No to the Murderous Migration Policies of the EU

Joint Statement of the Communist Party of Greece, Communist Party of Italy, Communist Party of Malta, Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain At the initiative of the KKE, the Communist Parties of 4 European countries of the Mediterranean, which are receiving the largest waves of refugees and immigrants, denounce the political line of the EU and point to the causes of the problem, as well as the direction of the communists’ struggle on this issue. The joint statement is as follows: The KKE, CPI, PC Malta, PCPE wish to stress the… Read More

ICC to probe possible war crimes in Palestine

From Al-Jazeera Prosecutors at the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) will open a preliminary inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, the first formal step that could lead to charges against officials there and in Israel, the court has said. They will determine whether preliminary findings merit a full investigation into alleged atrocities, which could result in charges against individuals on either the Israeli or Palestinian side. “A preliminary examination is not an investigation but a process of examining the information available in order to reach a fully informed determination… Read More

A Response to a Comment from “Jason”

Earlier this morning I received a comment on my article about the shooting in Paris from a user named Jason. In this comment this user said my article lacked substance, sounded like something from FOX News, and was total “bullshit”. The shooting in Paris I do not believe to be a case of “murderers being murderers,” as I believe Jason described it. There are no isolated phenomenas in the world, all phenomenas are interconnected and interdependent, and this is clearly evident in the Paris shooting of the satirical magazine. Two French-born citizens… Read More

Palestinian statehood bid fails at UN Security Council as US, Australia vote against

From RT The UN Security Council has failed to adopt the Arab coalition’s bid calling for the creation of a Palestinian state and an end to Israeli “occupation”. The veto power US and Australia voted against the move with 5 abstentions. The draft resolution gathered only 8 votes in favour, so it was automatically defeated. The US however still used its veto power and voted against the resolution. Another veto power state, the UK, along with Lithuania, Nigeria, Korea and Rwanda have abstained from the vote. “This resolution sets the stage for more… Read More

U.S. Airdrops Weapons to ISIS as Iraqi Army Makes Gains

From Global Research Iranian state media claims U.S. military aircraft have once again dropped weapons in areas held by the Islamic State. Iraqi volunteers fighting against IS in the Yathrib and Balad districts in Iraq’s Salahuddin Province reported the air drops. Iraq claims it now has the upper hand in the battle to regain territory from the terrorist group. In October a purported errant airdrop of weapons fell into the hands Islamic State fighters outside Kobani in Syria. In November Iraqi intelligence sources said the U.S. is actively supplying ISIS with weapons. “The Iraqi intelligence sources reiterated… Read More

Israel Issues Demolition Orders for Palestinian Homes in East Jerusalem

From CPI On Monday, December 22, Israeli authorities issued five demolition orders for Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem. One of the recipients of such an order, Akram al-Shurafa, told the Ma’an news agency that his home in al-Tur, built in 1938 and inherited from his grandparents, has been slated for demolition, despite the fact that the property has all the required legal documents and is registered in his mother’s name. The other most recent recipients of demolition orders include Talal al-Sayyad and Basil al-Sayyad, even though neither of them owns any properties…. Read More

Endless Wars Have Cost Americans $1.6 Trillion, Report Finds

From Common Dreams The United States has spent $1.6 trillion on post-9/11 military operations, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, weapons procurement and maintenance, and base support, according to a report (pdf) issued earlier this month by the Congressional Research Service (CRS). As some analysts point out, that’s more money than the U.S. spent on the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Persian Gulf War of 1990-1991 all rolled into one. According to International Business Times, “the $1.6 trillion estimate, which comes to $14 million per hour since 9/11…is up… Read More