US magazine Truthout interview on disaster capitalism and Gaza

My interview in US magazine Truthout by Dan Falcone: Dan Falcone recently interviewed journalist, blogger, filmmaker,… activist and author Antony Loewenstein in East Jerusalem via Skype to discuss his current film project,… Disaster Capitalism… — inspired by his 2015 book,… Disaster Capitalism: Making A Killing Out Of Catastrophe… (Verso, 2015),… as well as a host of domestic and foreign issues impacting…

A few thoughts on modern feminism

My weekly Guardian column: Men are afraid to talk about feminism. If that sounds melodramatic, I’d ask you to count the number of articles written by male writers tackling the big and small issues around gender and women’s equality. You’ll be hard pressed to find a strong selection. This is not acceptable. Men have a…

What are they truly afraid of?

Rami G. Khouri, writing in Lebanon’s Daily Star newspaper, wonders why so many Western journalists refuse to call Israeli actions by their proper name: apartheid: If rhetoric is the first step toward action, then one of the rhetorical trends of our time indicating a giant step backward toward inaction is the American and European tendency…

Stay home Hillary, if that’s all you got

My latest New Matilda column is about the Obama administration’s first foray into the Middle East: On Palestine it’s hard to tell the difference between Obama and Bush. But while the US and Israel block progress, there are small signs of movement, writes Antony Loewenstein The number of people who believe in the two-state solution…

Please Uncle Sam, love us

Being in Indonesia it’s been interesting to read the Jakarta Post every day. This week’s visit by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has resulted in column after column about her trip and its meaning (example one.) Like so many nations around the world, the Indonesian political and media elite crave Washington’s embrace and acceptance…

Obama: new neo-con?

My latest New Matilda column is about the incoming Obama administration and its likely foreign policy: Will Obama resist Zionist pressure and reveal his progressive side on Israel? Writing from the US, Antony Loewenstein isn’t optimistic I’m currently in the US on a book tour and I’ve been struck by the ubiquitous belief that Obama…

How much longer to wait?

An encouraging sign, from the International Herald Tribune’s Roger Cohen, that the Jewish state is dealing itself out of a viable future: Imagine Ehud Olmert, the outgoing Israeli prime minister, saying this to Barack… Obama: “The United States has been wrong to write Israel a blank check every year; wrong to turn a blind eye to…

How to define a robust Jewish chat

After a wonderful day in upstate New York with leading American Jewish dissident writer and blogger Phil Weiss – a generous, warm-hearted, critical yet optimistic man – I left feeling strangely empowered. Despite all the attempts by the Zionist lobby and its courtiers, the horrendous reality in Palestine is becoming clearer to the world by…

Is she paying you for the praise?

Perhaps it would be best if actor Alex Baldwin stuck to acting: Sitting less than ten feet from Hillary Clinton at an RFK Memorial event in New York this week, I was overwhelmed by the presence and power the woman carries with her wherever she goes.

Crazy Zionism is not the solution

Just what the Middle East needs: There is possibly no person President-elect Barack Obama considered for secretary of state who is more reliably pro-Israel than Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), the woman to whom he appears likely to give the job sometime after Thanksgiving.