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Latest Works by Vijay Prashad - April 7, 2018

Submitted by admin on Sat, 04/07/2018 - 01:27
Vijay Prashad at Bolerium Books, San Francisco, CA
Vijay Prashad at Bolerium Books, San Francisco, CA, April 4, 2018

 


Dossier #3: Syria’s Bloody and Unforgiving War - Tricontinenta
https://www.thetricontinental.org/dossier-3-syrias-bloody-war/

What to Make of the Syrian Conflict? - Newsclick
https://newsclick.in/what-make-syrian-conflict

Columnist Vijay Prashad: Critical of Western reporting from Gaza - Daily Hampshire Gazette
http://www.gazettenet.com/Columnist-Vijay-Prashad-criticizes-Western-reporting-from-Gaza-16600945

Batılı gazeteciler için Gazze’den haber verme rehberi - BirGÜN
https://www.birgun.net/haber-detay/batili-gazeteciler-icin

A World of War

Submitted by admin on Wed, 01/24/2018 - 00:00
YPJ fighters Raqqa (February 2017)
YPJ fighters Raqqa (February 2017) CC BY 2.0

 

Dear Friends,

Turkey made the inevitable move into Syria with air strikes and artillery bombardment of Kurdish positions along the Turkish-Syrian border. Turkish and allied troops have entered Syria, moving towards the town of Afrin. The policy, which Turkey has made clear, is to remove Syrian Kurdish control over the land along the border which the Kurds call Rojava, or Western Kurdistan. The Kurds - organized as the YPG and the YPJ as well as the Syrian Democratic Forces - are well dug in with a network of tunnels and hardened bunkers to give

No, Mr. Trump. Jerusalem is Not Israel's Capital. Prince Turki al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia writes to US President Donald Trump

Submitted by Vijay Prashad on Sun, 12/10/2017 - 16:05
Jerusalem, December 2017

 

 

[Prince Turki al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia is not a liberal nor a radical. He is as conservative as you get - having served between 1977 and 2001 as the director general of Saudi Arabia's intelligence agency (al-Mukhabarat al-a'amah). He has also been Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United Kingdom and the United States. This is a letter that he has written to US President Donald Trump regarding Trump's pledge to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It is worth considering that this establishment figure in Saudi Arabia has put his marker down on the table. Let there be no

When Israeli Fighter Jets Almost Killed Jawaharlal Nehru

Submitted by Vijay Prashad on Sun, 05/14/2017 - 15:30
Nehru at the American University of Beirut 1960

 

May 15th is Nakba Day, the Day of Catastrophe for the Palestinians. In 1948, that was the date when the Israeli State began to emerge and three quarters of a million Palestinians were ejected from their land. The term Nakba was coined by the Syrian historian Constantine Zurayk, who was the Acting President of the American University of Beirut (Lebanon) in 1952.

Part of the expelled Palestinian nation had fled to Gaza, where - from the first - they lived in refugee camps under the care of the fledgling United Nations. War between Israel and Egypt across Gaza drew a UN response in 1956, when

Israel's Apartheid, Syria's Wars

Submitted by admin on Wed, 03/15/2017 - 23:59
Occupied West Bank - Najeh Hashlamoun
Occupied West Bank - Najeh Hashlamoun

 

Dear Friends,

Yesterday - on March 15 - in Beirut, the UN's Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) released a landmark report entitled Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid. What is most stunning about this report is that it very carefully lays out the case that Israel's policy towards the Palestinian people - whether inside Israel, in the Occupied Territory or in exile - is a form of apartheid. This is a sharp report that needs to be closely studied.

In today's The Hindu, I have a report -

Palestine’s Right to Education: The Politics of the Academic Boycott

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Due to inclement weather conditions, event postposed till Monday, March 27th 2017 7:00-10:00pm
Palestine's Right to Education: The Politics of the Academic Boycott
Featuring: Vijay Prashad
Location: Room 2017, Sidney Smith Hall, University of Toronto, 100 St. George St.
Hosted by Students Against Israeli Apartheid UofT St.George and Arts and Science Students' Union

The call for an academic boycott of complicit Israeli academic institutions is a call for universities, academic associations, and student governments and unions to refuse to be complicit in and normalize Israel’s war crimes,

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Israel & Libya

Submitted by admin on Thu, 12/29/2016 - 02:48
Palestinian sculptor, Abdulrahman Katanani

 

Dear Friends,

As the year ends, and as the Palestine-Israel 'peace process' lays dormant, the United Nations Security Council voted to sanction Israel for its illegal settlement policy in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. What was most significant about this vote was that the United States chose not to veto the resolution; instead it abstained.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, in a long speech, delivered the most obvious verdict for the situation on the ground - namely that if Israel rejects a two-state solution, then the only alternatives are permanent occupation or a democratic, non

Syria, NAM and Israel

Submitted by admin on Thu, 09/15/2016 - 01:23
'Bleeding Syria' by Tammam Azzam
'Bleeding Syria' by Tammam Azzam

 

Dear Friends,

Forgive me for coming to you with so much to read. But so be it. Too many things happening in the world; too much to cover.

Syria.

The ceasefire in Syria is now slated to be extended for another forty-eight hours. Each time it is extended that is a relief for the people who are trapped by this war. No such ceasefire is in place for Yemen, which was bombed on Eid by Saudi war planes. Nonetheless, for Syria this is a brief respite. Aid is not able to get to besieged places as it should - according to the UN.

Just before the ceasefire deal was