Yemenis dig graves for children, who where killed when their bus was hit during a Saudi-led coalition air strike, that targeted the Dahyan market the previous day in the Huthi rebels' stronghold province of Saada on 10 August , 2018 (AFP)

‘Even Wars Have Rules’: Yemen Suffers as the Truth Is Distorted and Obscured

Even by the depraved standards of the Western-backed, Saudi-led aggression against Yemen, the bombing of a school bus on 9 August was a new low. The bus had stopped at a market while taking the children back to school from a picnic when it was targeted, according to Save the Children. Yemeni health officials have informed the …

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Moldova’s “Deep State” Is Exploiting the UN to Undermine Peace in Transnistria

The UN General Assembly recently demanded the withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers from Transnistria. The non-legally binding decree was passed with a simple majority and intended to send a political message to both Russia and Moldovan President Dodon. The first-mentioned has had its troops deployed in the contested region for more than two decades per an …

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What Donald Trump Is Preparing

After having observed Donald Trump’s historical references (the constitutional compromise of 1789, the examples of Andrew Jackson and Richard Nixon) and the way in which his partisans perceive his politics, Thierry Meyssan here analyses his anti-imperialist actions. The US President is not interested in taking a step back, but on the contrary, abandoning the interests …

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The United States Withdraws from the World

The United States has decided to no longer participate in the United Nations 47-member Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The number one reason cited by U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley was that the council is unfairly critically focused on Israel. The United States had already left the U.N.’s cultural organization UNESCO last October, the last straw reportedly …

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Nikki Haley delivers remarks to the press announcing the US's withdrawal from the UN's Human Rights Council, June 19, 2018 © Toya Sarno Jordan / Reuters

US Quits UN Human Rights Watchdog, But the Reason Goes Deeper Than ‘Bias Against Israel’

This week, the US took the unprecedented step of announcing its withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council - a day after America's worsening migrant crisis fell on the radar of the global body. Partisan politics may be to blame. The Trump administration has a tough message for the global community. To quote John Bolton, …

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The Entire Western World Lives in Cognitive Dissonance

In this column I am going to use three of the current top news stories to illustrate the disconnect that is everywhere in the Western mind. Let us begin with the family separation issue. The separation of children from immigrant/refugee/asylum parents has caused such public outcry that President Trump has backed off his policy and …

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A general view of Pyongyang showing the Juche tower and city skyline on June 11. Photo: AFP/ Ed Jones

Trump Holds the Clock on North Korea While Putin Plans His Moves

The argument that China is being “marginalized” by Washington while it works bilaterally with Pyongyang on the profound security issues on the Korean Peninsula has been completely discredited with the surprising news that the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is back in China on a two-day visit that began today. The Singapore summit between US …

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US Exempts Israeli and Its Own High Crimes from Accountability

Throughout their history, Washington and Israel were never held accountable for endless high crimes of war, against humanity and genocide. Hegemons make their own rules, doing whatever they please, ignoring rule of law principles with impunity – how America always operates, waging endless wars on humanity, seeking dominance over planet earth, its resources and populations. …

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