1-4 June, 2010
Dialogue Under Occupation IV
American University, Washington DC
You are invited to participate in an open conversation about the involvement of academics in political activity, specifically the academic boycott of Israeli universities. The facilitator takes no stance pro or con. The question of the roundtable regards the possibility of re-calibration in the Bakhtinian sense of orienting … Read more...
Yep, it’s official.
I will co-present with two colleagues at Dialogue Under Occupation III in March.
an ideological analysis of DUO III discourse
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In this presentation, we argue that the “discourse of resolution” offered by such a politically-charged conference as DUO should be conceived of as more than just the transmission of information from speakers to
Yesterday will be remembered fondly by many. I received the wonderful news from Maria Claudia:
Today there are photos on Facebook. Joy in the morning! I would say Alf does not appear any worse for the wear, but no doubt changes have been etched into his character after nearly five months in captivity. Although … Read more...
Israel and Palestine may be the world’s best example. News media repeats the fiction of “the Palestinians” as if Hamas and Fatah represent something in common. Hamas follows the breach of the Gaza Strip wall with Egypt with increased suicide bombings in Israel, and Israelis initiate attacks on Palestinian neighborhoods that are disturbingly like pogroms.
What happened to the peacemakers?… Read more...
- November 10, 2007: “nothing is straightforward“
- November 11: “Buy before you die!“
- November 13: Yad Vashem
- November 13: Palestinian peace activists
- November 14: “Go ahead and see what you can do.”
- November 16: ownership impossible, accountability within reach
- November 23: a pledge for the future
- November 24: Oslo
- November 24: “a conscious depot
UMass will host an extraordinary event in early April: Landscapes of Violence. I approach it with two trajectories, one from the Dialogue under Occupation conferences (DUO 1 in Chicago, 2006; DUO 2 in the West Bank, 2007). The “dialogue” of the DUO conferences is still
“young” (as in, “new” for us in conversation with each other), but I … Read more...
I know its just my peculiar egoism, that brand of juvenile “it’s all about me” self-centeredness, but – come on – it is rather coincidental isn’t it? Top headlines in international news involve Israel and the Palestinians (where I visited last fall) and the bickering of South America’s once-upon-a-time “odd couple” (about which I’ve become interested/involved since the FARC kidnapping… Read more...
Here is the text of the official statement read around the world on February 4th, this one specific to the protest I attended in Boston.
The banner is from a march in (I think) Bogota.
The anti-narco-terrorism conversation continues. Can millions of people force change? We may have been disheartened – pacifists worldwide could not stop the war against … Read more...