By Zenobia Jeffries Warfield | – (Yes! Magazine) – Since the police killings of Botham Jean in Dallas and Emantic “E.J.” Bradford in Birmingham, Alabama, two months apart last fall, ongoing news coverage of unarmed Black people killed by police has mostly waned. The street protests ended more than a year ago, but the horrific, […]
Archives for June 2019
Turkey Must Stop Prosecuting, Imprisoning Scholars for Signing a Peace Petition (Yes)
Committee on Academic Freedom Middle East Studies Association of North America, Inc. H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan President of the Republic of Turkey T.C. Cumhurbaşkanlığı Genel Sekreterliği 06689 Çankaya, Ankara Turkey Dear President Erdoğan: We write on behalf of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) of North America and its Committee on Academic Freedom to express […]
If Donald Trump is the Symptom, Then What is the Disease?
(Tomdispatch.com) – Don’t try to deny it! The political temperature of this country is rising fast. Call it Trump change or Trump warming, if you want, but grasp one thing: increasingly, you’re in a different land and, whatever happens to Donald Trump, the results down the line are likely to be ever less pretty. Trump […]
Once Again Pompeo Displays Hopeless Ignorance of Sunni & Shiite, Iran and Taliban
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – The Washington Post reports that when US Secretary of State “Benghazi Mike” Pompeo gave his breathless news conference last Thursday to finger Iran for the oil tanker explosions in the Gulf of Oman, he indicted Iran for another act of violence at the same time. Mary Papenfus at HuffPo notes […]
What does the Trump Administration Really Want from Iran?
By Noah Weisbord | – Two oil tankers were attacked on June 13 off the coast of Oman, forcing the crew members of one burning ship to flee. It was the latest in a series of assaults on tankers transporting oil through the Gulf. In May, Saudi, Norwegian and Emirati oil tankers were attacked off […]
Israeli Snipers have Killed yet Another Palestinian medic in Gaza; But Where is Justice?
By Motasem A Dalloul | @abujomaaGaza | – Al-Judaily was the fifth paramedic to be killed by Israeli forces during the Great March of Return protests; more than 500 others have been wounded It was a difficult moment for the wife of Mohammad Al-Judaily when she heard that he had succumbed to his wounds. The […]
Gaza: Unlawful Attacks in May Fighting
Israeli Airstrikes Kill 13 Civilians; Palestinian Rockets Kill 6
No More War for Oil: Buy an Electric Car & Never hear about Tankers Again
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – As the warmonger faction in the Trump administration milks the attack on two oil tankers near the Straits of Hormuz for all its potential as a new Gulf of Tonkin pretext for hostilities, everyone should keep in mind the cargo. The cargo is petroleum, to run your car or Japan’s […]
Saudi and Iran: how our two countries could make peace and bring stability to the Middle East
By Samira Nasirzadeh and Eyad Alrefai | – Relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran have rarely been worse, regarding the attacks on the oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman – for which both sides blame each other. Nevertheless, in the history of relations between the two countries, […]