Black Agenda Report 2 June 2021

2 June 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Norman Finkelstein: Truth and Justice Are the Ultimate Test, Not International NGOs

Ann Garrison, BAR Contributing Editor
Even Human Rights Watch says Israel is committing crimes against humanity in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and in Gaza, and the idea of a Jewish state in the context of Palestine is not legitimate.
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Anti-Anti-Imperialism: Gilbert Achcar’s Leftist Imperialism with Caveats

2 June 2021 — Mint Press News

J0JP0T Portrait of Gilbert Achcar at his publisher Actes Sud place 02/02/2017 ©Philippe MATSAS

      Opinion & Analysis

Behind Achcar’s leftish rhetoric is a flawed belief that somehow the imperialist actions of the U.S. and its allies may be truly humanitarian.

by Roger D. Harris

NEW YORK — Academic Gilbert Achcar, in an article appearing originally in The Nation and picked up by New Politics, proves by his own example that what he calls “progressive democratic anti-imperialists” are not progressive. Rather, they serve to (1) legitimize reaction, and (2) obscure the singular role of U.S. imperialism, while (3) attacking progressive voices. Such anti-anti-imperialism provides left cover for the foreign policy of the U.S. as well as the U.K., where Achcar is based.

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