PA’s dependency on external actors, neo liberal policies and corruption (part II)

As we have seen in the first article (The Oslo predicament and the PA’s failure, collaboration and repression… the Oslo Agreement and Paris Protocol were designed in order to maintain the Palestinian economy just as before fully incorporated into and dependent upon the Israeli economy. In 2002 nearly a decade after the conclusion of the … Continue reading

The Oslo predicament and the PA’s failure, collaboration and repression… (Part I)

At the end of June, the EU and US-trained Palestinian Authority (PA) police, the mukhabarat and un-uniformed thugs attack on two consecutive days Palestinians protesting against the invitation of Israeli war criminal Shaul Mofaz to Ramallah. Mofaz was Chief-of-Staff of the IOF from 1998 until 2003, and then Israeli Defence Minister from 2003 until 2006, making … Continue reading

Les élections présidentielles égyptiennes et la poursuite du coup d’état militaire

(article publié avant le résultat du second tour des éléctions dans le journal SolidaritéS: Le second tour des élections présidentielles s’est déroulé dans une atmosphère tendue à la suite de plusieurs mesures contre-révolutionnaires pour tenter de mettre fin au processus débuté il y a plus d’un an maintenant. Il a vu s’affronter l’homme des militaires … Continue reading

البحرين، أو الثورة التي ترفض الرضوخ

نشر في‫:‬الجمعة, نيسان 2012,20, عبارة “العمل المعتاد” تعكس تماما إرادة متزايدة للسلطات البحرينية، الحكومات الغربية، مرورا بوسائل الإعلام العالمية كالجزيرة، وصولا إلى دول الخليج لإخفاء حالة الهبّة الشعبية في البحرين. فبطولة العالم في الفورمولا واحد، التي سينظمها الاتحاد الدولي للسيارات ستجرى في نهاية هذا الأسبوع- بين 20 نيسان و22 منه- بحسب ما أعلن رئيس الاتحاد … Continue reading

The Muslim Brotherhoods: force of change and enemy of the imperialist west?

One year after the beginning of the revolutions, which are still ongoing, in the Middle East and North Africa, the victory of the elections by Islamists in Tunisia and Egypt, as well as in Morocco, have cooled a number of observers and supporters of the revolutionary processes in the region. They now speak of the … Continue reading

On NGOs vs Activism: the Impact of Structure and Donor Trends

« So, did you get the grant? » « Who are your donors? » are sentences that I’ve been hearing more than I care to mention. Welcome to the lovely world of activism and NGOs, of movements and organisations, where the competition’s so fierce a lawyer’s study seems like a quaint little place in comparison and where half of … Continue reading