successive US administrations, has failed. Now, Palestinians and their allies would have to explore a whole new path of liberation that does not go through Washington. It is easy to place all the blame on the current US administration, setting apart dodgy … Continue reading “Breaking with Washington: Arabs and Muslims Must Take a United Stance for Palestine”

Basketball Africa League announces 12 teams for its inaugural season

London, Feb. 17, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The Basketball Africa League (BAL) (theBAL.com) has announced the 12 club teams from 12 African countries that will compete in the league’s inaugural season, which will tip off Friday, March 13 at the Dakar Arena in Dakar, Senegal The announcement was made by BAL President Amadou Gallo Fall at the NBA … Continue reading “Basketball Africa League announces 12 teams for its inaugural season”

Un Centre palestinien appelle le gouvernement jordanien à empêcher une conférence de normalisation prévue à Amman

Le Centre palestinien pour la lutte contre la normalisation a condamné la “Conférence de normalisation des jeunes”, qui doit se tenir à Amman, le 24 février et jusqu’au 1er mars prochain, pour les jeunes de 18 à 35 ans, intitulée “Vision méditerranéenne 2030 “, appelant à faire pression sur le gouvernement jordanien pour empêcher d’être … Continue reading “Un Centre palestinien appelle le gouvernement jordanien à empêcher une conférence de normalisation prévue à Amman”

Hilarious! US Tells Iraq Leaving Base Is a “Red Line”

The US military has offered senior Iraqi security officials plans for a partial pullback of troops from Iraq in response to January’s parliamentary vote calling for foreign forces to leave the country, Middle East Eye can reveal. A meeting between the two sides, held in great secrecy last week, heard that Washington was prepared “in principle” … Continue reading “Hilarious! US Tells Iraq Leaving Base Is a “Red Line””

Plan Trump. Des États arabes divisés peinent à riposter

Les réactions des gouvernants arabes au plan Trump ont oscillé entre intérêt circonspect, réserve prudente, puis retrouvailles pour rappeler des positions connues de longue date qui sont celles établies par la légalité internationale et qui n’ont pas été respectées. Le 28 janvier 2020, le président Donald Trump dévoilait sa « vision » des relations entre Israéliens et Palestiniens. Intitulée … Continue reading “Plan Trump. Des États arabes divisés peinent à riposter”

Video: Syrian Army Gives Turkey “Flick on Nose” in Nayrab, Secures Entire Aleppo-Damascus Highway

For the first time in about 8 years of the war, Syrian government forces have established control of the entire M5 highway, which runs from the border with Jordan through Damascus, Homs and Hama to Aleppo. During the first half … The post Video: Syrian Army Gives Turkey “Flick on Nose” in Nayrab, Secures Entire … Continue reading “Video: Syrian Army Gives Turkey “Flick on Nose” in Nayrab, Secures Entire Aleppo-Damascus Highway”

How to Fix the Criminal (In)Justice System (with John Legend and Patrisse Cullors)

Subscribe to the Deconstructed podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here.   The United States has the biggest prison population of any country on the planet. The crime rate is down, but the incarceration rate continues to soar. Black men are six times as likely … Continue reading “How to Fix the Criminal (In)Justice System (with John Legend and Patrisse Cullors)”

A Canadian Energy Company Bought an Oregon Sheriff’s Unit

At a casino in the small coastal town of North Bend, Oregon, dozens of law enforcement officers and corporate security personnel gathered for a two-day training on how to wage propaganda battles against protesters. The November 2018 event was organized by the National Sheriffs’ Association, one of the country’s largest law enforcement organizations, and hosted … Continue reading “A Canadian Energy Company Bought an Oregon Sheriff’s Unit”

Israeli Blocking of Palestinian Exports to Jordan Shows Reality of Apartheid that the Kushner Plan Would Only Cement

The Israeli government blockade on Palestinian agricultural exports through Jordan on Sunday illustrates the Apartheid character of Israeli rule over the Palestinians. Palestinian trucks loaded with produce were stopped by quickly-erected Israeli blast walls and forbidden to head into Jordan.… The post Israeli Blocking of Palestinian Exports to Jordan Shows Reality of Apartheid that the … Continue reading “Israeli Blocking of Palestinian Exports to Jordan Shows Reality of Apartheid that the Kushner Plan Would Only Cement”

