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Tiffany’s supplier funds IDF unit accused of war crimes: jewellery industry awash with blood diamonds

DiamondsThe hypocrisy and double standards that permeate the jewellery industry when it comes to blood diamonds is laid bare when one examines the ethical credential of Tiffany’s diamonds, one of the world’s most prestigious jewellers.


Rohingya and the Burmese Generals: How to forge a democracy and get away with it

Buddhist monks attending a pre-election rally by Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD)Writing in the New York Times in an article entitled, "Myanmar Generals Set the State for Their Own Exit", Thomas Fuller expressed his and the media's failure to recognise the total fraud that is Burmese democracy.


Kerry and the legitimacy of the desecration of Al-Aqsa

Abdul Sattar QassemIt is difficult for anyone to argue the United States is not a party within the Arab-Israeli conflict especially in light of its indisputable bias in favour of the occupation against Palestinian national rights and for its direct role in providing Israel with various types of advanced weapons. At the same time, the US continuously works towards ensuring that the Palestinians are deprived of bullets.


Has America lost its aura or just changed its strategy?

Dr Faisal Al-Qasim

Some people believe that America has lost its aura, especially since the outbreak of the Syrian revolution. What is irrational about this view is the fact that those who share it have linked America’s status and prestige to its hesitation to interfere in Syria. Based on this, they are saying that Uncle Sam has lost his teeth, not least since the blatant Russian intervention in Syria.


Israel’s role in the Guatemalan genocide

Nick RodrigoOn 1 September, Alejandro Maldonado was installed as Guatemalan president. The choice was controversial due his role in nullifying the conviction of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt, who had been sentenced for acts of genocide during the civil war. This thirty-six year war was a particularly brutal episode in Guatemala’s troubled postcolonial history and still leaves deep wounds, particularly on the collective psyche of the country’s Mayan population. Israel’s support of Guatemala government forces during this time is an example of Zionist foreign policy at its most calculated.


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