Selected Stories: Israel’s Illegal Annexation of West Bank

11 June 2020 — Global Research

European Court of Human Rights Deals Major Blow to Israel’s War on Palestine Solidarity

By Palestinian BDS National Committee, June 11, 2020

The ECHR decision comes at a time of widespread condemnations of Israel’s plans to formally annex large swathes of the occupied Palestinian territory. In response to these plans and to Israel’s ongoing “apartheid regime” and “de facto annexation,” Palestinian civil society has reminded states of their obligations to adopt “lawful countermeasures,” including a ban on “arms trade and military-security cooperation with Israel” and on trade with Israel’s illegal settlements.

Continue reading

Parallels between Minneapolis and Jerusalem are more than skin deep

11 June 2020 — Jonathan Cook

In a world of depleting resources and contracting economies, states are preparing for future uprisings by a growing underclass

Middle East Eye – 11 June 2020

It is hard to ignore the striking parallels between the recent scenes of police brutality in cities across the United States and decades of violence from Israel’s security forces against Palestinians.

Continue reading

Living Is No Laughing Matter: The Twenty-Fourth Newsletter (2020)

11 June 2020 — Tricontinental

Deborah Jack
Deborah Jack (St. Martin), The water between us remembers, so we wear our history on our skin, long for a sea-bath and hope the salt will cure what ails us, 2016.


Dear Friends,

Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

The United States government has withdrawn its support for the World Health Organisation (WHO) based on accusations that the WHO has not been forthcoming about the novel coronavirus and based on US President Donald Trump’s questioning of the WHO’s independence from China, calling the organisation a ‘puppet of China’. There is a mischievous tone in these statements, with Trump continuing to make the case – against all evidence – that the Chinese government suppressed information about the virus in late 2019. In a brief video our team answers five key questions about China and COVID-19
Continue reading

WATCH: Perspectives on the Pandemic #9

11 June 2020 — Off Guardian

The  “Undercover nurse” gives her first hand account of neglect, mismanagement and possible corruption in the treatment of “Covid patients” at Elmhurst Hospital

Erin Marie Olszewski is a Nurse-turned-investigative journalist, who has spent the last few months on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, on the inside in two radically different settings. Two hospitals. One private, the other public. One in Florida, the other in New York.