Ramzy Baroud

Ramzy Baroud (www.ramzybaroud.net) is an author and editor of PalestineChronicle.com. His work has been published in many newspapers, journals and anthologies around the world. His is the author of The Second Palestinian Intifada: A Chronicle of a People's Struggle (Pluto Press, London). His latest book is My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza's Untold Story (Pluto Press, London).

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 9:15am
Do Something, Anything: Naming and Shaming in Yarmouk
The population of Syria’s Palestinian Refugee Camp, Yarmouk - whose population once exceeded 250,000 , dwindling throughout the Syrian civil war to 18,000 - are a microcosm of the story of a whole nation, whose perpetual pain shames us all, none excluded. Refugees who escaped the Syrian war or are...
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Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 6:30am
The Collapse of the Obama Doctrine: Yemen War as an Opportunity?
To suggest that the United States policies in Yemen was a ‘failure’ is an understatement. It implies that the US had at least attempted to succeed. But ‘succeed’ at what? The US drone war had no other objective aside from celebrating the elimination of whomever the US hit list designates as...
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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 6:30am
‘Islamic State’ as a Western Phenomenon? Reimagining the IS Debate
No matter how one attempts to wrangle with the so-called ‘Islamic State’ (IS) rise in Iraq and Syria, desperately seeking any political or other context that would validate the movement as an explainable historical circumstance, things refuse to add up. Not only is IS to a degree an alien movement...
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 6:15am
US Spin on Middle East Violence Must Be Changed
Truly, US President Barack Obama’s recent call to address the root causes of violence, including that of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) and al-Qaeda was a step in the right direction, but still miles away from taking the least responsibility for the mayhem that has afflicted the Middle East...
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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 2:00pm
Parking Space Terrorism: Time for Action after Killing of Three US Muslims
The murder of three American Muslims at a University of North Carolina condominium on Tuesday, 10 February, was no ordinary murder, nor is the criminal who killed them an ordinary thug. The context of the killings, the murder itself and the media and official responses to the horrific event is a...
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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 8:45am
Dear Syria: From One Refugee to Another
Whenever the word ‘refugee’ is uttered, I think of my mother. When Zionist militias began their systematic onslaught and ‘cleansing’ of the Palestinian Arab population of historic Palestine in 1948, she, along with her family, ran away from the once peaceful village of Beit Daras. Back then,...
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Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 7:30am
Five Reasons Why 2014 was a Game Changer in Palestine
In terms of losses in human lives, 2014 has been a horrific year for Palestinians, surpassing the horrors of both 2008 and 2009, when an Israeli war against the Gaza Strip killed and wounded thousands. While some aspects of the conflict are stagnating between a corrupt, ineffectual Palestinian...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 7:00am
Whitewashing CIA Torture: "We Are [Not So] Awesome" After All
The logic that torture is a “stain” on US history is the heart of the problem, since it blocks an honest reading of whatever “values” Washington actually stands for. “This is not who we are. This is not how we operate,” were the words of President Barack Obama commenting on the grisly findings of a...
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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 7:00am
'I Can’t Breathe': Racism and War in America and Beyond
America’s ruling elites are blatant in their intentions of maintaining “white privilege” at home and economic dominance by military means abroad. Their “democracy” in both of these regions is a ruse, and it is yet to deliver any degree of social justice and equality to the millions of disadvantaged...
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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:00am
Talk of a Third Intifada: Where to from Here, Palestine?
When a journalist tries to do a historian’s job, the outcome can be quite interesting. Using history as a side note in a brief news report or political analysis oftentimes does more harm than good. Now imagine if that journalist was not dependable to begin with, even more than it being “interesting...
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