The Communist Party is the only force capable of challenging ultra-nationalism in Israeli society
The results of the latest Israeli elections may not have surprised anyone, at least in terms of the return of Netanyahu. However, it is consequential in two ways which will prove to be pivotal in the future development of Israel and its impact on the Palestinian struggle for national self-determination and equality. First, the rise, legitimization, and normalization of the far-right and its fascist components will forever change the political landscape of the country. Second, the complete and total collapse – no, extinction – of the so-called “Zionist Left” in Israel leaves the Communist Party (the core of the Hadash party) as the sole left-wing force in the country and presents it with a golden opportunity to lead the Israeli and Palestinian Left in their struggle against Kahanism and ultra-nationalism in Israel. https://mondoweiss.net/2022/11/the-communist-party-is-the-only-force-capable-of-challenging-ultra-nationalism-in-israeli-society/https://archive.ph/AcMTLCop27: How Egypt and the oil industry are silencing calls for climate justice
"Why are you trying to choke me? You’re putting your hands around my neck and trying to choke me. You’re choking me and telling me you’ll be giving me a new pair of shoes?”
These were the words of a resident of Idku, Egypt, at a public hearing in May 2011 on plans by British Petroleum (BP) to build a gas terminal on the town’s land. Idku is a small fishing community perched where the Nile Delta meets the sea. Inextricably connected with the water and the land, the community is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change - and it could disappear altogether as the sea level rises. The fishers and farmers who work here feel this interdependence deeply, having seen their water and land poisoned by sewage canals and petroleum plants. Fishers interviewed by the Mosireen collective in 2013 revealed a keen awareness of this connection: “Since they’ve sunk those boulders into the sea and built those factories and buildings, the fish have clustered to the boulders; so we in turn are forced to go to thoPost too long. Click here to view the full text.