César Chelala

 César Chelala, MD, PhD, is a co-winner of an Overseas Press Club of America award. He is also the foreign correspondent for Middle East Times International (Australia).

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 11:15am
Cruelty is Not a Human Right
It is the beginning of their nightmares. Many Palestinians go to bed every night without knowing if their homes will be bulldozed during the night by the Israeli police. According to Jeff Halper, founder of the Israeli Committee Against House demolitions (ICAHD), house demolitions are one of Israel...
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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 9:30am
Abe's Wrong Rush To Militarization
The twenty-three minute ceremony aboard the deck of the Battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan, on September 2, 1945, was the most significant event in Japan’s recent history, and the most painful. The ceremony established the surrender of the Empire of Japan and marked the end of World War II...
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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 9:00am
Germany Profits from Greeks' Hardships
As Greeks suffer in multiple ways the effects of the economic crisis their country is going through, Germany has profited handsomely from the Greek crisis. This is a conclusion of research carried out by the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH). The study shows that the Greek debt crisis...
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Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 3:15pm
Cultural Treasures Are Also Victims of War
The recent damage in Yemen to three out of four UN World Heritage Sites is one more of the unfortunate consequences of a war that has already caused more than two thousand lives and displaced more than one million people. The damage to the sites, listed as cultural heritage of humanity by the...
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Monday, July 13, 2015 - 1:00pm
Yemen's Bloodletting Continues
The failure of a recent UN-brokered cease fire in Yemen is just the latest proof that unless the United States and the countries in the coalition get serious about how to deal with the situation in that country there will be no end to the hostilities ravaging it. Recent indiscriminate air attacks...
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 6:45am
Iraq: A Nation Destroyed by American Contempt
Iraq’s dismal health situation is testimony to the invasion of the country by foreign forces, including now the takeover of important parts of its territory by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The Iraqi people have been the subject of mass executions, rape, torture and, in addition...
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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 1:45pm
The Case Against Manifest Destiny
The disastrous consequences of the recent aggressions against Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen and Ukraine, to name just a few, show the urgent need to revive the principle of non-intervention into another state. This principle of international law includes, but is not limited to, the prohibition of...
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Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 12:30pm
Why Germany Should Pay War Reparations to Greece
In 1960, the then Federal Republic of Germany paid Greece 115 million Deutschmarks on account of compensation for Nazi crimes. Greek governments stated that this was only a fraction of what is due on account of loss of life, damaged infrastructure, and the repayment of a forced loan the Nazis...
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Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 8:15am
Is the U.S. Against Children's Rights?
On the 26th year of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) Somalia recently became the 195th state party to ratify the convention. As South Sudan is expected to ratify the Convention later this year, the U.S. would be the only country in the world that hasn’t yet ratified the CRC. The...
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Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 8:15am
We Refuse To Be Enemies
I have just returned from a concert by Gabriel Meyer Halevy, an Argentine-Israeli musician. He is the son of Marshall Meyer, an American rabbi who lived in Argentina during that country’s “Dirty War” in which thousands of people became “desaparecidos.” Marshall Meyer’s work helped save the lives of...
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