The modern border system is an oppressive structure that boosts corporate power and divides the haves and have-nots. We need to dismantle it.
Belén Fernández is the author of The Imperial Messenger: Thomas Friedman at Work, Marytrs Never Die: Travels through South Lebanon, and, most recently, Exile: Rejecting America and Finding the World. She is a contributing editor at Jacobin.
Israel wants you to believe "Iranian-backed forces" are the threat to peace in the region. That's pure propaganda — it's Israeli aggression that we should really be worried about.
The depictions of MS-13 as animals are as simplistic as they are dehumanizing. And they obscure what spawned the violent gang in the first place: US imperialism.
The US-backed coup in Honduras ten years ago spawned a maelstrom of violence that terrorized ordinary Hondurans and forced caravans of migrants to flee the country. It was just another instance of US imperialism wreaking havoc on the world.
When Netanyahu’s education minister defended “gay conversion therapy” and called for the entire West Bank's annexation, critics condemned only the homophobia. Apartheid's defenders don’t give a damn about the oppressed — they're just embarrassed when the far right undermines their pinkwashing of a brutal, illegal occupation.
The corporate media is freaking out about Iran’s nuclear provocations. But the only reason Iran is violating the nuclear deal is because Trump already ripped it up.
A 35-year-old German boat captain has personally helped rescue more than a thousand migrants. But instead of offering her commendations, the Italian government is trying to throw her in jail for 20 years.
Today, Palestinians are observing Nakba Day, which mourns their mass expulsion in 1948. Israel is celebrating with a music festival.
Today is International Roma Day. Long oppressed, the beleaguered minority group is facing intensifying racist attacks in Salvini's Italy.
Benjamin Netanyahu's pact with a far-right, anti-Arab party ahead of April's elections is repugnant. But it's in keeping with a state that has racism and exclusion baked into its foundation.
A decade ago today, Israel launched “Operation Cast Lead” against the Gaza Strip. The military campaign took the lives of some 1,400 Palestinians, including more than three hundred children.
The slaughter of forty Yemeni schoolchildren was the direct result of US imperialism and the profit-hungry arms industry.
The message of Israel's new “nation state” law is as simple as it as repugnant: Palestinians need not exist.
Suzy Hansen’s Notes on a Foreign Country asks its American readers to finally recognize their nation’s place in the world.
From independent journalists to big outlets, press freedom is under attack in Israel.
The 1984 Kissinger Commission shows that American intervention is a bipartisan project.
How, in an age in which “the fast eat the slow,” has Thomas Friedman not been gobbled up?
The Turkish state is deploying the word "terrorist" to mask its brutal repression of the Kurds.
In his latest column, Thomas Friedman reaches new heights of belligerence — and idiocy.
Israel is beating Iran and Hezbollah hands down on the "bad activities" front.