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MintPress - 2019-09-21 - Original post - cached version

Welcome to your second country, that was the greeting our Syrian hosts gave us when we arrived for the International Trade Union Forum for “solidarity with the workers and people of Syria against the economic blockade, imperialist interventions, and terrorism.”

Throughout my short one-...

Dissident Voice - 2019-08-13 - Original post - cached version

People in Venezuela shall defend the Bolivarian Revolution. To defend the land, the people are prepared for battle. This is the promise by the people in the land the revolution is moving forward with its transforming process.

Nicolas Maduro, the president of Venezuela, said: Venezuela is...

MintPress - 2019-04-02 - Original post - cached version

HODEIDA, YEMEN — At least 7,000 civilians remain trapped in Southern Hodeida’s al-Durayhimi district by Saudi-led Coalition forces, in what has become a de facto eight-month siege amid Yemen’s broader humanitarian crisis. Conditions in al-Durayhimi are dire, as civilians endure an acute shortage...

21 Century Wire - 2018-12-17 - Original post - cached version


22 million in Yemen are dependent upon aid to survive, according to an ICRC (Red Cross) tweet. 

Vanessa Beeley
21st Century Wire

The “humanitarian” tragedy in Yemen has been in the news a lot recently. What most media and NGOs fail to clarify is that this is not some...

The Duran - 2018-12-01 - Original post - cached version

Via Zerohedge…

A close senior political ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Reuters on Friday that the European Union and the United States should consider banning all Russian ships that originate from the Sea of Avoz from entering EU and US ports until last Sunday’s Kerch...

MintPress - 2018-11-27 - Original post - cached version

A Saudi-led coalition of states has been aggressively bombing Yemen and imposing an air and naval blockade of its ports for more than three years, leading U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to describe Yemen as “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.”

Guterres put the crisis in stark...

MintPress - 2018-09-10 - Original post - cached version



The UN estimates that nearly 20 million Yemenis could die of starvation by the end of this year. That’s about 70 percent of the entire population.

That horrific number includes more than 2 million children who are already going hungry, including 500,000 who are suffering from...

MintPress - 2018-09-05 - Original post - cached version

HODEIDA, YEMEN — What is taking place at the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula is unprecedented: the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition has caused a humanitarian crisis on all fronts, unlike anything else seen in the world today.

Beyond the deadly daily airstrikes, a third wave of...

MintPress - 2018-08-06 - Original post - cached version

Israel’s Ministry of Defence yesterday released the first images of its sea barrier designed to further blockade the besieged Gaza Strip. The barrier is located on Zikim beach, approximately three kilometres from Gaza’s northern frontier. The project is slated to be...

MintPress - 2018-07-19 - Original post - cached version

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Israel’s government has instructed the country’s military to prepare for a major military offensive against the Gaza Strip if the launching of “incendiary kites and balloons” over the Gaza-Israel border is not stopped by this Friday. If those objects continue to cross the...

MintPress - 2018-06-15 - Original post - cached version

SANA’A, YEMEN — When his wife’s vomiting and diarrhea simply wouldn’t stop, 40-year-old Ali Sherwaid, an English teacher, did a quick accounting in his head, calibrating the catastrophe that had befallen him. With cholera ravaging his wife, 28 years-old and nine-months pregnant with the couple’s...

MintPress - 2018-06-12 - Original post - cached version

The Houthis in Yemen are expected to start being slaughtered en-masse on June 12th. The U.S.-Saudi-UAE plan is to destroy the Yemenese port city of Al Hudaydah, which is the only entry-way by which food reaches approximately seven million Shiites, members of the Houthi tribe, who occupy the...

MintPress - 2018-06-07 - Original post - cached version

GAZA — Gaza is in urgent need of opening spaces on many levels. The geophysical space — incarcerated by Israel’s illegal blockade on Gaza and its construction of barriers to “protect Israel’s citizens with power and sophistication,” according to Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, which...

MintPress - 2018-05-31 - Original post - cached version

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Whatever one’s opinion may be about the ongoing Israeli dispossession of the people of Palestine and the crippling siege of the Gaza Strip, one can’t fault Tel Aviv for lacking originality.

Such unique means of choking off the Palestinians’ ability to live as normal...

MintPress - 2018-05-29 - Original post - cached version

SANA’A, YEMEN – During a briefing last Friday, the UN warned that millions more Yemeni civilians are expected to starve to death before year’s end as a result of a blockade imposed on the country by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition. The Saudis’ unsuccessful bid to quash the Houthi-led resistance...

MintPress - 2018-05-29 - Original post - cached version

Gaza, Palestine – A flotilla carrying at least 25 patients, students and activists have broken Israel’s imposed boundary off the coast of the Gaza Strip, the first time in more than a decade.

The group set sail on Tuesday morning from the besieged Gaza...

WWI Hidden History - 2018-02-27 - Original post - cached version

We are lied to. We know that more than ever today, but the lies and misrepresentations about the first World War have been accepted as truth. Arm yourself with the awful facts.

Part Two in the Hidden History series by Gerry Docherty and Jim Macgregor.

At last, having spent...

MintPress - 2018-01-24 - Original post - cached version

Last week Israeli military officials for the first time echoed what human rights groups and the United Nations have been saying for some time: that Gaza’s economy and infrastructure stand on the brink of collapse.

They should know.

More than 10 years ago the Israeli army tightened...

