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Interview with Iranian HispanTV - Video in Spanish Entra la noche en la Franja de Gaza con la sombra del dolor y la muerte. Entre lágrimas y gritos, se eleva a 46 la cifra de los palestinos muertos y centenares más de heridos por los ataques del régimen israelí contra la Franja de Gaza. Y... Read More
Interview with Russia Today. James Petras analyzes what is happening in Gaza
New book by James Petras, includes the Executive Summary of the GOLDSTONE REPORT AVAILABLE ONLY FROM CLEAR DAY BOOKS, a Division of CLARITY PRESS, INC. and from TABLE OF CONTENTS ISBN: 0-9845255-0-5 978-0-9845255-0-8 $15.00 / 126 pp. / 2010 FROM THE PREFACE Published by the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict,... Read More
Backers, Apologists and Arms Suppliers
Because of the unconditional support of the entire political class in the US, from the White House to Congress, including both Parties, incoming and outgoing elected officials and all the principle print and electronic mass media, the Israeli Government feels no compunction in publicly proclaiming a detailed and graphic account of its policy of mass... Read More
On Monday, March 26, 2007 in Northern Gaza a river of raw sewage and debris overflowed from a collapsed earth embankment into a refugee camp driving 3,000 Palestinians from their homes. Five residents drowned, 25 were injured and scores of houses were destroyed. The New York Times, Washington Post and the television media blamed shoddy... Read More
Beginning on the night of June 28, 2006, Israel launched a massive land, and air assault and invaded the Gaza Strip, in which over 5,000 soldiers followed hundreds of tanks and armored carriers, while scores of helicopter gunships and fighter jets fired missiles and rockets into populated centers, destroying the basic infrastructures of over 1.4... Read More
The Israeli air assault on an apartment complex killing and wounding nearly 200 people including the death of 10 children has a deeper meaning. Despite some ritualistic and hypocritical apologies for the assassination of the Palestinians by some Israeli officials, President Sharon’s triumphal views on the killings revealed the real feeling of the Israeli state.... Read More
James Petras
About James Petras

James Petras is a Bartle Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology at Binghamton University, New York.

He is the author of more than 62 books published in 29 languages, and over 600 articles in professional journals, including the American Sociological Review, British Journal of Sociology, Social Research, and Journal of Peasant Studies. He has published over 2000 articles in nonprofessional journals such as the New York Times, the Guardian, the Nation, Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy, New Left Review, Partisan Review, TempsModerne, Le Monde Diplomatique, and his commentary is widely carried on the internet.

His publishers have included Random House, John Wiley, Westview, Routledge, Macmillan, Verso, Zed Books and Pluto Books. He is winner of the Career of Distinguished Service Award from the American Sociological Association’s Marxist Sociology Section, the Robert Kenny Award for Best Book, 2002, and the Best Dissertation, Western Political Science Association in 1968. His most recent titles include Unmasking Globalization: Imperialism of the Twenty-First Century (2001); co-author The Dynamics of Social Change in Latin America (2000), System in Crisis (2003), co-author Social Movements and State Power (2003), co-author Empire With Imperialism (2005), co-author)Multinationals on Trial (2006).

He has a long history of commitment to social justice, working in particular with the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement for 11 years. In 1973-76 he was a member of the Bertrand Russell Tribunal on Repression in Latin America. He writes a monthly column for the Mexican newspaper, La Jornada, and previously, for the Spanish daily, El Mundo. He received his B.A. from Boston University and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

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