Free choice vs media determinism

Media determinism

Lawrence Davidson questions the extent of free will, whether in commercial or political choices, in the face of media manipulation amounting to determinism and exercised through advertisements and selective news and emphasis.

Palestine and Europe’s symbolic gestures

Sanctions Russia Israel

Alan Hart says Europe needs to go beyond gestures towards Palestine and submit a Security Council resolution with an ultimatum for Israel to withdraw from the Palestinian territories or face international sanctions.

Israel’s ethnic cleansing manifesto

Ethnic cleansing

Jamal Kanj argues that Israeli politicians such as the present foreign minister, the Moldovan former nightclub bouncer Avigdor Lieberman, are seeking to complete the ethnic cleansing begun by Israel’s founders in 1948.

Israel’s upcoming election choices

Israeli elections 2015

Uri Avnery advocates a centrist-leftist election bloc to contest Israel’s upcoming polls, which he argues will decide between a racist, warmongering state or a democratic state at peace with the Palestinians.

Zionist lobby attack on academic freedom in USA

Silencing dissent

Lawrence Davidson examines how Zionists are undermining academic freedom in the USA by seeking to destroy the careers of critics of Israel, and argues that this underlines the importance of continued dissent.