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Israel’s Economic War in Context

There is a tendency to dehistoricize the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a clash of personalities, Sharon versus Arafat, or as an intractable tribal and religious struggle. Recently this tendency has been magnified by an exaggerated focus on the military aspect of … Continue reading

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Implementing the Right of Return

I highly recommend “The Children of Shatila”; it shows what the children in refugee camps are subjected to on a daily basis. Shafir Ahout, a well-known Palestinian politician (who was part of the Palestinian Authority until he broke off after … Continue reading

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Refugees and the Right of Return

A group of us have been working on a documentary in Lebanon. We visited four different refugee camps, including Shatila-the site of the 1982 massacre coordinated by the war criminal Ariel Sharon. The Right of Return has become the key … Continue reading

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Capitalist Hegemony and Contesting Concepts of Class*

One way that capitalism maintains its hegemony is by repressing discussion or even awareness of Marx’s particular concept of class – the one he invented and added to the tradition of class analyses before him. Marx’s new concept focused on … Continue reading

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Background to the “Peace Process”

In considering the historic developments that led to the Palestinians’ participation in the Oslo Accords, it is first necessary to reject the mythmaking that is perpetuated not only by the Israeli occupation forces and the American media, but also by … Continue reading

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Notes on Contributors

Samir Awad is a graduate student in political science at Columbia University. He is also an adjunct lecturer at Columbia, NYU, and Brooklyn College. A graduate of Birzeit University, he earned his M.A. in Economic Development from the University of … Continue reading

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The Palestine Question

Editorial introduction: Although the idea of a Palestinian state has now been accepted by the U.S. government, it is clear that any serious response to the bloodshed in Israel/Palestine must go beyond such token recognitions. On one side, it is … Continue reading

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Life under Occupation: Two New Films

Imagine that you have to drive your kids to school along the beach because a foreign occupying power has closed off all the roads in your city. Imagine that you switch on your TV each morning to find out where … Continue reading

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Cuba’s Challenge to U.S.-Based Terrorism: Court Statements from the Trial of the Miami Five

[Editorial introduction: In December 2001/January 2002, five Cubans who had been doing undercover investigative work within the Miami exile community, aimed at protecting their country against Miami-based terrorist attacks (such as the bombings carried out in recent years at tourist … Continue reading

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Introduction

Nine months into Washington’s “war on terrorism,” its predictable adverse consequences are becoming sharply etched. Incipient resentments in many parts of the world have been enhanced rather than diminished. An already dangerous situation has become more so¾both in a direct … Continue reading

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