Gaza is Dying: Global Movement to End the War

As today we receive news that the Israeli military has bombed the headquarters of the United Nations’ Works and Relief Agency in Gaza, as well as part of a hospital, and the offices of two foreign news agencies, we are reminded of the need for urgent action from global civil society to pressure our governments […]

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Gaza Solidarity Protests Across Canada Today

Hopefully, sometime late tonight or tomorrow, I will have the video for the Montreal demonstration (on another bitterly cold day, it is -19 degrees centigrade at the moment). In the meantime, here is a full list of the protests planned for today as well as a video announcement. Sources: IndyMedia Québec/Montréal & the Canadian Peace […]

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Uprising News for Jan. 9, 2009: Greece, Gaza

Just two brief alerts here: ON THE GREEK RIOTS promises to report on its blog today concerning today’s mass demonstrations planned across Greece today, with an anarchist assemply currently taking place in the Athens Polytechnic. Demonstrations and riots in Greece have continued, more sporadically since Christmas, and this January 9 mobilization has been planned for […]

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Accepting the Might to Exist: Some Israeli Lessons for Anthropology

In Mirror for man: The relationship of anthropology to modern life (New York: Macmillan, 1949), Harvard anthropologist Clyde Kluckhohn articulated what was a virtual “mission statement” for anthropology in the modern world: “Anthropology provides a scientific basis for dealing with the crucial dilemma of the world today: how can peoples of different appearance, mutually unintelligible […]

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Tweets of Conflict in the New Online War Zone

As the new year begins with a renewal of the obsessive media attention to “terror” and “Muslim extremists,” one of the two terrors mentioned in the previous post ending 2008, one of the novelties has been the expansion and projection of the conflict into new media like Twitter. I am still new to Twitter, which […]

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