Monday March 27th 2017

‘Globalization’ Archives

Calls to Boycott McDonald’s Nationwide

Calls to Boycott McDonald’s Nationwide

by Eitam Abadi Activists are calling to boycott McDonald's restaurants nationwide over the refusal by Omri Padan, owner / CEO of McDonald’s Israel and a founder of the European-backed Peace Now organization, to place a branch in the new mall being built in the city of Ariel located in Israel's disputed Samaria region. Slated to open in [...]

Washington Heavily Arming GCC

Washington Heavily Arming GCC

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Fearing an Iranian attack on strategic and essential oil and military facilities in the Middle East, the United States is helping Gulf countries build a missile defense system, which will include advanced radar missile detection systems and Patriot missiles. It was revealed Thursday morning that among the countries to [...]

Chicago Summit to Determine Afghanistan’s Future

Chicago Summit to Determine Afghanistan’s Future

by Sagit Levi NATO leaders are gathering in Chicago on Sunday for a two day summit that will chart a path out of Afghanistan. The summit takes place as the capitalist powers seek to fend off fissures in their alliance and ensure their Afghan proxies can prevent the Taliban from retaking power in the war-torn country after foreign troops [...]

GCC Forming Gulf Union

GCC Forming Gulf Union

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh At least three members of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have hinted they are likely to back a Saudi plan to transform the council into a Western-backed diplomatic and military union. The London-based Al Hayat daily cited a senior GCC source who said Qatar and possibly Kuwait could join Bahrain and Saudi [...]

Activists Target Tel Aviv Mall on Purim

Activists Target Tel Aviv Mall on Purim

by Sagit Levi A few dozen demonstrators from a variety of social justice movements converged on the Azrieli Mall in central Tel Aviv Thursday to protest against predatory banking, rampant materialism and, along the way, mall security guards. The protest, titled “superheroes against supervillains,” was held to highlight the negative [...]

Railway Workers Fighting Privatization

Railway Workers Fighting Privatization

by Sagit Levi The railway employee board and the Histadrut Labor Federation asked Sunday night that the National Labor Court allow them to begin an immediate strike over Israel Railway's decision to partially privatize and outsource maintenance work to a foreign company. Earlier on Sunday, executives from Israel Railways signed an [...]

New Bill Attempts to Enshrine Western Values

New Bill Attempts to Enshrine Western Values

by Sagit Levi The Ministerial Law Committee is expected to discuss a piece of legislation on Sunday that would define "exclusion of women" as a criminal act. The bill, proposed by Member of Knesset Yitzhak "Buji" Herzog (Labor), is being criticized by political analysts as an attempt to enshrine Western values and cultural norms in the state [...]

US, Saudis Angling to Dominate Persian Gulf

US, Saudis Angling to Dominate Persian Gulf

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh United States officials said Wednesday that President Barack Obama is poised to announce the sale of nearly $30 billion worth of F-15 fighter jets to Saudi Arabia. According to the Washington, the deal will send 84 new fighter jets and upgrades for 70 more for a total of $29.4 billion. The officials spoke to The [...]

GCC Advancing Mideast Block

GCC Advancing Mideast Block

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Saudi King Abdullah has formally called for the formation of a Gulf Union to unite Western-backed Arab states against Iran. The move comes against a backdrop of regional unrest and growing tensions between the Islamic Republic and several Arab leaders in the region fearful of Tehran's nuclear ambitions. "I ask today [...]

Income Inequality Increasing in Israel

Income Inequality Increasing in Israel

by Sagit Levi Income inequality in Israel is becoming more severe, according to a report released Monday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The report indicates that the gap between Israel's rich and poor continues to widen despite the Jewish state already being considered a high-inequality [...]

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