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The Future of Left Turn: We have some major news about the future of Left Turn. We have published the final issue of our print publication. This decision did not come easily, but in the end we felt we had no choice. This is not, however, the end of Left Turn...Read more


December 05, 2007

Right-wing Evangelist Pat Roberston endorsed Rudy Giuliani for President November 7 with the following words: "To me the overriding issue before the American people is the defense of our population from the bloodlust of Islamic terrorists."

A few hours later, conservative pro-war pundit Andrew Sullivan cut to the heart of this event's significance:

"It seals the deal. Robertson...

December 20, 2007

Naomi Klein chronicles a violent, global ‘revolt of the elites’ in her latest book The Shock Doctrine.

January 01, 2008

Benazir Bhutto, the "life chairperson" of Pakistan's largest and most popular political party, the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), is now dead. Her assassination took place while she was campaigning for national and provincial assembly elections, scheduled for January 8. After the assassination rioting ensued throughout the country, particularly in Karachi and Bhutto's native province of Sindh, which have been aflame with protests and social unrest. The assassination and suicide bombing occurred in Rawalpindi, the headquarters of the Pakistani military and supposedly one of the nation's most secure areas. In an even further twist of irony, the site of the tragedy is also the place Pakistan's first Prime Minister, Liaquat Ali Khan, was assassinated in 1951.

April 09, 2008

Especially since the advent of the Palestinian-Israeli "peace process," Palestinian-Arab identity has been severely and systematically fragmented. Like the bantustanization of Palestinian lands, Palestinian national identity has been bantustanized by a series of laws, processes, and events. Today there are the Palestinians within Israel, those within the Occupied Territories, those in refugee camps, those in the global diaspora, and most recently those in the West Bank have become distinct from those in the Gaza Strip. Making Palestinian identity whole necessitates articulating a single narrative that addresses the whole and not just several of its parts.

August 13, 2006

Oaxaca TV OccupationIn many parts of the world being a reporter allows one a respected and even an envied position in society. Not here. Protestors with the Oaxaca People’s Assembly (APPO by its Spanish initials) aggressively confront reporters with icy looks of distrust. They demand to see press credentials and chase off correspondents from the national television networks before they can even turn on their cameras.