To Tom Jones from Gaza : Sing for Freedom and Justice, Not Apartheid and Ethnic Cleansing

Besieged Gaza, Occupied Palestine Dear Sir Tom We are a group of Palestinian musicians, academics and students from the besieged Gaza Strip in Palestine. Despite Israel’s blockade of our land, air and sea borders we have continued to enjoy the soul, vibrancy and passion of your songs. Israel has deprived us of our homes, our …

What Does BDS Threaten and Who Really Makes Threats?

Last week, Salif Keita announced his decision to cancel his performance at the Jerusalem Festival of Sacred Music, held at the Tower of David in Occupied East Jerusalem, and funded by the American Zionist Shusterman Foundation. That the festival was held at such a location where Occupied people are routinely imprisoned, tortured, killed and their …

On Orientalism, Islam and Feminism

On World Bulletin, Levent Basturk provides analysis on the role of orientalist western disciplines on development within islamic countries, and how this phenomena serves capitalism, noting that: “The Orientalist viewed Asiatic society as a society whose social structure was characterized by the absence of civil society. In other words, a network of institutions mediating between …

Poems of the Pre-Election Second Honeymoon

Progressive Except for Palestine The almightiness of whiteyness decrees rightness, with blessings for oppressed voters are impressed, he’s green, hip and progressed but won’t boycott and divest for whitey knows best it’s ‘counter-productive’ for all when Palestinians make the BDS call. Jinjirrie, August 2013 @TaliShapiro @Jinjirrie point is that lending support to campaigns you believe …