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The Palestinian Resource Swindle

The Palestinian Resource Swindle

By Barry Dalgleish In the Eastern Mediterranean, the discovery of substantial reserves of natural gas in an area known as the Levantine Basin (map below), could propel Israel to the top of the league of major Middle Eastern energy producers. On March 30, 2013 Israel began production in the Tamar field. The Tamar and Dalit […]

The roots of white ‘supremacy’

The roots of white ‘supremacy’

With white supremacists emerging into the daylight of post-Trump America, The Dawning of the Apocalypse, is timely, says Peter Arkell. Tracing the origins of slavery, white supremacy, settler colonialism, and capitalism itself, author Gerald Horne, a professor of history at Houston University, takes us back to the 15th century when Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands […]

Palestinian uprising is a turning point

By Penny Cole The widespread Palestinian revolt in response to threatened evictions in East Jerusalem, the attack on Al-Aqsa worshippers, the destruction of homes, farms and olive groves and the barbarous attack on Gaza is an uprising for democracy and against colonisation. This is a bottom-up movement – it was initiated neither by Hamas nor […]

Behind the mask

Behind the mask

By Natasha Nicole Roffe It was a real privilege to take a peek at the V for Vendetta exhibition, and a joy to be in a real life real time exhibition in Wells Street in London’s West End. The Cartoon Museum, like many others, has been closed for the duration of Covid and relocated to […]

Unhitch the movement from the SNP bandwa...

Unhitch the movement from the SNP bandwagon

Scottish people will vote tomorrow in elections to the Holyrood parliament, after an election campaign that has been a “performance of democracy”, bearing no relationship to the hopeful spirit of the politics of the 2014 referendum. The options facing the electorate are woeful, with the issue of independence, for example, muddied by confusion, deception and […]

Ending state-sponsored sleaze

Ending state-sponsored sleaze

When the main business of government is business itself, don’t be surprised when sleaze, political favours, dodgy contracts and the rest surface on a regular basis. The UK capitalist state, with its immense power and resources, is inherently open to misuse. Rules and regulations introduced down the years – often following a scandal – to […]