Stuck in Area A: How We Were Duped into Disowning the Palestinians

Stuck in Area A: How We Were Duped into Disowning the Palestinians

By Ramzy Baroud Are you surprised that there has been little mobilisation to help Yarmouk, the Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus, which…

My Missing Family in Syria: Naming and Shaming in Yarmouk

My Missing Family in Syria: Naming and Shaming in Yarmouk

By Ramzy Baroud Members of my family in Syria’s Yarmouk went missing many months ago. We have no idea who is dead and who is…

Eight Urgent ‘Musts’ Needed for Palestinians to Defeat Apartheid

Eight Urgent ‘Musts’ Needed for Palestinians to Defeat Apartheid

By Ramzy Baroud Waiting on Israeli society to change from within is a colossal waste of time, during which the suffering of an entire nation…

Netanyahu the Mythbuster: ‘Special Relationship’ No More

Netanyahu the Mythbuster: ‘Special Relationship’ No More

By Ramzy Baroud Imagine if an American presidential candidate made a plea to his supporters on election day with the following statement: “The Republican administration…

The Secret History of My Geography Teacher, Also Co-founder of Hamas

The Secret History of My Geography Teacher, Also Co-founder of Hamas

By Ramzy Baroud This is not my geography teacher, or, more accurately it is not at all how I remember him. A series of APA…

Mending ‘Axis of Resistance': Hamas Goes Back to Square One

Mending ‘Axis of Resistance': Hamas Goes Back to Square One

By Ramzy Baroud Despite its success in repelling Israeli military advances in Gaza, Hamas’s regional political manoeuvres of recent years are not bearing fruit. Jointly…

Dear Syria: From One Refugee to Another

Dear Syria: From One Refugee to Another

By Ramzy Baroud Whenever the word “refugee” is uttered, I think of my mother. When Zionist militias began their systematic onslaught and “cleansing” of the…

Time to Move out: The Problem with Mahmoud Abbas and His Authority

Time to Move out: The Problem with Mahmoud Abbas and His Authority

By Ramzy Baroud It was the moment many had been waiting for. On January 2, Palestine’s United Nations envoy, Riyad Mansour formally requested membership at…

No Arab Bolivars: As Region Implodes, Arab Socialism Fizzles out

No Arab Bolivars: As Region Implodes, Arab Socialism Fizzles out

By Ramzy Baroud A student group recently asked me to address socialism in the Arab world. This with the assumption that there is indeed such…

Stuck in Area A: How We Were Duped into Disowning the Palestinians

Stuck in Area A: How We Were Duped into Disowning the Palestinians

By Ramzy Baroud Are you surprised that there has been little mobilisation to help Yarmouk, the Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus, which…

My Missing Family in Syria: Naming and Shaming in Yarmouk

My Missing Family in Syria: Naming and Shaming in Yarmouk

By Ramzy Baroud Members of my family in Syria’s Yarmouk went missing many months ago. We have no idea who is dead and who is…

¿La guerra del Yemen como oportunidad?

¿La guerra del Yemen como oportunidad?

Ramzy Baroud Traducido del inglés para Rebelión por Sinfo Fernández. Sugerir que las políticas de EEUU en Yemen han sido un “fracaso” sería un eufemismo.…

The Collapse of the Obama Doctrine: Yemen War as an Opportunity?

The Collapse of the Obama Doctrine: Yemen War as an Opportunity?

By Ramzy Baroud To suggest that the United States policies in Yemen were a “failure” is an understatement. It implies that the US had at…

El Estado Islámico, ¿un fenómeno de Occidente?

El Estado Islámico, ¿un fenómeno de Occidente?

Ramzy Baroud – Traducido del inglés para Rebelión por Sinfo Fernández. Parece como si los dirigentes del denominado “Estado Islámico” (EI) estuvieran recibiendo consejos de…

‘Islamic State’ as a Western Phenomenon: Reimagining the IS Debate

‘Islamic State’ as a Western Phenomenon: Reimagining the IS Debate

By Ramzy Baroud It is as if leaders of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) are getting tips on demonising Muslims from world leading Islamophobes and…

Islamic State as a Western Phenomenon?

Islamic State as a Western Phenomenon?

