Review: “Beyond the Arab Cold War: The International Politics of the Yemen Civil War, 1962-68” – Asher Orkaby

Asher Orkaby’s “Beyond the Arab Cold War: The International Politics of the Yemen Civil War, 1962-68” is a comprehensive analysis of the international politics and significance of the (North) Yemeni Civil War. The Yemeni Civil War began on September 26th, 1962, when the military forces of Abdullah al-Sallal shelled Muhammad al-Badr’s royal palace in Sana’a and declared the overthrow of the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen … Continue reading Review: “Beyond the Arab Cold War: The International Politics of the Yemen Civil War, 1962-68” – Asher Orkaby

Terrorism and International Law in Palestine

Image Credit: Getty image by Mustafa Hassouna Israel is once again bombarding Gaza in response to Palestinian protests against the illegal eviction of Palestinians from occupied East Jerusalem and Israeli attacks on the al-Aqsa Mosque. Whenever Israel commits such acts of ethnic cleansing and its genocidal policies makes international news headlines, it is often claimed by Israel’s right-wing supporters, both liberals and conservatives, that Israel … Continue reading Terrorism and International Law in Palestine

(OLDIE!) Review: “West Papua: The Obliteration of a People” – Carmel Budiardjo and Liem Soei Liong

(This is an OLDIE – an old review from years ago! My views and opinions might have changed since then.) Although I had heard of Indonesia’s occupation of West Papua, the Western half of the island of New Guinea, mostly through a few rap/hip-hop songs I listen to, I wasn’t as familiar with it as I was, say, Indonesia’s occupation of East Timor. “West Papua: … Continue reading (OLDIE!) Review: “West Papua: The Obliteration of a People” – Carmel Budiardjo and Liem Soei Liong

Partners in Apartheid: Boycott Indigo Books and Music

Branches of Indigo Books and Music and its subsidiaries Chapters, Coles, SmithBooks, and IndigoSpirit are a familiar site to Canadians from coast to coast, thanks to the company’s monopoly control of retail-bookstore sales in Canada. But behind the inviting facade of each store there lies a terrible reality – the murder of Palestinians. Heather Reisman, the founder and CEO of Indigo Books and Music, and … Continue reading Partners in Apartheid: Boycott Indigo Books and Music