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“What is Israel’s word worth?” by Mark Muhannad Ayyash

On October 22, Israel issued a military order designating six prominent Palestinian human rights groups – Addameer, Al-Haq, Defense for Children International-Palestine, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, the Bisan Center for Research and Development, and the Union of Palestinian Women Committees – as “terrorist organisations”…. https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/12/7/what-is-israels-word-worth

“The Toronto District School Board’s real scandal is anti-Palestinian racism” by Mark Muhannad Ayyash

In an equity talk he was asked to give to members of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) two weeks ago, Desmond Cole, a well-known Black author, activist, and journalist in Canada, dared to utter two words: Free Palestine. The moment he said it, moderators demanded he explain how Free Palestine doesn’t entail the “destruction …

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“The choice is between Israeli colonialism vs. decolonial justice” by Mark Muhannad Ayyash

According to the Israeli state and pro-Israel groups, the Palestinian critique of Israel ultimately stems from a disposition of evil and hate. Pick any of these groups, and you’ll find repeated ad nauseum the assertion that this critique is geared towards the “vilification” and “demonization” of Israel, as if that is the end goal of …

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“Urgently needed – a ‘Palestinian-Montrealer’!” by Mark Muhannad Ayyash

On May 11, as Israel was unleashing its military machine in occupied Jerusalem and elsewhere, I was put into contact with CBC Radio-Montreal who were looking for someone to interview to discuss the violent events in Sheikh Jarrah. After offering myself to speak on one of their programmes on the requested day of May 12, …

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“Building from the rubble: Palestinian resistance and the road to liberation” by Mark Muhannad Ayyash

THE PALESTINIAN LITERARY CRITIC and anti-colonial theorist, Edward Said, taught us that “The native point of view . . . is not an ethnographic fact only . . . it is in large measure a continuing, protracted, and sustained adversarial resistance” to academic, cultural, and political discourses of empire…. https://thebaffler.com/latest/building-from-the-rubble-ayyash

“Break the fear barrier and speak up for Palestine” by Mark Muhannad Ayyash

Scholars of social movements, civil disobedience, liberation struggles, and revolutions have long known that fear is one of the greatest barriers to overcome. For the oppressed to move from inaction to action, they must break this fear barrier. In extreme cases, such as Palestinians living under Israeli settler colonialism, the fear is based on lived …

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“A Pandemic in an Age of Omnipresent Sovereign Power: The Plight of Palestine” by Mark Muhannad Ayyash

ABSTRACT The essay focuses on three features of the COVID-19 pandemic in Palestine, each highlighting one of the interconnected dimensions of settler colonial sovereign power. First is the governance of life, where every aspect of Palestinian life is governed  through population lockdowns. Second is the control over death, where the infected Palestinian body is disposed …

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