Alex Cipriani

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No, The Oregon Ranchers' Prison Sentences Are Not 'Cruel And Unusual'

But there's still reason to sympathize with their militant defenders.<p>The uproar over a militant occupation of a federal outpost in Oregon began with a rather mundane dispute over the criminal prosecutions of Dwight and Steven Hammond, a father and son who waged a byzantine fight with the federal …

We’re all racist. But racism by white people matters more | Mona Chalabi

We don’t live in a racially neutral society: from police officers to headteachers, all the gatekeepers in my life have been white. Yet we do have to acknowledge those who feel they lose out to ethnic minorities<p>Most white people don’t see themselves as racist. They can comfortably reel off a list of …

At least 20 Palestinians killed as Israel resumes attacks on Gaza

14 August 2014. Palestinian women bake bread in front of the remains of their house in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip. (Photo: Reuters/I. …

9 Facts About the Israel-Palestine Conflict On Which We Can All Agree

Simply open your mouth on Israel-Palestine, and faster than you can blink you'll be labeled either a heartless Zionist or a Hamas terrorist. Both extreme labels are equally fruitless.<p>If we cannot find a middle ground in dialogue, how can we expect Israel and Palestine to find a middle ground during …

Palestine football legend Zaqout killed in Gaza conflict

The 49-year-old was the latest high profile victim of the battle between Hamas and Israel's army that has raged since mid-July and claimed the lives of over 1,000 people<p>Palestine footballing legend Ahed Zaqout has been killed in Gaza after an Israeli shell hit the former midfielder's home while he …

Gaza Violence Tests Once-Unshakable Allies U.S. And Israel

Relations between Israel and the United States are going through a turbulent time. The two sides — normally seen as unshakable allies — have increasingly taken to trading barbs and accusations about the other's policies and decisions, breaking diplomatic protocol.<p>The occasional frictions of the …