Tag: Middle East

Not surprisingly, the main motive for the military aid is oil. The Biden administration’s hypocrisy knows no bounds when it comes to human rights. Nearly every day, we hear pious condemnations of Russia and China for their human rights abuses—whether in Ukraine or toward the Uyghurs—and sermons about how the...
The Washington Post even gives positive spin by suggesting that the war has improved gender equality in devastated country. “An unexpected result of Yemen’s war: More men are cooking and cleaning,” The Washington Post reported in 2016 on the social and cultural impact of the war in Yemen. The seemingly...
In the last few months, the western media has been reporting on large scale protests sweeping Iran against the hijab in the wake of the death of Mahsa Amimi. The protests were described by some journalists as a revolution against the Islamic Republic, and have been highlighted as a movement led by young women. Is this true? Is there a revolution? How much of this is part of a major media disinformation campaign?  We are joined by Mazda Majidi, Iranian author, journalist, and anti-war activist who has recently returned from Iran.
The new Israeli government led by an enemy of peace is more right-wing, more reactionary, more nationalistically populist, and more religious than any previous government in Israeli history. I had the good fortune during the last week of October and the first week of November to be in Israel...
The European Woke International of Hypocrisy and Neo-Colonialism looks past the incendiary escalation of the Ukraine conflict, preferring instead to spoil the beautiful game for hundreds of millions of soccer fans in Arab and developing countries. Anyone who thought the media would take an in-depth look at the current and...
Israel is moving more toward a Jewish theocracy based on the myth of religious supremacy and ultra-nationalism. And the November 1, 2022, legislative election will not change this.   This is the fourth election in five years with parties forming coalitions, splitting, then reforming coalitions.     An October 18 poll, put out by...
It certainly looks to be that way—though many liberals and self-proclaimed feminists remain oblivious. In an era increasingly awash with political instability, the latest protests in Iran are yet another manifestation of the plague of Western imperialism. The sudden death of Kurdish Iranian woman Mahsa Amini and the unclear...
CIA offshoot, National Endowment for Democracy, spent $631,500 in Iran in 2021. In late September, protests erupted in Iran following the death of a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini, after she had been arrested by morality police in Tehran purportedly for not wearing the hijab. Amini died allegedly of a...
Katie Halper, host of the Katie Halper Show and co-host of the podcast Useful idiots, joins us today to share how she was recently fired, yes fired, from the Hill for talking about Israel. Katie recorded a segment for The Hill’s Rising defending Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib from attacks over calling Israel an apartheid state. While the Hill presents itself as a channel that opposes cancel culture and censorship, apparently this is not the case.
Tech workers from Google and Amazon joined forces with Pro-Palestinian organizers to hold protests last Thursday in New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Durham, NC. At issue is Project Nimbus, a $1.2 billion contract between the two companies and the Israeli government that would have the U.S. tech giants directly profiting off the oppression of the Palestinian people. We’re joined by Sabina Wildman, an organizer with the ANSWER Coalition in the San Francisco Bay Area, to talk about the protests, the striking unity of the No Tech for Apartheid movement, organizing tech workers and more.