News from the frontlines of the Arab Spring (VIDEOS)

Dead rebel fighters in Misrata are prepared for burial. LIBYA Heavy fighting between pro-Gaddafi troops and rebels broke out in the Libyan city of Zlitan, 160 kilometres east of Tripoli. Ahmed Bani, a military spokesman in Benghazi, told Reuters clashes had broken out in Zlitan on Thursday and resumed on Friday with Gaddafi forces killing [...]

Countering Iran the major factor behind US support for Bahrain: Deepak Tripathi

Deepak Tripathi is a British historian, journalist and researcher who specializes in South and West Asia affairs, terrorism and the United States foreign policy. He was born into a political family in Unnao, the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. His grandfather, Pandit Vishwambhar Dayal Tripathi, was a prominent leader in the Indian independence movement and [...]

U.S. support for brutal dictators is a source of frustration in the Middle East: Anthony DiMaggio

Anthony DiMaggio is a university professor, writer, political commentator and media expert. He is the author of numerous books, including Mass Media, Mass Propaganda (2008), When Media Goes to War (2010), and Crashing the Tea Party (2011).  He has taught U.S. and Global Politics at Illinois State University, and published articles and commentaries in a [...]

Many U.S. officials see the events in Bahrain as part of the chess game with Iran: Robert Naiman

Robert Naiman is Policy Director at Just Foreign Policy. Mr. Naiman edits the Just Foreign Policy daily news summary and writes on U.S. foreign policy at Huffington Post. Naiman has worked as a policy analyst and researcher at the Center for Economic and Policy Research and Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. He is president of [...]

Israel will not collapse peacefully but it will dissolve: Dr. Franklin Lamb

Dr. Franklin Lamb is Director of the Americans Concerned for Middle East Peace, Beirut-Washington DC, Board Member of The Sabra Shatila Foundation, and a volunteer with the Palestine Civil Rights Campaign, Lebanon. He is the author of “The Price We Pay: A Quarter-Century of Israel’s Use of American Weapons Against Civilians in Lebanon” and is [...]

The Arab uprising is a rebellion against Washington’s Empire: William Norman Grigg

William Norman Grigg is an author and journalist of Mexican and Irish descent. He was born on February 4, 1963 in Idaho. He was a senior editor of “The New American” magazine and has authored several books from a Constitutionalist perspective. Grigg graduated from Utah State University in political science. He was a “Provo Daily [...]

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