Posted on: February 21, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Cutting Through: “Replacing” The Palestinians

The latest edition of the Cutting Through newsletter is out. In it, I look at the response to Tucker Carlson’s white nationalist endorsement of “replacement theory” and the hypocrisy of those who call for his head while excusing the very same dynamic that characterizes the ongoing dispossession of the Palestinians. I also discuss the implications of the recent Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facility at Natanz. You can sign up…

Posted on: February 10, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Except For Palestine Launch Events

On February 16, The New Press will release the new book by Marc Lamont Hill and myself, “Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics.” You can order it right now from an independent bookseller, or, if you insist, from all the usual big ones. Marc and I will be doing numerous events to promote the book. Below is a list of podcasts, interviews, reviews, and live events. Check back…

Posted on: April 21, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

RTFP Joins 43 Other Organizations To Urge Biden to Provide Humanitarian Relief to Iran

I’m proud to say that ReThinking Foreign Policy has joined with 43 other organizations in sending this letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, and Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellin calling for immediate, humanitarian sanctions relief for Iran as they continue to be hamstrung in their efforts to battle COVID-19. I urge you all to do what you can to support the efforts of…

Posted on: April 19, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Whatever the verdict, the Derek Chauvin Trial Won’t Change Things

As the Derek Chauvin trial nears its climax, we should consider just how little throwing him jail will accomplish. Reinforcing our police-incarceration complex is not going to stop us from seeing the next George Floyd, Adam Toledo, Michael Brown, or Breonna Taylor. I explore these ideas in my latest piece on Medium.

Posted on: April 19, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Betty McCollum’s bill won’t pass. So what’s the Israel lobby so afraid of?

There is a promising bill in the House of Representatives, brought by Betty McCollum of Minnesota, that would *gasp* require that Israel obey U.S. law in its use of U.S. military aid. [A bill which counts ReThinking Foreign Policy among its supporting organizations] While the political power to see a bill like this one pass may not be on the side of progressives yet, the amount of support this bill…

Posted on: April 16, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Biden’s unacceptable decision on refugees

[Update: After a fierce outcry, the White House issued a statement saying it would raise the number of refugees it expects to allow to enter the United States in 2021 form the pathetically low number of 15,000. The administration did not say what the new number would be, but that they would make increase the number next month.] Candidate Joe Biden promised to raise the number of refugees the United States…

Posted on: April 16, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 1

RTFP Endorses Rep. Betty McCollum’s “Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act”

ReThinking Foreign Policy is proud to announce its support of Betty McCollum’s historic legislation, the Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act. The legislation, which is endorsed by more than 70 organizations and is co-sponsored by 13 other members of the House, “prohibits Israel from using U.S. taxpayer dollars in the Occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem for: the military detention, abuse,…