A two-state solution is still possible in Israel and Palestine, but it will take a more aggressive
strategy - one that focuses on the religious-nationalist right on both
sides, and on concrete steps towards nation-building in Palestine.
belief that Israel is just a criminal-like state for targeting civilians, attacking
Palestinian civilian targets should be seen broadly as part of their defined
political, economic, and social objectives.
When we come together as civil society, we have the
capacity to transform policies, change old ways of doing things, and sometimes
even topple regimes. That’s why I’m marching this Sunday in New York City.
mounting social and security risks should prompt the west to engage with all
segments of Tunisian society to thwart the rise of sectarianism and
polarization, looming in the rest of the Middle East and North Africa.
Lebanese nationalism has historically been exclusionary - as are all nationalisms - and isolationist, in that it accentuates differences between the Lebanese and other Levantines or other Arabs while downplaying shared attributes and characteristics.
These airstrikes demonstrate new fault lines in the Arab world: between Arab conservative regimes, their Islamist foes, and the democratic secular forces who find themselves in an impossible situation.
A report on
European attitudes to democracy, backed up by data from the European Social Survey, is launched today to mark the UN day for democracy. The main message for the political class is that an
increasingly qualified and demanding public opinion does not deserve to be
administered from above.
Some past models of good
practice, especially those which were associated with feminist youth work
projects from the mid 1970s, are in fact well worth remembering and even
reviving in the Rotherham case in the UK.
Nonviolent civil resistance is not immune to perpetuating existing structural and cultural violence unless nonviolence activists and researchers learn to develop strategies for identifying 'negative nonviolence' acts which support oppression.
Daniel Gallant’s unique experience as
an activist, counselor, scholar, writer and former violent right wing extremist
offers a unique insight into what we can all contribute to decreasing the
likelihood of terrorist attacks.
rise of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq has taken everyone in the west by
surprise, resulting in a frenzy of speculation as we try to piece together a
number of complicated factors and events. We first have to recognise how our
understanding is shaped by a sensationalist, alarmist and sound-bite obsessed
If European society at
large is applying an exclusionary logic to certain groups, it is only
encouraging the retention and expansion of a sedentary identity formation in
these groups. A rise in reactionary politics should come as no surprise.
Martin Luther King once said, “sometimes it’s necessary to dramatize
an issue”. Struggles within democracies may actually be harder to organize than
struggles against highly unpopular and corrupt authoritarian regimes. It helps
to get together.
Some believe that the negotiations for a truce could
lead to peace talks that produce a two-state accord. Of course, an opening for
a two-state accord is the very last thing Netanyahu is seeking. But what he is
seeking won’t happen.
did the police not take the investigation seriously at first? Why did the
political elite need six victims to admit that these people were murdered
because of their Roma identity, to acknowledge the neo-Nazi terrorist nature of
Are reporters mere adjuncts of power and
spies? That is how ISIS treated the martyred journalists James Foley and Steven
Sotloff. To this day, the failure of the American news industry to expose the
Bush administration’s WMD myths before the invasion of Iraq is thrown in our