Beginning with links on Gaza.
- A Formula for Being Human.
- Texas Stands with Gaza.
- Dear Nick Kristof: Your Palestinian Gandhis are Already Here.
- Tanzania and the Palestinian Struggle.
- Studying Arabic in Wartime Israel.
- The Language of Occupation.
- (In)discriminate Language on Gaza.
- Gazans Return to Looted Homes, Dead Livestock.
- Gazan Fishermen Demand End to Blockade.
- Collective Punishment in Gaza:
It’s worth listening carefully when Netanyahu speaks to the Israeli people. What is going on in Palestine today is not really about Hamas. It is not about rockets. It is not about “human shields” or terrorism or tunnels. It is about Israel’s permanent control over Palestinian land and Palestinian lives. That is what Netanyahu is really saying, and that is what he now admits he has “always” talked about. It is about an unswerving, decades-long Israeli policy of denying Palestine self-determination, freedom, and sovereignty.
What Israel is doing in Gaza now is collective punishment. It is punishment for Gaza’s refusal to be a docile ghetto. It is punishment for the gall of Palestinians in unifying, and of Hamas and other factions in responding to Israel’s siege and its provocations with resistance, armed or otherwise, after Israel repeatedly reacted to unarmed protest with crushing force. Despite years of ceasefires and truces, the siege of Gaza has never been lifted.
- We Must Not Forget Africa’s Role in the First World War.
- Inhumanity: The Real Problem with Mass Incarceration.
- Snobs vs. the Ivy League.
- What Do Chinese Dumplings Have to Do with Global Warming?
- New Apartments to Replace These Small Phoenix Businesses.
- Violence, Photography, and the Iconography of South Sudan’s Cattle Camps.
- Black Life, Annotated:
So, the black communities of 4th and 6th Street continue to be laboratories in which Goffman and other student and faculty researchers at the University of Pennsylvania do field work. With its frisson of “authenticity,” On the Run may have a long and varied life ahead ( mini-series? feature film?) shaping misperception and abetting black narrative and material subjection. I already know that this book will be chosen for First Year common reading programs and that all over the US, historically white colleges and universities with small black undergraduate and faculty populations will read and then reproduce as truth On the Run’s ethics and methods; which is to say its relations and practices of power. In the neoliberal “engaged” university, On the Run is sure to be a primer for how to do immersive “urban” ethnography. And so continues, into the next generation, within and outside of the university, what Sylvia Wynter has called our black narratively condemned status.
- Is WalMart Treating Its Workers Like Pop-Tarts?
- Iraq’s Yazidis.
- Slaves of Happiness Island, on labor and art in Abu Dhabi.
- Humanitarian Aid is a Claim, Not a Fact.
- Witchcraft and Trauma Hinder LRA Reintegration.
- Nothing Says ‘Sorry Our Drones Hit Your Wedding Party’ Like $800,000 and Some Guns.
- The University of Illinois is Not an Island.
- What counts as academic freedom at the University of Illinois?