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BDS, the AAA, and Academic Imperialism

November 14, 2015 by


We Disagree to Agree Support for a particular cause can come from numerous sources and points of view, each representing different interests. Similarly, people can arrive at the site of a demonstration, united in protest against an injustice, having arrived there from many different routes (whether the routes are understood in terms of physical transportation, […]

The State of Palestine: A Media Patch

December 18, 2012 by


The pre-requisite for this essay is Occupation 101. My purposes include providing that information on Palestine and Israel that is marginalized in the US media. This article is a media patch over the absence or distortion of facts due to the effectiveness of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in systematically controlling media presentations […]

Encircling Empire: Report #5, 01-08 October 2010

October 9, 2010 by


EE: Report #5, 01—08 October 2010 Encircling Empire Reports is a selection of essays, blog posts, and news reports covering a given time period. They are intended to be useful for those interested in: ● contemporary and critical political anthropology ● public anthropology ● imperialism and imperial decline ● militarism/militarization ● the political economy of […]

Defending the Indefensible: The Talking Points of State Terrorism

July 12, 2010 by

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This is a continuation from the poem/not poem by anthropologist Ghassan Hage, with a fascination for the perversion of language and meaning in the service of state terrorism, to cover up, deny, and to generally defend the indefensible. At some point, spokespersons for oppressive regimes, whether Israeli or American, made this serious miscalculation: that having […]

Ghassan Hage: A Massacre is Not a Massacre

June 18, 2010 by


Ghassan Hage’s response to some of the outrageously unbelievable Israeli propaganda that spewed forth from the mouths of Israeli political leaders and their spokespersons in the days following Israel’s massacre of civilians in international waters: I don’t write poems but, in any case, poems are not poems. Long ago, I was made to understand that […]

Beloved Discordia

September 11, 2009 by


Discordia Ben Addelman, Samir Mallal, 2004, 68 min 40 s On September 9, 2002, a scheduled appearance by former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sparked heated debate at Montreal’s Concordia University. By the end of the day, the “Concordia riot” has made international news, from CNN to Al-Jazeera. This film documents the fallout from that […]

Extreme Canada: Ruling Party Interferes with Social Science Funding

June 15, 2009 by


There is nothing that is intentionally “alarmist” about this headline, as much as some Canadians would want to reassure themselves that only with reference to a corrupt and dictatorial African state would such a headline have any relevance. However, the fact remains, and it is documented and abundantly public, that the Minister of State for […]

The 5th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week is Now On

March 3, 2009 by

1 Boycott Israel Norman Finkelstein: Why An Economic Boycott of Israel is Justified Naomi Klein: Israel – Boycott, Divest, Sanction GLOBAL BDS MOVEMENT: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions PACBI: Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel STOP THE WALL: Boycott Campaign fact sheets, analysis, FAQs The BIG Campaign: Boycott Israeli Goods Joanna Blythman, The […]


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