Posted in France

Declining tradition: 874 cars were torched in France on New Year’s Eve, fewer than in previous years

[CNN] “A total of 874 vehicles were set ablaze across France on New Year’s Eve as part of a decades-old…

Posted in China Israel Solomon Islands Taiwan

Why was Israel’s flag flying at Solomon Islands riot

[Michael J Field] “Shortly before the Solomon Island’s capital Honiara was plunged into a new disaster of rioting and looting,…

Posted in Israel Palestine

IDF Military Intelligence had prior knowledge Hamas would fire rockets on Jerusalem

[The Jerusalem Post] “Military Intelligence warned that Hamas would fire rockets on Jerusalem and that the country might find itself at war…

Posted in Israel Palestine

Israeli forces attack Palestinian worshipers in Al-Aqsa Mosque; imminent evictions and armed settlers in Sheikh Jarrah

[Mondoweiss] “Hundreds of Palestinians were injured and dozens were hospitalized on Friday night across the city of Jerusalem, as Israeli…

Posted in Israel Palestine USA

How the US has enabled Israeli extremism and anti-Palestinian violence

[Foreign Policy] “Two weeks ago, Jerusalem was rocked by violence as bands of Jewish Israeli extremists rampaged through Palestinian neighborhoods of East…

Posted in Israel Palestine

Jewish extremists march in Jerusalem chanting ‘Death to Arabs’, Palestinians riot, police clash with both

[Mondoweiss, CNN] “Palestinians in Jerusalem are reeling from a night of racist, anti-Arab violence that left over a hundred Palestinians wounded…

Posted in UK

Northern Ireland “ethnic cleansing”: UVF denies involvement in riots but allegedly ordered removal of Catholic families

[Business Post, Belfast Telegraph] “More than 70 police officers have been injured in the riots that spread across mostly loyalist…

Posted in USA

Rioter found zip-ties in Capitol, did NOT plan to take hostages in advance, prosecutors say

[Insider] “Eric Munchel, a pro-Trump rioter who stormed the Capitol building while holding plastic handcuffs, took the restraints from a…

Posted in UK

Detectives “not interested” in probing British army commanders’ role in Northern Ireland murders, committed by their agents in IRA and UDA

[Daily Maverick / Declassified UK] “A multimillion-pound police probe into murders allegedly committed by a British army agent inside the…

Posted in Nigeria

Several people shot dead at ‘End SARS’ protest against police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria

[BBC] “A number of people have reportedly been shot dead or wounded at a protest against police brutality in Nigeria’s…

Posted in USA

Far-left radical who killed far-right radical tells Vice he acted in self-defence but it’s a lie; he died little later in apparent ‘suicide by cop’

[Vice] “Ever since a member of the right-wing “Patriot Prayer” group was shot and killed during a violent rally in downtown Portland…

Posted in USA

NYT: first shot was fired behind back of Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse before he fired

[The New York Times] “The New York Times’s Visual Investigations unit analyzed hours of footage to track Mr. Rittenhouse’s movements in…

Posted in China Iran Russia USA Zimbabwe

Susan Rice and Robert O’Brien blame ‘foreign actors’, Russia, China and Iran, for stirring George Floyd protests

[National Review] “Former Obama adviser Susan Rice has blamed the violent protests that rocked major American cities over the weekend…

Posted in USA

During George Floyd protests, US law enforcement deliberately targeted media and journalists (videos)

[bellingcat] “Bellingcat has identified and collected multiple instances of US law enforcement deliberately targeting journalists during the protests against the…

Posted in Israel Palestine USA

“I can’t breath” – The knee-on-neck chokehold, as used against George Floyd, is common practice in Israel-Palestine

[TRT World] “A now infamous image of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of an African-American man, who…

Posted in Myanmar

Myanmar: State-sponsored ‘proxy war’ pitting Buddhists against Muslims

[Al Jazeera] “Communal clashes and anti-Muslim attacks by Buddhist mobs have torn apart communities across Myanmar over the past three…

Posted in Syria UK USA

WikiLeaks reveals U.S. secretly backed Syrian opposition under both Bush and Obama, Assad blames foreign conspiracy for unrest

[The Washington Post] “The State Department has secretly financed Syrian political opposition groups and related projects, including a satellite TV channel that…

Posted in Syria

First deaths in Syria protests: seven police and four protesters killed in Daraa

[Israel National News] “Continued protests in Syria claim lives of seven police and four protesters, and result in burning a…

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Regime Change and NGOs: the Colour Revolutions and the Arab Spring

[openDemocracy] “The Arab revolt of 2010-11 has spread with intense speed and magnitude. A protest that began in the provincial…

Posted in Egypt Serbia Tunisia

Otpor! and the April 6 Movement: NGOs role in the Arab Spring in Tunisia and Egypt

[BalkanInsight] “When I was following some tweets on Egypt, I was struck when I came across the symbol of Otpor….

Posted in China

Ethnic Uyghurs riot in China’s Xinjiang province, death toll reaches 156

[The Guardian, REUTERS] “Ethnic violence in China’s restive Xinjiang province has left [at least 156] people dead and hundreds injured,…

Posted in Australia

Race riots in Cronulla: PM John Howard says Australia is not racist

[The Sydney Morning Herald] “Racial tension turned to violence today as at least 5000 angry people converged on the beach…

Posted in Israel Palestine

Israel-Palestine: The haunting footage of the killing of 12-year-old boy Mohammed al-Durrah

[BBC] “Just moments after this picture was taken, Muhammad al-Durrah was shot dead. Now the 12-year-old boy has been turned…