Daily Archives: May 19, 2018

UNCTAD: Debt warning lights flash for poorest countries, experts say

Top economists from UNCTAD and the International Monetary Fund agree it’s time to sound the alarm on rising public debt in many low-income countries but disagree on how loudly the bell should be rung.

USA | 50 years later, the spirit of the Catonsville Nine lives on

by Frida Berrigan

It was a big moment. More than a hundred people watched as a college professor held one end of a heavy vinyl cover, helping an 88-year-old woman, pull it from the top of a tall metal sign. Together, they unveiled a familiar looking historic marker — the kind that draws attention to battlefields drenched in centuries-old blood and the birth places of famous men all over the country.

Palestine | The May 14 Massacre in Gaza

by DANIEL GLUCKSTEIN

Sixty dead in one day, many of them children. More than 2,400 wounded, brought down like rabbits by snipers quietly poised with their rifles behind the Israeli barbed wire. This is the record of this dark day of May 14, 2018.

Even the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz (May 15) was compelled to write that for a month and a half protests were carried out by “Palestinian people who were mostly unarmed and yet ended being killed by the dozens and wounded by the thousands.” Haaretz underscored the fact that throughout this period no soldier, no Israeli citizen, was wounded, but that Israel, meanwhile, multiplied “sniper fire against unarmed demonstrators, deadly fire.”