In all honesty, one should probably know better – know much better – than to expect cogent argument from a publication like the Socialist Project.
But when considering a recent essay published on their website decrying what they consider to be the relentless oppression of the “Palestine Solidarity Movement”, only one response really comes to mind: oh, brother.
You see, it apparently isn’t enough for the “Palestine Solidarity Network” to stand up on behalf of what they considered to be an oppressed people. Apparently, they themselves have to be oppressed, even if they themselves actually tend to be the most relentless censors.
The essay, penned by Mary-Jo Nadeau and Alan Sears, starts out with the narrowest sliver of merit, and quickly degenerates into a disingenuous effort to conflate legitimate criticism into oppressive censorship.
Nadeau and Sears kick off the essay by complaining about a very recent effort to ban “Israeli Apartheid Week” entirely from the campus of McMaster University. This happened in 2008. They also point to efforts to shut down...More >>