Portugal Leads the Way: How European Countries Fared in Their Treatment of Refugees

Portugal Leads the Way: How European Countries Fared in Their Treatment of Refugees

Ramzy Baroud and Romana Rubeo As soon as the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading its tentacles throughout China and eventually to the rest of the world, the World Health Organization (WHO), along with other international groups, sounded the alarm that refugees and migrants are particularly vulnerable to the deadly disease. “We strongly emphasize the need for […]

On Gramsci’s ‘Interregnum’ and Zizek’s Ethnocentric Philosophy

On Gramsci’s ‘Interregnum’ and Zizek’s Ethnocentric Philosophy

Ramzy Baroud and Romana Rubeo With prophecies afoot of the post-Covid19 world, even discredited philosophers such as Slavoj Zizek tried to stage a comeback, offering their own predictions of ‘ideological viruses’, including “the virus of thinking about an alternate society, a society beyond nation-state, a society that actualizes itself in the forms of global solidarity […]

On the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day: April 17

On the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day: April 17

Ramzy Baroud’s latest book, These Chains Will Be Broken: Palestinian Stories of Struggle and Defiance in Israeli Prisons,consists of twenty stories narrated or directly written by Palestinian prisoners. Here is the author’s introduction to the book: FOR MY OPINIONS,” wrote Italian intellectual Antonio Gramsci, “I am willing to lose my life, not only to stay […]

Solidarity in the Age of Coronavirus: What the Arabs Must Do

Solidarity in the Age of Coronavirus: What the Arabs Must Do

While the Coronavirus continues to ravage almost every nation on earth, Arab countries remain unable, or unwilling, to formulate a collective strategy to help the poorest and most vulnerable Arabs survive the deadly virus and its economic fallout. Worse, amid growing international solidarity, we are yet to see a pan-Arab initiative that aims to provide […]

Israeli Weapons Find New Market In India, Europe, Asia

Israeli Weapons Find New Market In India, Europe, Asia

Thanks to the US, Russian, French, Israeli and other weapons manufacturers, the Middle East region is the dumping ground for military hardware. Data released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on March 9 shows that the demand for weapons in the warring region has increased by a whopping 61% between 2015 and 2019. […]

‘A Policeman, A Pastor and A Palestinian’: The ‘Chilestinians’ as a Model for Palestinian Unity

‘A Policeman, A Pastor and A Palestinian’: The ‘Chilestinians’ as a Model for Palestinian Unity

I was only introduced to the term ‘Chilestinians’ last February at a conference in Istanbul, during a presentation by the Director of the Palestinian Federation of Chile, Anuar Majluf. When Majluf referred to the well-rooted Palestinian community in Chile, who number between 450,000 and half a million, using that unfamiliar and peculiar phrase, I smiled. […]

Abuse, Oppression and Murder: The PA Does Israel’s Dirty Work in the West Bank

Abuse, Oppression and Murder: The PA Does Israel’s Dirty Work in the West Bank

Merely two weeks after Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, declared that the PA will suspend all ‘security coordination’ with Israel, Palestinian security forces in the West Bank killed unarmed teenager, Salah Zakareneh. Zakareneh is not the first and, sadly, will not be the last Palestinian to be killed by the PA security forces, which in […]

Coronavirus in ‘Quarantined’ Gaza

Coronavirus in ‘Quarantined’ Gaza

What if the Coronavirus reaches the besieged Gaza Strip? While the question carries great urgency for all Palestinians living under Israel’s military occupation, the Gaza situation is particularly complex and extremely worrying. Nearly 50 countries have already reported cases of COVID-19 disease, one of several epidemics that are caused by the Coronavirus. If developed countries, […]