Love in the time of the Nakba: Palestinian writer Suad Amiry speaks on her new novel
- Michele Giorgio
“I consider it my first novel, but it’s not fiction. It’s a true story, I just used fictional names and developed the characters a bit. A little love story between two teenagers. And the stories of ordinary, albeit very young, people ...
The rival Iraqi Jewish clans who changed the face of Shanghai
Book review of Jonathan Kaufman’s ‘The Last Kings of Shanghai’
- Tzach Yoked צח יוקד
The Sassoons and Kadoories created huge, competing business empires, helped open China to the West and aided Jewish refugees in Shanghai during the Shoah – but their fates differed greatly, as revealed in a new book
Elly Kadoorie and Victor ...
The USAmerican roots of nazism
- Jorge Majfud
“If you are a blond, you belong to the best people in the world, but it’s all over with you! Your forebears committed the fatal mistake of intermingling with inferior brunettes, and as a result the great qualities of the blond race, which ...
Tearing down statues doesn’t erase History, it makes us see it more clearly
- Enzo Traverso
The protesters tearing down monuments to slaveholders and perpetrators of genocide are often accused of “erasing the past.” But their actions are bringing closer scrutiny on the figures these monuments celebrate — allowing history ...
Tearing down statues isn’t vandalism. It’s at the heart of the democratic tradition
- Jonathan Cook جونثان كوك
It is easy to forget how explicitly racist British society was within living memory. I’m not talking about unconscious prejudice, or social media tropes. I’m talking about openly celebrating racism in the public space, about major companies ...
A Cascade of Angers
My COVID-19 Fantasy
- John Holloway
The doors open. You can feel the pent-up energy even before the faces appear. The lockdown is over. A dam is burst. Out pours a torrent of angers, anxieties, frustrations, dreams, hopes, fears. It is as if we cannot breathe.
Viral, by Stuart ...
The Decline and Fall of the Spectacle-Commodity Economy
On the Watts Rebellion, L.A., Aug. 1965
- Guy Debord (1931-1994)
This text circulated anonymously in december 1965, 4 monthes after the Watts Riots, and was reprinted by Internationale Situationniste #10 (March 1966). It could have been written today.
AUGUST 13 - 16, 1965, the blacks of Los Angeles revolted. ...
- Malcolm X El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz ٱلْحَاجّ مَالِك ٱلشَّبَازّ (1925-1965)
This article was published in The Egyptian Gazette on Sept. 17, 1964 during Malcolm X's third and last trip to Egypt, where he had the opportunity to visit the Khan Yunis refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, then under Egyptian administration
How Black Panthers reignited French theory
- Petra Carlsson
For Michel Foucault, the meeting with the Black Panthers, born in response to the racist police discrimination and violence in the USA in the 1960s, was a political trigger. Indeed, today's critical social analysis is indebted to the civil rights movement ...
The Antislavery mural is back, hopefully forever
- Gilad Atzmon جيلاد أتزمون گيلاد آتزمون
Hip Hop legend Ice Cube came under fire last week for posting an anti- racist image on Twitter in support of Black Lives Matter. The image was widely panned as ‘anti-Semitic’ by those who work hard to conceal images of slavery, oppression ...