PREMIER LEAGUE – Favoris pour le joueur de l’année 2020 de l’Association des footballeurs : Sadio Mané en concurrence avec Van Dijk, De Bruyne…

Depuis maintenant 36 ans, l’Association des footballeurs professionnels (Pfa) sacre le joueur perçu comme ayant le plus marqué la saison en Premier League. Auteur d’une saison monumentale avec les Reds aussi bien en championnat qu’au-delà des frontières anglaises, Van Dijk a été désigné lors de la saison précédente. Bien que la liste des nominés pour … Continue reading “PREMIER LEAGUE – Favoris pour le joueur de l’année 2020 de l’Association des footballeurs : Sadio Mané en concurrence avec Van Dijk, De Bruyne…”

Erdogan Is Quietly Integrating Syrian Refugees to Gain More Voters, Wombs and Islamists

Erdogan is telling whoever will listen that Syrian refugees are a huge burden to Turkey and that Turkey can not possibly accommodate more, this accomplishes three things: 1. It assures the Turkish public that he shares their concerns about the pressure on the budget and wages and is on their side. 2. It comes handy … Continue reading “Erdogan Is Quietly Integrating Syrian Refugees to Gain More Voters, Wombs and Islamists”

Des milliers de manifestants à Rabat contre le plan de Trump

Protestant contre l’«accord du siècle» de Donald Trump, des milliers de manifestants sont descendus dans les rues de la capitale marocaine. Plusieurs milliers de personnes ont manifesté dimanche à Rabat contre le plan du Président Trump pour résoudre le conflit israélo-palestinien, et ont appelé à boycotter les produits américains, informe l’AFP. Brandissant des drapeaux palestiniens, … Continue reading “Des milliers de manifestants à Rabat contre le plan de Trump”

Al-Ghanim : «La place du l’accord du siècle est la poubelle»

Le président de l’Assemblée nationale du Koweït, Marzouk al-Ghanem, a déclaré que le lieu naturel pour “l’accord du siècle” est la poubelle. À la fin de son discours à la réunion d’urgence de l’Union parlementaire arabe tenue à Amman, en Jordanie, pour soutenir la cause palestinienne aujourd’hui, Al-Ghanem a remis à la poubelle des documents … Continue reading “Al-Ghanim : «La place du l’accord du siècle est la poubelle»”

Transfert Nba : Gorgui Sy Dieng, nouveau joueur de Memphis

Selon The Athletic et Woj, Gorgui Dieng quittera finalement Minnesota pour rejoindre Memphis. Le pivot sénégalais rejoint une autre franchise. Il a été transféré chez les Grizzlies. Quelques minutes après avoir appris que Memphis échangeait un extérieur -Bruno Caboclo- contre un intérieur -Jordan Bell-, ESPN nous informe que la franchise continue d’équilibrer son effectif : … Continue reading “Transfert Nba : Gorgui Sy Dieng, nouveau joueur de Memphis”

Massive Rejection of Trump’s Plan in Palestine, Jordan, Yemen

Thousands of Palestinians held numerous demonstrations on the first Friday following the announcement of the so-called “Deal of the Century” promoted by the U.S. President Donald Trump. From Gaza to the West Bank, people protested energetically against what they … The post Massive Rejection of Trump’s Plan in Palestine, Jordan, Yemen appeared first on Global … Continue reading “Massive Rejection of Trump’s Plan in Palestine, Jordan, Yemen”

Attentat djihadiste à Londres : le profil du terroriste pousse le Royaume-Uni à renforcer ses lois

Multirécidiviste du radicalisme djihadiste, Sudesh Amman, 20 ans, a été abattu par la police après avoir agressé trois personnes au couteau en pleine capitale britannique le 2 février. La mort de ce jeune islamiste au CV particulièrement chargé, pourrait marquer le début d’une prise de conscience outre-Manche, où des députés avaient déjà demandé de mieux appliquer les peines pour les … Continue reading “Attentat djihadiste à Londres : le profil du terroriste pousse le Royaume-Uni à renforcer ses lois”

Israeli-Palestinian Relations: Donald Trump’s ‘Peace Plan’ Sows Confusion and Dismay

U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to end hostilities between Israelis and Palestinians has raised more questions than it has answered, not least in Jerusalem and Ramallah. In the Jordan Valley, which would be hard hit by the proposal, Palestinians and Israelis alike are venting their frustration.