Articles Tagged ‘Middle East’

  • Why I Support the BDS Movement Against Israel

    Human Rights

    The fight for the Palestinians is our fight. If the Palestinians are not liberated none of us will be liberated. We cannot pick and choose which of the oppressed are convenient or inconvenient to defend. We will stand with all of the oppressed or none of the oppressed. And when we stand with the oppressed we will be treated like the oppressed.

  • The Harper government and the ethnic cleansing of Palestine

    Canadian Politics

    The Harper government is aiding and abetting the Nakba or ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians through its stance and policies, reflecting the ‘new anti-Semitism’ trend that every Canadian tax payer and voter holds responsibility for directly or indirectly. It is time for Canadians to engage in the highest form of citizenry by saying “no” to the Harper government.

  • Kathleen Wynne: Please refuse ‘honour’ from Israel lobby group

    Canadian Politics

    It is far from acceptable for CIJA to uncritically support the behaviour of the Israeli government and military against Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza and within its borders — behaviour which human rights experts around the world have repeatedly identified as criminal.

  • The Palestinian Enclaves Struggle: An Interview with Ilan Pappé

    Middle East

    Professor Ilan Pappé is the director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. He is the author of fifteen books, among them The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. His newest book, written together with Noam Chomsky, is called On Palestine.

  • Nothing is Right in the Middle East

    Middle East

    People are dying; people are displaced, discriminated against. There is no justice, no social justice for the majority, the same scenario like in Indonesia, like in sub-Continent, like in East Africa, like everywhere where the Western imperialism and neoliberalism managed to have their way.

  • Capitalists, Technocrats and Fanatics: The Ascent of a New Power Bloc

    The far-right is no longer at the margins of western political discourse. It is center-stage.The sweeping electoral victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India is the latest expression of the world-wide advance of a new power bloc which promises to impose a New World Order harnessing ethno-religious fanaticism and narrowly trained technocrats to capitalist absolutism.

  • Listen to Chomsky’s Montréal discussion period

    Listen to the discussion period from Noam Chomsky’s Montréal lecture in Oct. 2013, a discussion that touches upon the reality of growing police repression in Montréal under the municipal law P-6 that bans free protest, to a clear denunciation of the pending Quebec secularist charter.

  • Where’s my friend?

    Walid was taken into custody and transported in the bone-chilling cold of the night to Israel’s Ofer Military Detention Center where hundreds of Palestinians are detained, the vast majority with absolutely no knowledge of why. Help me get Walid back to his family and his desk so we can get back to the work of improving the Palestinian health care system.

  • The Second Wind of the Worldwide Social Justice Movement

    We have to think of the world struggle as a long race, in which the runners have to use their energy wisely, in order not to become exhausted while always keeping their eye on the end goal–a different kind of world-system, far more democratic, far more egalitarian than anything we have now.

  • Thomas Mulcair—Israel, Right or Wrong

    Thomas Mulcair is well known in Quebec. But except for readers of pro-Israel newspapers like the Canadian Jewish News and the Jewish Tribune, people in Quebec and English Canada are not familiar with his unquestioning support for Israel.

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