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Showing posts from August, 2021

The west’s nation-building fantasy is to blame for the mess in Afghanistan

B ritain’s MPs this week uttered one long howl of anguish over Afghanistan. Their immediate targets were Joe Biden and Boris Johnson, politicians who just happened to be on the watch when Kabul’s pack of cards collapsed. But their real concern was that a collective 20-year experiment in “exporting western values” to Afghanistan had fallen into chaos.  Read more.

The Ghost That Stalks the American Jewish Establishment

When people today hear the name Meir Kahane, most think about the militant and racist rabbi turned Israeli politician who founded a political party in Israel, was elected to the Knesset in 1984, and was removed in 1987 under the “Racism Law” legislated just for him, which made his party illegal. Many may be familiar with his policy to transfer Arabs out of Israel, his belief that... read more .

Biden’s Oil-Friendly Appointees

Planet Earth is now all but locked in to at least 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming by 2040, according to a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released this week. This means that life on Earth will soon become much... read more .

Tokyo’s Empty Olympics

There were no screams or chants to be heard last week, as I walked through a grove of trees near my apartment in Shin-Yokohama, toward Nissan Stadium where an early-round soccer match between Brazil and Côte d’lvoire was underway. Instead, the deafening buzz of male cicadas seeking mates high in the canopy has replaced throngs of... read more .

Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report in Conversation with Paul Jay


Human Rights Watch Accuses Israel of Apparent War Crimes in Gaza Assault; Urges ICC Probe

Human Rights Watch is calling on the International Criminal Court to open a probe into apparent Israeli war crimes committed during its recent 11-day assault on Gaza that killed 260 Palestinians, including 66 children. We discuss a major report HRW released this week that closely examines three Israeli strikes that... read more .

Glen Ford’s Journalism Fought for Black Liberation and Against Imperialism

Margaret Kimberly @ BAR:  I had the honor of working with the late Glen Ford for nearly 20 years. His passing has created a huge void not just for Black Agenda Report ( BAR ), the site we co-founded with the late Bruce Dixon, but for all of Black politics and left media. Ford identified his political and journalistic stance with both, having created the tagline: “News, commentary and analysis from the black left” for BAR . He was the consummate journalist, a man who demanded rigorous analysis of... read more .