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Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

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Ramzy Baroud

Ramzy Baroud

Ramzy Baroud is a journalist and the Editor of the Palestine Chronicle. He is the author of five books including: "These Chains Will Be Broken: Palestinian Stories of Struggle and Defiance in Israeli Prisons" (2019), "My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza's Untold Story" (2010) and "The Second Palestinian Intifada: A Chronicle of a People's Struggle" (2006). Dr. Baroud is a Non-resident Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Islam and Global Affairs (CIGA), Istanbul Zaim University (IZU). His website is www.ramzybaroud.net.

 

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Empty Gestures or Substantive Change? On the Nobel Prize in Literature and Its Discontents

To be meaningful, post-colonial writers who adhere to what should have remained a radical form of anti-colonialism should become the heart and soul of the literary movement, not only in the Global South but throughout the world.

Ramzy Baroud ·


Heroes or Parasites: Europe's Self-Serving Politics on Refugees

Instead of developing a unified global strategy that places the welfare of the refugees of these conflicts as a top priority, many countries ignored them altogether, blamed them for their own misery and, at times, treated them as if they were criminals and outlaws.

Ramzy Baroud ·


Who Represents Afghanistan: Genuine Activists vs 'Native Informants'

The war in Afghanistan has ended, hopefully for good, but the conflict on who represents the people of that war-torn country remains unresolved.

Ramzy Baroud ·


On Propaganda and Failed Narratives: New Understanding of Afghanistan Is a Must

Afghanistan is now in urgent need of a government that truly represents the people of its country.

Ramzy Baroud ·


'Blood for Blood': On Jenin and Israel’s Fear of an Armed Palestinian Rebellion

It is obvious that what is currently taking place in Jenin is indicative of something much larger. And Israel knows this.

Ramzy Baroud ·


Greed and Consumption: Why the World Is Burning

If we continue to talk about global warming without confronting the capitalist menace that generated much of the crisis in the first place, the conversation will continue to amount to nil.

Ramzy Baroud ·


The Politics of Cheering and Booing: On Palestine, Solidarity, and the Tokyo Olympics

"The politics of the Olympics is unlike daily politics. Indeed, it is about something profoundly deeper, related to identity, culture, national struggles for liberation, equality, race and, yes, freedom."

Ramzy Baroud ·


'New Form' of Ice Cream 'Terrorism': How Ben & Jerry's Has Exposed Israel's Anti-BDS Strategy

Not only is the Palestinian struggle for freedom gaining global traction, but the pro-Israeli discourse is finally discovering its limitations.

Ramzy Baroud ·

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