Catherine Rottenberg

Catherine Rottenberg

Catherine Rottenberg teaches 20th-century American literature and feminist theory.

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The Johnson government's repeated failures to act swiftly and effectively can and should be considered evil. (Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
Coronavirus and the Banality of Evil
From the very start, a narrow-minded nationalistic agenda has shaped the way the government of the United Kingdom has handled the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only has the UK refused to cooperate with the rest of the European Union in coordinating the acquisition of necessary medical equipment, but it...
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Let's not allow our leaders to use this crisis to push for repressive tactics domestically. Views
Sunday, March 22, 2020
The Coronavirus Conundrum and Human Rights
These are strange times. From left to right, no one quite knows what to do or who to believe. While the rapid spread of the coronavirus has rendered many of us bewildered and confused, the edict to physically distance ourselves from others has managed to highlight both just how vulnerable and...
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Striking university lecturers in the UK hold a poster in solidarity with students in Lahore, Pakistan, demonstrating for the right to form student unions. (Photo: Courtesy of Catherine Rottenberg/Al Jazeera) Views
Monday, December 09, 2019
To Survive Crushing Neoliberalism, the World Needs Intersectional Solidarity
On Friday, December 1, two protest marches met in central London in what felt like a magical moment. A few thousand striking university lecturers had just reached the British Parliament at Westminster after marching from the Bloomsbury neighbourhood, when close to a thousand Extinction Rebellion...
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Actress Natalie Portman has decided not to attend the Genesis Prize ceremony in Israel in June. (Photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni) Views
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Why Natalie Portman Is Not the Real Story
Natalie Portman is no anti-Zionist. She has a long history of supporting Israel and has often been described as a liberal Zionist . Let's not forget that she directed and starred in, A Tale of Love and Darkness, expressing her immense admiration for Amos Oz , an iconic Zionist and one of Israel's...
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Trumping It Up: Neoliberalism on Steroids
During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump (in)famously declared that he would build a wall between Mexico and the United States (and make Mexico pay for it) to keep the criminals and "rapists" out. Promising to protect the American worker, he also insisted that he was going to void the Trans-...
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