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‘We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled’ — a reading

Our friend Stanley Heller has recorded this excellent reading by Wendy Pearlman of her classic-in-the-making book We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled. The event...   [ continue reading...]

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Two Upcoming Screenings of SYRIA’S DISAPPEARED in Chicago

The film Syria’s Disappeared has been called “brilliant and sickening” and a “must-view can’t-look documentary…about the 20...   [ continue reading...]

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Interview: sectarianization as a process

Nader Hashemi and I recently gave the following interview to Jadaliyya about our new co-edited book Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the...   [ continue reading...]

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Did a Kremlin Pilgrimage cause Alternet blogger’s Damascene conversion?

A blogger who once supported the Syrian revolution has reinvented himself as an unashamed advocate for Bashar al Assad. Did his pilgrimage to Moscow occasion th...   [ continue reading...]

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Small wonder: The global fascist love affair with the Assad regime

by Alex Rowell When the neo-Nazi who smashed his Dodge Charger into a crowd of anti-Nazi demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia – killing a woman...   [ continue reading...]

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Of Monster and Men

This is my review of Yassin al Haj Saleh’s book The Impossible Revolution: Making Sense of the Syrian Tragedy. It first appeared in The New Arab.&nbs...   [ continue reading...]

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Of Monsters and Men

This is my review of Yassin al Haj Saleh’s book The Impossible Revolution: Making Sense of the Syrian Tragedy. It first appeared in The New Arab.&nbs...   [ continue reading...]

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Let’s Talk About Genocide: The United Nations Lack of Responsibility to Protect from and Prevent Israel’s Genocide of the Palestinian People

For other articles in this series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 In the summer of 2012, UNICEF and UNRWA asked if Gaza will be liveable by 2020. At the time- five years in...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump’s new war plan is an awful lot like the old one

The Trump administration has a new plan for the war in Syria, Spencer Ackerman reports for The Daily Beast, and it’s the same as the old one: bomb the hel...   [ continue reading...]

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Reality Leigh Winner: The Whistleblower We Didn’t Want

It’s a story as old as the 21st century: A young NSA contractor with more access to classified information than they probably should have had leaks that i...   [ continue reading...]

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Pais En Llamas

I’m very happy to say that “Burning Country” has been published in Spanish by Capitan Swing. It’s designed beautifully too. Leila and I...   [ continue reading...]

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Joel Beinin on labor movements in Tunisia and Egypt

Joel Beinin has been a major figure in Middle East studies for several decades. He has been involved with the Middle East Research and Informatio...   [ continue reading...]

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Sectarianization — events in the UK next week

Nader Hashemi and I will be in the UK May 8-11 for a series of launch events and panel discussions for our new book Sectarianization: Mapping the New...   [ continue reading...]

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Moar like Absurdo, amirite?

Originally posted on The Charnel-House: . Fol­low­ing the mis­sile strike on Shayr­at in West­ern Syr­ia last Thursday, a wave of protes...   [ continue reading...]

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Tim Anderson’s Dirty War on Syria

By Brian Slocock Assad regime supporter Tim Anderson, who is on the teaching staff of the University of Sydney, is organising a conference at the University ent...   [ continue reading...]

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A dizzying abundance of events this coming week

There’s never a shortage of rich cultural programming in a cosmopolis like Chicago, but the coming week presents an absolute frenzy…   Mo...   [ continue reading...]

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Children’s trauma is a laughing matter—if you are Vanessa Beeley

by Amr Salahi The notorious Assad regime propagandist Vanessa Beeley has been recently on a speaking tour of the UK. She has been showing up at small venue...   [ continue reading...]

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Sectarianization

My colleague Nader Hashemi and I have a new edited book out examining what we call the sectarianization of Middle East politics. It is published by Hurst i...   [ continue reading...]

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My Interview with Cultural Theorist Tzvetan Todorov (1939–2017)

The recent death of the Bulgarian-French cultural theorist and historian of ideas Tzvetan Todorov at the age of 77 flew largely under the radar of the digi...   [ continue reading...]

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Minimalism At Home, Maximalism abroad: The Curious Case of Islamophobic Anti-Islamophobia

Every once in a while, this space christened the Left—of whose foundational texts and core values I largely hold in regard—feels like a foreign plac...   [ continue reading...]

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