Middle East

08.07.2016

Chilcot’s Iraq: the missing piece

Chilcot’s Iraq: the missing piece

The response to a major report on Britain’s role in Iraq needs to grasp how war itself is changing.  By Paul Rogers 7 July 2016 for openDemocracy The Iraq inquiry report, which took seven years to complete and was finally published on 6… »

06.07.2016

Damning Chilcot Report confirms Iraq invasion was Bush/Blair’s war of choice

Damning Chilcot Report confirms Iraq invasion was Bush/Blair’s war of choice

“Military action at that time was not a last resort.” by Lauren McCauley, staff writer for Common Dreams “I will be with you, whatever,” former British Prime Minister Tony Blair pledged to U.S. President George Bush on July 28, 2002. That vow was made public… »

05.07.2016

God is dead – Islamic Nihilism

God is dead – Islamic Nihilism

God is dead This is what Friedrich Nietzsche wrote in his Aphorism 125 of the Fröhliche Wissenschaft. The consequences are a theology without God and believers without God. All this applies to Western philosophy – at least this is what I thought when I was young. »

04.07.2016

Permission granted for judicial review into legality of UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Permission granted for judicial review into legality of UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Media, Press Releases, 30 June 2016 By Campaign Against the Arms Trade High Court grants judicial review into arms exports to Saudi Arabia, following unprecedented case brought by Campaign Against Arms Trade Extensive evidence suggests Saudi Arabian forces have committed war crimes in Yemen UK has licensed… »

29.06.2016

Two day summit of EU leaders on refugee issues

Two day summit of EU leaders on refugee issues

Here’s the joint statement released at the time 109 NGOs from networks across Europe met concerning EU and refugee issues. Joint NGO statement ahead of the European Council of 28-29 June 2016 NGOs strongly condemn new EU policies to contain migration At the upcoming European Council, European Union (EU) leaders will… »

28.06.2016

Turkey and Israel to normalize ties again after six years

Turkey and Israel to normalize ties again after six years

  Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on Monday announced the signing of a Turkish Israeli deal to normalize relations between the two, after six years of ‘strained ties.’ Turkish and Israeli delegations on Sunday have met in Rome to finalize details of the deal. The Turkish-Israeli affairs were suspended in… »

19.06.2016

The arms industry and ethics – Global Media Forum workshop by Pressenza

The arms industry and ethics – Global Media Forum workshop by Pressenza

The great relevance of the workshop Arms industry and Ethics: How to enforce ethics in a highly profitable business, hosted by Pressenza at the Global Media Forum organised by Deutsche Welle in Bonn, was apparent by looking at the day’s news: NATO manoeuvres in Eastern Europe, pictures of… »

15.06.2016

Israel is an omnipresent problem for Palestinians

Israel is an omnipresent problem for Palestinians

Jason B. Vagliano of Palestine Advocacy Project: Israel is an omnipresent problem for Palestinians By Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik. In the following  interview about the Palestine Advocacy Project where I spoke with  Jason B. Vagliano, I would like to begin by thanking Jason so much for his time. We… »

12.06.2016

Decolonising feminism, depatriarchalising Islam

Decolonising feminism, depatriarchalising Islam

Zahra Ali is a sociologist engaged in Muslim, feminist and anti-racist dynamics. Her research has focused on the emergence of Muslim feminisms in the West and the Arab world, including Iraq. In 2012, she published with La Fabrique a book Islamic Feminisms, the first of its kind in French, that… »

06.06.2016

Silo, a Spiritual Path wins at Near Nazareth film festival

Silo, a Spiritual Path wins at Near Nazareth film festival

 SILO A SPIRITUAL PATH is a WINNER at the Near Nazareth 2016 Film Festival in Arufa, Israel. Silo a Spiritual Path has competed and won one of the Five Awards in the documentary category at the Near Nazareth 2016 film festival. The festival ran from May 17 to May 31 and… »

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