“Israel has the right to defend itself.”
These are the words we hear from both Democratic and Republican administrations whenever the government of Israel, with its enormous military power, responds to rocket attacks from Gaza.
Let’s be clear. No one is arguing that Israel, or any government, does not have the right to self-defense or to protect its people. So why are these words repeated year after year, war after war? And why is the question almost never asked: “What are the rights of the Palestinian people?”
And why do we seem to take notice of the violence in Israel and Palestine only when rockets are falling on Israel?… Seguir leyendo »
As the count currently stands, nearly 80 million Americans voted for Joe Biden. With this vote against the authoritarian bigotry of Donald Trump, the world can breathe a collective sigh of relief.
But the election results did also reveal something that should be a cause for concern. Trump received 11 million more votes than he did in 2016, increasing his support in many distressed communities – where unemployment and poverty are high, healthcare and childcare are inadequate, and people are hurting the most.
For a president who lies all the time, perhaps Donald Trump’s most outlandish lie is that he and his administration are friends of the working class in our country.… Seguir leyendo »
The likely assassination of the Saudi critic and Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi underscores how urgent it has become for the United States to redefine our relationship with Saudi Arabia, and to show that the Saudis do not have a blank check to continue violating human rights.
One place we can start is by ending United States support for the war in Yemen. Not only has this war created a humanitarian disaster in one of the world’s poorest countries, but also American involvement in this war has not been authorized by Congress and is therefore unconstitutional.
In March 2015, a coalition of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates started a war against Yemen’s Houthi rebels.… Seguir leyendo »
¡Qué sorpresa! Los trabajadores en el Reino Unido, muchos de los cuales han visto cómo ha disminuido su estándar de vida mientras los más ricos de su país se vuelven más ricos, le han dado la espalda a la Unión Europea y a una economía globalizada que les está fallando a ellos y a sus hijos.
No solo los británicos están sufriendo. Esa economía cada vez más globalizada, establecida y mantenida por la élite económica del mundo, le está fallando a la gente en todas partes. Por más increíble que parezca, las 62 personas más ricas del planeta tienen tanta riqueza como la mitad más pobre de la población mundial, cerca de 3 mil millones de personas.… Seguir leyendo »