Category: Anti-Racism

  • Israel’s New Basic Law and the Making of the Apartheid State

    The Socialist Project (SP) joins Israeli, Palestinian, and international civil society organizations in condemning the “Basic Law: Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish People” which recently passed the Israeli Knesset (with 62 in favor, 55 against and two abstentions on 19 July 2018). The Jewish supremacy enshrined in the law amounts to the … Keep reading »

  • Border Capitalism, Disrupted

    Precarity and Struggle in a Southeast Asian Industrial Zone Through to the back of the cremation grounds where the fields of sugarcane begin, Ko Soe and I coast our bicycles to a stop. It is mid-December, and the sugarcane stocks are tall now, taller than us. Somewhere amid these fields Myanmar migrant workers from the nearby … Keep reading »

  • Hassan Diab: Nothing Less Than a Public Inquiry Will Do

    He has been compared to Alfred Dreyfus, the iconic 19th-century French victim of false accusation and racism. The entire spectrum of the Canadian press has covered his unfolding story since its inception in 2007. His return to Canada from France in January 2018 was breaking news. An Ottawa sociology professor, Dr. Diab is the Canadian … Keep reading »

  • End Immigration Detention: An Open Letter

    On June 27, 2018, a coalition of over 2000 Canadian healthcare organizations and healthcare providers, including doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists and midwives have signed on to an open letter, calling on the Canadian government to take the following four actions immediately: 1. End child detention and family separation in Canada. 2. End immigration detention … Keep reading »

  • Israel’s Environmental Colonialism and Ecoapartheid

    Since the idea of Zionism first gripped the minds of a few intellectuals and the limbs of many agrarian pioneers in the early 20th century, the state of Israel has presented its settlement of the land of Palestine, and its uprooting of the Palestinian people, as a rejuvenation of the earth. By “greenwashing” the occupation, … Keep reading »

  • At the Interstices of Race, Class and Imperialism: A. Sivanandan (1923-2018)

    Ambalavaner Sivanandan, who has died aged 94 in London on 3 January 2018, was an organic intellectual working at the interstices of race, class and imperialism in the movements in which he was unconditionally immersed. A skillful essayist and gripping orator, he chiselled powerful idioms and imagery which travelled across his writing, and from his speeches to his writing, and back again. His prose was crafted not so much to be read quietly, as recited aloud. Keep reading »

  • Justice for Hassan Diab and the Unbearable Banality of Evil

    Great joy and relief came with the news this January 12th that French investigative judges issued an “order of final release” for Dr. Hassan Diab from a French maximum security prison. Dr. Hassan Diab is a Canadian citizen and sociology professor who lived in Ottawa. He was extradited from Canada to France in November 2014 even though the Canadian extradition judge Robert Maranger described the evidence presented against Dr. Hassan Diab as “very problematic,” “convoluted,” “illogical,” and “suspect. Keep reading »

  • Palestine 101: Not That Complicated

    “Palestine 101: Not That Complicated” is part of Together We Rise: Palestine as a Model of Resistance, our political education curriculum designed to provide critical voices, context, and resources to strengthen liberation struggles from the U.S. to Palestine. Watch video »

  • An Injury to One is an Injury to All!

    We Will Not Let the Virus of Hate Spread Hate crawled up from the sewers of Charlottesville, Virginia on Friday and flooded the streets with thousands of white men bearing torches and chanting unbelievable hatred. Many thought we were past such horrors, that the days of torches and pitch forks held high by angry white men … Keep reading »

  • Palestinian Dispossessions, Canada and the Jewish National Fund

    The Jewish National Fund (JNF) has been the key tool used by Israel to dispossess Palestinians of their lands for over a century. It also discriminates against Palestinian citizens of Israel in the provision of land and housing, and appropriates lands in the Occupied Palestinian Territory in violation of international law. Canadian taxpayers subsidize these … Watch video »

  • The Ordeal of Hassan Diab

    In December 2014, Hassan Diab, the former Carleton University sociology professor, husband to Rania, father of a lovely toddler daughter and one month before the birth of their delightful baby son, was whisked from his home by Canadian officials and extradited to France. The reason: suspicion that he was involved in the bombing of a … Keep reading »

  • For a World without Borders Toward Universal Citizenship

    Global Summit Calls for ‘World Without Walls’

    Convened by the Bolivian government and social movements, a global peoples’ summit on migrant and refugee rights attracted more than 4000 pro-migrant and refugee rights activists from 43 countries. Dubbed the World People’s Conference “For a World without Borders Toward Universal Citizenship,” it was held in the town of Tiquipaya, on June 20-21. Following two … Keep reading »