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Founded in 1946, Jewish Currents is a magazine committed to the rich tradition of thought, activism, and culture of the Jewish left.
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Jewish Currents May 24
In light of the National Labor Relations Board's decision, announced this week, to reconsider the right of graduate students to unionize, revisit 's piece on rethinking the student/worker distinction.
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Jewish Currents May 24
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Jewish Currents May 24
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Palestine Legal May 23
A Nakba event in NYC was canceled after threats from a violent, rightwing anti-Palestinian group. “Opponents of Palestinian rights will smear, sue, and even physically threaten people in order to stop conversations about Israel’s human rights violations."
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Sturgeon's Law May 23
Dov Hikind, the rabidly pro-Israel Assemblyman who wore Blackface & thinks non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust don't deserve to be memorialized, shut down this DSA event in NY. As usual, no "pro-free speech/anti-deplatforming" liberals/centrists have made any stir about it.
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Jewish Currents May 23
We've run two articles this week on efforts in Queens to silence pro-Palestine activists, both public ( … via ) and private ( … via ). We stand firmly against this disturbing trend.
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Alex Kane May 23
The was set for an event on the Nakba, BDS and US aid to Israel. Then right-wing Israel advocates like pressured the church. The church canceled it. Palestine activists say it’s another example of the censorship they face. My latest:
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Jewish Currents May 23
Protesters shut down a DSA event commemorating the Nakba in Astoria this month. reports on the latest efforts to stifle pro-Palestinian speech.
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Seth Matthew May 23
Glad to see on Rory Lancman. He was my Assemblyman and I worked on a campaign for him several years ago. He claims many progressive policy positions, but is fixated on opposing the nonviolent BDS movement and boasts endorsements by settlers.
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Melissa Gira Grant May 23
“In a phone interview, Lancman reiterated his belief that BDS is both antisemitic and unlawful. ‘The BDS movement is the yellow star of our time,’ Lancman said.”
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Sam Adler-Bell May 22
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Councilman Lancman told me BDS is "the yellow star of our time," and he believes it is *already illegal* under existing New York state law.
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Sam Adler-Bell May 22
This was an interesting piece to do. I believe Rory Lancman is sincere in his beliefs—and sincerely wrong about this.
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Jewish Currents May 22
A leading candidate for Queens DA claims to be a civil liberties advocate, but he has a huge blind spot on BDS. reports on Rory Lancman's willingness to compromise on speech that's critical of Israel.
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Danspace Project May 22
Hadar Ahuvia’s “The Dances are For Us” premieres May 30-June 1.
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Jewish Currents May 22
"I do feel that I’m trying to build an anti-Zionist analysis within the work. But . . . the dance itself will not change material conditions for Palestinians."
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Arielle Angel May 22
If you're in NY, highly recommend seeing this show at .
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Jewish Currents May 22
Svetlana Kitto speaks with dancer and choreographer Hadar Ahuvia in anticipation of her new work, “The Dances are For Us."
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Jewish Currents May 21
"Nomadic and interdependent, the animals of the Middle East know no nation, are sovereign unto themselves."
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Arielle Angel May 20
"By looking through animal eyes, Johnson is out to reorient our perspective of the land itself: no longer just two competing nations, but highlands & lowlands, fertile grazing land & rocky desert—topographies that exist independent of politics even as they are shaped by them."
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Nathan Goldman May 20
. on Penny Johnson's Companions in Conflict: Animals in Occupied Palestine, from the spring issue of :
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