CounterVortex podcast: against the global detention state

By Bill Weinberg (at CounterVortex) In Episode 45 of the CounterVortex podcast, Bill Weinberg notes with alarm the rapid consolidation of a global detention state, extending across borders and rival power blocs. In the United States, Trump moves toward indefinite detention of undocumented migrants, with horrific rights abuses widespread in the fast-expanding camp system. In … Continue reading CounterVortex podcast: against the global detention state

Proud Jew Sanders backed by Muslim Americans

Above: Sanders (in a 2016 debate) on his Jewish identity By Eric Lee In recent months, Bernie Sanders has become an enormously popular politician among Muslim Americans. He was one of only two Democratic presidential candidates to address the Islamic Society of North America Convention in August, the largest annual gathering of Muslim Americans in … Continue reading Proud Jew Sanders backed by Muslim Americans

Arab-Israelis at the Polls

-Photo: Haaretz Guest post by Barry Finger Who could have missed Ayman Odeh’s eloquent op-ed piece in the NY Times, where he rightly asserted that “Arab Palestinian citizens have chosen to reject Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his politics of fear and hate, and the inequality and division he advanced for the past decade”? Or his … Continue reading Arab-Israelis at the Polls

Convergence on the Right

Above: Trump congratulates Steve Bannon during the swearing-in of senior staff at the White House on Jan. 22, 2017. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) By Cathy Nugent ″The right has changed; it has embraced the ideas of its outliers″, argues Dave Renton at the start of The New Authoritarian, Convergence on the Right. By embracing the … Continue reading Convergence on the Right

India, China, mirror each other in Islamophobia

Above: China's "preparation" for genocide of Uighur Muslims By Bill Weinberg (at Countervortex) Well, this is grimly hilarious. Genocide Watch has issued two "warning alerts" for India—one for Kashmir and the other for Assam, with Muslims held to be at grave imminent risk  of persecution and mass detention in both. Pakistan's semi-official media, e.g. Dawn newspaper, are … Continue reading India, China, mirror each other in Islamophobia