Archives for October 2021

Raising Awareness of Israeli War Crimes, with Palestine Action

“We’re not breaking the law; what we’re doing is actually rooted in law; it is a lawful act to do something to prevent the greater crime — to act to save lives.” — Huda Ammori, Palestine Action

 Earlier this week, rapper Lowkey joined campaigners on the streets of Oldham as they protested at the Elbit Ferranti weapons factory located in the northern English town. While the post-industrial town of 96,000 people might not seem like a likely flashpoint for the Israel-Palestine conflict, many of the weapons used against the civilian

The Sword and The Book: How Zionism Does Violence to the Jewish Tradition

Glorifying war and violence is, like Zionism itself, an anathema to the Jewish faith.

JERUSALEM -- In his comprehensive treatise on the subject of Judaism vs. Zionism, Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro writes, “The Jewish lifestyle is incompatible with the sword.” Violence and war are frowned upon in Judaism, which is one of the reasons that traditional, orthodox Jews by and large distance themselves from, if not completely rejecting, Zionism.

Our Broken Media and What To Do About It

Higdon, Huff and MacLeod talk about censorship, fake news, disinformation and the prevalence of conspiracy theories in this free-flowing discussion.

 Virtually nobody trusts what they read any more. The United States ranks dead last among 46 nations surveyed in confidence in the press. Only 29% of Americans say they broadly believe what they read, see or hear in mainstream media. And more than three quarters of the public think that big outlets knowingly publish fake news. The term “fake

Cruel Britannia: Britain’s Real Role in the World, with Mark Curtis

Britons themselves remember their empire extremely fondly, far more positively than those in countries subjugated by the crown.

 Despite a number of embarrassing political events over the past number of years, Great Britain still likes to regard itself as a forward-thinking, world-leading country and a force for good. Surveys show that the United Kingdom retains a great deal of positive sentiment around the world. And despite the savagery of the era, Britons

Over 500 Scholars Launch Fightback Against Israel Lobby’s Antisemitism Smear of UK Academics

The question, raised by the petition and letter of complaint, is whether universities like Glasgow will continue to submit to such attacks on academic life under the cover of false or evidence-free claims of anti-Semitism.

Israel Apartheid Feature photo

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND -- Hundreds of international scholars have begun a fightback against pro-Israel lobbyists who have been scoring increasingly high-profile victories on UK campuses as they seek to curb academic freedoms under the guise of stamping out antisemitism.  Glasgow university officials have found themselves in the eye of a storm this

Biden Administration Is Undermining the Venezuela Dialogue

The Venezuelan people deserve better than another administration sabotaging a dialogue and imposing more deadly sanctions.

The talks between the Venezuelan government and the extreme-right wing opposition had been going well. There are still outstanding issues to be resolved, like ending the economic war, but the discussions held in Mexico led to concrete electoral developments. The European Union agreed to send an electoral observation mission. The United Nations