Might Western leaders' silence on the human rights abuses of Swaziland's repressive and venal monarchy, compared to the frequently expressed outrage at Zimbabwe's Mugabe, have something to do with King Mswati's enthusiasm for neoliberalism and western corporations?
As images of Pakistan coping with the crisis and of its destitute people were being shown on European television, a French air force helicopter was transporting the richest man in Pakistan to his most extravagant European property, a 16th century chateau.
When the state of Israel began constructing its “separation barrier” through the West Bank, it never anticipated that the wall would become a living gallery of resistance, crowded with images and words of defiance.
The Flotilla Massacre is not the first such event in history - in 1947 a similar aggression by the British state spurred the creation of Israel. Despite the injustice and outrage over the attack and the continuing blockade of Gaza, the signs that the tide of public opinion is turning suggest there is reason for hope.
UN expert and TNI contributor Richard Falk talks live on GritTV about the illegal raid in which nine humanitarian aid workers were murdered by the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) in international waters after boarding their ship in the dead of night.