Forty years of Orientalism, an eternity to go
The West’s punitive civilising mission in the East shows no signs of abating 40 years after the publication of Orientalism. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the publication […]
Venezuela and Syria cannot fall!
Despite tremendous hardship which the Venezuelan people are having to face, despite the sanctions and intimidation from abroad, President Nicolás Maduro has won a second six-year term. Two weeks […]
Brazil on Strike: Truckers and Oil Workers Refuse to Cooperate
The lead candidate of the opposition – Lula of the Workers’ Party – is in prison. The workers have in mind as they strike.
Venezuela’s Narrowing Options in the Wake of the Maduro Presidential Victory and the Trump Offensive
If Venezuela were really a failed state, as the US claims, then there would be no need to impose sanctions to make it fail.
Two-state solution is dead, Palestinian courage should spur international action
After 70 years, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is still unresolved. The conflict simmers for a few years, then erupts again with new massacres and violence. After the failure of the […]
Europe: time to look reality in the face
A People’s Brexit that unites the left is the only way to confront an increasingly bold neoliberal mafia, argues Lindsey German. It would be helpful in the debate about […]
Capitalism, Cuba and human rights
Scarcely one month apart, the U.S. and Cuba each released a review of human rights. On April 20, the U.S. State Department released its “Country Reports on Human Rights […]
Peace is a cliché: When the West cannot control the world unopposed it means war
Dedicated to my friend, a philosopher, John Cobb, Jr. The West likes to think of itself as a truly “peace-loving part of the world”. But is it? You hear it […]
Eight Things I Learned About Palestine While Touring Eight Western Nations
On February 20, 2018, I embarked on a global book tour that has, thus far, taken me to eight nations. The main theme of all my talks in various cultural, […]
The Gaza protests show that non-violent resistance will triumph
Today, all Palestinian parties accept and promote popular non-violent resistance as the best and most effective form of struggle. Non-violent popular resistance is not new to the Palestinian people. […]