1. Bases for Coexistence

    Bases for Coexistence

    The only mutual recognition worth having, says Edward Said, is one that recognizes the suffering of both the Jewish and Palestinian people, one that insults neither the memory of the Holocaust nor that of Arab dispossession. Written in 1997, barring some references to recent events, this article might as well have been penned yesterday. One of the most important differences between Arabs in the Arab world and those who live in the West is that on a daily basis the latter are forced to confron[...]
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  2. The Apartheid Wall

    The Apartheid Wall

    On World Heritage Day, as we celebrate structures people in the past erected, let us remind ourselves of one monstrosity that the world allowed to be built, and allows to remain standing. No amount of spray-paint can sanctify it. We share an excerpt from Githa Hariharan’s essay in From India to Palestine (LeftWord, 2014). […] The wall, which Israel has been building despite its being declared illegal by the International Court of Justice, is officially called a Separation Barrier or a Se[...]
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  3. Ahed Tamimi, The Freedom Theatre and 13 years of BDS Movement

    Ahed Tamimi, The Freedom Theatre and 13 years of BDS Movement

    “I’m not the victim of the occupation. The Jew or the settler child who carries a rifle at the age of 15, they are the victims of the occupation. For me, I am capable of distinguishing between right and wrong. But not him. His view is clouded. His heart is filled with hatred and scorn against the Palestinians. He is the victim, not me. I always say I am a freedom fighter. So I will not be the victim….The resistance continues until the occupation is removed.”- Ahed Tamimi In Decemb[...]
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  4. The Freedom Theatre: ten years of tenacity -

    The Freedom Theatre: ten years of tenacity -

    Rehearsing Freedom: the story of a theatre in PALESTINE Edited by Johanna Wallin; Designed by Sherna Dastur Published by LeftWord Books in association with The Freedom Theatre To you who stole the future: Your airplane is powerful, It flies faster than a storm and destroys a whole city. But it has one defect: It needs belief. - an excerpt from Suicide Note from Palestine (2013-14) It is not a coffee table book. Rehearsing Freedom: the story of a theatre in PALESTINE is not a book th[...]
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  5. Syrian Kaleidoscope

    Syrian Kaleidoscope

    On April 6th, the United States attacked the Syrian regime by launching a number of missile strikes against a military airfield. The US administration, in a statement later, said that the strikes were prompted by the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad government against its own population. After the alleged chemical attack and then the missile strikes which followed, Vijay Prashad, chief editor at Leftword Books, writing in, argued that the idea of cracking Syria into pie[...]
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