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Greece's new government should halt energy cooperation with Israel NEW
David Cronin - Campaigning Journalist 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
By handing power to Syriza, the voters of Greece have stood up to the world's bullies. Overt meddling by the European Commission -- which claimed that a victory for the left would be the "wrong election result" -- failed to subvert democracy.Given...
Tony Blair and the corporate capture of Palestine NEW
David Cronin - Campaigning Journalist 2 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Is Tony Blair laying the groundwork for the corporate conquest of Palestine? Supposedly working as a "peace envoy" in Jerusalem, Blair has overseen the preparation of plans to entice foreign investment in the occupied West Bank and, possibly, Gaza. W...
Why are weapons-makers excited by TTIP? NEW
David Cronin - Campaigning Journalist 3 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Could the world's largest weapons company soon be managing part of our medical systems?That absurd and nasty idea is being actively discussed. The National Health Service in England recently held a meeting for firms interested in providing support s...
How the West connives in the ethnic cleansing of Jerusalem NEW
David Cronin - Campaigning Journalist 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
News coverage of the Middle East is frequently predictable. Each time a plan to expand settlements in occupied Jerusalem is announced, the media reportsabout heightened "tensions" between Israel and the West. It would all be quite tedious, if it were...
Tony Blair enables Israeli raids in West Bank NEW
David Cronin - Campaigning Journalist 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Words can lose their meaning when Tony Blair speaks.Collecting his "philanthropist of the year" award from GQ magazine, Blair recently said he could feel the "pulse of progress beating a little harder." Judging by the pronouncements he has made as...
Catherine Ashton: enforcer of Israel's occupation NEW
David Cronin - Campaigning Journalist 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 11 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
"Judge me by what I do," Catherine Ashton declared when she took up the job of EU foreign policy chief five years ago. Her plea was issued amid grumbling in the corridors of power that she lacked experience in international diplom...
How EU science chief promised to be "flexible" towards Israel's war crimes NEW
David Cronin - Campaigning Journalist 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Israel's war crimes sometimes have to be overlooked, according to a senior European Union representative.During 2013, Israel reacted angrily when Brussels officials issued a policy paper stating that the EU would not award funding to firms and instit...
Did Blair seek Palestine post for cop criticized in racist murder probe? NEW
David Cronin - Campaigning Journalist 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
A police officer criticized in a public inquiry into a racist murder in London played a key role in establishing the European Union's first "security" operation in Palestine.The fatal stabbing of Stephen Lawrence, a black tee...
Karel de Gucht: enemy of the people NEW
David Cronin - Campaigning Journalist 6 Months, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Serving lobster, foie gras and roast pigeon behind a gilded façade, La Maison du Cygne is reputed to be one of Brussels' finest restaurants. Karl Marx visited it when he was writing The Communist Manifesto, a tract focused on class struggle. I...
Revealed: Europe's "discreet" cooperation with Israel's nuclear industry NEW
David Cronin - Campaigning Journalist 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
The European Union has been cooperating furtively with Israel's nuclear industry for at least six years. An internal document that I recently obtained states that an accord on "joint and cooperative initiatives relevant for the peaceful use of nucle...
Why Europe won't impose an arms embargo on Israel NEW
David Cronin - Campaigning Journalist 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
In Greek mythology, Hermes was both a thief of cattle and a protector of sheep. Israel's weapons industry is promoting the Hermes drone as similarly versatile to the god after which it is named.A new version of this pilotless warplane - the...
Merkel stands by Israel even when it kills Germans NEW
David Cronin - Campaigning Journalist 8 Months, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Earlier this year Angela Merkel was awarded Israel's "presidential medal of distinction." The German chancellor merited this honor, some journalists dutifully reported, because of her "unwavering commitment to Israel's security." That "unwavering com...
EU regurgitates Israeli propaganda NEW
David Cronin - Campaigning Journalist 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
The daily press briefing at the European Commission seldom fails to illustrate the cozy relationship between journalists and the powerful. So harmonious is this rapport that many of its attendees "graduate" from being spoonfed stories by official EU...
Diplomat who used sex to sell Israel advises top EU lobby group NEW
David Cronin - Campaigning Journalist 10 Months, 1 Week, 1 Hour, 42 Minutes ago
Two markedly different images of the Israeli military have emerged: the grainy and the glossy. The grainy image is epitomized by the new video of soldiers murdering two teenage boys. This image is often captured by amateurs. It is authentic. The gl...
Turkey's fickle support for Palestinian struggle NEW
David Cronin - Campaigning Journalist 11 Months, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
On a flight from Istanbul to Brussels last night, I learned something that I had not previously known. Armenians have used the term aghed -- catastrophe -- to describe the massacres inflicted on them by the Ottoman Empire in 1915. Palestinians, of...
Shining Big Tobacco's shoes NEW
David Cronin - Campaigning Journalist 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 19 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Two very powerful Americans - let's call them VPAs - have been welcomed to Brussels by the EU's grovelling grandees over the past month. The first of these visitors was Barack Obama. Displaying his usual charm, the president received a lot of attenti...
Arrested for confronting arms-dealers NEW
David Cronin - Campaigning Journalist 1 Year, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
I spent seven hours today in a police station cell. Why? Because I tried to disrupt a feast of flesh-pressing between weapons dealers and top political figures. As the annual conference of the European Defence Agency (EDA) was about to begin in Brus...
Transporter of Israeli settlement goods benefits from EU science grant NEW
David Cronin - Campaigning Journalist 1 Year, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
A transporter of food grown in Israel's settlements in the occupied West Bank has benefited from the European Union's scientific research grants. Cargo Air Lines, an Israeli firm, and its subsidiary Liège Air Cargo Holding Services (LACHS) hav...
Trade chief misleads on GM foods NEW
David Cronin - Campaigning Journalist 1 Year, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Who is really in charge of the European Union's food safety policies? Over the past few weeks, two EU commissioners have been sounding markedly different notes about genetically modified (GM) crops. First, the trade chief Karel de Gucht insisted that...
How Europe funds the occupation of Palestine NEW
David Cronin - Campaigning Journalist 1 Year, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 9 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Has the European Union finally confessed that it is footing the bill for the occupation of Palestine? In a roundabout way, one of its envoys may have done just that. Lars Faaborg-Andersen, the EU's ambassador in Tel Aviv, recently warned about the c...