From Victimhood to Aggression: Jewish Identity in the light of Caryl Churchill’s Seven Jewish Children
- Gilad Atzmon جيلاد أتزمون گيلاد آتزمون
Identity is a very tricky concept. It can very mean many opposing things and at the same time it can mean nothing. One may start to wonder about one’s identity only when one feels he is under the threat of losing it. The case of Jewish identity ...
The swine flu crisis lays bare the meat industry's monstrous power
- Mike Davis
The Mexican swine flu, a genetic chimera probably conceived in the faecal mire of an industrial pigsty, suddenly threatens to give the whole world a fever. The initial outbreaks across North America reveal an infection already travelling at higher ...
Swine influenza: how much of a global threat?
- THE LANCET
On April 27, WHO raised its pandemic alert level from phase 3 to phase 4 after human cases of a novel H1N1 swine influenza A virus spread quickly around the world from its origin in Mexico. Concern over the virus—a hybrid of human, pig, and ...
Stop Trying To 'Save' Africa
- Uzodinma Iweala
Last fall, shortly after I returned from Nigeria, I was accosted by a perky blond college student whose blue eyes seemed to match the "African" beads around her wrists.
"Save Darfur!" she shouted from behind a table covered with ...
El Salvador: Hope Has Conquered Fear
- Ángel Guerra Cabrera
Mauricio Funes’ election to the Presidency of El Salvador is a resounding victory for the great social movement centered around a majority yearning for social justice and freedom.
Its great merit consisted of bending the arm of the right-wing-oligarchical ...
Manic beat preacher
- John Lewis
A few days before I meet Gilad Atzmon, he finds himself at the centre of an international storm. The prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoǧan, has approvingly cited Atzmon during a debate with Israeli president Shimon Peres. "Atzmon, a ...
- Santiago Alba Rico
Is it possible to show interest in the pain of a man who is not a relative, of a boy we did not raise, of a woman we never loved? Is it possible to choose as equal an unequal distant human being or to choose as a kindred a remote foreigner? There is ...
Is Israel a democratic state? - Interview with Mauro Manno
- Giovanna Canzano
Our friend Mauro Manno passed away last Friday 13 February 2009 in Naples. He was 57 y.o.. Mauro had dedicated the last years of his life to the study and deconstruction of both Zionism and Israel. This is the last interview he gave, in January 2009. ...
Venezuela Ends Term Limits
- Patrick Irelan
Venezuelan voters have approved a referendum that ends term limits for the president and all other elected officials. Fifty-four percent of those who took part voted in favor of the measure Sunday.
The Washington Post, in its colorful fashion, ...
How beautiful it is to kill, how just to die
- Santiago Alba Rico
“and thereupon the Lord rained down brimstone and fire out of heaven, the Lord’s dwelling place, and overthrew these cities, with all the plain about them, and all those who dwelt there, and all that grew from their soil. And Lot’s ...