And Gideon Levy, Haaretz correspondent, was there to witness it and ask uncomfortable questions about the past
Israeli soldiers take part in a NATO exercise in Germany, April 2019 | IDF Spokesperson
NUREMBERG, Germany (May 3) – N. dons the black wool balaclava he always wears during operational activity. Only his dark eyes are visible. Diego’s jaws are also bound by a black muzzle. N. is an Israeli soldier who lives in Mitzpeh Adi in the Jezreel Valley and serves in Oketz, the Israel Defense Forces’ canine special forces unit. Diego is his dog – a Belgian dog that was trained in Germany. N. barks out his orders in German. “Sitz!” he commands, and Diego sits down submissively next to his master. Continue reading
Delegation of U.S. anti-war activists visiting Iran in March, shown here outside the Tehran Peace Museum.
On May 8, Iran announced that it would stop exporting excess uranium and heavy water, setting a 60-day deadline for the five remaining parties to the deal – France, the UK, Germany, China, and Russia – to take practical measures toward ensuring Iran’s interests in the face of the American sanctions. Continue reading
Merchants of Death – Lithograph by Mabel Dwight
Worldwide total military spending amounts to some $1.69 trillion per year. Of this, about $375 billion goes to buying arms.
The volume of international transfers of major arms in the period 2014-18 was 7.8 per cent higher than in 2009-13 and 23 per cent higher than in 2004-2008, according to data on arms transfers published in March by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Continue reading
By MANLIO DINUCCI
(March 12) – The United States will no longer consider its allies as protectorates. Therefore, they ask them to pay the cost of their protection, otherwise they will withdraw. This was announced by President Trump on January 17 at the Pentagon, which was presented in February at NATO, but was released only this week. A decision that applies to all allies, from Japan to Germany. The problem is that Washington is also asking its allies to align with its positions … as they did as protectorates. Continue reading
The aggressive military alliance NATO is holding a summit in Washington, DC the week of March 30 to April 7 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of its founding. Actions will be taking place in Washington, DC and around the world against NATO and to oppose current plans to invade Venezuela. In addition to the March 30 demonstration, conferences and street actions are taking place in Washington, DC through the week up to the April 4 Black Alliance for Peace meeting on the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. For full listings for events in Washington, DC click here. Continue reading
The Royal Navy’s Mounts Bay docked in Curaçao, a small island just 50 miles away from Venezuela | Morning Star
By TONY SEED
(February 15, updated February 18, 22) – The Trump administration has stepped up threats of military aggression against Venezuela as part of its blackmail against the Venezuelan people and world opinion. The threat of military aggression is real, not merely an “option on the table.” In parallel, the U.S. is increasing its hostile military activities in the region, directed specifically against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and its resistance to U.S. dictate. The newly-appointed commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), Admiral Craig Faller visited the Caribbean island of Curaçao in the Dutch Antilles, February 13-14, within 50 miles of the Venezuelan coast, following discussions with the Joint Military Staff of Brazil on February 11-12. Continue reading
Threats against the independence and sovereignty of Venezuela are real, not a mere policy “option.” Ongoing provocations and threats of military aggression by the US, Canada and others threaten to plunge the whole region into chaos and strike a serious blow against popular democracy around the world. The Lima Group is not welcome in Canada and it is important for Canadians to stand up and declare that the Government does not act in the name of Canadians and we demand that the Canadian government respect the independence and sovereignty of Venezuela.
Eduardo Correa Senior and James Patrick Jordan* examine the thread and military options that are on the table, and propose popular organization to defeat US interventionism in the Latin American nation.