Civilians in Misrata, Libya. June, 2011 (by UNHCR/H. Caux)
02 Mar 2016

Escalation in Libya and Iraq; Syrian War May Expand to Lebanon

Next Cold War Roundup 3/2/16 The US military is escalating their role in Iraq and Libya.  Saudis are threatening to destabilize Lebanon and open a new front in the Syrian war on its border with northern Lebanon by arming Sunni proxies there.  Turkey is on shaky ground with its NATO

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Palestinian flags wave during a demonstration for Gaza in Dublin on June 10, 2009. (Flickr / Albert White)
26 Feb 2016

Ruling: Judge Improperly Blocked Torture Testimony At Palestinian American Activist’s Trial

The court ruled a PTSD expert should have been allowed to testify at the trial of Rasmea Odeh, imprisoned Palestinian-American activist facing deportation.

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Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon at Munich Security Conference, February, 2016 (Photos by Munich Sec Conf)
22 Feb 2016

Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Israel Agitate For More American Involvement

Next Cold War 2/22/16 Saber Rattling Saudi FM Tells Der Spiegel Saudis Want Syrian Rebels MANPADs. _ “In an interview, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir expresses his continued support for regime change in Syria and his desire for rebels to be supplied with anti-aircraft missiles that could shift the balance

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The front cover of the parody edition of The New York Times created by Jewish Voice For Peace and Jews Say No! One top headline includes the news that Hillary Clinton is quitting the presidential race to focus on fighting human rights abuses. (JVP / Jews Say No!)
06 Feb 2016

Jewish Voice For Peace Helps New Yorkers Imagine A More Balanced New York Times

Stories from the activist group’s fake edition of the Times included a Palestinian village awarded the Nobel Peace Prize & Congress debating aid to Israel.

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Tony Kushner appeared on The Laura Flanders Show to discuss the upcoming election, Hollywood politics, and the conflict between Israel and Palestine. (YouTube)
02 Feb 2016

VIDEO: Hollywood, Socialism And The Israel/Palestine Conflict With Tony Kushner

Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner talks Hollywood, socialism, & the Israel/Palestine conflict. Plus: A Hungarian feminist hip-hop art gallery for Roma.

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Secretary of State John Kerry Admires Lake Geneva, French Alps. January, 2014. (Photo by Dept of State)
01 Feb 2016

Saudi-Backed Opposition Sends Rebel Leader Designated as Terrorist To Geneva

Next Cold War Roundup 2/1/16 Syrian Peace Talks After delays and controversies, the Geneva 3 Syrian peace talks are proceeding, despite many experts’ doubts that they would ever get started or produce any useful results.  The Saudi-backed High Negotiating Committee arrived in Geneva after receiving some assurances from the US

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A "supermoon" full moon hangs over Efrat, an illegal Israeli settlement in Palestine, which is lit by street and house lighting in this August 11, 2014 photograph. (Flickr / Yair Aronshtam)
30 Jan 2016

Airbnb Is Renting ‘Illegal’ And ‘Criminal’ Homes In Apartheid Israel’s Settlements

An expert on Palestinian human rights warned that using Airbnb ”facilitates the commission of the crime of establishing settlements.”

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In this March 31, 2015 photograph, a Rohingya refugee in a colorful headscarf sits in front of her tent in a refugee village in Bangladesh. (Flickr / European Union / Pierre Prakash)
28 Jan 2016

Myanmar’s Rohingya Genocide Is Aided By Friends In High Places

The U.S. States supports Myanmar, despite atrocities against its Muslim minority, in hopes of accessing its oil and putting increased pressure on China.

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Sheldon Adelson at a June 19, 2010 press conference in Hong Kong. (Wikimedia Commons / Bectrigger)
19 Dec 2015

Sheldon Adelson Buys Las Vegas Review-Journal, Wants To Buy Election Next

The casino magnate’s strategy from Israel: buy media, use that media to promote a right wing agenda, and hope the public votes according to what they read.

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File: An oil tanker catches the rays of the sun in the Bosphorus strait, Istanbul, Turkey on May 24, 2013. (Flickr / Mr Hicks 46)
10 Dec 2015

How ISIS Oil Flows Through Turkey And Israel On Its Way To Europe

Daesh insists it isn’t deliberately selling oil to Israel, but the “black gold” ends up there nonetheless while the terrorists make millions.

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