Essentialist anti-imperialism is defined solely in relation to one’s own government rather than on the basis of a universal opposition to all forms of imperialism.
The ‘Burkini’ ban in (so far) 15 French cities has recently made headlines again as footage of four armed male policemen forcing a Muslim woman to undress publicly in a beach in Nice surfaced online. The footage has sparked outraged online as anyone following the #BurkiniBan hashtag on Twitter can realize. There are enough articles online on […]
Tracing the historical context of both struggles and exposing the shared components of their respective struggles in order to conclude on their relation within a politics of transnational solidarity framework today
Why aren’t we having a conversation about violence in the West, about masculinity and gun culture?
When Couso of Izquierda Unida visited Bashar Al Assad, he sentenced European Internationalism to death
“The Left has, for all intents and purposes, lost the moral right to talk about Syria. It has, at best, taken the cowardly stance of ‘essentialist anti-imperialism’, defined solely in relation to their own governments rather than on the basis of a universal opposition to all forms of imperialism.”
NBA basketball commentators often note that the player who reacts to an opponent’s provocations on the court usually gets called for the foul. The reason is that the referee’s eyes are on the ball. And he/she only notices the more obvious reaction (say, an elbow or a shove) and misses the initial more subtle irritants […]