UC Berkeley's ban on Palestine course 'McCarthyist'

UC Berkeley's ban on Palestine course 'McCarthyist'

Bazian said studying decolonisation was a process of understanding historical frameworks that dictate how relations in present conflict will be thought about, in order to rethink these frameworks and pose new questions.

"There's no set of clear answers when we think about and talk about decolonial thought, because we first have to emerge out of the contexts of nationalist, colonial and post-colonial thinking," Bazian told Al Jazeera.

He added that "those who are interested in making a static engagement with the present status quo historically and continuously are not comfortable in posing questions that complicate things". 

Obama Promises Lame-Duck TPP Push Despite Uproar Over Pro-Corporate Provisions

Obama Promises Lame-Duck TPP Push Despite Uproar Over Pro-Corporate Provisions

"The latest salvo from opponents of the deal came in the form of a letter to Congress signed by hundreds of law professors and economists – including Laurence Tribe, who taught Obama at Harvard – protesting the inclusion of “Investor State Dispute Settlement” (ISDS) provisions in the TPP agreement."

What’s Happening in Standing Rock?

What’s Happening in Standing Rock?

“Climate change is inherently racist,” said Nick Estes, co-founder of activist organization the Red Nation and a PhD candidate in American Studies at the University of New Mexico. “The Anthropocene began with fossil fuel extraction, which began with colonization. The rise of temperatures began with the industrial revolution. And the damage was done to ‘expendable people,’ exploiting the labor of black people and the land of indigenous people.”

From Chapel Hill to Tulsa: Families Speak Out About Deadly Anti-Arab Hate Crimes

From Chapel Hill to Tulsa: Families Speak Out About Deadly Anti-Arab Hate Crimes

Democracy Now! looks at this month’s killing in Tulsa, Oklahoma, of Khalid Jabara and last year’s triple killing in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, of Deah Barakat and two sisters, Razan and Yusor Abu-Salha. Both killings have been described as anti-Arab hate crimes. They spoke to Khalid’s brother and sister, Rami Jabara and Victoria Jabara Williams, and to Dr. Mohammad Abu-Salha, the father of Razan and Yusor.