All we need to know about racist Israeli politics

One: Young Israelis are moving much further to the right politically, according to a survey to be released Thursday. The study found that 60 percent of Jewish teenagers in Israel, between 15 and 18 years old, prefer “strong” leaders to the rule of law, while 70 percent say that in cases where state security and…

ALP fails so media goes to the ALP for thoughts?

Sometimes the Australian media is so clueless as to make me wonder why they even bother. The NSW Labor Party was devastated in last Saturday’s election. So who does the mainstream media turn to for thoughts? The Labor Party. New Matilda published my investigation yesterday on the Greens. It’s received a huge response, with many…

Even the Bush cabal knew Gitmo was breaking laws

Yet more evidence that Washington is a law unto itself: The Bush administration was so intent on keeping Guantanamo detainees off U.S. soil and away from U.S. courts that it secretly tried to negotiate deals with Latin American countries to provide “life-saving” medical procedures rather than fly ill terrorist suspects to the U.S. for treatment,…

Tahrir tweeting reflects spirit of the times

I recently mentioned a newly released book, Tweets from Tahrir, on the Twitter coverage of Egypt’s revolution. This is a very fast turn-around book and should be welcomed. In terms of insights, in 140 characters, it’s a strong addition that shows the power of social media in times of upheaval (via Mondoweiss): Chapter18 –

Taking the Palestinian struggle to the heart of New York

While Israeli political leaders simply find new ways to demonise and occupy Arabs, activists in the US take action into their own hands. More, please: Please find below a wonderful video of Adalah New York’s BDS action to mark the Global BDS Day of Action commemorating Palestinian Land Day (in 1976, 6 Palestinians were killed,…