Protesters take to the streets, clashing with police after eight Shia activists are given life sentences. Last Modified: 22 Jun 2011 14:24 Bahrain's government says it has only tried a small number of those involved in recent mass protests [Reuters] Police and protesters have clashed in Bahrain after eight Shia Muslim activists accused of plotting a coup to overthrow … [Read more...] about Life sentences for Bahrain dissidents
For the first time in its history, CUNY's Board of Trustees has overturned an honorary degree given by one of its colleges, overturning an honorary degree that was to be given to Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner. This unprecedented decision came about because Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, a CUNY trustee, disagrees with Tony Kushner over Israeli policy. Wiesenfeld has a long … [Read more...] about Support academic freedom: Give Tony Kushner his honorary degree!
“Bringing a race, class, and gender perspective to issues of war and peace.”Today War Times/Tiempo de Guerras launches our new website. In the summer of 2010, about a dozen new writers joined War Times, and we’re using our new site to bring you their voices. The site will offer some familiar features - and some new ones: * Month in Review (analysis of the previous month’s … [Read more...] about Welcome to War Times 2.0
THE Israeli raid on the Free Gaza flotilla has generated an outpouring of clichés from the usual suspects. It is almost impossible to discuss the Middle East without resorting to tired accusations and ritual defenses: perhaps a little house cleaning is in order.No. 1: Israel is being/should be delegitimizedIsrael is a state like any other, long-established and … [Read more...] about Israel Without Clichés By TONY JUDT in the NY Times June 9, 2010
March 17, 2010 By Neve Gordon Neve Gordon's ZSpace Page / ZSpace Seven years ago, Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by a Caterpillar D9R Israeli bulldozer while nonviolently protesting the demolition of Palestinian homes in Rafah, Gaza Strip, along with other members of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). Now her parents, sister and brother are suing the … [Read more...] about Rachel Corrie’s Memory, Israel’s Image