Tag Archives: colonialism and anti-colonialism

Human Rights Discourse Has Failed to Stop the Genocide in Gaza

In December, Hudia, a refugee in Rafah, kept a diary of the horrors Israel has been visiting upon Gaza since October. This is testimonial 18 of the Palestine Uncensored series published on the Verso Books Blog. Hudia, 13 February 2024 December 6, 2023 Gaza City and … Continue reading

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Free Palestine/Free Israel (VI): Jeff Halper

There is de facto a single state between the Jordan River an the Mediterranean Sea: Israel, as an occupying settler-colony, is the only state that exists in this territory. What remains under anything describable as a Palestinian authority are a … Continue reading

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For Gaza: Ghassan Kanafani in the voice of John Berger

In an address to the inaugural Palestine Festival of Literature (2008) John Berger gave a moving reading of Palestinian writer, Ghassan Kanafani’s “Letter from Gaza”. Kanafani was assassinated by the Israeli Mossad in 1972.

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For a revolution of values

For Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) … Reflection On Doctor King Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin I am not one of a number of persons and commentators who come merely to hypocritically give salutations to Dr. King, … Continue reading

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For Benjamin Zephaniah (1958-2023)

“Certainly, a lot of people in Britain, when you say ‘anarchists,’ they just think of riots. And the news will say, ‘Today, twenty anarchists went on a rampage.’ They don’t understand anarchism,” he said. “Politically, I’m a revolutionary. I believe … Continue reading

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Judith Butler: Palestinians Are Not Being “Regarded as People” by Israel and US

The Truthout news service has generously given us permission to share an excellent interview with Judith Butler by George Yancy, on this most recent Israeli military campaign against Gaza and its people. (31/10/2023) Judith Butler calls for immediate ceasefire, Palestinians’ … Continue reading

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Uri Gordon: Anarchism and nationalism

Uri Gordon’s essay, “Anarchism and Nationalism: On the Subsidiarity of Deconstruction”, is a very important contribution to the to the debate on nationalism and modern anti-colonial struggles within anarchism. And we share it below as a complement to our previous … Continue reading

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Uri Gordon: The national question in Palestine/Israel (and trying to read events after October 7)

Uri Gordon’s book, Anarchy Alive! Anti-authoritarian Politics from Practice to Theory (Pluto Press, 2008) remains one of the best recent essays, in the English language, on anarchist practice and theory. His voice, if we can express it this way, is … Continue reading

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Free Palestine/Free Israel (V)

We share a short text by Gilles Deleuze on Palestine written at the time of the First Intifada (1987-1997) and an interview, by him, with the Palestinian writer Elias Sanbar from 1982.

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Strategizing for Palestinian Solidarity: Expanding the Toolkit

“US weapons ship to Israel blocked by peace activists at port of Tacoma. Peace activists have staged a standstill at the Port of Tacoma, blocking the departure of a US ship believed to be carrying weapons destined for the state … Continue reading

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