Apartheid, SJP Style

By Toren Arginteanu Towards the end of spring, various student groups at universities worldwide held events for “Israel Apartheid Week.” According to its website, “Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events that seeks to raise awareness of Israel’s settler-colonial project and apartheid system over the Palestinian people and build support for the … Continue reading Apartheid, SJP Style


Film Review: “An Inconvenient Sequel”

By Toren Arginteanu Self-proclaimed "man who used to be the next president" Al Gore is releasing an "Inconvenient Sequel" to his award-winning 2006 documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." The trailer was recently released, and the film itself will be released later this year. Gore and his original film have been overwhelmingly lauded for his predictions that … Continue reading Film Review: “An Inconvenient Sequel”

Solid Walls vs. Flimsy Rhetoric

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) recently posted a message on Locust Walk comparing Israel’s border security operations to Donald Trump’s controversial political statements in an effort to convince people who dislike Trump to side against Israel and its prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Unsurprisingly, SJP neglects to mention the persistent threat of terrorism against the … Continue reading Solid Walls vs. Flimsy Rhetoric

Fidel Castro’s 8 Finest Achievements

Fidel Castro's recent death has been hailed by countless Cuban refugees as a sign that the brutal socialist regime that tortured and murdered their families may someday come to an end. But many white leftists, from Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau to British Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, have a vastly different view of him. … Continue reading Fidel Castro’s 8 Finest Achievements

CFACT: The Group for Common Sense Environmentalism

Last week, I had the pleasure of talking with Adam Houser, the national director of collegians of CFACT - Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow. CFACT is a national, non-profit organization that advocates for free-market environmentalism. According to Houser, CFACT seeks to protect the earth from serious environmental issues while at the same time distancing itself … Continue reading CFACT: The Group for Common Sense Environmentalism

Climate Calisthenics for a Fossil Free Penn

On Monday, a group called Fossil Free Penn hosted a public protest against the Board of Trustees’ decision not to divest from fossil fuels. The event, titled “Speak Out for Climate Justice: Trustees, This is Not Over,” focused on the injustices of such phenomena as climate change, neoliberalism, and the patriarchy impose, especially upon women … Continue reading Climate Calisthenics for a Fossil Free Penn

Destroy the Resistance to Freedom of Speech

For those who have read my recent article on drones, you may have guessed that I less than admire the CIA, particularly the current administration’s drone policy and usage. Still, I was appalled to learn that Students for a Democratic Society violently shut down CIA director John Brennan’s speech last Friday, because it appeared to … Continue reading Destroy the Resistance to Freedom of Speech