Ger Toomey

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Saudi Arabia and Israel are killing civilians – and Britain is complicit | Owen Jones

Will not even the massacre of children in Yemen end the silence over the murderous complicity of the British government? They were little kids on a bus on the way back from a picnic, no doubt laughing and raucous as large groups of children tend to be, and then they were burned to death. At least …

Saudi Arabia

Akala: 'People get more upset by being called a racist, than by racist things happening'

"I think Brexit is going be terrible,” Akala starts out. “That said, the country did vote for it, and the problem is when you live in what is at …

Rap & Hip-Hop

People haven't turned to the right. They just don't vote

It's an unlikely match, I know, but I have a friend who is a Jehovah's Witness. One day, after overcoming a certain amount of embarrassment on both sides, he asked whether he could try to persuade me to let Jesus into my life. I promised him a fair hearing. Some of what he said made sense, but the …

Boris Johnson’s contempt for Muslim women is part of a dangerous pattern | Sayeeda Warsi

On Monday, in a column in the Daily Telegraph, Boris Johnson compared fully veiled Muslim women to “letter boxes” and “bank robbers”. Thankfully, both the prime minister Theresa May and the Conservative party chair Brandon Lewis have asked Johnson to apologise. Others in my party and in the media …

Muslim Women

The only Irish officer to fight in the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Captain Myles Walter Keogh's story provides rare insight into life of 19th century Irish emigrant soldier<p>25 minutes ago<p>Myles Walter Keogh was a …

19th Century

Living with depression: I always wondered why I couldn’t ‘get’ life

Neil Kelders kept his depression secret for 21 years, until a chance conversation with his sister-in law prompted him to get help<p>about an hour ago<p>Up …

Mental Health

6 Thinking Mistakes Unconfident People Make

I recently wrote a post about 7 self-sabotaging things unconfident people do. Continuing on the same theme, I thought I'd outline some more of the …

Self-help

Essential Petra: how to make the most of a one-day visit

With its wind-whittled landscape, honeycomb tombs and silent canyons blessed by forgotten gods, the ancient city of Petra embraces human history on an epic scale. The breadth of the site, which is sprinkled over numerous mountains, accessed via narrow slot canyons and stretches across dry river …

Why I Didn't Want to Believe I Had Social Anxiety

The other day, I asked a couple of my friends if it was OK if I sat with them. When one of them replied that I didn’t have to ask like I had been …

What Israel wants, and Palestinians’ numerical supremacy

A few days ago, the Israeli Knesset passed the Jewish Nation State law by a majority of 62 votes. This law denies the right of the Palestinian people …

Israel

Conservatives? No – Brexit has shown us what they really are | George Monbiot

It’s a remarkable thing to witness: senior Conservatives attacking big business. It is not just Boris Johnson exclaiming “fuck business” – it is their furious and sustained response to the corporations threatening to disinvest after Brexit, exemplified by the resignation of the Welsh Conservative …

Great Britain

Enshrining apartheid: Israel's fig leaf democracy officially dies

Comment: Israel's Jewish nation-state law discriminates against more than 20 percent of its 9 million citizens, writes CJ Werleman.<p>Tags:<p>Israel, …

Fintan O’Toole: Ireland should offer UK precious gift of time

Extension of Brexit deadline beyond March 2019 is now a vital Irish interest

Great Britain

This Is What It's Like to Be Kidnapped by Pirates

In January 2012, journalist Michael Scott Moore was captured by a gang of pirates during a reporting trip in central Somalia. He would spend a total of 32 months in captivity. Here, Moore tells the story of the day he tried to escape.<p><i>During the spring and summer of 2012, the pirates kept Moore</i> …

Sailing

No Confidence? No Problem! Use These 7 Strategies Instead

“Self-confidence? Well, that’s something I’ll never have.”<p>If you feel this way, you are not alone. Since self-confidence is about 50% genetic, …

Musta'ribeen, Israel's agents who pose as Palestinians

Musta’ribeen, Israel’s agents who pose as Palestinians<p>duvdevan, musta'ribeen, undercover<p><i>Stealthy and deadly, “Musta’ribeen” (Israeli undercover</i> …

Jennifer Harbury: la actual crisis de refugiados es consecuencia de las guerras sucias de EE.UU. en Centroamérica

En nuestro informe especial desde la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México, conversamos con la abogada de derechos humanos Jennifer Harbury. Harbury …

The 'ultimate deal' that Jared Kushner is proposing for Palestine would strip the people of all their dignity

Is there no humiliation left for the Palestinians? After Oslo, after the “two state solution”, after the years of Israeli occupation – of “Area A” …

Welcome to My Place . . . Beirut

Niamh Kelly: ‘One of the best things about this city is the food’<p>Sun, Jun 24, 2018, 10:00<p><i>Niamh Kelly is from Galway and has been living in Beirut,</i> …

The American Who Says He’s Been the Target of Five Air Strikes

A federal judge is allowing his suit to proceed, finding that his “interest in avoiding the erroneous deprivation of his life is uniquely compelling.”<p>He was born Darrell Lamont Phelps. He grew up in Mount Vernon, New York, moved down to the city, tried his hand at comedy, and later converted to …

The Empire Files: The Real House of Saud

The medieval, unaccountable Corporation of London is ripe for protest

It's the dark heart of Britain, the place where democracy goes to die, immensely powerful, equally unaccountable. But I doubt that one in 10 British people has any idea of what the Corporation of the City of London is and how it works. This could be about to change. Alongside the Church of England, …

The pro-Israel lobby exploits anti-Semitism, with more than a little help from Trump

There is a rise in anti-Semitism across the West. Shamefully, it is being exploited with great cynicism by the pro-Israel lobby to target Palestinian …

Eddie Jones: ‘Defeat to South Africa was like a horror movie’

Eddie Jones has compared England’s latest loss to “a horror movie” after watching South Africa condemn his side to a premature series defeat. The head coach has acknowledged his squad are enduring a “bloody tough period” and says their composure under pressure has to improve if they are to …

There’s a Very Simple Reason Evangelicals Love Scott Pruitt

<i>This story was originally published by</i> Slate <i>and appears here as part of the</i> Climate Desk<i> collaboration.</i> In 2007, the Rev. Joel Hunter formed a …

What Caused the United States’ Decline?

Tom EngelhardtHint: You don’t have to look far.The post What Caused the United States’ Decline? appeared first on The Nation.

The best cities in the world to live in and explore

1<p>Chicagoicon-chevron-right<p>A big hand, please, for Chicago: the greatest city in the world, beating all comers. Chicagoans raved about their city’s …

Live Music

The Brexit traitor trope: how hard-right fantasies put us all at risk | Owen Jones

With extremism on the rise in Britain, the use of toxic language over leaving the EU is dangerous folly<p>Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirts were a menace. So were the Nazi sympathies of many British aristocrats in the 1930s. Today’s ascendant far right poses its own unique dangers, using familiar tropes …

Now we know the outrageous scale of the Trumps’ White House dividend | Jill Abramson

Donald, Ivanka and Jared’s money-grubbing during this presidency puts the Clintons in the shade<p>I’m feeling nostalgic for Hillary’s Goldman Sachs speaking fees. Remember when we got our ethical knickers in a twist over Clinton’s $225,000 (£170,000) Wall Street speeches? Those worries seem positively …

Donald Trump

Bitcoin Prices Are Falling Again. Here's What's Behind the Latest Plunge

A new theory about price manipulation may be spooking investors.<p>Bitcoin fell 2% early on Wednesday, dropping as low as $6,385. Other than one brief …