Category Archives: politics

Mandela’s First Memo to Thomas Friedman

Arjan El Fassed The Electronic Intifada 29 March 2001 Editor’s note, 28 June 2013: This article was written by Arjan El Fassed in 2001 in the satirical style then being employed by Thomas Friedman, of writing mock letters from one … Continue reading

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West Bank: 11-Year-Old Boy Bled to Death by Israeli Army, Attempts to Rescue Prevented by Live Fire

By Kelly Lynn Global Research, August 15, 2014 Electronic Intifada Region: Middle East & North Africa Theme: Crimes against Humanity  In-depth Report: PALESTINE Thousands gathered shortly before afternoon prayers on Sunday in Fawwar refugee camp south of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron to mourn the death of … Continue reading

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Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving?

Abu-Lughod, Lila. Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving? Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and Its Others. American Anthropologist September, 2002 Vol.104(3): 783-790. The main concern of the article is to determine if Muslim women do actually need saving. The focus is … Continue reading

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Mishu in police custody

Moshrefa Mishu, president, Garments Sromik Oikko Forum, who was leading the fast-unto-death hunger strike of Tuba Group workers demanding 3 months arrear wages, festival allowance & overtime since July 28 was picked up by police today post-midday. She is being … Continue reading

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Israel bombs first and weeps later

A powerful statement by Irish senator Irish Senator David Norris said that entire families had been “obliterated” and called for immediate lifting of the embargo on Gaza. And, calling for Ambassador Modai to be expelled, observed: “He has his fingers … Continue reading

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They call us now

JULY 19, 2014 NICHOLAS ROBSON A Facebook friend shared the following remarkable poem by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, who is a co-founder of the Institute for Middle East Understanding based in Seattle. It catches the nightmarish absurdity of the latest invasion … Continue reading

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By Amy Goodman   Award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman records a podcast in conjunction with her weekly column, which you can read here: www.democracynow.org/blog July 31, 2014 By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan The Israeli assault on the … Continue reading

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