Remember All the Children, Mr. President
Remember the 20 children who died in Newtown, Connecticut.
Remember the 35 children who died in Newtown Gaza this month from Israeli bombardments.
Remember the 168 children who have been killed by US drone attacks in Pakistan since 2006.
Remember… Continue reading
Palestinians to renew UN statehood bid
The Palestinians will renew a bid to upgrade their status at the United Nations, a move which could strengthen their statehood claims after talks with Israel stalled.
Palestinians are listed as a UN observer “entity” with no voting rights. They will ask to be made… Continue reading
Netanyahu’s High-stakes Game in Gaza: Same Time, Same Place
Many key phrases have been presented to explain Israel’s latest military onslaught against Gaza, which left scores dead and wounded. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is flexing his muscles in preparation for the Israeli general elections in January, suggested some. It is… Continue reading
Growing Isolation: Boycott of Israel Crosses to Governments’ Realm
Should Israel be worried? Very much so, for the age of total impunity is coming to an end. Critical voices of the Israeli occupation and mistreatment of Palestinians are rising – not only within civil society circles, but among world governments as… Continue reading
State Responsibility in the context of non-state actors
Are the International Law Commission’s 2001 Articles on State Responsibility for Internationally Wrongful Acts sufficiently robust in the context of non-state actors who commit acts of terrorism?
The principle of state responsibility under international law was created to protect the rights of… Continue reading
Nuclear weapons as instruments of peace?
A few days ago I was a participant in a well-attended academic panel on “the decline of violence and warfare” at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association held this year in San Diego, California. The two-part panel featured appraisal of the common argument… Continue reading
One state solution featured on NPR and in Carter ‘IHT’ Op-Ed
As the possibility of a two-state solution fades into the horizon (cue the flatline), the discussion of alternatives continues to expand. Building off last month’s One State conference at Harvard, NPR‘s Morning Edition featured a story… Continue reading
On anti-Semitism, war crimes, and old poets
Silence in the face of apartheid is unbearable.
We can no longer remain silent nor turn our backs and pretend ignorance to a gruesome occupation of stolen land, the cruelest collective punishment in the open-air sewer prison where Palestinians once lived in peace… Continue reading
“Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and What You Can Do About It.” [Book]
If you believe corporate personhood is a threat to democracy, then “Corporations Are Not People” is a must-read book. (Truthout also strongly recommends Thom Hartmann’s “Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became People — and
US-Funded Tunisian President Prepares to Withdraw Recognition of Syrian Government