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16.02.2024 Henry Kamens

You be the judge. It is becoming clear that community standards do not apply to Facebook/Meta (is banned in Russia), MSM or whatever they call it, and many other internet sites, especially if the posts are in support of Ukraine or Poland. They are, in fact, instrumental in directing and misdirecting public discourse over Ukraine and the agenda of the [alleged] New World Order and its less than “honorable intentions”.

18.01.2024 Abbas Hashemite

Pakistan is set to conduct general elections on 8th February 2024. Following the internal political instability in the country, and the regional and global geopolitical events, these elections hold seminal significance. The results of these elections will be highly consequential for the future of Pakistan. Although the results of the elections are highly predictable, the upcoming government will have to face formidable challenges ahead…

18.01.2024 Simon Chege Ndiritu

While South Africa’s effort to refer Israel to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for the latter’s possible contravention of the Genocide Convention is commendable, it may not lead to the desired relief. The ICJ concluded hearings for the genocide case, and as the world awaits the ruling, it is crucial to bear in mind that the court and its underlying system are unlikely to deliver Justice to Gazans. Restraining optimism in the process is crucial not only in preventing disappointment, but also in reserving mental energy to seek practical alternatives for sustainable peace…

29.12.2023 Abbas Hashemite

The year 2023 could be considered a tumultuous year for the whole world. The year was marked by many conflicts, clashes, tensions, and different tragic events around the world. The end of the year without an end to any persistent conflict is resulting in the passing instability and clashes in the world in the year ahead. Just like in the past, the key player behind most of the clashes in the world is the United States of America and its economic motivations. In the year 2023, the Israel-Hamas war is one of the most famous events. Israel’s brutal genocide in Gaza filled pessimism among…

22.12.2023 Simon Chege Ndiritu

As the US operation against Gaza using Israeli partner continues for two and a half months due to US efforts of shooting down UN resolutions for a ceasefire, Lloyd Austin announced Operation Prosperity Guardian against Houthis in Yemen, attesting to the US unexplained love for war that can be likened to pyromania. It could be a matter of time before the American soldiers from the comfort of their ships and aircraft start lobbing bombs and bullets at impoverished defenseless Yemenis, already in the worst humanitarian disaster, just like Israelis are doing to Palestinians…

20.12.2023 Abbas Hashemite

Israel has killed over 21700 Palestinians since October 7, 2023, in its genocidal campaign in Gaza. Most of the Palestinians martyred include children and women in this massacre. As per reports, almost 92 journalists have also been killed in this recent war between Israel and Hamas. The United Nations and many human rights organizations around the world have called for humanitarian peace in Gaza. However, this appeal has been rejected and vetoed by Israel and the United States respectively. The latter, along with many of its allies, is, unequivocally…

18.12.2023 Taut Bataut

A few months back, Pakistan’s caretaker government ordered all undocumented immigrants, with a primary focus on the estimated 1.7 million Afghan nationals, to leave the country voluntarily by November 1, 2023, or face deportation. This decision sparked international attention due to its potential humanitarian and bilateral consequences. The UNHCR reports that nearly four million Afghan refugees reside in Pakistan, and approximately 700,000 arrived after the Taliban’s return to power. Of these, 1.7 million are deemed to be in Pakistan illegally, living with minimal legal protection…

12.12.2023 Taut Bataut

On November 2, 2022, Ethiopia seemed to be on the cusp of a new beginning when the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) agreed to a ceasefire that ended a brutal two-year war. However, a year after this truce, the situation in Ethiopia remains fraught with challenges and uncertainty. To understand the complexity of the situation, we must first look at the origins of the conflict. Ethiopia, a country with a diverse population and a complex political landscape, is characterized by its federal system of government, consisting of a federal government…

01.11.2023 Christopher Black

International law has essentially collapsed with the US backed Israeli siege of the Palestinian people of Gaza, in response to the Hamas attack on Israeli occupation forces on October 7. The Palestinians have no expectation of mercy from the Israelis, when they have suffered decades of Israeli ethnic cleansing of Palestinian lands and their replacement by Israeli settlers, all in violation of international law and several UN resolutions, including, of course, Resolution 242 which required Israel to withdraw from all the lands they seized in the 1967 War; a war which they now admit was started on a pretext in order to seize those lands and push out the Palestinians…

13.10.2023 Taut Bataut

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan and Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, finds himself ensnared within the confines of Attock Jail, while his close confidant and two-time former Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, languishes in custody in Islamabad. Their predicament arises from their alleged divulgence of classified information contained within a confidential cable, colloquially known as the “cipher,” dispatched by Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States…

06.09.2023 Konstantin Asmolov

North Korean opponents have continued to focus on the subject of human rights in the second half of 2023. Let’s say that this is a very convenient claim to make since it, on the one hand, earns support from the populace and, on the other hand, has some merit because of the regime’s idiosyncrasies and the fact that it is operating under a state of emergency that necessitates extraordinary measures. As seen by the events in Yugoslavia, Libya, and other nations, using the concept of “human rights” to attack the regime and prepare the public for “humanitarian bombing” is effective…

03.08.2023 Phil Butler

Definitions: “impunity, noun, the exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action.” In 2013, Edward Snowden leaked information from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) about massive surveillance being carried out on individuals, companies, and governments on a global scale. Snowden released to the media millions of documents and kept essential files to prove his allegations that U.S. agencies, especially the NSA, operate with impunity, spying on anyone in the agency’s sights. Even though Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing unveiled heinous operations by the NSA in close cooperation with three…