By Jean Shaoul, June 27, 2012
Israeli riot police have detained dozens of activists demanding social justice, after violently breaking up demonstrations.
US seeks casus belli
By Joseph Kishore, June 26, 2012
The major imperialist powers, led by the United States, have issued a series of bellicose statements after Syria shot down a Turkish war plane that had entered its airspace.
By Bill Van Auken, June 23, 2012
Western denunciations of Russia for sending back refurbished helicopters to Syria recall nothing so much as the old adage, “Do as I say, not as I do.”
By Peter Symonds, June 21, 2012
The Moscow summit broke up with no further talks planned between the major powers and Iran other than a low-level technical meeting in Istanbul.
By Bill Van Auken, June 20, 2012
The hypocrisy of US imperialism’s pretense of promoting democracy on the world arena is manifest in Washington’s markedly different reactions to the Iranian elections of 2009 and the recent military coup in Egypt.
By Peter Symonds, June 16, 2012
If negotiations fail, as appears likely, tensions will rapidly escalate with the imposition of harsh new sanctions on Iran and the heightened threat of a US or Israeli military attack.
By Clara Weiss, June 15, 2012
In the southern Caucasus, where US interests collide with those of Russia and Iran, there is a growing danger of war between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh.
By David Walsh, June 14, 2012
A series of bombs exploded in various parts of Iraq on Wednesday in the midst of Shi’ite pilgrims marking a major religious festival, killing more than 70 people.
By Markus Salzmann, June 13, 2012
Cyprus is set to be the fifth of the 17 euro area countries to apply for money from the European bailout fund.
By Peter Symonds, June 13, 2012
The new sanctions form part of escalating US threats, including of military strikes, to force Iran to shut down key aspects of its nuclear program.
By Peter Symonds, June 11, 2012
The failure of the International Atomic Energy Agency talks sets the stage for a breakdown of the broader international negotiations next week in Moscow.
By Clara Weiss, June 5, 2012
The reason for strained relations is Azerbaijan’s close collaboration with the United States and Israel in war preparations against Iran.