Posts Tagged ‘colonial’

The Gaza genocide is just an instrument in Israel’s larger colonial project

On October 31, the red “Breaking News” banner announced that Israeli warplanes had bombed a residential block in Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza. Telegram channels then delivered more devastating news, revealing that the airstrike had targeted the al-Sanida neighborhood in Jabalia, where I grew up my entire life. As I watched Al Jazeera, staring […]

The struggle against settler colonial affinities

The affinity between the West and Israel is due in part to an affinity with white settler life. Our task, in face of the ongoing Israeli onslaught in Gaza and the ongoing white settler attachment to it, is to struggle against this social order. Source

The humanitarian paradigm complements Israel’s settler-colonial violence

A late commemoration of World Humanitarian Day in Gaza marked not only that the international community considers Palestinians as an afterthought, but also how far removed diplomats are from the politics that created the perpetual humanitarian crisis in the enclave. Diplomats from Chile, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Norway, the UK and Australia went to the Gaza […]

German Museum Denies White People Entry To Colonial Exhibit On Saturdays, Only BIPoC Allowed Inside

By John Cody via ReMix News A German museum of industrial heritage in Dortmund only allows “Black, Indigenous Source

Finding my hidden history in Israel’s colonial-settler past and present

Jason Sherman’s film “My Tree” follows his attempt to find the Jewish National Fund tree his parents planted for him in Israel and in process learning the role it played in the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Source

The Philippines still cannot get off the colonial needle

Despite gaining independence in 1946, the Philippines is still under US political and security control, remaining a US bridgehead in the southern part of the Asia-Pacific region. The sustained military presence of Washington was a requirement for the island country’s freedom. Under the Treaty on Military Bases, the Philippine government relinquished control of 23 military […]

Israel’s colonial grip on Palestinian identity  

The Israeli colonial mindset fantasizes about erasing Palestinian identity and history, but Israel has utterly failed to destroy Palestinians’ belonging to their land. Source

The annual Flag March is a sign of Israeli weakness and colonial insecurity

Radical Israeli settlers and rightwing groups took part in the provocative “Flag March” on Thursday, May 18. Organized annually since 1968 to celebrate the occupation of East Jerusalem — under the name of “Jerusalem Unification Day” — the march usually starts in West Jerusalem with tens of thousands of Israelis carrying the flags of their […]

How Israel’s protests are preserving colonial privilege

Lowkey invited me onto his podcast The Watchdog once again this week. We discussed the recent protest movement in Israel and why it is not truly a movement for democracy but rather — as leading Palestinian intellectual Joseph Massad puts it — a movement for “master-race democracy.” We talked about why the anti-Netanyahu demos have […]

Neo-colonial designs on Malaysia

European legal and financial instruments and institutions should not be manipulated to violate the sovereignty of Malaysia from behind the fig leaf of a spurious claim to Malaysian territory by the so-called Sultan of Sulu, Sultan Jamalul Kiram II. While the claim is lacking in historical, legal and political veracity, as well as being thoroughly […]

Elizabeth II: Britain’s last colonial queen

When Queen Elizabeth II took to the throne in February 1952, the British Empire had entered its last days. Though Britain maintained control over vast swathes of the planet and counted hundreds of millions of people as subjects, the beginning of the “Second Elizabethan Era” was marked by unrest and revolt in Africa and the […]

Elizabeth II: Britain’s last colonial queen

When Queen Elizabeth II took to the throne in February 1952, the British Empire had entered its last days. Though Britain maintained control over vast swathes of the planet and counted hundreds of millions of people as subjects, the beginning of the “Second Elizabethan Era” was marked by unrest and revolt in Africa and the […]

Mansour Abbas lends support to Israel’s colonial narrative 

Ra'am party leader Mansour Abbas has exposed how exploitative his role is within the coalition government formed by former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. His political party, he claims, has "no influence" when it comes to Israel's security concerns. "We have no influence on military operations. We are in the Knesset to work for Arab […]

Cross-Cultural Living and Dying in Colonial Campeche, But No Sex

2022 is shaping up to be a big year for colonial era discoveries in Central and South America.  Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Ancient Places Americas Read Later  Source

Pre-Colonial Elite Tomb Discovered Under Working-Class Home in Lima

In May 2022 I wrote an Ancient Origins news article about the discovery of “42, syphilis-ridden, colonial Spaniards.” Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Ancient Places Americas Read Later 

Israel’s colonial violence must be named as the cause of Palestinian suffering

The two-state compromise facilitates the international community's alienation from the repercussions faced by Palestinians as a result of Israel's ongoing settler-colonialism and violence. Imagining Palestine through the imposed (and moribund) two-state framework creates desensitisation from the suffering of the Palestinian people, which is almost never brought into the spotlight when diplomats speak about Israeli aggression […]

Shireen Abu Akleh’s death exposes colonial solidarity

The scandalous reactions in Germany and the United States to the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh exemplifies colonial solidarity.

Why the US culture of colonial extraction is making people sick and destroying the planet

This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute. April M. Short is an editor, journalist and documentary editor and producer. She is a writing fellow at Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute. Previously, she served as a managing editor at AlterNet as well as […]

Dutch king to stop using royal carriage over colonial criticism

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands has said he will no longer use the royal gold carriage amid a debate over slavery links. One side of the family’s “Golden Carriage” bears a painting that critics say glorifies the Netherlands’ colonial past. The Netherlands has been reckoning with its history as a 17th-century colonial superpower, where Dutch […]

Washington’s Neo-Colonial Policy in Syria

The use of armies and mercenaries to support colonial commercial projects has become the standard of US behavior. And this is particularly evident due to the actions of Washington in Syria. The US, supported by its army and its many thousands of private military companies (PMCs), continues to loot the country, its energy resources, artifacts, […]

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