#Anthropology – Role of Rumors in Fueling Anxieties in the Internet Age- Why Anthropologists Failed to Boycott Israeli Academic Institutions

Why Anthropologists Failed to Boycott Israeli Academic Institutions Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog by Carole McGranahan   By: Lara Deeb and Jessica Winegar In 2016 the movement to boycott Israeli academic institutions for their involvement in the illegal occupation of Palestine both gathered significant steam and faced a huge roadblock. … Read more

Bayram work: Turkey slams Germany’s Spiegel magazine and US embassy in Turkey…

Turkey slams Germany’s Spiegel over ‘provocative’ edition Turkey on Sept. 14 angrily criticized leading German news magazine Der Spiegel for a special edition that called President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan “a dictator,” saying the edition was provocative and showed a “distorted mindset” Fear and paranoia still stalk Turkey two months after the failed coup | Liz Cookman World … Read more

Jussi Parikka: “Earwitnesses of a Coup Night: The Many Media Infrastructures of Social Action”

Earwitnesses of a Coup Night: The Many Media Infrastructures of Social Action The particularly cruel scenes in Ankara and Istanbul from July 15th and 16th circulated quickly. From eye witness accounts to images detached from their context, media users, viewers and readers was soon seeing the graphic depictions of what had happened with the added … Read more

Against Erdoğan’s blackmailing: “PYD not a terrorist organization, US repeats…

PYD not a terrorist organization, US repeats The United States has reiterated that it does not perceive the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) as a terrorist organization, while adding that it understands ally Turkey’s concerns regarding the organization Erdogan: US must choose between Turkey and Kurdish forces  EurActiv.com Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has denounced a … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Finnish elections…”Politicians blocking users on Twitter…

Why the Finnish elections matter for Europe  Open Europe blog by Mats Persson Why the Finnish elections matter for Europe The Finnish elections on Sunday are unlikely to lead to a radical change in the country’s Eurozone policy – however, they will still have relevance for the rest of Europe. Mats Persson investigates. Finland elections: Candidate putting … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Five things about British elections… “Cyber attack on TV5Monde…

Five things you should know about foreign policy this election  open Democracy News Analysis – by Bernard Goyder Half a century ago, the US Secretary of State Dean Acheson said that Britain “has lost its empire, but has yet to find a role”. The same is true today. Are we still stuck in the imperial mindset? … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “2015 AAA Annual Meeting Registration and Refund Details….

2015 AAA Annual Meeting Registration and Refund Details American Anthropological Association   While the annual meeting (Denver, CO November 18th this year) is still far away, it is never too early to start planning for the event.  After all, the invited/volunteer call for papers deadline is April 15th.  This year we are introducing a three tiered … Read more

In the end, Bush won’t be prosecuted… #TortureReport

What Dick Cheney knew about the torture program Buried in the pages of the 525-page executive summary of the so-called CIAtorture report is a timeline showing when former U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney was briefed about the program July 29, 2003: According to the report, Huge anti-police violence protests set for D.C. and NYC  Mashable! by Colin … Read more