Israelis occupy the West Bank and have built a great big wall to keep it out of sight. The Wall and the Occupation are all but invisible to Israeli society, another part of the longstanding regime of separation it was founded upon.
The climate impasse reveals the bankruptcy of Liberalism
If you are paying attention, the climate crisis is an utter and total indictment of the liberal-capitalist world order.
Have kids if you want them – but don’t ignore climate science
A philosopher’s plea for people to keep having children reveals an unwillingness to confront the realities of climate breakdown
Why do people hate activists?
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.
The Terrible Summer of 2014
Israeli politics underwent a dark shift in the summer of 2014, heralding a new chapter in which openly fascist groups play a growing role, while Leftists can no longer operate freely even in the liberal bastion of Tel Aviv. I was on the front lines of the struggle between the Israeli Right and Left in that summer.
Are Jews welcome participants on the German Left?
Many on the German Left adopt a strident pro-Israel position as an answer to antisemitism. However, for Jewish Leftists and particularly those of us from Israel, this position means exclusion from Left spaces.
Where to with the center? An earthquake in German politics [Hebrew]
Hebrew: review of dramatic recent events in German politics, with the short-lived election of a liberal (FDP) state prime minister reopening the question of conservative (CDU) leadership and its possible alliances with the moderate left and far right.
Abandon All Hope for Fun and Profit
I’ve recently gone through a weird and remarkable shift in perspective. One way to put it would be that I’ve given up all hope for the future of the world – and it was the best thing that could happen to me.
Anti-parliamentarism has failed — and needs to be reinvented
The radical attitude of “ignore electoral politics until they lose power over us” has been a resounding failure — and a boon for forces of capital and reaction alike. But neither has far-left parliamentarism proven much use. I propose we instead focus on organizing outside of parliamentary politics — while actively engaging with it.
Zionism: The Right's (Wrong) Answer to Antisemitism
Despite some streams’ progressive leanings, Zionism as a whole is a right-wing position, and must be rejected by Jewish people in favor of a Leftist vision of equality