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Hope: two new books

It just so happens that two friends of mine have new books out on hope — one fiction, one nonfiction. And both are doing readings in Chicago this mon...   [ continue reading...]

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Essential reading on the protests in Iran

Toxic effusions and formulaic pronouncements abound in response to the protests in Iran, from the neocons to Robert Fisk  (a consistent source of ideo...   [ continue reading...]

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On The Astonishment That Nazis Can “Still” Have Taste

Evelyn Waugh, on a visit to Germany in 1933 shortly after the boycott of Jewish businesses, wrote: “I had come across antisemitism in Eastern Europe befor...   [ continue reading...]

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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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