Ending the Slavery Blame-Game
- Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Thanks to an unlikely confluence of history and genetics — the fact that he is African-American and president — Barack Obama has a unique opportunity to reshape the debate over one of the most contentious issues of America’s racial ...
Laicism and Market Logic in Spain
- Santiago Alba Rico
The case of Najwa Malha - a Spanish teenager expelled from a Madrid high school for covering her head with a veil - has once again invigorated a polemic destined in Spain - as in the rest of Europe - to simultaneously reveal and hide a much more serious ...
They’ve Abducted Europe
- Gorka Larrabeiti
Europe’s house seemed solid. Until the dollar began to collapse and it was decided to save it by destabilizing the Euro (1). A stunned Europe warned that it was being abducted. But it did not admit that it was Europe who, after the ...
Silvio Rodríguez on his upcoming Puerto Rican and U.S. tour: “It’s not only breaking the blockade that has motivated me…”
- Rosa Miriam Elizalde
Silvio Rodríguez will soon be touring Puerto Rico and the United States. It’s not the first time that he’ll have visited both countries – refusing to view Puerto Rican territory as a North American estate – but this ...
Not Much Time Remains for Israel - A Film Review of The Time that Remains (Elia Suleiman, 2009)
- Gilad Atzmon جيلاد أتزمون گيلاد آتزمون
The London Palestinian Film Festival opened this year with Elia Suleiman’s latest feature The Time that Remains (105min), a monumental reflective and poetic take on Palestine since 1948.
To a certain extent Suleiman’s latest film ...
Life and death during the Great Depression
- José A. Tapia Granados - Ana V. Díez Roux
Recent events highlight the importance of examining the impact of economic downturns on population health. The Great Depression of the 1930s was the most important economic downturn in the U.S. in the twentieth century. We used historical life expectancy ...
The Pope, pedophilia & the class struggle
- Sara Flounders
More than 150 years ago Karl Marx explained that “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggle. Patrician and plebian, lord and serf, in a word oppressor and oppressed.” The struggle is an “uninterrupted, ...
Media Statement: Israeli Infiltration Order 1650
- Department of International Relations and Co-operation of the Republic of South Africa
The South African Government has taken note, with the greatest concern, of the Israeli Military Order 1650, entitled “Prevention of Infiltration”, that came into effect on 13 April 2010. This further exacerbates the already fragile ...
Israel's Big and Small Apartheids
- Jonathan Cook جونثان كوك
This is the text of a talk delivered to the fifth Bilin international conference for Palestinian popular resistance, held in the West Bank village of Bilin on April 21.
Israel’s apologists are very exercised about the idea that Israel has been ...
Settlers devise new strategy to scare away Palestinian neighbors
- Amira Hass
Dozens of settlers set up a 'protest' tent next to a tent belonging to Bedouin herdsmen on Palestinian land.
Some settlers are employing a new strategy to get Palestinians evicted from their land in the northern region of the Jordan Valley, Haaretz ...