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Aesthetics and nostalgia: Remembering Palestine


Thin sheets of muslin cloth hang, tendril-like, from small wooden rods; suspended, floating, in front of the large floor-to-ceiling windows of the long gallery. The light from the windows filters through the translucent material, illuminating the intricate whorls of Arabic script embroidered onto the cloth. These are the names of 30 individuals killed during Israel’s offensive on Gaza last summer; a fragment of loss in a wider spectacle of death.


MEMO conference unites anti-imperialist movements

We are in support of the Palestinian cause because “it is an anti-colonial one,” affirms Garcia. “My people have been subject for more than 55 years to a genocidal blockade by the government of the United States.”EXCLUSIVE IMAGES & VIDEO

There’s a round of applause as Cuban diplomat Jorge Luis Garcia tells the audience that last year Fidel Castro signed a manifesto for international support for Palestine which demanded Israel withdraw from East Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank. Another wave of clapping follows the announcement by Ecuadorian Culture and Heritage Minister Dr. Guillaume Long that last year President Rafael Correa condemned “what we called an Israeli genocide in Gaza,” recalled their ambassador and opened an embassy in Ramallah.


LIVE BLOG: Palestine & Latin America in the 21st Century

Palestine & Latin America in the 21st Century

Building solidarity for national rights

Starting at 8.30am BST on August 22nd, live from Central Hall Westminister, Jessica Purkiss and Amelia Smith will be live blogging our international conference.


The Henry Jackson Society and the Degeneration of British Neo-conservatism

The Henry Jackson Society and the Degeneration of British Neo-conservatism

A new report by Spinwatch, a public interest investigation group, provides an in-depth scrutiny of The Henry Jackson Society and the Degeneration of British Neo-conservatism; it examines the history, activities and politics of the right-wing think tank, which is a leading exponent of neo-conservatism in Britain.


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