Articles from Juan Cole

Those times the US meddled in other People’s Elections

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U.S. concern over alleged Russian foul play in this year’s election is ironic given decades of Washington’s deadly foreign intervention.

Revelations surfaced on Friday that a leaked document from the CIA has allegedly found that the Russian government had intervened in the U.S. election to help to elect Donald Trump.

Amnesty International calls on Israel to drop ‘baseless’ charges against activists

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BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Human rights organization Amnesty International released a statement Friday demanding Israel to drop the “baseless” charges against two Palestinian “human rights defenders” Farid al-Atrash and Issa Amro, who both currently face charges in an Israeli military court relating to their activism.

The Reich Strikes Back? Neo-Nazis Call for a Boycott of New Star Wars Movie

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White-supremacists are upset because nearly all of the major characters on the new Star Wars film are people of color.

Neo-Nazi groups on the Internet are calling to boycott the premiere of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” as they feel offended about the themes of the upcoming film, calling it “nothing but a Jew masturbation fantasy of anti-White hate,” reports IB Times.

The Fate of Iraq’s Minorities After Mosul

By Tyler Fisher and Kamal Kolo | ( OpenDemocracy.net) | – –

The liberation of Mosul offers the international community a unique opportunity to permit the region’s most vulnerable minorities to exercise self-preservation and self-determination.

Barghouthi: Israel’s Legitimizing Squatter Settlements a Declaration of War on Palestinians

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Palestinian lawmaker Mustafa al-Barghouthi, on Tuesday, said the legitimization of settlement outposts, by the Israeli Knesset, is “a war on the Palestinian people.”

In a press statement, the leader of the Palestinian National Initiative said that the misappropriation of private Palestinian land in favor of illegal settlements amounts to “a death sentence against the longed-for Palestinian State.”

German Advertisers pull ads from Breitbart, having seen this Picture

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The decision to drop advertising from the far-right mouthpiece came on the back of a “No Money for The Right” campaign.

German companies are the latest to pull their advertising from website Breitbart, whose former director, Steve Bannon, is now President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist. The companies, including car manufacturer BMW, are concerned that the website — known as a mouthpiece for Trump’s campaign and anti-immigrant rhetoric — is promoting racism and white nationalism.

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