Peace process initiatives were stillborn from inception. Decades of futility define them. Palestinians genuinely want peace. They deserve it and much more.
America's being increasingly third-worldized. Growing numbers face dystopian harshness. Bipartisan complicity force-feeds it. Race to the bottom cruelty assures denying millions vital services when most needed.
By SHAMUS COOKE - May 28, 2013
For a president that is executing Bush’s “war on terror” against Al-Qaeda and “its affiliates,” it seems odd that President Obama has targeted the secular Syrian government for “regime change”...Equally odd is that Obama’s strongest military ally on the ground in Syria...is Jabhat al-Nusra, a group that has affiliated itself with al-Qaeda, and aims to turn Syria into an extremist Islamic state that enforces a fundamentalist version of Sharia law.
By Heather Morgan - May 28, 2013
...[T]he Fords are not the working-class everyman. Brother Doug is more akin to Dick Cheney getting the man he shot in the face to issue a public apology...They are the wealthy bullies who put their fist in your face then blamed you for it and demanded that you apologize to them. Then they went a step further and claimed to be poor victims of baseless smears.
By Dylan Lubao - WSWS
Toronto’s big business elite has turned on Rob Ford — the city’s right-wing populist mayor and their designated hatchet man in imposing social spending cuts and concessionary contracts on city workers — and now appears intent on forcing him from office.
By Yves Engler - May 28th, 2013
If the Harper government were honest about its policies, it would proclaim for all to hear: “Our goal is to make the rich richer”...Many Canadians would agree that has been the effect of Conservative domestic policies, but may be surprised to learn the extent to which it is also true in international affairs.
Speaking on the 13th anniversary of Lebanon's Resistance and Liberation Day, Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addressed grave regional dangers.
Obama represents the worst of rogue leadership. He's a war criminal multiple times over. He's guilty of numerous other crimes. He belongs in prison, not high office.
May 27, 2013 - CBC News
A man whose shoulder was broken during a G20 protest in Toronto almost three years ago says he was hit from behind by what felt like a riot shield while he was taking a picture of police horses...Dorian Barton is testifying at the trial of Const. Glenn Weddell, the first Toronto police officer to go to trial on criminal charges stemming from the G20 weekend in June 2010. Weddell is charged with assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm.
By Deepal Jayasekera - 27 May 2013
A wave of attacks in Afghanistan last Friday and over the weekend followed the Taliban’s announcement last month that it was preparing a “spring offensive.” These bombings have demonstrated the weakness of the Afghan regime, against which Taliban forces can launch attacks at will.
By John Pilger - Znet Commentary
Iraq is no longer news. Last week, the killing of 57 Iraqis in one day was a non-event compared with the murder of a British soldier in London. Yet the two atrocities are connected. Their emblem might be a lavish new movie of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Two of the main characters, as Fitzgerald wrote, “smashed up things and creatures and retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness … and let other people clean up the mess”.
Poor Lebanon. It borders Israel. It does so with Syria at the wrong time. It's affected by ongoing conflict. Its southern neighbor matters most.
What Monsanto wants it gets. Washington works that way.
By Louis Girard - WSWS
...Quebec’s unions forced the cancellation of a press conference that was to be held on the sidelines of a demonstration protesting against the federal Conservative government’s cuts to Employment Insurance (EI), because it was intended to draw attention to the parallel cuts to social assistance (welfare) being made by the provincial Parti Québécois (PQ) government.
His doublespeak duplicity reflects the last refuge of a scoundrel. He's the worst in recent memory. Perhaps the worst ever. Forked tongue rhetoric can't disguise it.