The Daily Northwestern

Letter to the Editor: Commemorating, reflecting on Al-Nakba

Students for Justice in Palestine

May 10, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Friday, May 15th marks the 67th annual commemoration of Al-Nakba, the Catastrophe. This week we commemorate the ethnic cleansing of Palestine as well as the steadfastness and resistance of the Palestinian people. We look to the...

Guest Column: Respecting Syrian lives is the least we can do

Ameer Al-Khudari, Guest Columnist

February 17, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Syrian conflict has found its way to Northwestern campus politics. It took only four years, nearly four million refugees and 220,000 lives to do so. Its emergence on our campus isn’t going to give the few Syrian-Americans on campus a gasp of long-needed fresh air, either. If anything, th...

Letter to the Editor: Dialogue requires honesty

Erik Baker

January 27, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

The vacuously centrist rhetoric of the Northwestern Coalition for Peace’s recent letter to the editor conceals two significant factual distortions that ought to be corrected. First, the authors imply that the Israeli oc...

Students for Justice in Palestine gives lesson on history, occupation

Olivia Exstrum, Campus Editor

January 23, 2015

Filed under Campus

Students for Justice in Palestine hosted “Palestine 101” on Friday, a teach-in for students and Northwestern community members to learn more about Palestine's history, common misconceptions and its current state. The event...

Guest Column: Taking sides on contemporary injustice

Serene Darwish

August 10, 2014

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

“I am a Palestinian Arab, and I am also an American. This affords me an odd, not to say grotesque, double perspective.” Edward Said spoke these words, in a lecture on academic freedom, at South Africa’s University of Cape Town, and 23 years later, ...

Evanston Public Library reinstates canceled book talk after accusations of censorship

Alice Yin, Reporter

August 4, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories

The Evanston Public Library has reinstated a Palestinian-American author’s book talk just days after a controversial decision to cancel it. Author and activist Ali Abunimah will speak at the library on August 11 as originally...