“Either you are with the crusaders or you are with Islam.” Dabiq – the Islamic State’s propaganda magazine – in 2014. (1) It is said that in the Middle East the land does not forget. Contemporary politics in the Middle East owe much to the memory of the medieval crusades. Fought over the course of… Read More From the Crusades to the Digital Caliphate
After 6 hours at work listening to the incessant news of the deadly attack at Paris head-office of Charlie Hebdo-the known French satirical magazine-I finally reached Place de la Republique where hundreds have gathered to commemorate the 12 victims and to show freedom of expression still lives. In few hours Paris’ most active citizens have… Read More CHARLIE n’est pas mort!
During the previous months, Japan has made some positive changes in its attitude towards China concerning the issue of the disputed islands of Senkaku/Diaoyu , in an attempt to solve territorial disputes at sea. It has been reported that Japan may accept the existence of the dispute, but it will still support that these islands… Read More Senkaku/Diaoyu : A Dangerous Game
It was the 28th of May in Istanbul, Turkey, when protests and sit-ins started to protect Gezi Park near the then-famous Taksim Square. Over the night between the 27th and the 28th the dismantlement of the park began as the basis of a plan that would eventually lead to the eradication of about 600 trees… Read More The Republic of Turkey: a Troubled Path from Gezi Park to the Security Council
For the next season at the Global Oyster I will be dedicating myself to forgotten tragedies around the world. I will report on wars that are less covered by mainstream media, providing analysis on hidden violations of humanitarian law and attempting to voice different points of view by involving affected citizens, mainly young students, to… Read More The Issue of Palestine Seen Through the Eyes of a Gazawi
His name is Eran Efrati, ex-Israeli soldier and current activist for Israeli groups Anarchists Against the Wall and Boycott from Within. The lecture you are about to view was filmed this year in Denver, Colorado, and will open your eyes on an issue that has been often manipulated by international mass-media and on facts that have been… Read More Ex-Israeli Soldier Speaks Out!
On June 30th, 2014, the bodies of three teenagers – Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Fraenkel and Gilad Shaar – belonging to an illegal settler community in the occupied Palestinian lands, who had gone missing since mid-June, were found murdered. As soon as their bodies were found, the Israeli state and its mouthpiece media and propaganda apparatus expressed their… Read More Where Is the Outrage for the Murdered and Tortured Palestinian Children?