Scarlett Johansson: Ambassador of exploitation

On January 23, 2014, in blog posts, by admin

Scarlett Johansson: Ambassador of exploitation   The Palestine Solidarity Campaign recently reported: “Actor, Scarlett Johansson, is currently an Ambassador for Oxfam but has just signed up to promote Sodastream. Sodastream’s main factory is in a settlement – Mishor Adumim – in the Occupied West Bank. These settlements are illegal under international law, and an obstacle […]

Revisiting Righteous Indignation: The Radical Tradition of Martin Luther King Jr.

On January 22, 2014, in Articles, by admin

Revisiting Righteous Indignation: The Radical Tradition of Martin Luther King Jr. by Michael Caster There’s a scene in Lee Daniel’s The Butler when the son of Forest Whitaker’s character is sitting in the Lorraine Motel with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., shortly before his assassination. Dr. King asks those assembled, “How many of your parents support […]

A Call to Boycott Café Press

On January 18, 2014, in blog posts, by admin

A Call to Boycott Café Press By Brenda Heard Last month we came across a website called “Café Press” and did a search on this website for Lebanese calendars.  Sorted by relevance, the results were rather disturbing.  Nestled amongst calendars displaying cedar trees and slogans like I-♥-Jido (grandfather) were troublesome offerings. Now with computerized search […]

Britain says every state should join the ICC apart from Palestine

On January 16, 2014, in Articles, by admin

  Britain says every state should join the ICC apart from Palestine by David Morrison   It is British policy to extend the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to every corner of the earth, except the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967, that is, the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza. And it is not […]

Whose Academic Freedom Are We Talking About?

On January 14, 2014, in Articles, by admin

Whose Academic Freedom Are We Talking About? by Lawrence Davidson Part I – An Inevitable Controversy The controversy that broke out over the American Studies Association’s December 2013 vote to adopt an academic boycott of Israel was inevitable. The ASA’s academic boycott is a just a part of a much larger effort – the boycott, […]