Conference on Security and Cooperation in the Middle East by Rene Wadlow

In a 26 June 2018 address to the United Nations Security Council, Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General, reviewed the conflict situations in the Middle East – its profound divisions, troubling currents and the tragic shredding of its diverse religious, ethnic and cultural fabric.  As he noted “In Syria, civilians have borne a litany of atrocities or…

Abiy Ahmed epitomises Africa’s short memory of hate

Africans have been at least as violent as anything ever perpetrated by other peoples; what is distinctive about Africans is their short memory of hate—so said Kenyan scholar Ali Mazrui.  By way of illustration Mazrui thus described four examples. Jomo Kenyatta was unjustly imprisoned by the British colonial authorities in 1952 over charges of founding…

No, Uganda’s new social media levy isn’t just another tax to raise revenue

  In an attempt to clarify Uganda’s new daily levy for social media users, president Museveni, without irony, turned to Twitter to release a statement, published to his personal blog. The president who first floated the social media tax as a response to online gossip, now says it is meant to reduce capital flight and improve the country’s…

NATO Needs to End

The United States generates most of the wars and does most of the fighting, but Europe gets the majority of the terrorist blowback. What kind of a deal is that for Europe? War endangers us all; it does not protect us.   Remarks Delivered by Pat Elder for World BEYOND War at the No to War,…

Game Over; The End of Ethiopia’s TPLF Regime By Thomas C. Mountain

Game Over! The Tigray People’s Liberation Front which has ruledEthiopia since 1991 has been ousted from power in Ethiopia, replacedby a new breed of leadership who have quickly moved to reassure thepeople that a real change is in the making.This past Wednesday, June 20, was a busy day for the new PrimeMinister Abiye, an ethnic…

The Eerie Silence Surrounding the Assange Case

Julian Assange remains cut off from the world in Ecuador’s London embassy, shut off from friends, relatives and thousands of supporters, leaving him unable to do his crucial work, as John Pilger discusses with Dennis J. Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein – ConsortiumNews – June 9, 2018     In a recent communication between Randy…