Current Affairs

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Collapse of Ukraine Government: Prime Minister Yatsenyuk Resigns amidst Pressures Exerted by the IMF

The resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy opens the way for the possible deployment of NATO forces in Ukraine. Michel Chussudovky explains

The Long and Triumphant March of Jewish Gibberish

Is there really ‘equivalence’ of any conceivable kind between the two sides in this conflict?

In Gaza, Hamas fighters and bases are among civilians. Just like in Israel

Lines are blurred when a guerrilla war is fought in as dense a place as Gaza but the IDF’s HQ is also surrounded by civilians

Israeli tanks move near the Israel and Gaza border Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday. Later a U.N. school compound in Gaza was hit by IDF tanks shells, killing at least 15. Click to enlarge

At least 15 dead after Israeli fire hits UN school in Gaza Strip

Israeli tanks shell a U.N. school compound in Gaza and the silence from the West over Israeli crimes is deafening

Hamas fighters sit during an anti Israel parade in Nov, 2013. Click to enlarge

Hamas tactics exact high toll in Israeli ground thrust

As its losses mount, the Israeli Defence Force is forced to acknowledge that it has met a “formidable enemy on the battlefield”

Another Massacre in Gaza, This Time in Khan Younis

It appears that Israel has embarked to deliberately policy of terrorism. Targeting hospitals and residential districts on the pretext that they are combating terrorism

The smoke from battle drifts over Gaza

Israeli soldier captured, 70 Palestinians reported dead in worst day of conflict

Although the capture is still unconfirmed, Hamas is proving more resilient than expected

MH17: Hillary Clinton says Russian-backed rebels likely shot down plane

Former U.S. Secretary of State says “Putin has gone too far” and “there should be outrage in European capitols”

Smoke rises over Gaza as Israel announces ground offensive

Israel using ‘poisonous gas’ in Gaza incursions

Reports of Israel using “poisonous gas” as long-awaited Gaza ground offensive gets underway and IDF suffers first fatality

Smoke rises above the crash site of what is thought to be the Malasia Airlines Boeing 777. Click to enlarge

Malaysian Passenger Plane Goes Down Near Ukrainian-Russian Border

Shot down by missile while flying over conflict zone

Israeli civilian becomes first to die in conflict after being struck by mortar just hours after ceasefire plans backed by Tony Blair crumble

Hamas reportedly doesn’t trust Tony Blair and who can blame them?

Israel bombards Gaza after Hamas rejects proposals and resumes rocket attacks

Israel agreed to Egypt-brokered truce but resumes bombing after Palestinian group says its demands were not met

UK child abuse inquiry head resigns after media pressure

The appointment of Butler-Ross to head the inquiry calls into question the prime minister’s motives. Does he want to expose past crimes? Or does he want to bury them?

Is Israel Trying to Bomb Gaza Back to the Dark Ages?

Israeli Interior Minister: “The Goal of the Operation Is to Send Gaza Back to the Middle Ages”, “Destroying All the Infrastructure Including Roads and Water”

‘Israel drops cancer-inducing bombs on Gazans’

In additions to using Depleted Uranium and White Phosphorus in its onslaught, Israel is also using Dense Inert Metal Explosives which has strong biological effects on those who are hit by the micro-shrapnel

Israeli residents, mostly from the southern Israeli city of Sderot, sit on a hill overlooking the Gaza Strip, on July 12, 2014, to watch the fighting between the Israelis and Palestinians militants. Click to enlarge

Israel-Gaza conflict: ‘Sderot cinema’ image shows Israelis with popcorn and chairs ‘cheering as missiles strike Palestinian targets’

Israelis gather on hillsides overlooking Gaza to cheer as destruction rains down below

Israel says it’s downed drone along southern coast

Israeli military spokesman says the drone was launched from Gaza Monday, before it was shot down by a Patriot air-defence missile

Relatives mourn over the body of Noor Alnajedy, 10,  who was killed during an Israeli air strike on  Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, Friday July 11, 2014. Israel launched the Gaza offensive after three Israeli settler teens were kidnapped and murdered, although some commentators claim it was a 'false flag' to justify the latest Israeli offensive. Click to enlarge  (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

Israel vows no let-up, Hamas defiant as Gaza toll reaches 135

Ignoring international calls for a cease-fire, Israel presses on with its offensive, mobilising 33,000 reservists ahead of a possible ground incursion

Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system. Click to enlarge

Israel’s Iron Dome again proves vulnerable

Although Israel has yet to acknowledge the fact and as Palestinian casualties mount, the U.S. funded Iron Dome anti-missile system proves vulnerable

Israel presses on with Gaza offensive, Palestinians fire rockets

Nearly one hundred Palestinians reported dead, most of them civilians, as Israel prepares for possible ground offensive