On 15th May, Palestinians commemorate their expulsion during the formation of the State of Israel in 1948. As socialists we must support them on this day and on all days. This is imperative in Germany specifically. (The Left Berlin)
The war in Ukraine is spurring a terrifying arms race that will undermine peace, stifle efforts to reverse climate change, and destroy Ukraine (The Left Berlin)
In a piece for Lower Class Magazine, appearing in English in The Left Berlin, I discuss the new Amnesty International report accusing the State of Israel of committing the crime against humanity of apartheid.
Amnesty Germany’s discomfort with publicizing the new report on Israeli apartheid highlights the sorry state of human rights discourse in the country. (+972 Magazine)
If you are paying attention, the climate crisis is an utter and total indictment of the liberal-capitalist world order.
The campaign to cancel a Palestinian-German journalist is not aimed at fighting antisemitism, but at suppressing Palestinians’ political existence. (+972 Magazine)
In a piece for Local Call, I make the case for supporting the proposal put forward in the WTO by South Africa and India, and supported by most governments in the world, to temporarily supsend intellectual property rights regarding Covid-19 vaccines and all medicine and equipment required to combat the pandemic.
In an opinion piece for Local Call I criticize calls by Israeli Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked to “accept” a modicum of death and severe infection during the pandemic. I point to the cruel politics behind the apparent banality that “there is a global pandemic, and in pandemics people die” – urging the public to accept a politics of pandemic management that makes no pretension of trying to end the pandemic.
A philosopher’s plea for people to keep having children reveals an unwillingness to confront the realities of climate breakdown
How responsible are we for decisions being made over our heads or behind our backs? Two important factors are our power to affect them and our knowledge of their consequences.