Ramzy Baroud

Ramzy Baroud (www.ramzybaroud.net) is an author and editor of PalestineChronicle.com. His work has been published in many newspapers, journals and anthologies around the world. His is the author of The Second Palestinian Intifada: A Chronicle of a People's Struggle (Pluto Press, London). His latest book is My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza's Untold Story (Pluto Press, London).

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 7:00am
Whitewashing CIA Torture: "We Are [Not So] Awesome" After All
The logic that torture is a “stain” on US history is the heart of the problem, since it blocks an honest reading of whatever “values” Washington actually stands for. “This is not who we are. This is not how we operate,” were the words of President Barack Obama commenting on the grisly findings of a...
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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 7:00am
'I Can’t Breathe': Racism and War in America and Beyond
America’s ruling elites are blatant in their intentions of maintaining “white privilege” at home and economic dominance by military means abroad. Their “democracy” in both of these regions is a ruse, and it is yet to deliver any degree of social justice and equality to the millions of disadvantaged...
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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:00am
Talk of a Third Intifada: Where to from Here, Palestine?
When a journalist tries to do a historian’s job, the outcome can be quite interesting. Using history as a side note in a brief news report or political analysis oftentimes does more harm than good. Now imagine if that journalist was not dependable to begin with, even more than it being “interesting...
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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:15pm
The Token Palestinian and Authentic Narrative
I recall, with particular awkwardness, my first talk at a socialist student gathering at the University of Washington in Seattle nearly two decades ago. When I tried to offer an authentic view of the situation in Palestine from the viewpoint of a refugee, my hosts were hardly impressed. However,...
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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 7:30am
Winners and Losers in Gaza: On Victory and False Victory
In the rush to analyze the outcome of Israel’s 51-day war in Gaza, dubbed Operation Protective Edge, some may have neglected an important factor: this was not a war by traditional definitions of warfare, thus the conventional analyses of victory and defeat is simply not applicable. That being the...
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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 1:00pm
How Latest Israeli Attack on Gaza Changes Everything
After every bloody episode of violence perpetrated by Israel, media spin doctors are often deployed with one grand mission: to absolve Israel of any responsibility in their acts of carnage. Not only do these apologists demonize Palestinians, but anyone who dares to take a stand on their behalf. The...
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 3:15pm
On Heroes and Preachers: Gaza’s New Resistance Paradigm
“Where is the Palestinian Gandhi? In Israeli prison, of course!,” was the title of an article by Jo Ehrlich published in Mondoweiss.net on Dec 21, 2009. That was almost exactly one year after Israel concluded a major war against Gaza. The so-called Operation Cast Lead (December 27, 2008 – January...
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:30am
Ravaging Gaza: The War Netanyahu Cannot Possibly Win
When the bodies of three Israeli settlers - Aftali Frenkel and Gilad Shaar, both 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19 - were found on June 30 near Hebron in the southern West Bank, Israel went into a state of mourning and a wave of sympathy flowed in from around the world. The three had disappeared 18 days...
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Graffiti of a red fist symbolizing Socialism (Photo: flickr/cc/Moud Barthez) Views
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 11:45am
On Ramadan, Socialism and the Neighbor’s Beat up Car
When I was a child, I obsessed with socialism. It was not only because my father was a self-proclaimed socialist who read every book that a good socialist should read, but also because we lived in a refugee camp in Gaza under the harshest of conditions. Tanks roamed the dusty streets and every...
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'What is going on in Iraq right now is an integral part of the US-infused mayhem,' writes Baroud. (Photo: AFP) Views
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 7:00am
Sectarian Monster Reawakened: Redrawing the Map of Iraq, Again
“Labeiki ya Zaynab,” chanted Iraqi Shia fighters as they swayed, dancing with their rifles before TV news cameras in Baghdad on June 13. They were apparently getting ready for a difficult fight ahead. For them, it seemed that a suitable war chant would be answering the call of Zaynab, the daughter...
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