A State of all its Citizens: an interview with Jamal Zahalka

http://www.zcommunications.org/a-state-of-all-its-citizens-by-jamal-zahalka Jamal Zahalka is a member of the Israeli Knesset as part of the Balad Party list that includes Wasil Taha and Azmi Bishara. He was in Toronto delivering the keynote address at Israeli Apartheid Week at the University of Toronto on February 16, 2007. His talk, “Debunking the Myth of Israeli Democracy”, discussed discrimination […]

Peter Hallward!

The best analysis of the 2004 coup in Haiti, in my opinion, was by Peter Hallward’s “Option Zero in Haiti” in New Left Review. That article anchored my own analysis of what happened in Haiti and I found it immensely helpful in all the work I did. I thought there was a need for a […]

Africa and Gates-keeping

I have been, over the past year or so, making a slow conversion to free software. It started when I interviewed Richard Stallman and tried to get ZNet moving in the direction of free software, along with some help from my friend Tarek. It’s been a long process and I don’t want to minimize the […]

Amu the Film

Last night I went to the preview screening of the Toronto opening of Amu the Film. It was a treat because the director, Shonali Bose, and the producer were there for Q & A afterwards. It is actually a very clever political film because it is very strong and honest as a film and the […]

An Open Letter to Mitch Potter, on Truly Disgusting Racism

http://www.zcommunications.org/an-open-letter-to-mitch-potter-on-truly-disgusting-racism-by-justin-podur Dear Mitch Potter, It has been some time since you wrote me on September 10, 2006, in response to my blog post at killingtrain.com of July 28, 2006. You wrote me with serious concerns that I had maligned your reputation – attaching, in your words, a slur to your name, and doing so “cavalierly”. […]

An Open Letter to Mitch Potter, on Truly Disgusting Racism

published in znet feb 13/07 Dear Mitch Potter, It has been some time since you wrote me on September 10, 2006, in response to my blog post at killingtrain.com of July 28, 2006. You wrote me with serious concerns that I had maligned your reputation – attaching, in your words, a slur to your name, […]

From Mitch Potter

In response to my blog post of July 28, 2006, in which I called him a “truly disgusting racist”, Mitch Potter, the Middle East Bureau Chief of the Toronto Star, wrote the below to me on September 10, 2006 (last year). I prepared a reply which I will post tomorrow, but I thought I would […]

The new generation of paramilitaries

Things are moving fast in Colombia. I’ll try to get some things out here over the next few days. I noted a few days ago that one of the key witnesses in the current Salvatore Mancuso hearings, Yolanda Izquierdo, was murdered. Just a little later, President Alvaro Uribe Velez threatened former members of M-19, a […]