Not only is IS to a degree an alien movement in the larger body politic of the Middle East, it also seems to be a…

An Interview with Ramzy Baroud: The Rise of Religious Powers and the Failure of the Left in The Middle-East

An Interview with Ramzy Baroud: The Rise of Religious Powers and the Failure of the Left in The Middle-East

Souad Sharabani: In the past three decades or so, Communists, trade unionists and secular nationalist movements like pan Arabism were replaced by religious and ethnic…

The Collapse of the Obama Doctrine: Yemen War as an Opportunity?

The Collapse of the Obama Doctrine: Yemen War as an Opportunity?

By Ramzy Baroud To suggest that the United States policies in Yemen were a “failure” is an understatement. It implies that the US had at…

Netanyahu the Mythbuster: ‘Special Relationship’ No More

Netanyahu the Mythbuster: ‘Special Relationship’ No More

By Ramzy Baroud Imagine if an American presidential candidate made a plea to his supporters on election day with the following statement: “The Republican administration…

Islamic State as a Western Phenomenon?

Islamic State as a Western Phenomenon?

Not only is IS to a degree an alien movement in the larger body politic of the Middle East, it also seems to be a…

Parking Space Terrorism: Time for Action after Killing of Three US Muslims

Parking Space Terrorism: Time for Action after Killing of Three US Muslims

By Ramzy Baroud The murder of three American Muslims at a University of North Carolina condominium on Tuesday, 10 February, was no ordinary murder, nor…

Lessons that Hollande Failed to Learn from Bush’s Blunders

Lessons that Hollande Failed to Learn from Bush’s Blunders

By Ramzy Baroud Francois Hollande is not a popular president. No matter how hard the “socialist” leader tries to impress, there never seems to be…

War Begets War: It’s Not about Islam; It Never Was

War Begets War: It’s Not about Islam; It Never Was

By Ramzy Baroud It is still not about Islam, even if the media and militants attacking western targets say so. Actually, it never was. But…

‘I Can’t Breathe': Racism and War in America and Beyond

‘I Can’t Breathe': Racism and War in America and Beyond

By Ramzy Baroud America’s ruling elites are blatant in their intentions of maintaining “white privilege” at home and economic dominance by military means abroad. Their…

War Begets War: It’s Not about Islam; It Never Was

War Begets War: It’s Not about Islam; It Never Was

By Ramzy Baroud It is still not about Islam, even if the media and militants attacking western targets say so. Actually, it never was. But…

The Age of TV Jokers: Arab Media on the Brink

The Age of TV Jokers: Arab Media on the Brink

By Ramzy Baroud As I was finalizing my research for this article, I found myself browsing through a heap of hilarious videos by mostly Egyptian…

Nakhwa without Borders: Gaza and the End of ‘Arab Gallantry’

Nakhwa without Borders: Gaza and the End of ‘Arab Gallantry’

By Ramzy Baroud On its own the Arabic word al-Nakhwa, means “gallantry.” Combined with the word “al-Arabiya” – “Arab gallantry” – the term becomes loaded…

Principles to Guide the Young Activist

Principles to Guide the Young Activist

By Ramzy Baroud In a recent radio interview with a National Public Radio affiliate in Juneau, Alaska, I was asked if I had advice for…

Of Boston Bombings and Twisted Logic

By Ramzy Baroud We still do not know much about the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, apart from information passed on by the media…

Exploited and Misused: The Impossible Discourse of the ‘Arab Spring’

Exploited and Misused: The Impossible Discourse of the ‘Arab Spring’

By Ramzy Baroud A reductionist discourse is one that selectively tailors its reading of subject matters in such a way as to only yield desired…

Understanding Hamas at 25: Beyond the Tired Language

Understanding Hamas at 25: Beyond the Tired Language

By Ramzy Baroud “In a moment of high theatre he dropped to his knees, placed his lips on the ground and kissed the land he has…

The Revolution Will Be Televised, and also Manipulated

The Revolution Will Be Televised, and also Manipulated

By Ramzy Baroud In the final days of the Libyan conflict, as NATO conducted a nonstop bombing campaign, an Aljazeera Arabic television correspondent’s actions raised…

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