America, Guernica and the War of Terror

By JOHN ALLISON The attack on Guernica by Nazi Condor Legion fighters and bombers in full coordination with and bombing instructions from Spain’s Nationalist dictator, Generalissimo Franco, was carried out on April 26, 1937, 36 hours after my birth on the west coast of North America. This was the first major experiment in modern industrial… Read More America, Guernica and the War of Terror

Protest the Repression of Dissent in Bahrain: Free Blogger Ali Abdulemam

Protest the crackdown against dissent in Bahrain, and the imprisonment and torture of human rights defenders and web activists—support the Free Ali Abdulemam campaign: “To say ‘I want complete democracy now’ is not good for anyone. Throwing open the political process too abruptly will only leave Islamists running the show.” – Sheik Mohammed Bin Ateyatalla… Read More Protest the Repression of Dissent in Bahrain: Free Blogger Ali Abdulemam

Ann Laura Stoler: Supporting Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israel

Thanks to PULSE for circulating this statement from Ann Stoler: As someone who has worked for some thirty years as a teacher and student of colonial studies– on comparative colonial situations, colonial histories, and the violent and subtle forms of governance on which colonial regimes rely, it would be difficult not to describe the Israeli… Read More Ann Laura Stoler: Supporting Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israel

Neocolonialism: It’s Post-Independence, Not Post-Colonial

Unintended Open Source Ethnography For as much serendipity as conventional, on the ground, ethnography is known to entail, the “approach” discussed here is barely an approach at all: it was unprovoked, unplanned, without coordination, being neither methodical nor systematic.  It became a collaboration, out of mutual interest, from distinct and separate positions, but there was… Read More Neocolonialism: It’s Post-Independence, Not Post-Colonial