WWI Hidden History - 2018-01-09 - Original post - cached version

 

The acute mystery which had been deliberately visited on Germany, Austria and Hungary was remorseless. British, French and Italian obstruction to all U.S. proposals which would have alleviated the crises in Berlin and Vienna appeared to be absolute. A breakthrough was apparently agreed...

WWI Hidden History - 2017-12-24 - Original post - cached version

Herbert Hoover realised that vindictive human nature played into the hands of his Secret Elite masters in Europe [1] but dared not cross the line of open criticism. To assure his  backers that matters in Germany were critical, he requested a detailed breakdown of food production and health...

MintPress - 2017-12-21 - Original post - cached version

There are currently one million people infected with cholera in wartorn Yemen, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on Wednesday

Some 2,225 people have died on the disease since 27 April, it added.

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WWI Hidden History - 2017-12-17 - Original post - cached version

Words like hunger and starvation found no place in the vocabulary of the British press when Lloyd George decided to cut and run for re-election in December 1918. The supreme political predator wasted no time in calling a general election to offer the British people a ‘democratic’ choice between...

WWI Hidden History - 2017-12-10 - Original post - cached version

It is often forgotten that Germany’s signature to the truce in 1918 was conditional. On 12 October the Kaiser’s government confirmed that it wished to enter into more detailed discussions on an armistice on the understanding that it was predicated upon a joint agreement on the practical details...

MintPress - 2017-12-07 - Original post - cached version

In a brief statement issued Wednesday afternoon, President Trump called on Saudi leadership to completely lift the years long Saudi military blockade on war-torn Yemen. The unexpected announcement came on the same day President Trump delivered an extremely controversial televised address wherein...

MintPress - 2017-11-09 - Original post - cached version

Nearly 20 humanitarian agencies on Wednesday warned of a “nightmare scenario” after the Saudi-led coalition blocked off all entry points to Yemen, a decision that cuts off life-saving aid and compounds the catastrophe in the war-ravaged country.

“Yemen is the world’s biggest humanitarian...

The Anti Media - 2017-08-10 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIWAR.COM) — The Saudi war in Yemen has killed a lot of civilians in a lot of different ways. Airstrikes, food shortages, and a massive cholera epidemic have been the big, well-documented problems. The closure of the Sanaa Airport hasn’t gotten nearly so much attention by comparison.

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The Anti Media - 2017-08-02 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIWAR.COM) The humanitarian situation has been growing ever worse in northern Yemen for months, with a Saudi blockade keeping aid out of the only port still controlled by the Shi’ite Houthis. The UN has been trying to get emergency aid into the capital city of Sanaa through the airport, but...

MintPress - 2017-07-21 - Original post - cached version

A girl is treated for a suspected cholera infection at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. The World Health Organization says a rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has claimed thousands of lives since April and is suspected of affecting 246,000 people. (AP/Hani...

MintPress - 2017-06-27 - Original post - cached version

Donald Trump holds a sword and sways with traditional dancers during a welcome ceremony at Murabba Palace, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 20, 2017. (AP/Evan Vucci)

There will be no weapons deals to Saudi Arabia or other countries attempting to blockade Qatar...

MintPress - 2017-06-15 - Original post - cached version

A Palestinian boy fills tankers with drinking water for sale at a drinking water station in Gaza City. Poor sewage treatment is a feature of life in Gaza, a result of infrastructure damaged during wars with Israel and a chronic shortage of electricity to run...

MintPress - 2017-06-15 - Original post - cached version

An elderly woman is treated for suspected cholera infection at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, May. 15, 2017. The U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Yemen says a cholera outbreak has killed 115 people over the past two weeks. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

SANAA, YEMEN...

MintPress - 2017-06-13 - Original post - cached version

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, also known as Farmajo, attends his inauguration ceremony in Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb. 22, 2017. (AP/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Somali President, Mohammed Abdullah Farmajo, has been offered $...

MintPress - 2017-05-31 - Original post - cached version

In this March, 2016 photo, Udai Faisal, who is suffering from acute malnutrition, is hospitalized in Sanaa, Yemen. Udai died on March 24th. Hunger has been the most horrific consequence of Yemen’s conflict and has spiraled since Saudi Arabia and its allies, backed...

MintPress - 2017-02-27 - Original post - cached version

A law enforcement officer speaks to a protester against the Dakota Access Pipeline through a wall of razor wire on the Backwater Bridge over Cantapeta Creek on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 8, 2016. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

(REPORT) — As Dakota...

21 Century Wire - 2016-02-05 - Original post - cached version

21st Century Wire says…

The end of ISIS may be near, as Russian strikes are forcing the jihadists to flee to the Turkish border.

Watch a video of this report here:

Russia’s intervention in Syria has produced many astounding results since it began late last year, and they...

Dissident Voice - 2015-09-15 - Original post - cached version

U.S. and Cuban delegations met in Havana Friday to “focus on setting priorities for the next steps in the normalization process,” according to the Miami Herald. They set up a “steering committee in the rapprochement process” expected to hold regular meetings. The process was laid out last month...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-03-02 - Original post - cached version

 

 

by Adri Nieuwhof                        Electronic Intifada

In his final report before completing his role as UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, Richard Falk gives a damning overview of Israel’s violations of...

Dissident Voice - 2014-02-03 - Original post - cached version

Do world leaders today even know the underlying causes of the Holy Land’s misery?

Hansard is the official verbatim report of proceedings in the UK Parliament. You’d expect powerful intellectual stimulation, especially from the House of Lords, but too often the record reads like pulp...

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