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After Pantin: Judith Butler

From the Verso Books Blog (14/03/20249 … In response to remarks they gave at an event in Paris earlier this month, Judith Butler has received hate mail while Zionist publications have attacked them. In this article, Butler defends and clarifies their position. … Continue reading

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Für das Leben, gegen den Tod/For life, against death

From Freedom News (12/03/2024) … Writing from Vienna, Christopher Hütmannsberger grapples with the current state of confusion in the German-speaking Left around the genocide currently unfolding in Gaza and argues that this is a litmus test for understanding how people … Continue reading

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Fredy Perlman: Anti-Semitism and the Beirut Pogrom

It galls me that a new Fascism should choose to use the experience of the victims of the earlier Fascism among its justifications. Fredy Perlman We return to the work of Fredy Perlman, this time with the Israeli genocide of … Continue reading

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Yazan Alloujami: Gaza-on-the-Rhine, a history lesson

From lundimatin, #418, 04/03/2024 … To articulate the past historically does not mean to recognize it ‘the way it really was’ (Ranke). It means to seize hold of a memory as it flashes up at a moment of danger. Historical … Continue reading

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Palestine: The attempt to erase a people’s arts

We want to thank +972 Magazine for the generous permission to publish an article on the Israeli authority’s assault against Jenin’s (West Bank) Freedom Theatre and the broader Israeli war on Palestinian artistic expression. +972 Magazine is unquestionably one of the most … Continue reading

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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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Angela Davis: We deposit our dreams in Palestine

In an exercise of “telescoping”, Angela Davis helps us to see and understand the connections between the Palestinian struggle for self-determination against Israeli settler-colonialism, the more general struggle against persistent and historically rooted forms of racist colonialism and racial capitalism … 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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Ghassan Salhab: The Dawn?

From lundimatin, #409, December 27, 2023 … Do not believe that man grows up. No: he is born suddenly – a word, in an instant, penetrates his heart with a new pulse. It takes but one scene to make him … Continue reading

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