Norway Is Moving to Decriminalize All Drug Use

(ANTIMEDIA) Oslo, Norway — Norway is the latest country to move toward decriminalizing drugs and promoting addiction treatment rather than punishing addicts. This week, a majority of members of the Norwegian parliament directed the national government to reform its policies. “The majority in the parliament has asked the government to prepare for reform,” a spokesperson for the Storting, the […]

China Just Ridiculed the US While Confirming ‘Most Important’ Partnership With Russia

(ANTIMEDIA) — This week, the Chinese ambassador to Russia, Li Hui, praised the increasingly cooperative relationship between China and Russia, also taking the opportunity to take a stab at the U.S., Newsweek reports. Speaking on Wednesday at a government news conference organized in response to the overwhelming success of the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress in October, the ambassador lauded the progress […]

US Stealth Fighters Fire Warning Flares at Russian Jets as They Nearly Collide Over Syria

(ZHE) — On Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported an “Incident” had taken place involving USAF F-22 jets over Syria, which according to the Russians, “actively prevented the Russian pair of Su-25 attack aircraft from carrying out a combat mission to destroy the Daesh stronghold in the suburbs of the city of Mayadin in the airspace over the western […]

US Never Stopped Torturing People at Guantanamo Bay, Warns UN Expert

(ANTIWAR.COM) — UN special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer has issued a new statement on Wednesday claiming information that Gitmo detainee Ammar al-Baluchi continues to be subjected to torture by US forces, including treatments banned under international law. Baluchi is being accused of having “facilitated” 9/11, and worked as a courier for Osama bin Laden. During his detention at […]

Muslim World Leaders Declare East Jerusalem the Capital of Palestine

(MEE) — The biggest grouping of Islamic nations put aside differences and recognized East Jerusalem as the capital of occupied Palestine, the most concrete response yet to the American move of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The surprise announcement came despite Saudi Arabia and its allies sending low-level officials to the heads of state Organisation of Islamic […]

Sacred Christian Site in Jerusalem Vows to Refuse Entry to Mike Pence

“I absolutely refuse to officially welcome the American Vice President Mr. Mike Pence at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and I will not be physically in church during his visit.” (COMMONDREAMS) — Vice President Mike Pence will not be permitted to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem when he visits the Middle East […]

Former Footballer Attacked on Twitter for Sharing Video of Caged Palestinian Children

Former England footballer attacked by former senior Israeli official and Israeli supporters for criticizing abuse of human rights. (MEE) — Former England footballer Gary Lineker has been hounded by Israel supporters on Twitter after sharing a video of young Palestinian children being held in a small cage by Israeli forces. The video, published by the human rights […]

Tillerson: US Ready for Talks With North Korea ‘Without Preconditions’

(ANTIWAR.COM) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared to make a major change to the US position with respect to possible direct negotiations with North Korea, saying Tuesday that he is prepared to engage in such talks without preconditions. Historically, the US has demanded North Korea unilaterally disarm before they would even consider negotiations, something which North Korea has […]

Prophecies and Politics: How US Evangelical Christians Pushed for Jerusalem Move

Religious conservative groups have lobbied for policy relocating US embassy to Jerusalem from biblical standpoint. (MEE) — God is not a real estate agent, the former bishop of Jerusalem said in response to US evangelical support for recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Evangelical advocacy for Israel is a political position rooted in theology, experts say. […]

Netanyahu: The Bible Proves Jerusalem Is the Capital of Israel

(ANTIWAR.COM) — Visiting Brussels on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not only defended President Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but pressed all European nations to follow his example. Netanyahu cited the Bible as proof of the position, saying that the Bible makes it clear Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, saying it was “absurd” of […]

US State Dept Spends $1 Million Funding Venezuela Opposition

(ANTIWAR.COM)  — U.S. officials seem to be pretty much unanimous on the need to meddle in Venezuela’s seemingly endless government crises. Yet a very core difference in how to approach this is leading to considerable dispute over the State Department’s latest program. State is paying some $900,000 to the Atlantic Council to “promote non-violent conflict resolution” […]

Clashes Break Out in Front of US Embassy in Lebanon Over Jerusalem

Police fire tear gas and water cannons during protests against the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. (MEE) — Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water cannons on Sunday at demonstrators near the US embassy as they protested against Washington’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. An AFP correspondent in Awkar outside […]

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‘Day of Rage’ Across the Globe as Thousands Protest Against Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

From Kabul to Cairo, thousands are protesting the controversial move. (MEE) — Thousands of people across the world are protesting against US President Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In Malaysia, some 5,000 people demonstrated marched to the US embassy, chanting and waving banners that read “Hands off […]

The EU’s Epic Response to Trump Declaring Jerusalem Israel’s Capital

(ANTIWAR.COM) — Top European Union foreign policy official Federica Mogherini announced on Thursday that in response to President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel the previous day, the EU will work toward the city being made the capital of an independent Palestine. Mogherini says that the EU is united on the position that the only realistic […]