Middle East

Cyprus: Uniting Toward a Non-Territorial Confederation?

Cyprus has been divided between Greek and Turkish Cypriots since 1974, with Turkish Cypriots in the north and Greek Cypriots in the south with a U.N. monitored buffer zone separating the two. There is general agreement that Cyprus should be one state and not two, that this one state would be federal in nature, and would be part of the European Union. But the devil is in the details.

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Mission Accomplished: Why Solidarity Boats to Gaza Succeed Despite Failing to Break the Siege

The first boats to successfully break the Gaza siege in 2008 were the Free Gaza and the Liberty. They carried 44 people from 17 countries. Their triumphant arrival marked a historic moment for the international solidarity movement. “There were many moving scenes as Palestinians learned how far we had come from to offer solidarity - their Israel overlords had told the Palestinians for years that nobody cared about them, which is a big line,” said solidarity activist Roger Fowler.

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The US is Complicit in Child Slaughter in Yemen

On August 9, a U.S.-supported Saudi airstrike bombed a bus carrying schoolchildren in Sa’ada, a city in northern Yemen. The attack killed at least forty-three people. “This conflict is backed by the U.S. and the U.K.,” journalist Nima Elbagir said. “They are in full support of the Saudi-led activities in Yemen today.”

Members of the peace march walk to the edge of Ghazni, Afghanistan on June 11, 2018. Photo credit: Jim Huylebroek/The New York Times
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Marching for Peace: From Afghanistan to Hiroshima

“Everybody thinks they will be killed soon, the situation for those alive is miserable. If you don’t die in the war, the poverty caused by the war may kill you, which is why I think the only option left for me is to join the peace convoy.” - Abdullah Malik Hamdard, Afghan peace walker