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Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader


Ralph Nader’s Recommended Holiday Reading For The Agitated Mind – OpEd

1. The Invisible Soldiers by Ann Hagedorn (Simon & Schuster, 2014). Ann Hagedorn, a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal tells the troubling story of the corporatization of America’s national security—a “bold, new industry of private military and security companies,” embedded deeply in and sometimes outnumbering our armed forces and always pressing for more […]

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)


Gulf Human Rights Declaration Increases Heat On Qatar To Act On Migrant Workers’ Rights – Analysis

The adoption of a human rights declaration by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that was designed to shield wealthy Gulf monarchies including 2022 World Cup host Qatar from criticism by human rights and trade union activists is likely to increase pressure on the sports-focused Gulf state to significantly alter its controversial migrant labour system. The […]

Turkey
Turkey


Turkey: Football Fans On Trial For ‘Coup’

The prosecution of 35 football fans on coup-plot charges is a blatant misuse of the criminal justice system. The trial of supporters of Beşiktaş football club, associated with its Çarşı fan group, began today in Istanbul. The group joined mass anti-government protests in June 2013 triggered by opposition to government plans for development on the […]

Soccer


Government And Fans Battle In Court And On Pitch In Egypt And Turkey – Analysis

Egyptian and Turkish soccer pitches are set to re-emerge as battlegrounds between militant, street battle-hardened fans and authoritarian leaders in a life and death struggle that involves legal proceedings to brand the supporters as terrorists and efforts to undermine their widespread popular base. Egyptian fans, barely a week after storming a Cairo stadium in advance […]