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Richard Falk

Richard Falk

Richard Falk is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights. An international law and international relations scholar who taught at Princeton University for forty years, since 2002 Falk has lived in Santa Barbara, California, and taught at the local campus of the University of California in Global and International Studies and since 2005 chaired the Board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

Articles by this author

 

Is This the Beginning of the End of Israeli Apartheid?

Israel has already long lost the main legal and moral arguments and is in the process of losing the political argument.

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Why Biden Must Win: It Is Not About Democracy, Its About Fascism

If Biden wins, the bipartisan consensus is reaffirmed, while if Trump somehow prevails, the bipartisan will be further weakened, and even threatened by replacing the consensus with a right-wing policy agenda.

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Can U.S. Democracy Be Fixed?

Even in the unlikely event that the presidential election goes well procedurally, it is no time to gloat about the vindication of the American version of constitutional democracy. 

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The Politics of Kneeling: A Tribute to Colin Kaepernick

It takes a dedicated movement, not a string of moments, no matter how searing and memorable, to achieve the deep structural changes that will allow all persons of color to be treated as equal citizens with equal rights.

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Arms Control & Disarmament: A Failed Marriage

As with the climate crisis, the linkages between contagious disease and nuclear weapons are too evident to ignore.

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Geopolitical Crimes: A Revolutionary Proposal

We can no longer afford the occurrence of deliberate choices by representatives of leading governments that pose grave harm to the human interest in achieving humane societies and a sustainable future for the species

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The U.S. Withdraws (Again) From the UN Human Rights Council

America's laughable tendency to lecture the world about the human rights failures of others.

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The Flawed and Corrupted Genius of American Republicanism

The system is now so flawed that even should the Democrats manage to claw their way back to power the gap would not greatly diminish.

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