I'd like to unpack the
widespread idea that one's freedom of speech is relinquished when it
is used in the form of “hate speech” or to “spread hate.”
Hate is a legitimate and reasonable response to certain morally
Something must be done about Israel’s number one ally, the Palestinian Authority, otherwise what we are witnessing today will be merely another flare-up, as opposed to a turning point for decolonization and the beginning of an end to the occupation.
The roots of the
most recent crisis in Iraq can be traced to the US-led invasion of 2003 and western
meddling in Syria. At stake, is the neoliberal blueprint of post-invasion Iraq,
now defended in an effort coordinated between the Baghdad government and its western
The loss of control over processing agricultural goods, such as turning grains into flour, have made it easier for the regime to punish large regions with starvation, and will in the future make it easier for foreign powers to grab hold of Syria through its dependent state.
'Common sense' is key to how we negotiate politics collectively. Rather than fighting the right on its own populist turf, the left must draw out, embrace, and frame its campaigns around, the ‘good sense’ which exists within ‘common sense’.
They say that ours is the age of information. Libraries gave us power. But now, the forces of neoliberalism are trying
to take it away. In Bradford, a group of radical librarians
gathered to discuss how to defend and extend the openness of one of our
most important institutions..
Today, social responses to peoples' needs are being pushed to the margin by the reframing of all tasks in terms of economic gain. But the development of human capabilities depends on relationships. A different set of values is needed.